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About TCI

TCI Management Consultants was founded in 1991. The firm consists of senior level management consultants (formerly with one of the 'Big 6' consulting firms) who espouse a philosophy of providing personalized and direct service to clients. Collectively, the individuals who comprise the firm offer well over 100 years of consulting experience.


Richard Blanchard, CMC
MA Economics (Cambridge University)
MBA (University of Western Ontario)
Commonwealth Scholar. Ford Fellow.
Telephone: (250) 247-9939 E-mail:

Richard specializes in strategic market planning, and market identification and economics assignments. He has worked for clients in a wide variety of industries and the public sector. He has expertise in advanced technology industries, especially telecommunications, and the cultural sector, particularly publishing, and sound recording. He was a senior partner in Ernst and Young's marketing and economics consulting practice for 10 years, prior to co-founding TCI Management Consultants.


Jon Linton
BA (Geography) - University of Toronto
Telephone: 416.515.0815 E-mail:

Jon has undertaken numerous projects in the arts, cultural, recreation and entertainment sectors including strategic and business planning, audience research and development, membership surveys, pricing strategies, feasibility studies, public policy development, social and economic impact assessments, and program evaluations. He is experienced with a wide variety of research methodologies and has directed several hundred projects in the cultural sector. He has also undertaken numerous economic impact assessments, using local, provincial and national input-output models. He has been involved in the design and management of over 200 separate surveys, and has directed many public policy and regional economic development projects, as well as assignments in the fields of hospitality, tourism, arts, culture and recreation for both the private and public sectors. Jon was formerly Director of the Ernst & Young's Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation Group in Canada. In over 20 years of consulting experience Jon has conducted work for a broad range of clients including Art Gallery of Ontario, Royal Ontario Museum, Ontario Science Center, Metro Toronto Zoo, Vancouver Art Gallery, Canadian Federation of Friends of Museums, the National Club, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and the O'Keefe Center.


J. Greg Young, CMC, MCIP, RPP
BA (Honors) - Queens University
MSc (Pl) - University of Toronto
Telephone: (416) 515-2705 E-mail:

Greg, a Director of TCI Management Consultants Limited specializes in marketing strategy, market research, training, revenue generation and public policy analysis. He is experienced in a wide range of assignments such as strategic planning, market research, surveys, focus groups, policy development, privatization projects, economic development, impact assessments, financial modeling and program evaluations. He is an editor of CCH Canadian's Training and Development Guide reference manual and newsletter. He has consulted extensively with a wide range of industries, government and not-for-profit organizations. His particular expertise involves development of strategies and policies at a senior level to effect change in organizations and industry sectors by focusing on resource generation opportunities and effective asset management.

Associates and Partner Firms

We maintain a close working relationship with a wide range professional firms and individuals who are able to provide specialist skills and expertise depending on the requirements of individual projects. Our network includes highly respected professional firms engaged in practices such as architecture, planning, engineering, taxation, consumer market research, etc. Click here for descriptions of some of our network partners.




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