Quentin Van Doosselaere
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 Milestone, 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.
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 Milestone, 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.
Chief Financial Officer
Dwight Cupit is the CFO of Bregal and oversees all aspects of finance and operations of the firm.
Dwight has a long association with the Bregal group, formerly being the CFO of Bregal Capital from 2010 to 2015 and previously the CFO of Englefield Capital, which was acquired by Bregal in 2010. Dwight joined Englefield at its inception in 2002, holding its first close in 2003 with Bregal Investments as a major limited partner in its Funds I and II. Before joining Englefield, Dwight was the Finance Director of eVolution Global Partners, a start-up venture capital firm sponsored by Kleiner Perkins, Texas Pacific Group and Bain & Co. Dwight started his career at Arthur Andersen working in the Melbourne, San Francisco and the London offices.
Dwight is a Chartered Accountant in both the UK and Australia and graduated from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, with a Bachelor in Economics.
Alvar de Wolff
Managing Director - Head of ESG & Responsible Investing
Alvar joined Bregal in December 2016 as Director - Corporate and Social Responsibility.
Prior to joining Bregal, Alvar spent 10 years in private equity working for AAC Capital, a mid-market buyout fund focused on the Benelux region. He was an Investment Director responsible for managing several investments as well as leading the corporate social responsibility and ESG activities. Prior he gained M&A and private equity experience at M&A boutique Sequoia in London.
Alvar was a member of the Responsible Investment committee of the Dutch Venture Capital Association (NVP). He holds a Master in Economics from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.
Director - Head of Capital Development
Antonia joined Bregal in August 2018 as Director – Head of Capital Development
Prior to joining Bregal, Antonia spent 10 years in private equity working for Alinda Capital Partners LLC, a global infrastructure fund. She was the Managing Director responsible for investor relations and fundraising. Earlier in her career, Antonia worked in several structured finance origination and execution roles at Citigroup, Inc and its predecessor firms.
Antonia holds a Master of Art in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Management from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Director, Capital Development - Europe
Caroline joined Bregal in October 2019 as Director, Capital Development.
Prior to joining Bregal, Caroline spent seven years with GI Partners, a middle market buyout and real estate investment firm in San Francisco, most recently as Principal of Investor Relations. Earlier in her career, Caroline worked in investment banking and equity capital markets at Jefferies & Company.
Caroline holds an M.B.A from the NYU Stern School of Business and an A.B. from Brown University.
General Counsel - Americas
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.
General Counsel - Europe
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 and commercial law from University of London, King’s College London.
General Counsel - Funds
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.
General Counsel (Germany)
Laurent Müller is the General Counsel at Bregal Unternehmerkapital.
Laurent has worked as a lawyer for the international law firms Clifford Chance and Latham & Watkins.
He studied Law at the University of Munich (LMU) and the Panthéon-Assas University in Paris. Laurent is licenced to practice law in Germany and holds the title Maître en Droit in France.
Director - Portfolio Monitoring
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.
Finance Director - Europe
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 specialized in the financial sector.
Graham graduated from Oxford University with a BA in Chemistry.
Finance Director - Americas
Prior to joining Bregal, 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 where she was responsible for the accounting of all entities in the Corporate Finance business. In addition, she has prior experience in various auditing functions. She started her career in the Ernst & Young financial services assurance group.
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).
Finance Director - Europe (Funds)
Zuzana joined the Bregal group in 2013 as a Financial Controller.
She was previously a Manager of Finance at Hermes GPE and started her career at Augentius Fund Administration.
Zuzana holds a Masters degree in Accounting and Audit from University of Economics in Bratislava. She is Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
Finance Director - Bregal Investments
Kevin Richardson is a Finance Director at Bregal Investments and Bregal Sagemount responsible for financial operations.
Previously, Kevin was a Managing Director for the Private Equity business at Fortress Investment Group.
Kevin received a BS from Wake Forest University and an MBA from George Washington University.
Tax Director - Americas
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.
Tax Director - Europe
Hardeep joined Bregal in January 2021 as Tax Director for Europe.
Prior to joining Bregal she was a Director at Softbank Investment Advisors focusing on operational tax matters with geographical focus across the UK, US, Asia and Middle East. Previously she spent 10 years working for PwC in the UK and US focusing on asset management and advising on tax planning and structuring for private equity funds.
Hardeep is a Chartered Tax Advisor with the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) and a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS). She has an LLB law degree from the University of Birmingham.
Vice President - Portfolio Monitoring
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.
Li Ling Chang
Vice President - Portfolio Monitoring
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.
Senior Financial Controller - Europe
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.
Financial Controller - Americas
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 from SUNY Oneonta with a B.S. degree in Business Economics and a M.S. degree in Accountancy from Long Island University.
John Paul Heffernan
John Paul joined Bregal in February 2018 as a Financial Controller.
Prior to joining Bregal, John Paul worked for an emerging markets focused asset manager.
John Paul is a Chartered Accountant. He qualified with KPMG and worked in their Private Equity Group before moving to EY.
Rhianna has worked as legal counsel for Bregal – Europe since March 2019.
Prior to joining Bregal, Rhianna trained and qualified as a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, the last 6 months of which she spent on secondment in Singapore in the firm’s international M&A team. Following qualification, Rhianna became an associate in Goodwin’s Private Equity team, and spent 10 months on secondment at Bregal prior to becoming a permanent employee.
Rhianna graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Jurisprudence and completed the LPC at BPP University Law School in Holborn.
Jessica is a corporate counsel for the Bregal corporate investment group.
Previously, she was a Corporate and Securities associate at Dechert LLP in New York City and London. She has also completed a one-year microfinance fellowship with Kiva in Central Asia and Eastern Europe, consulted for an education and healthcare non-profit organization in Ghana, worked at a human rights law firm in Namibia and taught English in Chile.
Jessica received her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a Certificate in Business and Public Policy from The Wharton School. She also holds a B.A. in Psychology and English Literature from the University of Michigan.
Vice President - ESG & Responsible Investing
Nandini joined Bregal in February 2021 as Vice President of ESG & Responsible Investment. She has spent over 10 years in designing and implementing a variety of social and environmental programs across manufacturing, technology, consumer products and financial services sectors. Prior to Bregal, she worked at BSR, a business membership organization in integrating ESG considerations and climate risk management more broadly into their business strategies, asset classes, and products and services. Also, during her time at BSR, Nandini was seconded to KKR to support their Responsible Investment Program implementation.
Earlier in her career, Nandini worked with the global professional services firm EY LLP on its climate change and sustainability services practice, leading its social and human rights engagements in the Americas. She speaks French, Italian, Kannada, and Hindi fluently.
Nandini has a M.A. in International Affairs from the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po).
Vice President - ESG & Responsible Investing
Egle joined Bregal in November 2019 as Vice President of ESG & Responsible Investing.
Prior to joining Bregal, Egle spent 9 years advising blue-chip companies, investors, and asset managers on sustainability strategy development and implementation. Most recently, Egle was an Associate Director at Jones Lang LaSalle supporting companies with ESG integration and climate risk management. Earlier in her career, Egle worked in several specialist sustainability consulting and professional advisory firms, including DNV GL and EY, focusing on stakeholder engagement, responsible investment, and green bonds.
