Michael Murray

Michael Murray

  • Managing Director, Financial Services

Michael Murray leads the fund's private equity investments in the financial services sector. He joined Ontario Teachers' in 2005 and has participated in investments in GCAN Insurance, Canada Guaranty Mortgage Insurance Company, NXT Capital,Broadstreet Partners, and Automobile Protection Corporation. He currently serves on the boards of NXT Capital, Canada Guaranty, First American Payment Systems,Broadstreet Partners, and Automobile Protection Corporation. Previously, he was a consultant with Bain & Company, focusing on strategy development, profit improvement and due diligence engagements. During his tenure at Bain, Michael developed expertise in financial services through numerous client engagements across North America. Michael also spent a number of years as senior director of corporate development at Delano Technology Corporation in Toronto.

Michael received a Bachelor of Commerce degree (First Class Honours) from Queen's University, and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, where he graduated as an Edward Tuck Scholar with high distinction.

Jeff Markusson

Jeff Markusson

  • Director

Jeff Markusson joined Ontario Teachers' in 2006 and has participated in a number of investments across the industrial, business services, and financial services sectors. He currently serves on the boards of APCO, CSC ServiceWorks, Lancaster, NXT Capital, and Seacube.

Jeff was previously an investment banker at CIBC World Markets, working in both the mergers and acquisitions group and the company's Vancouver office.

Jeff received a BA (Economics) from Simon Fraser University and an MBA from the University of Toronto, where he graduated as the Gold Medalist.

Greg Mashinter

Greg Mashinter

  • Senior Principal

Greg Mashinter joined Private Capital in 2006. He has been involved in a number of transactions, including: the acquisition of Arclin, Broadstreet Partners,  Canada Guaranty Mortgage Insurance Company, First American Payment Systems and Heartland Dental Care; the growth equity commitment to NXT Capital; INC Research's acquisition of Kendle International; CTVglobemedia's acquisition of CHUM, and the sale of GCAN Insurance to RSA Canada.

Greg earned a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours with Distinction) from the Schulich School of Business at York University, and is a CFA charterholder.

Greg Nielsen

Greg Nielsen

  • Senior Principal

Greg Nielsen joined Ontario Teachers' in 2007. He has worked on a number of investments in the financial services sector, including GCAN Insurance Company, Canada Guaranty Mortgage Insurance Company, Broadstreet Partners, NXT Capital, First American Payments and APCO Holdings. Greg currently serves on the boards of Broadstreet Partners, NXT Capital and APCO Holdings, and is an observer on the board of Catalina Holdings (Bermuda) Ltd. Previously, he worked in the mergers and acquisitions group at TD Securities and the corporate lending division at Canadian Western Bank.

Greg received a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta and an MBA (Honours) from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.

Mohit Talwar

Mohit Talwar

  • Principal

Mohit Talwar joined Ontario Teachers' in 2013.  Previously, Mohit worked at Greenbriar Equity Group where he focused on private equity investments in the global transportation industry.  Prior to Greenbriar, Mohit worked in the investment banking division at Morgan Stanley in Toronto and New York. 

Mohit holds a BBA (with distinction) from the Schulich School of Business at York University and an MBA from INSEAD.

Jonathan Sue

Jonathan Sue

  • Principal

Jonathan Sue joined Private Capital in 2012. He previously worked in the transaction services group at Deloitte & Touche. Jonathan has worked on a number of transactions, including First American Payment Systems, and is actively involved in our portfolio companies: NXT Capital and Broadstreet Partners.

Jonathan is a Chartered Accountant (2010 CICA Honour Roll) and holds a Bachelor of Accounting & Financial Management (Honours) and a Master of Accounting from the University of Waterloo.

James Cheng

James Cheng

  • Investment Associate

James Cheng joined Private Capital in 2015. Prior to joining Ontario Teachers', James worked in investment banking in the Diversified Industries group at BMO Capital Markets.

James holds a Bachelor of Mathematics from the Mathematics/Chartered Accountancy program and a Master of Accounting from the University of Waterloo.

Andrew Curtis

Andrew Curtis

  • Investment Associate

Andrew Curtis joined Private Capital in 2017. Prior to joining Ontario Teachers', Andrew worked in M&A investment banking at Greenhill & Co.

Andrew holds a Honors Business Administration (Dean's Honor List) from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University.