Meet Our Team

Onex is led by an Executive Committee comprised of the firm’s founder and CEO, Gerry Schwartz, and four Senior Managing Directors. Onex’ stability results from its ownership culture, rigorous recruiting standards and highly collegial environment.

  • Gerry Schwartz
    Gerry Schwartz
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    Gerry Schwartz
    Gerry Schwartz
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    Location Toronto
    Joined Onex Founder, 1984

    As the Founder and CEO of Onex, Gerry’s principles of value creation and entrepreneurial management suffuse all of Onex’ activities. The climate of incisive analysis, healthy debate and collegial interaction that has been created at Onex and with our partners is a direct reflection of Gerry’s personal style. He has been actively involved in Onex’ major acquisitions, growth strategies and value realizations.

    Before establishing Onex in 1984, Gerry was the co-founder and President of CanWest Capital. Prior to that he worked at a major Wall Street investment banking firm where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions. His previous experience also includes the practice of corporate law in Canada.

    Gerry has been appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada and inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame. He serves as a director of Indigo Books & Music Inc. He is also an Honorary Director of The Bank of Nova Scotia and is a Director, Governor, or Trustee of a number of other organizations, including The Simon Wiesenthal Center.

    Gerry has been awarded Honorary Doctoral degrees from five Universities. He holds an M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration and an LL.B. and B.Comm. from the University of Manitoba.

  • Ewout Heersink
    Ewout Heersink
    Senior Managing Director
    Ewout Heersink
    Ewout Heersink
    Senior Managing Director
    Location Toronto
    Joined Onex 1984

    Ewout has been with Onex since its founding in 1984. He serves on the firm's Board of Directors and Executive Committee as well as Onex Partners' Investment Committee. In addition, Ewout has had a wide variety of duties related to Onex’ financial management, having held the position of Chief Financial Officer from 1984 until December 2007.

    Prior to 1984, he was with Gerry Schwartz at CanWest Capital and a Chartered Accountant and consultant at KPMG. Ewout serves on the Advisory Board of the Queen’s University Business School and has been a director of a number of Onex subsidiaries since 1984.

    Ewout is a CPA, CA. He also holds an M.B.A. from Queen’s University and an Honours Business Administration degree from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

  • Robert Le Blanc
    Robert Le Blanc
    Senior Managing Director
    Robert Le Blanc
    Robert Le Blanc
    Senior Managing Director
    Location New York
    Joined Onex 1999

    Bobby is Co-Head of Onex Partners, a member of its Investment Committee and a member of Onex' Executive Committee. He is responsible for Onex Partners' origination efforts and leadership of its investment professionals.

    Bobby is a director of PowerSchool Group, Ryan Specialty Group, Parkdean Resorts, Convex, First Berkshire Hathaway Life and DREAM Charter School.

    Prior to joining Onex, Bobby was with Berkshire Hathaway for seven years after starting his career at General Electric.

    Bobby holds an M.B.A. from New York University and a B.S. from Bucknell University.

  • Seth Mersky
    Seth Mersky
    Senior Managing Director
    Seth Mersky
    Seth Mersky
    Senior Managing Director
    Location Toronto
    Joined Onex 1997

    Seth is Chair of Onex Partners' Investment Committee and a member of Onex' Executive Committee. He is also responsible for Onex Credit and a member of its Board.

    Seth serves on the boards of Survitec Group and WireCo WorldGroup. He also serves on the board of Village Community Schools.

    Prior to joining Onex, Seth was Senior Vice-President, Corporate Banking, at Bank of Nova Scotia.

    Seth holds a B.S. in Accounting and Philosophy from the University of Delaware.

  • Anthony Munk
    Anthony Munk
    Senior Managing Director
    Anthony Munk
    Anthony Munk
    Senior Managing Director
    Location New York
    Joined Onex 1988

    Anthony is Co-Head of Onex Partners, a member of its Investment Committee and a member of Onex' Executive Committee. He oversees Onex Partners’ operating company portfolio, working with the investment and operations teams to maximize value creation. He is also responsible for the stewardship of Onex’ mid-market private equity platform, ONCAP, and is a member of the Board for Onex Credit.