Egle has a BSc (Hons) in Politics with Economics from the University of Bath and holds a CFA IMC certificate
Technical Business Analyst
Simon joined Bregal Investments as a Technical Business Analyst in April 2019.
Prior to joining Bregal, Simon worked as a technical business analyst for a wealth management firm and previously spent 10.5 years at Augentius fund administrators as the Business Analyst team manager where he managed a team of analysts across 5 worldwide office locations.
Raed joined the Bregal fund accounting team in October 2017.
Prior to this he worked at the Deloitte London audit practice for 5 years, within their investment management and private equity team, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant.
Senior Fund Accountant
Sofia joined Bregal in April 2019.
Prior to joining Bregal, she worked for IQEQ (Formerly known as Augentius), a private equity and real estate administrator. During her time at IQEQ, she gained experience working on a different Fund structures. She is currently in her final stages of her ACCA qualification..
Sofia holds a B.Sc. in Public and Business Administration from the University of Cyprus
Senior Fund Accountant
Lucy joined Bregal in April 2015 as a Fund Accountant.
Prior to joining Bregal, she worked within the Private Equity team at Langham Hall, a fund administration company, where she qualified as a Chartered Global Management Accountant.
Lucy holds a BSc in Biology from the University of Leeds.
Senior Fund Accountant
Richard joined Bregal in October 2019 as a Senior Fund Accountant.
Richard gained his ACCA qualification while working for Augentius (later renamed IQEQ), a private equity and real estate administrator. Prior to joining Bregal he worked for M&G investments performing oversight over their fixed income funds.
Senior Fund Accountant
Natalie joined the Bregal Investments London finance team in August 2016 as a Fund Accountant.
Prior to joining Bregal, Natalie worked in Private Equity, in Australia, for Ironbridge Capital for 7 years.
Natalie graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce - Professional Accounting degree from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia in 2013.
Divyesh Patel joined Bregal as a Finance Associate in October 2016.
Previously, Divyesh was an investment banking analyst in the Principal Investments Group at Macquarie Capital, where he was responsible for originating, underwriting, and monitoring investments across a wide variety of industries.
Divyesh holds a BS in Finance and a BS in International Business from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University.
Prior to joining Bregal, Travis Reardon worked as a Fund Accountant at Tinicum Enterprises with a focus on accounting, reporting, treasury and investor relations. Previously, Travis worked as a Senior Fund Accountant at MHR Fund Management LLC, where he was responsible for the accounting and reporting for various Private Equity and Hedge Funds. In addition, Travis has prior experience working as an auditor for Deloitte & Touche LLP within their Financial Services Audit & Assurance group.
Travis graduated Cum Laude, with High Honors in Finance from the Hofstra University Frank G. Zarb School of Business, with dual BBA concentrations in Accounting and Finance. He is a CPA (Certified Public Accountant), licensed in the State of New York.
Roland joined the Bregal Investments London Finance team as a Fund Accountant in January 2020.
Prior to joining Bregal, he worked for IQEQ (Formerly known as Augentius), a private equity and real estate administrator. He is currently studying towards his ACCA qualification.
Roland holds a BA in Business Accounting from Middlesex University London.
Shehzad joined the Bregal Investments London finance team in April 2020 as a Fund Accountant.
Prior to joining Bregal, Shehzad worked in the investment management assurance division at PwC London, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant.
Shehzad holds a BSc in Economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
Marco joined Bregal Investments as a Financial Analyst in November 2017, shortly after completing an internship.
Prior to joining Bregal, Marco worked as an equity researcher at Aalto Invest within their long/short equity team. During his time at Aalto Invest, Marco was primarily responsible for conducting micro-level company analysis and industry modelling to aid investment decisions.
Marco holds a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics.
Junior Financial Analyst
Michele joined Bregal Investments as a Financial Analyst in January 2020 after completing an internship.
Michele holds a BSc in Economics and Finance from Bocconi University and a MSc in Accounting and Finance from The London School of Economics
Junior Financial Analyst
Paul is a Junior Financial Analyst at Bregal Investments in New York.
Prior to joining Bregal Investments, he worked at New York Life as a Reinsurance Operations Analyst. Previously, he was a Summer Analyst at RBC Capital Markets and also worked as an IT Risk Associate at KPMG.
Paul graduated cum laude with a B.S. degree in Business Management and Finance from State of New York Binghamton University.
Senior Financial Accountant
Sarah joined Bregal Investments in March 2018 as a Corporate Accountant.
Prior to joining Bregal, she trained at Dixon Wilson and qualified as a Chartered Accountant.
Sarah holds a BA (Hons) in Classics from King’s College London.
Jhames joined Bregal in May 2019.
Prior to joining Bregal Investments Jhames worked for a number of years in the Finance Sector for brands such as Jimmy Choo, Nicole Farhi and more recently Jack Wills Ltd all in an Accounts Payable capacity.
Jhames is currently studying AAT in Accounting and Finance.
Sommie joined Bregal Investments as a Graduate Trainee Fund Accountant in 2018.
Prior to joining Bregal, Sommie worked as a finance and data analyst at Patient, a digital healthcare platform. During her time at Patient, Sommie was responsible for undertaking data analytics and monitoring the progress of key performance indicator metrics.
Sommie holds a BSc in Accounting and Finance (with honours) from the London School of Economics.
Trainee Fund Accountant
Mauhriga joined Bregal Investments as a Graduate Trainee Fund Accountant in 2019.
Mauhriga holds a BSc in Mathematics with Finance from the University of Southampton.
Trainee Fund Accountant
Olena joined Bregal Investments as a Graduate Trainee Fund Accountant in 2019.
Prior to joining Bregal, Olena worked as Operations Analyst at Brookstreet Equity Partners -PEVC investment group. She is currently studying towards ACCA qualification.
Olena holds a B.Sc. in Economics and Statistics from the University College London.
Senior IT Manager
Victor Davies joined Bregal in 2010 as the Senior IT Manager for the European offices and oversees the firm's global IT infrastructure.
Prior to joining Bregal, Victor spent over 10 years as the IT Manager for Atlas Venture LLP's European offices, based in London, Munich and Paris, where he was responsible for setting up and maintaining the IT infrastructure for all the European offices.
Victor has MSc from Middlesex University in Telecommunications and Computing.
IT Manager - Americas
Prior to joining Bregal, Yan Auerbach worked as a Systems Administrator for Bessemer Venture Partners, where he made the firm’s business possible by spearheading its information technology initiatives. At Bessemer, he was exposed to innovative technologies while implementing and supporting a state-of-the-art computer network.
He was in the board room during early stage company pitches from Linkedin, Pinterest, Twilio, Box.net and many more. This experience gave Yan crucial visibility into startup companies and how they emerge in the marketplace, which translated directly to his pioneering entrepreneurship with his own startup SpeechTrans.
At Bregal, Yan is the liaison between the companies business and IT needs. His job is to make sure that technology is being implemented in a way which is beneficial to the organization and it's growth strategy.
