Team





NAME

TITLE

OFFICE

GROUP

 Jan Faber

 Managing Director

 London

 Bregal Private Equity Partners

Mr. Faber joined Bregal in 2004 from Henderson Private Capital, the private equity division of Henderson Global Investors, where he was the head of the global private equity fund of funds business since 2000.

Prior to joining Henderson, Mr. Faber was a private equity specialist for the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in Washington D.C. and was involved in managing a US$1 billion emerging markets private equity fund of funds program. Before IFC, Mr. Faber was a senior investment officer for FMO in the Netherlands where he co-founded the private equity group which was involved in direct and fund investments. Mr. Faber began his career as investment manager for Credit Lyonnais in their International Capital Markets Group.

Mr. Faber has a Masters in Management Science and Industrial Engineering from the University of Technology in Eindhoven.

 Giselle Bright

 Investment Director

 London

 Bregal Private Equity Partners

Ms. Bright joined Bregal in 2012 from PPM Managers, where she was an Associate Director involved in fund and direct investments in Europe and Emerging Markets. Before that, she worked at Deloitte LLP for 6 years in the corporate finance and private equity funds group.

Ms. Bright grew up in Portugal and received an Economics degree from Universidade Católica Portuguesa. She has completed her CFA Level I.

 Carina Eastwood

 Vice President

 London

 Bregal Private Equity Partners

Ms. Eastwood joined Bregal in 2010 from Ernst and Young, where she worked for 5 years in the Corporate Restructuring department. During this time, Ms. Eastwood worked with a number of financially distressed businesses across a diverse range of sectors. Her work involved assessing the financial strength and prospects of companies and trading businesses that were in administration, which involved managing these businesses through an accelerated sales process or towards winding-up.

Ms. Eastwood is a Chartered Accountant and has a BS in Accounting and Finance from the University of Bristol.

 Chuck Flynn

 Managing Director

 New York

 Bregal Private Equity Partners

Mr. Flynn joined Bregal in 2004 from Deutsche Asset Management, the asset management arm of Deutsche Bank, a leading global financial service provider, where he was Global Head of the Private Equity Funds Group. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Mr. Flynn worked at the AXA Group, a worldwide leader in financial protection and wealth management, where he founded and managed its €1 billion global private equity fund of funds business.

His investment experience also includes developing investment fund joint ventures for Den norske Bank, Norway's largest financial services firm, arbitrage investing for First City Financial, and leveraged buyout work for Kelso & Company in New York. Before entering the investment field, Mr. Flynn worked as a management consultant for Bain & Company.

Mr. Flynn received a BS in Business Management from the University of California at Berkeley, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. He received an MBA from Stanford University, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

 John Kopec

 Vice President

 New York

 Bregal Private Equity Partners

Mr. Kopec joined Bregal in 2016 from AlpInvest, part of The Carlyle Group, where he was an Associate involved in a variety of secondary private equity investments. Before that, he was an Investment Banking Analyst in the Natural Resources Group at J.P. Morgan.


Mr. Kopec graduated from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, with a BS in Economics, concentration in Finance.

 Sarah Claypool

 Vice President

 New York

 Bregal Private Equity Partners

Ms. Claypool joined Bregal in 2011 from HarbourVest, where she was an Associate involved in a variety of private equity fund investments. Before that, she was an Investment Banking Analyst in the Consumer & Retail Corporate Finance Group at Wachovia Securities.

Ms. Claypool graduated cum laude from Washington & Lee University with a BA in Economics and Theatre.