- Managing Director, Portfolio Management Team
Tamara Finch developed and leads Private Capital's Portfolio Management practice, which focuses on value creation planning, value lever acceleration, talent management, board effectiveness, and sharing of best practices across the direct investment portfolio.
Prior to leading the Portfolio Management Team, Tamara spent six years in direct investing at Private Capital and three years in corporate credit at Scotiabank. Tamara currently works with several portfolio companies across the portfolio and sits on the board of Baybridge Seniors Housing Inc. and Exal Group.
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 holds the ICD.D designation.
- Senior Principal (London)
Stefano Santarelli joined the Portfolio Management team in 2015. He focuses on developing value creation plans, supporting acceleration programs and implementing best practices across Private Capital's European portfolio.
Prior to joining Ontario Teachers', Stefano worked for 10 years at Bain & Company where he was a leader in the New York Private Equity practice leading due diligence engagements and developed strategic and performance improvement programs for several large corporations. Prior to that, Stefano worked at Procter & Gamble and Telecom Italia in their marketing department.
Stefano earned a Bachelor of Economics with honours at LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome.
- Senior Principal
Gregg Meheriuk joined the Portfolio Management team in 2015. He is focused on developing value creation plans, leading cross-portfolio pricing and procurement initiatives, and supporting external engagements across Ontario Teachers' portfolio.
Prior to joining Ontario Teachers', Gregg worked in strategy, pricing, due diligence and consumer segmentation for the consumer goods, retail, and private equity sectors of Bain & Company. Prior to that, Gregg worked in customer development and regional sales management at Coca-Cola.
Gregg earned a B.Sc. from Western University and an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.
- Senior Principal
Tricia Witty joined the Portfolio Management team in 2016. She supports our portfolio companies in identifying and capturing value creation opportunities, particularly in the area of Operations.
Prior to joining Ontario Teachers', Tricia was part of the Operations Practice at McKinsey & Company where she worked with leading organizations to improve their businesses by driving change in areas such as Procurement, Supply Chain and Manufacturing. Prior to that, Tricia spent 10 years with Celestica in various operations, strategy and account management roles.
Tricia earned her B.Sc.E and M. Sc. E in Chemical Engineering from Queen's University and an MBA from the Ivey School of Business at Western University.
Drew Levy joined Private Capital in 2011 as a member of the Portfolio Management team. He helps oversee the department's portfolio construction, analytics and monitoring / reporting efforts, in addition to working with portfolio companies to identify and execute against value creation opportunities. He began working at Ontario Teachers' in 2009 and has broad exposure to the fund's internal operations. Prior to joining Ontario Teachers', Drew was a manager at Ernst & Young in the Financial Services assurance practice.
A Chartered Accountant, Drew received an HBBA from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Master of Finance degree from the University of Toronto (Rotman).
- Investment Associate
Ying Cui joined the Portfolio Management team in 2015. She is primarily responsible for Ontario Teachers' private equity portfolio analysis and reporting, and helping to execute value creation opportunities.
Prior to joining Ontario Teachers', Ying worked at Deloitte's enterprise risk advisory group from 2010 to 2015, serving clients in various industries to develop and implement innovative cost-effective process and control solutions to remediate regulatory findings or improve operational efficiency.
Ying earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto. Ying holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and the Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA) designations.
- Investment Associate
Matt McClellan joined the Portfolio Management team in 2017. He is focused on value creation plans and in supporting strategic initiatives across the Private Capital portfolio.
Prior to joining Ontario Teachers', Matt worked in strategy & operations, in the consumer goods, retail, and healthcare practices at A.T. Kearney. Before that, Matt worked as a consultant at Altus Group in the commercial real estate valuations practice, focusing primarily on national retail portfolios.
Matt earned a B.Comm from the University of Guelph, an LLB from the University of Leicester, and an MBA from the University of Toronto.
- Investment associate
Nur Saral joined the Portfolio Management team in 2016. She is focused on value creation plans and in supporting strategic initiatives across the Private Capital portfolio.
Prior to joining Ontario Teachers', Nur worked in growth strategy, turnaround and due diligence engagements at Bain & Company, primarily focusing on consumer goods, retail and private equity sectors. Before that she worked as a consultant at Deloitte, and in product management at Pfizer, Inc.
Nur earned a B.Sc (Bioengineering) from Sabanci University in Istanbul and a Master of Management from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.
- Investment Analyst
Summer Zhang joined the Portfolio Management team in 2017. She is primarily responsible for portfolio analytics and helping to execute value creation opportunities.
Summer previously worked in the Financial and Management Reporting group at Ontario Teachers' and has completed two co-op terms with the Portfolio Management team.
Summer received a Bachelor of Mathematics and a Master of Accounting from the University of Waterloo.