Gene Yoon is the Managing Partner of Bregal Sagemount. Prior to founding Bregal Sagemount, he was the Head of Private Equity for Goldman, Sachs & Co.’s Americas Special Situations Group, where he focused on middle market growth equity investing. Before Goldman Sachs, Gene was a Partner at Great Hill Partners, a private equity firm specializing in the media, communications, technology, and business services sectors. Earlier in his career, he was Director of Corporate Development at Geocast Network Systems, a venture-backed technology infrastructure provider. Gene began his career at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in investment banking. He holds both a Bachelors in Economics and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Adam Fuller is a Partner and Co-founder at Bregal Sagemount. He is responsible for originating and leading investments in high-growth businesses in the software, business services, and healthcare sectors. Adam led Sagemount’s investments in MicroEdge (acquired by Blackbaud), Keg Logistics, MOBI, Enprecis, and Vital Insights. Prior to Bregal Sagemount, Adam spent five years as a member of the growth equity team at Goldman, Sachs & Co.’s Merchant Banking Division. Adam has led investments in many successful growth companies, including Cyber-Ark (NASDAQ:CYBR), AppSense (acquired by LANDesk), American Traffic Solutions, and Imaging Advantage. Adam was also a Board Observer at Nimsoft (acquired by CA, Inc.) and CambridgeSoft (acquired by PerkinElmer). Prior to Goldman Sachs, Adam was an Associate at Arbor Advisors, an investment bank focused on mergers & acquisitions advisory services for technology companies. Adam received a BA in Economics from Stanford University. Adam lives in Manhattan, New York with his wife, Charlotte, and two daughters, Claire and Margaux.
Blair Greenberg is a Partner at Bregal Sagemount. Prior to Bregal Sagemount, Blair was a Vice President at Technology Crossover Ventures where he focused on investing in technology and financial services companies. Prior to TCV, Blair worked for UBS Investment Bank in the Financial Institutions Group. At UBS, Blair focused on mergers & acquisitions and capital raising transactions for financial technology, asset management, and specialty finance companies. Blair received a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, graduating with High Distinction, and an MBA with concentrations in Finance, Management & Strategy, and Marketing from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Michael Kosty is a Partner at Bregal Sagemount, where he is focused on originating and underwriting investments in the software, digital infrastructure, financial technology, business services, and consumer services sectors. Previously, Michael worked as an investment professional in Goldman, Sachs & Co.’s Americas Special Situations Group. Michael received a BSBA in Finance and Accounting with honors from Georgetown University.
Pavan Tripathi is a Partner at Bregal Sagemount, where he is focused on originating and underwriting investments in the healthcare, digital infrastructure, software, and specialty finance sectors. Previously, Pavan worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. as an investment banker and private equity investor. Most recently, he was a member of the Growth Equity team in Goldman Sachs’ Merchant Banking Division where he focused primarily on high-growth software and communication infrastructure businesses. Pavan graduated summa cum laude from the University of California, Los Angeles with degrees in Electrical Engineering and Economics. He also holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Phil Yates is a Partner at Bregal Sagemount. Prior to this, Phil was with Great Hill Partners from 2003 to 2012 where he focused on growth investments in software and technology-enabled services across the healthcare, payments, business services and consumer verticals. Before Great Hill Partners, Phil was at Carousel Capital, a middle market private equity firm headquartered in Charlotte, NC where he worked on transactions in franchising, healthcare, industrials, and communications. Phil started his career with Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown in the Consumer and Business Services investment banking group. Phil holds a BS in Business Administration with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Clayton Main is a partner at Bregal Sagemount. Prior to this, Mr. Main spent 12 years at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he was one of the founding team members of the Goldman Sachs Specialty Lending Group. As a Vice President for the Specialty Lending Group, he was responsible for originating, structuring, and managing senior debt, second lien debt, mezzanine debt, and equity investments in leveraged transactions on behalf of Goldman Sachs. Mr. Main led the group’s business development efforts in the Southwest US and was responsible for originations in the business services, financial technology, and software verticals. He graduated Magna Cum Laude, Honors in Business, with a BBA from Southern Methodist University.
Partner - Head of Credit
Mr. Simpson is a Partner and Head of Credit at Bregal Sagemount. Mr. Simpson has over 25 years of strategic advisory, leveraged finance and principal investing in over 100 transactions totalling over $60bn across sectors, with an expertise in Technology, Media and Telecom. From 2012 to 2020, Mr. Simpson was an early investment team member, Partner, and Head of Originations at Brightwood Capital Advisors. From 1997 to 2012, Mr. Simpson held senior leadership positions in the Technology, Media, and Telecom groups of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Credit Suisse, and Citigroup. Of note, Mr. Simpson was a member of the Global Technology Council at Citigroup and led Emerging Communications, Enterprise, and Internet Infrastructure coverage at Citigroup and Credit Suisse. Mr. Simpson started his career in the Worldwide Technology Group at Booz-Allen & Hamilton. He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of Maryland, College Park.
Partner - Head of Growth Factors
Curt Witte is the Head of Portfolio Operations for Bregal Sagemount with a focus on partnering with portfolio company management to drive high yield operations enhancement. Prior to joining Bregal Sagemount, he was an Operating Partner at Symphony Technology Group, where he focused on portfolio company operations enhancement for various tech businesses in eCommerce, business services, health care IT, mobile apps, and advertising. Prior to Symphony Technology Group, Curt founded and scaled Findly (profitable $50 million revenue on-demand software company) through its merger, and successful spinoff, from First Advantage, a Symphony Technology Group company.
Sandeep Swaminathan is an Operating Partner at Bregal Sagemount, where he is focused on partnering with portfolio company management to drive accelerated growth in revenues and profitability while building operational scale. Prior to joining Bregal Sagemount, Sandeep worked at Vista Equity Partners in their operating group, where he led operational transformation of billion dollar enterprise value companies driving dramatic improvements across all facets of the business ranging from Sales to Product Management.
Prior to Vista, at Sears Holdings, he was responsible for Sears’ Apparel eCommerce business as well as their Member Rewards Program. Earlier in his career, Sandeep worked at Manhattan Associates, an enterprise software company, and was responsible for Professional Services across Asia Pacific for their mid-market solution. Sandeep received his MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business in Strategic Management and Finance and his MS from The Georgia Institute of Technology.
Jon Sonnenschein is a Principal at Bregal Sagemount and leader of the Growth Factors Technology, Process and Innovation practice. Prior to Bregal Sagemount, Jon was the CEO of Redbooth, a Silicon Valley-based collaboration SaaS platform, which he exited to AeroFS. In the Valley, Jon built a track record of successful exits including Findly (scaled to $50 million revenue and exited to First Advantage), and two Sequoia Capital-backed ventures: Plaxo (exited to Comcast for $175 million) and Jajah (exited to Telefonica for $207 million).
Jon received a BA in Economics with distinction from The University of Michigan and an MBA with concentrations in Marketing and Management and Strategy from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University
Arjun Mehta is a Principal at Bregal Sagemount and is responsible for originating and underwriting investments in the software, healthcare, financial technology, business services, and consumer service sectors. Previously, Arjun was an investment banking analyst in the financial sponsors group at Credit Suisse where he focused primarily on the arrangement of debt financing for leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations. Arjun holds a BSFS in International Political Economics from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.
Finance Director - Sagemount
Kevin Richardson is a Finance Director at Bregal Sagemount responsible for financial operations. Previously, Kevin was a Managing Director for the Private Equity business at Fortress Investment Group. Kevin received a BS from Wake Forest University and an MBA from George Washington University.
