Team



Full Bregal Team


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NAME

TITLE

OFFICE

GROUP

Steven Black

Co-CEO

New York

Bregal Investments

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

 

Mr. Black 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, Mr. Black was the Executive Chairman of J.P. Morgan Investment Bank from October 2009 through March 2010. Mr. Black served as a Co-Chief Executive Officer of J.P. Morgan Investment Bank from 2004 through 2009. Mr. Black was the Deputy Co-Chief Executive Officer of J.P. Morgan Investment Bank since 2003. He 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.

 

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

Wolter Brenninkmeijer

Non-Executive Chairman

London

Bregal Investments

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

 

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 started Agora Business Centers as a subsidiary of Redevco, Cofra Holding's Real Estate Organization. He joined Bregal Investments in 2003 as part of the Fund Investment Team and currently serves on a number of Fund Investment Committees as well as Advisory Boards. From 2004 to 2010 he served on the Cofra Supervisory Board as a Non Executive Director. In April 2013 Mr. Brenninkmeijer assumed the role of Redevco's Chairman.



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

Miss Chang joined Bregal in February 2010 as a financial analyst.

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

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

Ronald Fishman

Senior Tax Manager

New York

Bregal Investments

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. 

Raluca Florea

Investment Professional

New York

Bregal Investments

Raluca Florea is an Investment Professional


Prior to joining Bregal Investments, Raluca worked at McKinsey & Company where she helped clients across the energy and telecommunications sectors define strategy and improve operations. Raluca started her career at Procter & Gamble, designing and implementing the financial strategy of 12 brands in 9 different geographies.

 

Ms. Florea holds a B.S. from The Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, and an M.B.A from Harvard Business School.

David  Lee

Financial Analyst

London

Bregal Investments

Mr. 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. 

Mr. Lee 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

Mr. Lim joined Bregal in August 2008 from KPMG London, where he managed KPMG's Financial, Risk and Data Modelling team within the Financial Services sector.

During his time with KPMG, Mr. Lim 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.

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

Jonathan Pugh-Smith

Legal Counsel

London

Bregal Investments

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

London

Bregal Investments

Mr. 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, Mr. Pun-Lai-Yuen joined KPMG London in 1994 where he trained as a Chartered Accountant. During his last four years at KPMG, Mr. Pun-Lai-Yuen 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.

Mr. Pun-Lai-Yuen has a BSc in Economics and Computing from the London School of Economics.

Anthony Stam

Finance Director

New York

Bregal Investments

Mr. Stam joined Bregal in September 2013 as Finance Director Americas.


Prior to joining Bregal Mr. Stam worked 8 years at Cofra, a Switzerland based multinational conglomerate, and last held the position of Head of Group Treasury. His responsibilities included cash management, financial risk management and corporate finance of the entire group. Mr. Stam started his career in investment banking and held positions at Societe Generale in Paris and Credit Lyonnais Securities in London.

 

Mr. Stam received a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Amsterdam in 2000 and an Executive Diploma from INSEAD in 2010.

Quentin Van Doosselaere

Co-CEO

New York

Bregal Investments

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 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

Senior Legal Counsel

London

Bregal Investments

Kate has worked as senior legal counsel for Bregal-Europe since July 2014. 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.

Amy Wong

Financial Analyst

New York

Bregal Investments

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).