    Anthony currently serves on the boards of JELD-WEN, Clarivate Analytics, Save-A-Lot, Ryan LLC and sgsco.

    Prior to joining Onex, Anthony was a Vice President with First Boston Corporation in London, England and an Analyst with Guardian Capital in Toronto.

    Anthony holds a B.A. (Honours) from Queen’s University.

  • Nehal Abdel Hakim
    Nehal Abdel Hakim
    Managing Director, Capital Markets
    Nehal Abdel Hakim
    Nehal Abdel Hakim
    Managing Director, Capital Markets
    Location New York
    Joined Onex 2018

    Nehal is responsible for Onex Partners’ Capital Markets related activities across the portfolio.

    Prior to joining Onex, Nehal was with the Leveraged Finance Group at Morgan Stanley. While there, she managed the Leveraged Loan and High Yield bond financings across the Healthcare sector. Previously, she was a member of the Credit Suisse Financial Sponsors Group.

    Nehal holds an MBA from McGill University and a B.Sc Construction Engineering (Cum Laude) from The American University in Cairo.

  • Sam Camens
    Sam Camens
    Managing Director – Health & Benefits
    Sam Camens
    Sam Camens
    Managing Director – Health & Benefits
    Location Toronto
    Joined Onex 2018

    Sam is focused on Health & Benefits programs strategy and effectiveness for Onex’ operating companies. He has oversight of the spend category globally and partners with management teams to drive enhanced outcomes. Sam also supports related due-diligence and investment activity within Onex.

    Prior to joining Onex, Sam was Managing Director of Alterity Group. A seasoned employee benefits and M&A consultant, he has advised many private equity firms and their operating companies on the management of Heath & Benefits. He has led multibillion-dollar integrations / strategic carve-outs and consults directly to corporations across the health care and insurance industries. Sam began his career at Towers Perrin (now Willis Towers Watson) within their Corporate Strategy & Development and Health & Benefits teams.

    Sam is a Board Member of Youth Renewal Fund. He holds a B.A. Mathematics and B.A. Economics from Bucknell University.

  • Todd Clegg
    Todd Clegg
    Managing Director
    Todd Clegg
    Todd Clegg
    Managing Director
    Industry Focus

    Financial Services

    Location New York
    Joined Onex 2005

    Todd is responsible for Onex Partners’ efforts in the Financial Services industry. Since joining Onex, Todd has worked on several financial services investments including Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Convex Group, Ryan Specialty Group, York Risk Services Group, USI Insurance Services and The Warranty Group. Todd also worked on Onex’ acquisitions of SIG Combibloc, ResCare, Tomkins plc, RSI Home Products, Carestream Health and Genesis HealthCare. As part of Onex’ externship program, Todd spent a year at Carestream Health working closely with senior management on a variety of special projects.

    Todd serves on the board of Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Carestream Health and Convex Group, and previously served on the board of York Risk Services and USI Insurance Services. He also serves on the board of The Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center.

    Prior to joining Onex, Todd worked in the Leveraged Finance Group of JPMorgan, where he focused on leveraged buyouts and acquisition financings.

    Todd has a B.S. in Economics (magna cum laude) from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

  • Kosty Gilis
    Kosty Gilis
    Managing Director
    Kosty Gilis
    Kosty Gilis
    Managing Director
    Industry Focus

    Business Services

    Location Toronto
    Joined Onex 2004

    Kosty is responsible for Onex Partners’ efforts in the Business Services sector. Since joining Onex, Kosty has worked on several private equity transactions, including the acquisitions of ASM Global (formerly SMG), Clarivate Analytics, WireCo WorldGroup, Emerald Expositions, the going-private purchase of Tomkins/Gates, as well as the acquisition of Allison Transmission.

    He serves on the boards of Clarivate Analytics (NYSE:CCC) and Emerald Expositions (NYSE:EEX) and ASM Global and previously served on the boards of Tomkins/Gates, Allison Transmission (NYSE:ALSN) and WireCo WorldGroup. Kosty is also a member of the board of the Doug Philpott Inner City Children's Tennis Fund.

    Prior to joining Onex, Kosty worked at Willis Stein & Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm and was a management consultant at Bain & Company in the firm's Toronto and Johannesburg offices.

    Kosty holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S., Economics (magna Cum Laude) from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Laurence Goldberg
    Laurence Goldberg
    Managing Director
    Laurence Goldberg
    Laurence Goldberg
    Managing Director
    Industry Focus

    Technology, Media & Telecommunications

    Location New York
    Joined Onex 2017

    Laurence is responsible for Onex Partners’ efforts in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications industries. Since joining Onex, Laurence has led the acquisition of PowerSchool Group and currently serves on its board.

    Prior to joining Onex, Laurence served as the Global Head of Technology, Media & Telecommunications investment banking at Barclays. Previously, he was the Head of Technology investment banking at Lehman Brothers and a member of Credit Suisse First Boston’s technology investment banking group.

    Laurence has a B.S. in Economics (magna cum laude) from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Josh Hausman
    Josh Hausman
    Managing Director
    Josh Hausman
    Josh Hausman
    Managing Director
    Industry Focus

    Healthcare

    Location New York
    Joined Onex 2004

    Josh is responsible for Onex Partners’ efforts in the Healthcare sector. Since joining Onex, Josh has worked on a number of Onex' investments, including BrightSpring Health Services (formerly ResCare), SCP Health (formerly Schumacher Clinical Partners), Carestream Health, Center for Diagnostic Imaging, Emergency Medical Services and Genesis HealthCare.

    Josh is a director of SCP Health. He previously served on the boards of Genesis Healthcare, Center for Diagnostic Imaging and BrightSpring Health Services.

    Prior to joining Onex, Josh worked in the Healthcare Investment Banking group at Banc of America Securities, where he provided capital raising and advisory services to healthcare companies.

    Josh holds an A.B., Economics (cum laude), from Harvard College.

  • Amir Motamedi
    Amir Motamedi
    Managing Director
    Amir Motamedi
    Amir Motamedi
    Managing Director
    Industry Focus

    Business Services

    Location New York
    Joined Onex 2006

    Amir is responsible for Onex Partners’ efforts in the Business Services sector. Since joining Onex, Amir has worked on Onex Partners' investments in Ryan LLC, SMG, Clarivate Analytics, Emerald Expositions, Advanced Integration Technology and BBAM.

    Amir currently serves on the boards of Ryan LLC, SMG, Clarivate Analytics and Emerald Expositions, and previously served on the board of BBAM.

    Prior to joining Onex, Amir was with the Investment Banking division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York. While there, he was involved in M&A and financing assignments for major corporations in the natural resource industries.

    Amir holds a B.A., Economics (Great Distinction) and a B. Comm., Finance (Great Distinction) from McGill University.

  • Jonathan Mueller
    Jonathan Mueller
    Managing Director
    Jonathan Mueller
    Jonathan Mueller
    Managing Director
    Industry Focus

    Industrials, Aerospace & Defense, Automation

    Location London
    Joined Onex 2011

    Jonathan is responsible for Onex Partners’ efforts in the Industrials, Aerospace and Automation sectors in Europe, and also supports its origination efforts in the German-speaking region more broadly. Since joining Onex, Jonathan has worked on Onex Partners’ investments in Advanced Integration Technology (AIT), KraussMaffei Group, and BBAM and its related investments in FLY Leasing and Meridian Aviation.

    Jonathan currently serves on the boards of Survitec Group and Meridian Aviation and previously served on the board of KraussMaffei Group.

    Prior to joining Onex, Jonathan worked at The Boston Consulting Group in Zurich, Switzerland.

    Jonathan holds an M.B.A. (with Distinction) from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

  • Tawfiq Popatia
    Tawfiq Popatia
    Managing Director
    Tawfiq Popatia
    Tawfiq Popatia
    Managing Director
    Industry Focus

    Automation, Aerospace & Defense, Transportation & Logistics

    Location Toronto
    Joined Onex 2007

    Tawfiq is responsible for Onex Partners’ efforts in Automation, Aerospace and Transportation-focused industries and is a member of Onex Partners' Investment Committee. Since joining Onex, Tawfiq has led Onex Partners’ investments in Advanced Integration Technology (AIT) and BBAM and its related investments in FLY Leasing (NYSE: FLY) and Meridian Aviation.

    Tawfiq currently serves on the boards of AIT, BBAM and Celestica (NYSE:CLS) and previously served on the board of Spirit AeroSystems (NYSE:SPR). He is a former Employer Trustee of the International Association of Machinists National Pension Fund.

    Prior to joining Onex, Tawfiq worked at Hellman & Friedman LLC, a San Francisco-based private equity firm. Previously, Tawfiq worked in the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley & Co. and Morgan Stanley Asia Pacific.

    Tawfiq graduated from the University of British Columbia with a B. Sc. and B. Comm. (with honours).

  • Matt Ross
    Matt Ross
    Managing Director
    Matt Ross
    Matt Ross
    Managing Director
    Industry Focus

    Building Products, Retail & Restaurants

    Location New York
    Joined Onex 2006

    Matthew is responsible for Onex Partners’ efforts in the Building Products, Retail and Restaurant industries. Since joining Onex, Matthew has worked on the acquisitions of Save-A-Lot, Jack’s Family Restaurants, JELD-WEN, Tomkins and RSI Home Products.

    Matthew serves on the board of Save-A-Lot, Jack’s Family Restaurants and JELD-WEN.

    Prior to joining Onex, Matthew worked with the private equity funds of Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. and the North American buyouts group of DB Capital Partners, the former private equity division of Deutsche Bank AG.

    Matthew holds an M.B.A., Finance (with Honours) from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. (magna cum laude) from Amherst College.

  • João Pedro Silva
    João Pedro Silva
    Managing Director - Group Procurement
    João Pedro Silva
    João Pedro Silva
    Managing Director - Group Procurement
    Location New York
    Joined Onex 2019

    João Pedro (“JP”) is responsible for driving Procurement, Supply Chain and other Operations-related activities across the Onex portfolio of companies. He partners with management teams and supports due diligence and investment efforts.

    Prior to joining Onex, JP was a Principal at Bain & Company, a global management consulting firm, where he worked in the Dallas, Boston and Madrid offices. He was a leader in the firm’s Performance Improvement, Industrial Goods & Services and Retail practices, with significant experience in Procurement and Supply Chain, Private Equity Due Diligence and Value Creation, and Turnarounds.

    JP holds an M.B.A. (with Distinction) from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.S. in Economics (magna cum laude) from the Nova School of Business and Economics in Portugal.

  • Manish Srivastava
    Manish Srivastava
    Managing Director
    Manish Srivastava
    Manish Srivastava
    Managing Director
    Industry Focus

    Industrial Manufacturing and Automotive

    Location Toronto
    Joined Onex 2004

    Manish is responsible for Onex Partners’ efforts in the Industrial Manufacturing and Automotive sectors. Since joining Onex, Manish has worked on several Onex investments in the industrials sector, including the acquisition of WireCo WorldGroup, and the acquisitions and subsequent realizations of Tomkins/Gates, Allison Transmission (NYSE:ALSN) and TMS International (NYSE:TMS).

    Manish currently serves on the board of WireCo WorldGroup and previously served on the board of TMS International.

    Prior to joining Onex, Manish worked in investment banking with Greenhill & Co. and J.P. Morgan in New York.

    Manish holds a B.A., Economics (Distinction) from McGill University.

