Private Capital - Financial Services
- 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 nearly two decades of private equity and investment banking experience.
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, Riverbed Technology and TierPoint. He currently sits on the boards of Amica Senior Lifestyles, Canada Guaranty Mortgage Insurance, Fleet Complete, Flexera Software 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.
- Managing Director, Financial Services
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, Broadstreet Partners, Constellation Insurance Holdings, First American Payments Systems, Lendmark Financial Services, 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 joined Ontario Teachers' in 2006 and focuses on direct private equity investments within the financial services sector. He has been involved in a number of transactions, including equity investments in Canada Guaranty Mortgage Insurance Company, First American Payment Systems, NXT Capital, Broadstreet Partners, and the sale of GCAN Insurance to RSA Canada. Greg currently serves on the board of directors of Canada Guaranty, First American Payment Systems, SeaCube Container Leasing, and Lancaster Leasing (a joint-venture with Aircastle).
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 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, APCO Holdings, Catalina Holdings (Bermuda) and Kanetix. Greg currently serves on the boards of BroadStreet Partners, APCO Holdings, and Kanetix.
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.
- Senior Principal (Hong Kong)
Jonathan Sue joined Ontario Teachers' in 2012 and has been involved with a number of investments across the financial services and healthcare sectors, including Kanetix Ltd., APCO Holdings, First American Payment Systems, BroadStreet Partners, Canada Guaranty Mortgage Insurance Company and Heartland Dental Care. Jonathan is currently on assignment to Ontario Teachers' Hong Kong office and is focused on direct and co-investment opportunities in Asia.
Prior to joining Ontario Teachers', Jonathan worked in the transaction services group at Deloitte & Touche.
He is a Chartered Accountant (2010 CICA Honour Roll), a CFA charterholder, and holds a Bachelor of Accounting & Financial Management (Honours) and a Master of Accounting from the University of Waterloo.
James Cheng joined Private Capital in 2015 and has been involved with a number of transactions in the specialty finance, insurance, and asset management space. James has also been involved with a number of portfolio companies including Nextgen Group, BayBridge Seniors Housing, Lancaster Aircraft Leasing, SeaCube Container Leasing, BroadStreet Partners, NXT Capital, and Catalina.
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. James is also a CFA charterholder.
Sarah Yates joined Ontario Teachers' London office in 2016 and is currently on a one year rotation to the Financial Services team in Toronto. Since joining the organization, she has been involved in a number of transactions, including OGF, Westerleigh, CeramTec, ECG, and Techem, and has been actively involved on portfolio companies (Busy Bees, Synlab, Canada Guaranty, FAPS, APCO).
Prior to joining Ontario Teachers', Sarah spent three years on Morgan Stanley's Healthcare team in the Investment Banking Division.
Sarah holds an M.Sc. in Finance from Imperial College London and a B.Sc. in Economics and Finance from University College Dublin.
- Investment Associate
Wendelina Lai joined Private Capital in 2019. Prior to joining Ontario Teachers', Wendelina worked in investment banking in the Consumer, Industrials & Telecommunications group at CIBC Capital Markets and in marketing strategy at Lightspeed POS. She is currently involved with Ontario Teachers’ investments in APCO, BroadStreet Partners, Canada Guaranty and SeaCube Container Leasing.
Wendelina holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Dean's Honour List) from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University.
- Investment Analyst
Nicole Lawson joined Ontario Teachers’ Private Capital in 2019 and is currently involved with investments in Canada Guaranty and Lendmark Financial Services. Prior to joining Ontario Teachers’, she worked in investment banking in the Mergers and Acquisitions group at RBC Capital Markets.
Nicole holds an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (with distinction and Dean’s honour list) from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University.
- Investment Analyst
Roslyn McCall joined Ontario Teachers’ in 2019 and is part of the Financial Services team within Private Capital.
Roslyn holds an Honors Business Administration degree (with distinction) from Ivey Business School at Western University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Studies from Queen’s University.