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Jordan Lazarus

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Jordan has extensive experience solving complex problems within large public sector organizations.

As one of the youngest ever advisors to the Premier of Ontario he developed and implemented strategic plans focused on improving economic growth, education, the justice system and human and youth services. A strong communicator, Jordan combines his passion for public service with a strong emphasis on the use of data to drive evidence-based decision making.

Influential work

  • Led the issues management strategy for the multi-year overhaul of autism services, creating a program that had parental, stakeholder and frontline worker support
  • Developed the roll-out plan for a new tuition program that allowed students from middle and low-income backgrounds to attend university and college for free
  • Conducted analysis to quantify the household impacts of proposed climate change initiatives and had those findings confirmed by independent economists
  • Reviewed Children Aid Societies' operating and capital budgets to determine the operational impact of government funding changes and successfully found solutions to mitigate these impacts
  • Created a financial model that was used by a medical device start-up to demonstrate their product’s cost-saving potential to hospitals.

Outside of Nous

Prior to Nous, Jordan spent five years working as a political advisor to the Premier of Ontario and Minister of Children and Youth Services. He's also worked at a Technology Incubator, during which he helped venture stage companies secure financing, acquire customers and conduct market research. He continues to volunteer his time to help promising start-ups.

Jordan holds an MBA from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management and a Bachelor's of Management and Organizational Studies (Accounting) from Western University.

In his spare time...

Jordan enjoys skiing, golfing and is an avid Toronto sports fan. He also loves to cook, watch movies and has played in the World Series of Poker.

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