Kirk Smith is a Principal at Bregal Sagemount. He is responsible for originating and underwriting investments in the financial technology, software, healthcare, business services, and consumer services sectors. Previously, Kirk was an associate in Goldman, Sachs & Co.’s Specialty Lending Group where he focused on business and consumer services. Before Goldman Sachs, Kirk was an investment banking analyst at Challenger Capital Group. Kirk holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Finance with honors from the University of Kansas.
Cameron Eskandari is a Senior Associate at Bregal Sagemount responsible for originating investment opportunities in the technology-enabled services, software, financial technology, and healthcare sectors. Previously, he was an investment banking associate at Clear Growth Capital where he was focused primarily on arranging debt and equity financings for growth stage businesses. Before that, Cameron was analyst with J.P. Morgan Asset Management serving ultra-high-net worth and endowment and foundation clients. Cameron graduated with a BS in Economics with honors from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.
Gerald Castaldo is a Vice President at Bregal Sagemount and is responsible for originating and underwriting investments in the software, healthcare, financial technology, business services, and consumer services sectors. Previously, he was an investment banking analyst in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Greenhill & Co. Gerald holds a BS in Finance and Accounting from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University.
Jaskaran Heir is a Vice President at Bregal Sagemount and is responsible for originating and underwriting investments in the software, healthcare, financial technology, business services, and consumer services sectors. Previously, Jaskaran was an associate at CIVC Partners focusing on business services investments. Before CIVC, Jaskaran was an investment banking analyst at Moelis & Company where he focused primarily on mergers and acquisitions. Jaskaran holds a BS in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Jordan Walton is a Senior Associate at Bregal Sagemount and is responsible for originating and underwriting investments in the software, healthcare, financial technology, business services, and consumer services sectors. Previously, he was an investment banking analyst in the Technology Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Lazard Frères & Co. Jordan holds a BS in Finance from the Marriott School at Brigham Young University.
Harrison Boyajian is an Associate at Bregal Sagemount, where he is responsible for originating and underwriting investments in the software, healthcare, financial technology, business services, and consumer services sectors. Previously, he was an investment banking analyst in the Global Technology Group at Barclays. Harrison holds a BS in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.
William Breskman is an Associate at Bregal Sagemount and is responsible for originating and underwriting investments in the software, healthcare, financial technology, business services, and consumer services sectors. Previously, he was an investment banking analyst in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Peter J Solomon Company. William graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Economics.
Stephen Griffin is an Associate at Bregal Sagemount where he is responsible for originating and underwriting investments in the software, financial technology, business services, and consumer services sectors.
Previously, he was an investment professional at Post Road Group focusing on digital infrastructure and tech-enabled business services investments. Stephen holds a BA in Economics from Trinity College, Dublin, and is a CFA charterholder.
George Lu is an Associate at Bregal Sagemount. He is responsible for originating and underwriting investments in the financial technology, software, healthcare, business services, and consumer services sectors. Previously, he was an investment professional at Partners Group across private equity and credit. George graduated magna cum laude from Northwestern University with a BA in Mathematics and also holds an MA in economics from Harvard University.
Zachary Month is an Associate at Bregal Sagemount and is responsible for originating and underwriting investments in the software, healthcare, financial technology, business services, and consumer services sectors. Previously, he was an investment banking analyst in the Technology Group at Credit Suisse. Zachary received a BCom in Finance with high distinction from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University.
Connor Pams is an Associate at Bregal Sagemount and is responsible for originating and underwriting investments in the software, healthcare, financial technology, business services, and consumer services sectors. Previously, he was an investment banking analyst in the Consumer Mergers & Acquisitions group at Rothschild & Co. Connor holds a BBA with High Distinction from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
Tony Pezzullo is an Associate at Bregal Sagemount, where he is responsible for originating and executing investments in the software, healthcare, financial technology, and business/consumer services sectors. Tony began his career at Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he worked in investment banking, executing M&A and capital markets transactions in both the chemicals and business services sectors. Tony received his BSBA in Finance with honors from Georgetown University.
Nihar Sheth is an Associate at Bregal Sagemount, where he is responsible for originating and underwriting investments in the software, healthcare, financial technology, business services, and consumer services sectors. Previously, he was an investment banking analyst in the Technology, Media and Telecom Group at Lazard Frères & Co. Nihar holds a BS in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Charles Yoon has more than two decades of experience in the private equity industry, with an investment focus primarily targeting the consumer & multi-unit and food & beverage industries.
He serves on the boards of American Seafoods Partners, TDBBS, United Sports Brands, Ju-Ju-Be, Pilot Automotive, and Total Vision. He has previously served as a director of Earth Fare, MyEyeDr., Paradigm Tax Group, Market Track, TPI, and Merrick / Castor & Pollux.
Prior to joining Bregal Partners, Mr. Yoon served as a Partner of Monitor Clipper Partners in Boston. He joined MCP in 2004, and, during his tenure, the firm invested over $1.3 billion in equity capital. Prior thereto, Mr. Yoon was a Principal at Brentwood Associates. He began his private equity career in 1995 at Morgan Stanley Capital Partners.
Mr. Yoon holds a B.A. in economics modified with mathematics, magna cum laude, from Dartmouth College.
Office: (212) 704-5368
Scott Perekslis is a Managing Partner and co-founder of Bregal Partners. He has more than twenty five years of experience in the private equity industry and has worked closely with many public and private middle-market companies.
His investment focus is targeted primarily toward investments in the consumer, food & retail, and energy services industries, with a particular focus on seafood harvesting, processing, and marketing.
Mr. Perekslis has extensive corporate governance experience. He currently leads Bregal’s efforts with respect to, and serves on the boards of, American Seafoods Partners LLC, Blue Harvest Fisheries LLC, Arcus Hunting LLC, and Aqua Terra Water Management LP. He also currently serves on the boards of United Sports Brands LLC, US Community Behavioral LLC, and OmniForce LLC.
Mr Perekslis served previously as the Chairman of the Board of Bumble Bee Holdings, L.P., Connors Bros., L.P., Gray Energy Services LLC, and Hyco International, Inc. He also previously served as a director of ASG Consolidated LLC (American Seafoods), Nexus Gas Partners LLC, the Connors Bros. Income Fund, KIK Corporation Holdings, Inc., K2 Pure Solutions, L.P., and Firearms Training Systems, Inc.
Prior to founding Bregal Partners, Mr. Perekslis served as a Senior Partner of Centre Partners Management LLC, which he joined in 1991; during his tenure, the firm invested more than $3 billion in equity capital. Prior thereto, he worked in the mergers and acquisitions department of Lazard Freres & Co.
Mr. Perekslis holds an A.B. from Princeton University.
Office: (212) 704-5355
Samer Ezzeddine is a Managing Director of Bregal Partners with an investment focus primarily targeting the consumer & multi-unit and food & beverage industries.
He currently serves on the boards of Arcus Hunting Group, TDBBS, United Sports Brands, US Community Behavioral, Ju-Ju-Be, and Colford Capital. He has previously served as a director of Earth Fare and Merrick / Castor & Pollux.
Prior to joining Bregal Partners, Mr. Ezzeddine served as a Principal of Monitor Clipper Partners in Boston. During his 12 year tenure there, Mr. Ezzeddine was involved in the investment of approximately $400 million of equity capital.
Mr. Ezzeddine holds a B.A. in economics and international relations from Tufts University, summa cum laude, and was a Fulbright Scholar.
