Dolan, Simon

Simon Dolan

I have many years of senior general management experience, in both growth and turnaround situations, with particular expertise in strategic planning. Most recently, I was Senior Vice President and General Manager of a $100-200M Business Unit, owned by a succession of public companies, developing and providing embedded software and semiconductor solutions to printer, copier and camera manufacturers in the US and Asia.

My SOAR projects have included consulting to Newton Community Education and Bay Path Elder Services. We worked with Newton Community Education as they refreshed their mission and vision and adult education programs and with Bay Path Elder Services to develop a strategic plan. The projects had a similar focus, yet were very different as they were organizations with very different missions, in different stages of operational planning.

Having retired early, I was looking both for ways to replace the intellectual stimulus of  my professional life as well as an opportunity to do some good in the world – SOAR seemed like a great opportunity to achieve both goals at the same time.

SOAR’s professional development helped me translate my corporate experience to the nonprofit sector. The rewarding experience I have had in the two projects I have undertaken for SOAR has prompted me to join the SOAR Board, where I will be a part of expanding our organization to create a positive impact for our clients and a meaningful and fulfilling experience for our consultants.