Team



Full Bregal Team


Bregal Investments


Bregal Energy


Bregal Partners


Bregal Sagemount


Bregal Private Equity Partners


Bregal Freshstream


Bregal Unternehmerkapital




NAME

TITLE

OFFICE

GROUP

Steven Black

Co-CEO

London

Bregal Investments - London

Steven Black joined Bregal Investments in September 2012. Steve was elected to NASDAQ OMX’s board of directors in December 2011.

 

Steve was the Vice Chairman of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. from March 2010 through February 2011 and a member of the firm’s Operating and Executive committees. Prior to that position, Steve was the Executive Chairman of J.P. Morgan Investment Bank from October 2009 through March 2010. He also served as a Co-Chief Executive Officer of J.P. Morgan Investment Bank from 2004 through 2009. Steve was the Deputy Co-Chief Executive Officer of J.P. Morgan Investment Bank since 2003 and also served as head of J. P. Morgan Investment Bank’s Global Equities business since 2000, following a career with Citigroup and its predecessor firms.

 

Steve serves as a member on the investment committees of Bregal Freshstream, Bregal Unternehmerkapital, Bregal Capital, Bregal Sagemount, Bregal Partners, Bregal Energy, Bregal Private Equity Partners, Ranch Capital Investment, Birchill Exploration and Centre Bregal Partners.

 

He is a 1974 graduate of Duke University and has served on the New York Development Council.

Hetal Brahmbhatt

Finance Associate

New York

Bregal Investments - NY

Wolter Brenninkmeijer

Non-Executive Chairman

London

Bregal Investments - London

Mr. Brenninkmeijer assumed the role of non-executive Chairman of Bregal Investments in October 2013. 

 

Mr. Brenninkmeijer has been with the COFRA  group for the past  25 years. From 1991 to 2000, he held various commercial and store operating positions with the European clothing retailer C&A in France and Belgium, culminating in 1997 as the Executive Board member responsible for all European stores. He then joined Redevco, COFRA’s Real Estate Organization, managing a start-up till 2002. In 2003 he joined Bregal Investments. In Bregal he has subsequently worked in BPEP, its fund investment arm between 2003 –and 2009, has restructured portfolio holdings and served in Investment Committees between 2010 and 2014 , becoming Chairman in late 2013. Mr. Brenninkmeijer also serves as the Chairman of Redevco since April 2013 and is a member of the Cofra Executive Board since Jan 2015.

Mr. Brenninkmeijer holds an MA of Oxford University studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Pembroke College; subsequently he obtained an MBA from IMD, Lausanne.

Li Ling Chang

Financial Analyst

London

Bregal Investments - London

Li Ling Chang joined Bregal in February 2010 as a financial analyst.

Prior to joining Bregal, Li Ling worked within the KPMG Corporate Restructuring team. Her work included providing advice on corporate transactions, capital structures, improvements to cash flow and investment appraisal.

Li Ling is a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds a BEng in Electrical Electronic Engineering from Imperial College, London.

Graham Cox

Finance Director - Europe

London

Bregal Investments - London

Graham joined Bregal in May 2016 as the European Finance Director.

 

Prior to joining Bregal, Graham spent 16 years at Parallel Private Equity where he was the Finance Partner and was responsible for all finance and operational matters.  Graham has also spent 10 years at KPMG in London where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant and specialised in the financial sector.

 

Graham graduated from Oxford University with a BA in Chemistry.

 

Dwight Cupit

Chief Financial Officer

London

Bregal Investments - London

Lucy Evans

Fund Accountant

London

Bregal Investments - London

Ronald Fishman

Senior Tax Manager

New York

Bregal Investments - NY

Ronald Fishman joined Bregal in 2012 as Senior Tax Manager and is responsible for tax planning, compliance and reporting for North American investment activity. 

Prior to joining Bregal he was a Vice President and Senior Tax Manager at COFRA North America, where he was involved with tax planning and compliance for its private equity, real estate and retail business activities. Previously, he has held Tax Director positions at Paramount Group Inc., as well as Devon Properties, Inc., and was formerly a Tax Manager at Price Waterhouse.

Mr. Fishman received a B.A. in Business Administration from Rutgers University, and a MST (Masters of Science in Taxation) from Seton Hall University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant. 

Nick Jones

Tax Manager

London

Bregal Investments - London

Nick joined Bregal in March 2015 as the European Tax Manager.  

 

Prior to joining Bregal, Nick spent 10 years working for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in their asset management tax practice where he advised on fund and management group structures, as well as specialising in fund tax reporting.

 

Nick is a Chartered Accountant and holds a BSc in Mathematics and Physics from Durham University.

Zuzana Klimackova

Senior Financial Controller

London

Bregal Investments - London

David Lee

Financial Analyst

London

Bregal Investments - London

David Lee joined Bregal in April 2015 from the Financial Modelling team of Data Insight Services in KPMG Risk Consulting, where he was primarily involved in data and financial modelling projects for financial services clients including banks and funds. 

David graduated from University College London with a BSc in Computer Science and Birkbeck University with an MSc in Finance.

CJ Lim

Financial Analyst

London

Bregal Investments - London

CJ Lim joined Bregal as a financial analyst in August 2008.