Office: (212) 704-5369
Thomas Kearney is a Managing Director of Bregal Partners with an investment focus primarily targeting business and information services, marketing and consumer services, and healthcare.
Mr. Kearney currently helps oversee the firm’s investment in Embassy Management, LLC.
Prior to joining Bregal Partners, Mr. Kearney was a Partner at Wicks Capital Partners, where he originated and led investments in the information and technology-enabled services, healthcare and education industries. During his 14-year tenure at Wicks, Mr. Kearney led and/or participated in the investment of more than $500 million in equity capital.
Mr. Kearney is an active member of the community, having sat on several boards of directors of elementary schools in New York City. Mr. Kearney holds an A.B., magna cum laude, in Economics and English from Georgetown University.
Office: (212) 704-3059
Maggie Prager is a Director of Bregal Partners with an investment focus primarily targeting consumer products and services, multi-unit and business and information services.
Mrs. Prager currently helps oversee the firm’s investment in Ju-Ju-Be.
Prior to joining Bregal Partners, Mrs. Prager was a Principal at TZP Group, where she originated and led investments in the consumer products and services, multi-unit and business services industries. Prior thereto, Mrs. Prager was an Associate at Summit Partners, where she focused on consumer, education and tech-enabled businesses. Mrs. Prager started her career at J.P. Morgan as an investment banking analyst in the mergers and acquisitions group.
Mrs. Prager holds an A.B. in Economics with Certificates in Finance and Theater from Princeton University, and an M.B.A. from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Office: (212) 704-3008
Director - Ecommerce
Katey Kalvelage is a Director of Ecommerce at Bregal Partners, focusing on the ecommerce business of consumer retail brands.
Prior to joining Bregal Partners, Ms. Kalvelage served as a Senior Digital Consultant for companies in a variety of industries, including cosmetics, jewelry, home furnishings and auto parts. Prior to this, Ms. Kalvelage managed the ecommerce business for several brands in the luxury and apparel industries.
Ms. Kalvelage holds a B.S. in Textile and Apparel Management from the University of Missouri – Columbia.
Kevin Deemer is a Vice President of Bregal Partners.
Prior to joining Bregal Partners, Mr. Deemer was an Associate Consultant with L.E.K. Consulting. During his tenure, Mr. Deemer was involved in fifteen consulting engagements where he advised U.S. and international clients on strategy, operations, and M&A due diligence. His experience ranges across the healthcare, retail and consumer, and basic industrials sectors.
Mr. Deemer holds a B.A. in Economics and a B.A. in Technology Management from Brown University.
Office: (212) 704-5364
Matt Molnar is an Analyst at Bregal Partners.
Prior to joining Bregal Partners, Mr. Molnar was a Summer Analyst at Aquiline Capital Partners where he worked with the Financial Technology team. Mr. Molnar also previously completed an internship at ZAIS Group.
Mr. Molnar graduated from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business with a B.S.B.A. in Finance and Operations and Information Management.
Office: (212) 704-3011
AJ Getter is an Analyst at Bregal Partners.
Prior to joining Bregal Partners, Mr. Getter was a Summer Analyst with Wells Fargo’s Mergers and Acquisitions group, performing valuation analysis across multiple industries.
Mr. Getter graduated with distinction from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce concentrating in Quantitative Finance.
Office: (212) 704-3067
Stephen Skubina is an Associate at Bregal Partners.
Prior to joining Bregal Partners, Mr. Skubina was an Analyst at Morgan Stanley where he worked in the Global Capital Markets Division.
Mr. Skubina graduated from Brown University, magna cum laude, with a B.S. in Applied Mathematics-Economics and a B.A. in Biology.
Office: (212) 704-3064
Florian Schick is the Managing Partner and a member of the Investment Committee at Bregal Unternehmerkapital.
Previously, he was a Founding Partner and a member of the Investment Committee at Bregal Capital, a London-based investment fund focused on the European market. Before joining Bregal, Florian was a Principal at TowerBrook Capital Partners, an Investment Director at Englefield Capital and an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Co. He began his career as a co-founder and a board member of Surplex AG, an online marketplace for industrial equipment.
Florian graduated with a degree in Law from the University of Munich (LMU) and received his MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau.
Jan-Daniel Neumann is Co-Founder, Partner and an Investment Committee member of Bregal Unternehmerkapital.
Before joining Bregal, he served as a Managing Director at Brockhaus Private Equity in Frankfurt, as a Principal at General Atlantic in London and Düsseldorf, as an Associate at Goldman Sachs in Frankfurt and as a Sales Associate at Shanghai East Gate Consulting in Shanghai.
Jan-Daniel has a Diploma degree from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Koblenz, and his language skills include Mandarin Chinese.
Philipp Struth is a Partner at Bregal Unternehmerkapital.
His previous role was as an Investment Manager with Bregal Capital in London. Philipp began his career as an analyst with Merrill Lynch in Frankfurt.
He completed his studies at the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel with a BSc in Business Administration.
Patrick Hofmann is a Director at Bregal Unternehmerkapital.
Before joining Bregal, he served as an Investment Director for AFINUM in Munich. Other past employers include Goldman Sachs, Vestar Capital Partners and Deutsche Bank.
A trained banker, Patrick has an MA in Accounting and Finance and a BA in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen (HSG).
Sascha Kaumann is a Director at Bregal Unternehmerkapital.
Prior to joining Bregal, he was an Associate Director at HgCapital in Munich, an Associate at Goldman Sachs in Frankfurt and a Manager at Barclays Capital in London and New York.
Sascha has an MSc from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Koblenz and an MBA from the University of Deusto in Bilbao. He also holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) from the CFA Institute in New York.
David Lisewski is a Director at Bregal Unternehmerkapital.
Before joining the company, he served as a Vice President at GIC (Government of Singapore Investment Corporation) in London, where his responsibilities included the development of the company’s European direct investment arm and global TMT sector. Other previous employers include General Atlantic in Düsseldorf and London, Lazard & Co. in Frankfurt and Deutsche Bank in Hamburg.
A trained banker, David has degrees in European Business and Business Administration from Dublin City University Business School and the European School of Business.
Philipp Freyschlag is a Director at Bregal Unternehmerkapital.
Before joining Bregal, he was a partner at VTC Industriebeteiligungen in Munich.
Philipp holds a degree in Business Administration with a focus on Finance & Capital Markets from the University of St. Gallen (HSG).
Stephan Schmid is a Director at Bregal Unternehmerkapital.
Before joining Bregal, he worked as Senior Associate at BC Partners in Hamburg, Investment Officer at PAI Partners in Munich and Analyst in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs in Frankfurt.
Stephan holds a Diploma degree in Physics from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and a PhD in Physics from the University of Oxford.
Felix Werdin is a Director at Bregal Unternehmerkapital.
He previously served as an Associate at JPMorgan and, most recently, as a Principal at TowerBrook Capital Partners in London.
Felix is a graduate in Business Administration and holds an MBA from the University of Mannheim and ESSEC Business School.
Senior Investment Manager
Norbert Heller is a Senior Investment Manager at Bregal Unternehmerkapital.
Before joining Bregal, he was an Investment Manager at Quadriga Capital and a Senior Consultant at The Boston Consulting Group.
Norbert studied Business Administration at the European Business School (EBS) in Oestrich-Winkel and holds a Bachelor of Science degree. He also has an MSc in Financial Economics from the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford.
Senior Investment Manager
Mario Seeger is a Senior Investment Manager at Bregal Unternehmerkapital. Prior to joining Bregal, he worked as an Investment Director at Rigeto Unternehmerkapital in Munich. His previous roles also include positions at Emeram Capital Partners and Leonardo & Co. (today Houlihan Lokey). Mario holds a BSc in business management from the University of Mannheim.
Senior Investment Manager
Niklas Steffen is a Senior Investment Manager at Bregal Unternehmerkapital.
He previously worked as an analyst in the Investment Banking Division at Morgan Stanley in London.
Niklas holds an MSc in Finance from the University of Warwick and a BSc in Economics from the Erasmus School of Economics Rotterdam.
Senior Investment Manager
Christian Weigend is a Senior Investment Manager at Bregal Unternehmerkapital.
Before joining Bregal, Christian was an Associate Director in the Investment Banking Division of UBS in Zürich.
Christian has a Master’s degree in Banking & Finance and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration & Economics from the University of St. Gallen.
Head of Business Development
Lars Meier is Head of Business Development at Bregal.
Previously, he worked at NORD/LB in Hamburg, Hanover and Shanghai as a department director.
He is a trained banker and graduated in banking management (Frankfurt School).
Senior Investment Manager
Carsten Seipp is a Senior Investment Manager at Bregal Unternehmerkapital.
Before joining Bregal, he worked as an Associate at BC Partners in Hamburg and as an Analyst in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs in Frankfurt.
He completed his studies at the University of Mannheim with a BSc in Business Administration.
Tobias Buhrke is an Investment Manager at Bregal Unternehmerkapital.
Before joining Bregal, he worked as an Analyst in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs in Frankfurt.
Tobias holds a MSc in Management from the HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management.
Head of Debt Capital
Thomas Vaske is Head of Debt Capital at Bregal Unternehmerkapital. Prior to joining Bregal, he was Senior Vice President at Houlihan Lokey’s Capital Markets Team in London, Director at C2C Capital in London and Vice President at Deutsche Bank Corporate and Investment Banking in Frankfurt, New York and London. Thomas holds a Diploma (MSc equivalent) from University of Applied Science PHWT Vechta/Hamburg and also holds the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation from the CFA Institute, Charlottesville, Virginia.
Patrick Höflinger is an Investment Manager at Bregal Unternehmerkapital.
Previously he was in the research team at Bregal and worked at Google.
He has a Diploma degree from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and also studied at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) and HEC Paris.
Alexandra Golling is an Investment Manager at Bregal Unternehmerkapital. Before joining Bregal, she was an Investment Professional at Deutsche Private Equity. Other past employers include Morgan Stanley and Oakley Capital. She holds a Bachelor in Economics from the University of Mannheim as well as a Master in International Finance from HEC Paris.
Maximilian Sölch is an Investment Manager at Bregal Unternehmerkapital. Before joining Bregal, he worked as an Associate in the Investment Banking Division of Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt focusing on M&A and capital markets transactions. Max graduated from Goethe University Frankfurt with a B.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration (hons) and holds a M.Sc. in Management from University of Mannheim.
Ruven Schneider is an Investment Manager at Bregal Unternehmerkapital.
Before joining Bregal, he worked as an analyst in the division Investment Banking Germany & Austria at Nomura in Frankfurt and as consultant for Deloitte.
Ruven holds a Bachelor in Information System from the University of Stuttgart and a Master in Banking & Finance from the University of St. Gallen.
Lukas Oppermann is an Investment Manager at Bregal Unternehmerkapital.
Before joining Bregal, he worked as an Investment Banking Analyst at Credit Suisse in Zurich, Switzerland. Lukas holds an M.A. HSG in Banking and Finance from the University of St. Gallen and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Zurich.
Christina Queisser is a Legal Counsel at Bregal Unternehmerkapital. Christina has worked as a lawyer at Latham & Watkins LLP and in the M&A practice group interfacing with tax & audit at EY. She holds a law degree from Ruperto Carola Universität in Heidelberg and has been a registered lawyer since 2016
Philipp Scheuplein is a Portfolio Controller at Bregal Unternehmerkapital.
Before joining Bregal, he worked as an Investment Controller at Quadriga Capital and in the financial services tax department of KPMG.
Philipp graduated with a Diploma of Business Administration from the University of Bayreuth.
Sebastian Seibold joined Bregal Unternehmerkapital in October 2020. He is a financial analyst in the portfolio monitoring team.
Prior to that, Sebastian worked for the Intermediate Capital Group and Tecta Invest.
Sebastian holds an M.Sc. in Economics (Finance) from the University of Copenhagen.
Jan is a Managing Partner of Bregal Milestone and a member of the firm’s investment committee. Prior to founding Bregal Milestone, Jan was a co-founding Partner at Makuria Investment Management, where he led investments in the equity and debt of European companies.
Before his time at Makuria, Jan originated and invested in European equity and debt investments at Sculptor Capital (formerly known as Och-Ziff Capital Management). Jan began his career in Goldman Sachs’ Investment Banking Division in London, where he executed complex M&A and leveraged finance transactions across Europe. He holds an M.A. in Finance from the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland).
Philippe is a Managing Partner of Bregal Milestone and a member of the firm’s investment committee. Prior to founding Bregal Milestone, Philippe was a co-founder and Head of the European middle market lending business at Credit Suisse, investing private capital in European growth companies using the firm’s proprietary capital.
Before setting up this business, Philippe was a senior member of Credit Suisse’s European Special Situations Group. Earlier in his career, Philippe co-founded and ran Circle Capital Partners, a renewable energy investment firm. Philippe began his career in investment banking at ABN Amro and Deutsche Bank. He holds a M.A. in Business Administration from HEC University of Lausanne (Switzerland) as well as an M.Sc. in Finance from the Universite Catholique de Louvain la Neuve (Belgium).
Rob leads Milestone Performance Partners, the portfolio optimisation capability in Bregal Milestone. He is an investor in Bregal Milestone and has previously acted as a Senior Advisor to the firm and as a Board Advisor to Basware, one of the firm’s portfolio companies.
Rob has over 25 years’ experience in international leadership roles in some of the foremost software and services businesses in the world. He has significant experience of advising and working with C-level executives, of selling industry vertical and enterprise software, and of selling and delivering large scale, complex business and technology change programmes in a variety of industries.
Immediately before joining Bregal Milestone full time, he was a Senior Vice President at Blue Prism, the market-leading and fast growing (80+ % yoy) robotics/AI software business where he led its Financial Services business (c.60% of the firm’s revenues). Prior to this, Rob was a Global Vice President at SAP, the largest European software business, where he led the company’s €2 billion pa global Financial Services business for several years and was responsible for the activities of 2000+ professionals across software sales, marketing, services and support. He refocused the business to take advantage of new disruptive technologies (e.g. AI, Blockchain, IoT etc.) and to position SAP as an innovation leader and a key digital transformation enabler in the global Financial Services industry. Results under his tenure were the strongest on record – double digit licence growth (including 50% + cloud growth) in his final year in role. Prior to joining SAP, Rob had a 20 year consulting career. He was a Senior Managing Director at Accenture and Cap Gemini, and led significant consulting businesses (€ 300-500m pa) for these firms across Europe and internationally with business management, client relationship development and client delivery responsibilities.
Rob has a variety of external and charitable interests in the UK and in Africa. He has an MBA from London Business School and a B Comm undergraduate degree.
Cyrus is a Managing Partner of Bregal Milestone and a member of the firm’s investment committee. Prior to founding Bregal Milestone, Cyrus was a co-founder and Head of the European middle market lending business at Credit Suisse, investing private capital in European growth companies using the firm’s proprietary capital.
Before setting up this business, Cyrus held various senior positions at Goldman Sachs where he originated, arranged and invested in leveraged buyouts and growth capital financings. Cyrus began his career as a strategy consultant at Accenture in London. Cyrus holds a B.Sc.in Business Administration from Georgetown University and is a former winner of the Stanford University Global Entrepreneur’s Challenge.
Ian is a Principal at Bregal Milestone. He brings significant operating and technology sector experience to the management teams. Prior to joining Bregal Milestone, Ian was a Vice President at Insight Partners, where he focused on partnering with Insight's portfolio companies to scale effective go-to-market teams through the application of proven and repeatable best practices. Prior to Insight, Ian led Sales Strategy and Operations at ZocDocs (a healthcare startup in New York) and was also an entrepreneur, having owned and operated an automotive dealership group and successfully sold the business to Lithia Motors (NYSE: LAD) in 2014. Ian started his career at Centerview Partners executing large-cap and complex M&A transactions.
Ian received his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and his BA honors from Pomona College. Originally from Hong Kong, Ian also speaks Cantonese and Mandarin.
Francesco is a Principal at Bregal Milestone. Prior to joining Bregal Milestone, he was an investment professional at Kildare Partners, a European private equity firm. Before Kildare Partners, Francesco was a member of the European Special Situations Group at Goldman Sachs, investing the proprietary capital of the firm into the debt and equity of European mid-market companies.
Francesco started his career in the private equity team at Partners Group. He holds a M.Sc. in Finance from Bocconi University.
Shafali is a Principal at Bregal Milestone. Prior to joining Bregal, Shafali spent several years as a software executive driving rapid growth in the fintech sector. She was Chief of Staff to the CEO at ClearScore, and member of their eight-person management team. She helped grow the company from 50 to 200 people, and led their first international launch in South Africa, which resulted in attractive exit opportunities in excess of €300 million. More recently, Shafali was part of the management team as VP Strategy & Operations at Fluidly, one of the fastest growing B2B SaaS fintech companies in London. She designed and implemented the go-to-market value proposition, and end-to-end customer journeys. In addition, she built a high-performing operations team from ground-up, and embedded reporting, sales, marketing, customer operations and HR systems and processes across the organisation.
Before that, she was a management consultant at Oliver Wyman in New York, working in the Financial Services segment with a range of financial institutions where she delivered strategic and operational transformations across multiple geographies.
Shafali graduated from New York University with a BA in Mathematics, and lived in New York for nine years before moving to London. Originally from Singapore, Shafali also speaks Hindi and is conversational in Mandarin.
John is a Principal at Bregal Milestone. Before joining the firm, he was an investment professional with Macquarie’s Principal Finance team, the proprietary investing arm of the bank, investing debt and equity in special situations across Europe. Prior to this, he was an investment consultant to Generation Investment and Denham Capital, two growth private equity firms.
John holds two masters degrees from Oxford University, where he attended as a Rhodes Scholar, including an MBA from the Saïd Business School. He graduated summa cum laude from his B.Sc in Finance at the University of Cape Town.
Emmanuel de Croÿ
Emmanuel is a Senior Associate at Bregal Milestone. Prior to joining the firm, he was an Investment Banking Analyst at Evercore, where he advised companies and executed a variety of transactions in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Healthcare teams.
Emmanuel holds a double M.Sc. in Management and CEMS degree from the London School of Economics and a B.Sc. in Business Engineering from the Université Saint-Louis in Brussels.
Saachi is an Associate at Bregal Milestone. Prior to joining the company, she was an Investment Banking Analyst at J.P. Morgan, executing a wide variety of M&A and capital markets transactions across sectors in Europe, with a particular focus on the U.K.
Saachi holds a B.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics
Sebastian is an Associate at Bregal Milestone. Prior to joining the firm, he was an Investment Banking Analyst at Houlihan Lokey, where he advised companies and executed a variety of transactions in the Data & Analytics M&A team. Sebastian was a U-18 Swedish National Champion in Ice Hockey.
Sebastian holds a B.Sc. in Politics from University of Bristol and an MA in International Political Economy from King's College London.
Maud is an Associate at Bregal Milestone. Prior to joining the company, she was an Investment Banking Associate at Morgan Stanley, where she advised companies and executed a variety of transactions in the Media and Communications and Spain Coverage teams.
Maud holds a M.Sc. in Finance from London Business School and a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University.
Sofia is an Investment Associate at Bregal Milestone. Prior to joining Bregal Milestone, she was an Investment Banking analyst at Bank of America, executing M&A and capital markets transactions across sectors in Latin America and in Europe with a focus in financial institutions.
Sofia is a 2014 Argentine national golf champion, and she played at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. She was also the flag bearer at the opening ceremony.
Sofia holds a BSM in Finance and a MA in Accounting from Tulane University where she was a student-athlete.
Jing is an Investment Associate at Bregal Milestone. Jing joined Bregal Milestone from European growth equity firm HPE Growth, where she was responsible for sourcing and executing investment opportunities in European growth stage technology companies. Prior to that, she worked as an investment banking analyst with Raymond James in the Technology & Business Services team, executing M&A transactions.
Jing received her bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Princeton University, which included an exchange programme at ETH Zurich.
Senior Advisor, Technology
As Vice President, Google Hardware team, Suveer manages business operations & launches for Google’s home products (Chromecast, Google Home, Google Wifi) and strategic partnerships with content providers and app developers across Google’s hardware products.
Suveer previously drove commercial efforts and internationalization for products like Google TV and Display & Video ads. Suveer also worked on the early YouTube monetization plan for Europe and led the YouTube and Display ads sales team across various markets in EMEA.
Prior to Google, Suveer worked as a strategy consultant with Booz and Co. He holds a first class degree in Economics and Management from Oxford, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.
Paul is a Senior Advisor at Bregal Milestone. Paul advises a select number of corporations and families on a broad range of financial and strategic matters in addition to sitting on Boards of private and publicly traded companies, including Saipem.
Prior to joining Bregal Paul was Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, where he ran the Italian Investment Banking business before moving to senior coverage of Financial Sponsors. Before his time at Morgan Stanley, Paul held senior roles in Goldman Sachs leading different groups in London, Hong Kong and New York including Head of the European Natural Resources Group and the Consumer and Retail Group. Paul started his career at Euromobiliare in Milan as an Equity Trader and Portfolio Manager. He is an Italian national and holds a BA in Economics from Columbia University and an MBA from INSEAD.
Steffen is a Senrio Advisor of Bregal Milestone. Steffen works with our portfolio companies on high performance initiatives to create value. These include growth strategy, digitalization, performance improvement, salesforce effectiveness, pricing optimization, and merger integration. Prior to joining Bregal Milestone, Steffen was a successful entrepreneur founding and exiting several businesses in various industries ranging from renewable energy to e-commerce.
