- Senior Vice-President, Teachers' Private Capital and Infrastructure
As Senior Vice-President of Teachers' Private Capital and Infrastructure, Jane Rowe is responsible for strategic portfolio growth, deal stewardship and management of the Private Capital and Infrastructure portfolios, which together represent almost $22 billion in assets under management. Her strong background in credit and equity investing was developed during a more than 20-year career at the Scotiabank Group of companies where she held a number of senior roles.
Prior to joining Teachers' in October 2010, she was Executive Vice-President, Special Accounts Management and Retail Credit Risk. Previously, she held senior roles at Scotia Merchant Capital Corporation, the bank's Canadian private equity fund, was President and CEO of RoyNat Capital Inc, Scotiabank's wholly owned mid-market merchant bank, and was President and CEO of Scotia Mortgage Corporation.
Jane received an MBA from York University's Schulich School of Business, a B.Comm (Hons) from Memorial University, and also has ICD.D certification from the Institute of Corporate Directors. She is an Advisory Board Member of Memorial University's School of Business, and an International Advisory Board Member of York University's Schulich School of Business, as well as a member of the board of the YWCA of Toronto.
Andrew Claerhout heads the consumer, retail, and industrials group for Teachers' Private Capital.
He joined Teachers' in 2005 from EdgeStone Capital Partners. Previously, Andrew worked at Pacific Equity Partners in Australia and Bain & Company in Canada and in Hong Kong. Andrew has been involved in a number of private equity transactions across various industries while at Teachers' Private Capital and currently sits on the board of AOT Bedding (Serta), Easton-Bell Sports, EXAL Group, General Nutrition Centers (GNC), Munchkin and Simmons Bedding Company.
Andrew received an HBA degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, completed the Stanford Executive Program, and is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Steve Faraone is responsible for private equity investments in the financial services and healthcare sectors. Since joining Teachers' in 2002, he has worked on a number of transactions, including the acquisitions of Alliance Laundry Systems, Canada Guaranty Mortgage Insurance Company, GCAN Insurance Company , Yellow Pages Group and Heartland Dental Care. Steve serves on the boards of Canada Guaranty, NXT Capital, BroadStreet Capital Partners, INC Research and Heartland Dental Care.
Previously, Steve spent two years with BMO Nesbitt Burns Equity Partners, the private equity arm of the Bank of Montreal and prior to that he was with the BMO Nesbitt Burns Investment & Corporate Banking division in Vancouver.
Steve is a CFA charterholder and received a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours Finance) from the University of British Columbia. He has completed the Advanced Executive Program at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Nicole Musicco leads the global fund program at Teachers' Private Capital. Since joining Teachers in 2002, Nicole has been involved with a number of its direct investments, including the acquisitions of Worldspan Technologies Inc., Alliance Laundry Systems, and INC Research. She has also led Teachers' investments in the following funds: Providence Partners, Ares Partners and Actera.
Prior to joining Teachers', Nicole worked in the investment banking group at Salomon Smith Barney.
Nicole graduated from the HBA and MBA programs at the Richard Ivey School of Business, and from the Bachelor of Science Kinesiology program at the University of Western Ontario.
Glen Silvestri leads the fund's private equity transactions in the telecom, media, technology and energy and power sectors. He joined Teachers' in 2001 with a background in M&A and finance.
Glen has been involved in many significant transactions, including Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment and CTVglobemedia, and the acquisitions of Ames True Temper, Doane Pet Care Company, SonicWALL, Flexera Software and Blue Coat Systems. Glen currently sits on the boards of Q9 Networks, Kanata Energy Group and Flexera Software.
A Chartered Accountant, Glen earned a BA from the University of Western Ontario and is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D).
Jo Taylor joined Teachers' in 2012 as head of TPC's London office, and is Teachers' senior representative for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He leads the team responsible for sourcing, negotiating and executing investments in these regions.
Jo has extensive experience in the investment industry, including more than 20 years with 3i Group Plc, an international private equity and infrastructure investor, where he was the Head of Venture, Member of Group Management and Investment Committees, and CEO of US Investment Subsidiaries. He is also a non-executive Director at Kainos Software Limited.
Jo holds an MBA from Manchester Business School and a BA (Honours) from London University.
Tamara Finch joined Teachers' Private Capital in 2002 and brings more than a decade of private equity and corporate credit experience to Teachers'. Tamara developed the portfolio management practice at Teachers' and leads the Portfolio Management team on value creation, board effectiveness , resource management, cross-portfolio initiatives and sharing of best practices across the direct investment portfolio.
Prior to working in portfolio management, Tamara spent six years on direct transactions at Teachers' Private Capital, including the management buyout of Osprey Media, the recapitalization of Samsonite Corp. and the acquisition of Alliance Laundry. Before joining Teachers', Tamara worked on leveraged buy-out transactions in corporate credit at Scotiabank.
Tamara earned a BA (Honours, Economics) from Queen's University and an MBA (Finance) from the University of Toronto. She is a CFA charterholder and a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors. She has been involved with several portfolio companies and sits on the board of Women's College Hospital.