 

Prior to that, CJ worked at KPMG London where he managed KPMG's Financial, Risk and Data Modelling team within the Financial Services sector. During his time with KPMG, CJ trained as a Chartered Accountant and his work included advising clients on corporate transactions, providing solutions in business intelligence, investment appraisals and risk management primarily within the banking, insurance and investment management sectors.

CJ holds a BEng in Electrical Electronic Engineering from Imperial College, London.

Jonathan Pugh-Smith

Legal Counsel

London

Bregal Investments - London

Jonathan has worked as legal counsel for Bregal-Europe since November 2013. Prior to joining Bregal, Jonathan trained and qualified as a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales at Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP, during this period of his career he also spent time on secondment as in-house counsel at Schroders plc. Jonathan has also spent time as a legal consultant in the Philippines for an anti-trafficking NGO and continues to act as an advocate in this field as well as a director for a multi-national anti-trafficking charity outside of his role at Bregal.

 

Jonathan graduated from Durham University with a degree in Geography.

Gilles Pun-Lai-Yuen

Finance Director - Portfolio Monitoring

London

Bregal Investments - London

Gilles Pun-Lai-Yuen joined Bregal in February 2005 as a financial analyst. Working together with the investment teams, he is responsible for the analysis and appraisal of potential investments by Bregal as well as the on-going monitoring of Bregal's investment portfolio.

Previously, Gilles joined KPMG London in 1994 where he trained as a Chartered Accountant. During his last four years at KPMG, Gilles was responsible for KPMG's Financial Sector business modeling services. His work included advising clients on corporate transactions, providing solutions in business strategy, investment appraisals, financing structures and corporate restructuring primarily within the banking, insurance, investment management and private equity sectors.

Gilles has a BSc in Economics and Computing from the London School of Economics.

Michelle Riley

General Counsel - Americas

New York

Bregal Investments - NY

Michelle has served as General Counsel – Americas of the Bregal corporate investment group since 2007. Prior to joining Bregal, Michelle was Vice President and Co-General Counsel of ICON Capital Corp., a global asset manager and specialty finance company based in New York. Before joining ICON, Michelle spent eight years as a mergers & acquisitions attorney at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, and Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. She also spent a year serving as In-House Counsel to a 2004 U.S. Presidential Primary Campaign.

 

Michelle received her JD from Yale Law School where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Journal on Regulation. She also holds a BA in Political Communication from The George Washington University and an MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University, where she was a Shapiro Scholar.

Mia Sendlbeck

Financial Controller

London

Bregal Investments - London

Mia Sendlbeck joined Bregal in February 2016 as a Financial Controller.

 

Prior to joining Bregal, Mia worked as Investment Controller at Lewis Trust Group where she was involved in the finance functions of the property and investment division.  

 

Mia Sendlbeck is a Chartered Accountant and graduated magna cum laude from the American University of Rome with a BSc(Hons) in Business Administration & International Business Management and a Masters Degree in Finance.

Quentin Van Doosselaere

Co-CEO

New York

Bregal Investments - NY

Quentin Van Doosselaere joined Bregal in January 2009. Following his business school graduation in 1984, he moved to New York and began his career at Drexel Burnham Lambert. He then joined Bankers Trust Co. as a Managing Director and ran various global capital markets businesses. In the mid-nineties, he held executive positions in a number of non-profit organizations before going into academia. He was affiliated with Columbia University and Oxford University when he joined Bregal.

Quentin serves as a member on the investment committees of Bregal Freshstream, Bregal Unternehmerkapital, Bregal Capital, Bregal Sagemount, Bregal Partners, Bregal Energy, Bregal Private Equity Partners, Ranch Capital Investment, Birchill Exploration and Centre Bregal Partners.

Quentin holds a degree from the Solvay Business School and a PhD from Columbia University.

Kate Watson

General Counsel - Europe

London

Bregal Investments - London

Kate joined Bregal in July 2014 and was appointed General Counsel – Europe in December 2015. Prior to joining Bregal, Kate worked as a corporate lawyer in the private equity teams at Clifford Chance LLP and Taylor Wessing LLP.

 

Kate is a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales. She has an LLB law degree from University of Nottingham, and an LLM in corporate & commercial law from University of London, King’s College London.

Ramie Waxman

Financial Controller

New York

Bregal Investments - NY

Ramie Waxman joined Bregal in 2012 and is responsible for financial reporting and cash management.

 

Prior to joining Bregal she was Controller at COFRA North America, where she was involved in the finance functions for all its retail and real estate business activities.

 

Ramie graduated SUNY Oneonta with a B.S. degree in Business Economics and a M.S. degree in Accountancy from Long Island University.

Amy Wong

Finance Director - Americas

New York

Bregal Investments - NY

Prior to joining Bregal Energy, Amy Wong managed the middle office group in the Alternative Investments business at JPMorgan Chase. Previously, she worked in the Finance and Accounting area at Gen Re for the accounting of all the entities in the Corporate Finance business. In addition, she has prior experience in various auditing functions.

Amy received a BS degree from NYU Stern School of Business for accounting and information systems. She is a CPA (Certified Public Accountant, CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charterholder, and CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor).