Grant E. Collins II is the President of Fedcap Canada, created to implement and oversee the new employment services system in Hamilton-Niagara areas. Grant built a consortium that includes four Toronto-based non-profits to assist Fedcap Canada in driving his unyielding approach to transformation-based operations. Developing effective approaches and testing new ways of helping more individuals succeed in sustainable employment is his goal.
His unwavering belief that given the tools and opportunities, everyone can experience the dignity that only work can provide, underlies his successful international experience in leading similar changes to employment programs both in the US and the UK. His work with The Fedcap Group includes growing the Group’s Workforce Practice area by 300 percent working with more than 69,000 people annually and expanding transformational programming to the states of Maine , New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C. He currently oversees similar contracts for the governments of England, Scotland, and Wales.
Grant began his career teaching public assistance recipients how to find work and helping community-based organizations to motivate the unemployed. He received numerous awards while working at the US Department of Health and Human Services working with the government and states on the US’s transformational welfare reform. Grant attended the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Bethany College in Kansas.
STRATEGY AND OPERATIONS UK LEAD
Brian Bell is the Strategy and Operations UK lead for Fedcap Canada. Brian has spent 35 years working within the Employability sector-18 years with the Department for Work and Pensions in the UK, and the rest on the side of providers, private companies and as a volunteer. His clear insight into what works and his ability to transform a big picture vision or policy intent into effective services will prove invaluable to Fedcap Canada.
Brian has translated his passion for helping people to be the best they can be to both the workplace he has had responsibility for building and running, and through the services he helped design that have supported over half a million people into work. His career achievements include building lasting and trusted partnerships with like-minded organizations outside of the UK; working with governments in the Middle East to design successful services for unemployed and disabled people to find work; becoming Chair of the UK employability industry body-ERSA; representing the UK industry to a wide range of Ministers from a variety of countries; and speaking publicly in many countries about labour market risks and fixes including at the United Nations in Geneva. Brian’s philosophy for moving forward and making progress is to look for the people who have the skills you wish you had.
Ian Smith is the Transition Director for Fedcap Canada overseeing the implementation of the Government of Ontario’s new, more locally responsive transformation employment services system in Hamilton-Niagara areas. Ian is well known and respected in the employment services system industry internationally as a highly experienced, operationally focused Director.
Over the past 14 years, Ian held several key Operational Director roles in designing, implementing and leading the largest Welfare to Work programs in the UK, including the Work Programme, and the delivery of a portfolio of Performance-by-Results contracts worth over £100m annually.
His previous work also includes 15 years in senior operational delivery roles for the joint venture partner Manpower PLC. With a proven track record of designing and implementing solutions to improve both Performance, Quality and Commercial return, Ian has worked in consultancy roles since 2014 across a broad range of contracts in both the UK and the Middle East.
James Wellings is the Transition Manager for Fedcap Canada’s implementation of the Service System Manager for Employment Services operations in the Hamilton-Niagara area. James brings 18 years of operational and project management experience in the field of Social Development in the UK and internationally. He has participated in several business transformations of outsourcing business models and associated business processes.
James led the implementation of new services to 15 prisons in the UK including substantial stakeholder engagement activity with the Ministry of Justice Contract Management and Assurance teams, Prison Governors and Community Rehabilitation Company staff. As a result of his management of the largest commissioned contract from the National Offender Management Services, all Key Performance Indicators were exceeded over the life of the contract.
James has operational business process and CRM review experience in deploying best practices models to improve project control and coaching senior operators and project teams. In addition to being Degree Educated, James hold Management of Risk (MoR) certification and PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Project Management certification.
Director of Finance
Dennis Sze is the Director of Finance for Fedcap Canada where he oversees the financial health of the company including financial transactions and provides strategic financial leadership.
Dennis began his career at Fedcap as the Director of Finance for the Wellness Comprehensive Assessment Rehabilitation and Employment (WeCARE) in New York City. Prior to coming to Fedcap Inc, he accrued considerable experience as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), working in major accounting firms where he provided financial and advisory services to private investment funds using sophisticated techniques to achieve higher returns.
Dennis uses his for-profit experience to benefit Fedcap Inc and other non-profits in the areas of business strategy, analyzing and aligning project goals with varied solutions and leading all phases of programs from development to implementation to operation within budget guidelines. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York and holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting & Finance from the University at Albany, Albany, NY.
Director of Systems and Technology
Martin Hanna is the Director of Systems and Technology for Fedcap Canada where he oversees the design, deployment and delivery of the company’s system, manages IT personnel and the full lifecycle of information technology applications and services of in-house and 3rd party developed systems, and develops strategic and tactical goals for corporate information systems.
Martin’s 10+ years of systems and technology experience in human services provides Fedcap a valuable resource to further Fedcap’s mission of working to ensure employment opportunities for all. His understanding of the data needs of programs and funders allows him to tailor our case management system for each program so data specific to each contract is captured and tracked.
Martin also works with outside organizations, including competitors, to have chosen to subscribe to our unique case management system. He created a system that holds all the community and faith-based organizations and their services in a geographic area and tracks the customer referrals made to provide a picture of services being used and services gaps to be filled. Martin holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from City University of New York.