- Managing Director & Global Group Sector Head, Private Capital
Romeo Leemrijse leads Ontario Teachers' private equity transactions in the industrial products, energy & power sectors. He joined the organization in 2006 and was most recently Director, Consumer & Retail for Private Capital.
Since joining Ontario Teachers' Romeo has worked on a number of significant transactions, including PODS, GFL Environmental, GNC, Serta Simmons Bedding, Shearers, Dematic, CSC, Aethon and Infiltrator. He currently sits on the boards of PODS, Serta Simmons Bedding, Hawkwood, EdgeMarc, Aspenleaf and CSC.
Romeo was previously a principal at EdgeStone Capital Partners, where he was responsible for sourcing and executing investments, as well as monitoring and providing strategic guidance to portfolio companies.
Romeo is a CFA charterholder and graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. Additionally, he is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
- Director, Energy
Zvi Orvitz joined Ontario Teachers' in 2008 and is responsible for leading our energy sector investment activities in Private Capital, including transaction sourcing and execution, as well as the ongoing management of the firm's direct private equity investments. Zvi's skillset is focused on private investments and M&A, capital markets, due diligence, business development, strategy and portfolio management, with deep energy sector expertise. He currently serves on the boards of Aethon United, Chisolm Energy, Canbriam Energy, Edgemarc Energy, Aspenleaf Energy and Impark.
Previously, Zvi worked in investment banking at Citigroup in New York and Toronto supporting capital markets, M&A and corporate strategic initiatives.
Zvi earned an Honours Business Administration degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University and is a CFA charterholder.
- Senior Principal
Aaron Manz joined Ontario Teachers' in 2012. He has previously worked at the Boston Consulting Group in Toronto as well as at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Calgary.
Aaron is a CFA charterholder and earned a Bachelor of Commerce (with distinction) from the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary.
Mustafa Beg-Mohamed joined Private Capital in 2015. Prior to joining Ontario Teachers', Mustafa worked in investment banking at TD Securities and in the assurance group at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
A Chartered Accountant, Mustafa holds an Honours Bachelor of Mathematics degree from the University of Waterloo and an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.