Steffen began his career as a Management Consulting with McKinsey & Company working in the Munich and Tokyo offices. He led projects for multinational clients with a focus on strategy development, development of business “turn around” and growth programs as well as operational improvement. Steffen holds a PhD (Dr. rer. oec.) from University Duisburg-Essen, and a Masters in Industrial Engineering and Management from University of Karlsruhe (TH). He is an alumnus of Fulbright and Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes.
Ari is Senior Advisor at Bregal Milestone. A serial entrepreneur with two decades of digital media, e-commerce, software-as-a-service, and venture scaling experience, today he advises a select group of privately held media- & technology companies in EMEA on commercial and strategic matters.
As co-founder and Managing Director of LOVEFiLM.com, a Netflix-inspired online movie delivery platform, Ari was part of the leadership team that grew the company from start-up to a $100m turnover business. In this function, he drove sales, managed operations, and spearheaded international expansion by successfully establishing various new growth markets. LOVEFiLM was acquired by Amazon in 2011.
Previously, Ari worked as a consultant at Oxford Research in Copenhagen. He is a cum laude graduate of Georgetown University.
Nathan Campbell is the Partner responsible for Bregal Energy. He has led investments in exploration & production, power, midstream and electric transmission sectors since joining Bregal Energy in 2010. Nathan currently serves on the boards of IMG Midstream, Birchill Canada, Inflection Energy, Champlin Wind and Atlantic Wind Connection.
Prior to joining Bregal Energy, Nathan worked for Macquarie Capital as an Associate Director in both New York and Sydney. During his six years at the firm, Nathan was involved in principal investments across a number of sectors including renewable energy, smart grid, energy distribution, semiconductors and transportation. Previously, Nathan worked at Deutsche Bank AG and spent six years in the Aviation sector, where his responsibilities included the financial and operational management of an annual oil usage of approximately 40 million barrels.
An Australian citizen, Nathan holds a Masters in Applied Finance & Investment from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and a Bachelor of Commerce from the Australian National University.
In her role as a Vice President, Raluca Florea drives the origination, evaluation, execution and post-transaction value creation in companies Bregal Energy invests in. She focuses on sustainable investments ranging from conventional renewable assets to flexible distributed generation, as well as revolutionary technologies such as concentrated solar power. As a Board Member to several portfolio companies, Raluca drives key strategic initiatives to improve risk-adjusted returns in existing investments.
Prior to joining Bregal Investments, Raluca worked at McKinsey & Company where she advised clients in the energy and telecommunications sectors. Previously, Raluca designed and implemented the financial strategy of 12 consumer brands for Procter & Gamble, including new product launches and portfolio optimization.
Raluca holds an M.B.A from Harvard Business School and has a B.S. in International Business from the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest, where she grew up.
Sébastien Mo Costabella
Sébastien joined Bregal in February 2019 after completing an MSc in Energy, Trade and Finance at ESCP Europe, Paris and London.
In his role at Bregal Energy, Sébastien drives the origination and execution of prospective investments and assists the fund's portfolio companies with the implementation of value-enhancing initiatives.
Before joining the firm, Sébastien worked at EY as a member of the Transaction Advisory practice, serving clients across Switzerland and western Europe. He also interned at private equity firm Advent International in Frankfort, Germany.
Sébastien earned a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. He has also completed Level II of the CFA program.
Once a highly proficient pianist, Sébastien continues to practice in his free time and is an affiliate of the Music Conservatory of Geneva, where he grew up.
A Swiss national, Sébastien is fluent in French, English, German, and Spanish.
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.
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.
Mrs. Harrison joined Bregal in 2010 from Ernst and Young, where she worked for 5 years in the Corporate Restructuring department. During this time, Mrs. Harrison 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.
Mrs. Harrison is a Chartered Accountant and has a BSc (Hons) in Accounting and Finance from the University of Bristol.
Mrs. 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.
Mrs. Bright grew up in Portugal and received an Economics degree from Universidade Católica Portuguesa. She has completed her CFA Level I.
Ms. Brenninkmeijer joined Bregal in September 2017.
Tatjana graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2016 where she obtained a B.A. in Land Economy (Law, Economics and Geography).
Mr. O’Loughlin joined Bregal in 2020 from Performance Equity Management, a boutique private equity investor, where he worked on global buyout and venture capital fund and direct equity investments. In his role as a Vice President at Performance Equity Management, Mr. O’Loughlin was responsible for sourcing, leading diligence on, and presenting investment recommendations for fund and direct equity commitments. In his time at the firm, Mr. O’Loughlin worked on investments totaling nearly $1B in equity commitments.
Mr. O’Loughlin holds degrees with honors in Economics & Business and Civil Engineering from Lafayette College. He is also a CFA Charterholder.
Mr. Royer joined Bregal in May 2020.
Bailey graduated from Tulane University in 2019 where he obtained a Bachelor's of Science in Finance with a secondary focus in Real Estate. His past experience includes internships in Investment Banking at B. Riley FBR and in Commercial Real Estate at Cushman & Wakefield.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Oliver has over 30 years of industry experience and has spent the last 13 years with the Birchill stream of companies. Mr. Oliver currently holds the position of President & CEO of Birchill Canada. He spent the prior 6 years as President & CEO of Birchill Exploration and prior to that, spent 7 years as VP Finance & CFO of Birchill Resources and Birchill Energy. Before joining Birchill, Mr. Oliver held senior finance positions with several energy companies including Canadian Hunter Exploration, Calahoo Petroleum Ltd. and Aquila Inc.
Vice President, Engineering & COO
Mr. MacDonell has over 34 years of industry experience and has spent the last 15 years with the Birchill stream of companies. Mr. MacDonell currently holds the position of VP Engineering & COO of Birchill Canada. He spent the previous 6 years as VP Engineering & COO of Birchill Exploration and the prior 8 years as VP Engineering of Birchill Resources and Birchill Energy. Prior thereto, Mr. MacDonell held senior technical or executive positions with several energy companies including Merit Energy Ltd., Belfast Petroleum Inc., Summit Resources Limited and POCO Petroleums Ltd.
Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Stewart has 18 years of industry experience and currently holds the position of CFO of Birchill Canada. Ms. Stewart spent the prior 6 years as CFO of Birchill Exploration. Prior to that, Ms. Stewart held several senior and executive positions with junior energy companies including Real Resources Inc., Drumlin Resources Ltd., and Arrow Energy Ltd.
Vice President, Exploration
Mr. Williams joined Birchill Canada Limited Partnership in January 2015 as VP of Exploration. Mr. Williams has 22 years of industry experience as a professional geologist and spent the last 9 years with Devon Canada where he held several graduating positions, with the last 5 years as Exploration Manager of Central and Southern Plains Regions of Alberta. Prior to that, Mr. Williams worked for a number of energy companies including Pioneer Natural Resources Canada Ltd., Beau Canada Exploration Ltd. and Pinnacle Resources Ltd. Mr. Williams holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of Calgary and is a member of APEGGA, CSPG and AAPG.
Vice President, Land
Mr. Pypers joined Birchill Canada Limited Partnership in December 2014 as VP Land. Mr. Pypers has 14 years of industry experience and has served in senior roles for various junior energy companies, including CanEra Energy Corp., Zargon Oil & Gas Ltd., and Trident Exploration Corp. Mr. Pypers holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Calgary and is a member of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen.