Private Capital - Healthcare

Bogdan Cenanovic

  • Managing Director & Global Group Sector Head, Private Capital

Bogdan Cenanovic leads Ontario Teachers' investing activities in the technology, media and telecom (TMT), financial services and healthcare sectors. He joined Private Capital in 2009 and has over two decades of private equity and investment banking experience.

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Since joining the organization, he has been involved in a number of significant transactions including Ascend Learning, Blue Coat Systems, Canbriam Energy, CareerBuilder, Compass Datacenters, Datapipe, Fleet Complete, Flexera Software, Hawkwood Energy, Insight Pharmaceuticals, Kanetix, Metronode, Mitratech, Riverbed Technology and TierPoint. He currently sits on the boards of Amica Senior Lifestyles, Canada Guaranty Mortgage Insurance, Fleet Complete, Mitratech and TierPoint.

Bogdan was previously a principal at TorQuest Partners and prior to that, a vice-president at EdgeStone Capital Partners, where he was responsible for sourcing and executing investments, as well as monitoring and providing strategic guidance to portfolio companies. Earlier in his career he worked as an investment banker at Lehman Brothers and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.

Bogdan is a graduate of the Honours Business Administration and MBA programs at the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University. Additionally, he holds the ICD.D certification from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

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Terry Woodward

  • Managing Director, Healthcare

Terry Woodward leads the Global Healthcare portfolio and team within Private Capital. He joined Ontario Teachers' in 2001 with prior industry experience in both R&D and corporate development. 

Terry led the Global Venture Capital & Growth Equity portfolio for Private Capital prior to co-founding the Healthcare Private Equity team. He has worked on dozens of investments in venture capital, growth equity and private equity, including PetVet Care Centers, PhyNet Dermatology, Insight Pharmaceuticals, Heartland Dental Care and Inc Research. He also sits on several advisory boards and is Chair of the Healthcare Private Equity Association.

Terry holds a Ph.D. from McGill University and an MBA from Michigan State University.

Chris Ferrara

  • Director, Healthcare

Chris Ferrara joined Ontario Teachers' in 2006 after spending more than a decade in banking and M&A/corporate development at a private equity backed global enterprise. He has participated in investments in Heartland Dental, CTVglobemedia, Grupo Corporativo Ono, Avaya Inc., GNC, PhyMed Healthcare Group and Flexera Software. He currently sits on the boards of Heartland Dental, Baybridge Seniors Housing Inc. and PhyMed Healthcare Group.

Chris holds a B.Sc. (Honours) and an MBA from the University of Toronto (Rotman). He is a CPA, Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Business Valuator.

Imran Siddiqui

  • Senior Principal

Imran Siddiqui joined Ontario Teachers' in 2020 within the Private Capital team and has 15 years of private equity and investment banking experience. He is focused on direct private equity investments in the healthcare sector.

Prior to joining Ontario Teachers’, Imran was a Partner at Signal Hill Equity Partners, a North American mid-market private equity fund, where he sourced and executed new investments and served on the boards of several portfolio companies. He previously also worked in the investment banking division of Merrill Lynch focusing on a variety of M&A and capital market transactions across the US and Canada.

Imran completed his MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and holds a B.Comm. (Great Distinction) from McGill University where he graduated second in his class.

Jonathan Claxton

  • Investment Associate

Jonathan Claxton joined Private Capital in 2017. Prior to joining Ontario Teachers', Jonathan worked in investment banking at Goldman Sachs in New York.

Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Commerce (First Class Honours) degree from Queen's University.

Nick McGonegal

  • Investment Associate

Nick McGonegal joined Private Capital in 2018. Prior to joining Ontario Teachers', Nick worked in investment banking at Rothschild & Co in Toronto.

Nick holds an Honors Business Administration degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University.

Jonathan Wong

  • Investment Analyst

Jonathan Wong joined Private Capital in 2019. Prior to joining Ontario Teachers', Jonathan worked in investment banking at RBC Capital Markets in Toronto.

Jonathan holds an Honors Business Administration degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University.

Louisa Pirillo

  • Investment Analyst

Louisa Pirillo joined Private Capital in 2021. Prior to joining Ontario Teachers', Louisa worked in investment banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Toronto.

Louisa holds an Honors Business Administration degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University.

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