  • Nigel Wright
    Nigel Wright
    Managing Director
    Nigel Wright
    Nigel Wright
    Managing Director
    Industry Focus

    Business Services, Consumer, Retail & Restaurant, Packaging

    Location London
    Joined Onex 1997

    Nigel manages Onex Partners’ European origination in the Business Services, Consumer, Retail & Restaurant and Packaging sectors and is a member of Onex Partners' Investment Committee. Since joining Onex, Nigel has been involved in the investments in KidsFoundation, SIG Combibloc, Spirit AeroSystems, Hawker Beechcraft, ResCare and CGG. He has also been involved with a number of initiatives at Onex, including the value realizations of ProSource, various Vencap investments and a number of other significant acquisition opportunities.

    Nigel serves on the boards of KidsFoundation and SIG Combibloc. He has been involved for about 30 years in volunteer work at homeless shelters in Boston, Toronto and now London, for Camp Oochigeas, an organization providing a residential summer camp and other programming for children with cancer, and for the Ottawa Mission. Nigel has been a director of several charities and foundations, including the Policy Exchange and as a founding director of the MasterCard Foundation.

    Nigel took a leave of absence from Onex from 2010 to 2014 to work as Chief of Staff for the Prime Minister of Canada. Prior to joining Onex in 1997, Nigel was a partner at the law firm of Davies, Ward & Beck. Before that, he worked in policy development in the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada.

    Nigel holds an LL.M. from Harvard Law School, an LL.B. (Honours) from the University of Toronto Law School and a B.A. (cum laude) in Politics and Economics from Trinity College at the University of Toronto.

  • Marko Aleksic
    Marko Aleksic
    Senior Principal
    Marko Aleksic
    Marko Aleksic
    Senior Principal
    Location Toronto
    Joined Onex 2014

    Since joining Onex, Marko has worked on the due diligence and execution of Onex Partners’ investment in WireCo WorldGroup. He remains actively involved with the company and also evaluates and conducts due diligence on new investment opportunities across a range of industries.

    Prior to joining Onex, Marko worked for Hellman & Friedman in London, was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company in Toronto and served as an advisor to the Serbian Government.

    Marko graduated with Honours from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor’s in Engineering Science and a Master’s in Computer and Electrical Engineering and earned an M.B.A. with distinction from INSEAD.

  • David Armstrong
    David Armstrong
    Senior Principal
    David Armstrong
    David Armstrong
    Senior Principal
    Industry Focus

    Technology

    Location Toronto
    Joined Onex 2009

    Since joining Onex, David has worked on Onex Partners' investments in PowerSchool Group and TMS International. He also worked on the divestiture of The Warranty Group. He remains actively involved with PowerSchool Group and focuses on new investment opportunities in the technology sector.

    David currently serves on the board of PowerSchool Group. As well, David serves on the board of Covenant House Toronto.

    Prior to joining Onex, David worked in the Investment Banking division of Credit Suisse in Los Angeles for two years.

    David holds an Honours Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree (with Distinction) from the University of Western Ontario and an Honours Business Administration degree (with Distinction, Ivey Scholar) from the Ivey School of Business.

  • Mike Bangiyev
    Mike Bangiyev
    Senior Principal
    Mike Bangiyev
    Mike Bangiyev
    Senior Principal
    Industry Focus

    Business Services, Retail, Consumer Products

    Location New York
    Joined Onex 2010

    Since joining Onex, Mike has worked on Onex Partners' acquisitions of Ryan LLC and Clarivate Analytics (formerly known as Thomson Reuters’ Intellectual Property & Science business). He remains actively involved with Ryan LLC as well as with Onex Partners’ investment in JELD-WEN. Mike also evaluates and conducts due diligence on new investment opportunities in the Business Services, Retail and Consumer sectors.

    Prior to joining Onex, Mike worked in the Consumer group at Citi Investment Banking in New York for two years.

    Mike graduated from New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business with a B.Sc. in Finance.

  • Adam Cobourn
    Adam Cobourn
    Senior Principal
    Adam Cobourn
    Adam Cobourn
    Senior Principal
    Industry Focus

    Healthcare, Technology

    Location New York
    Joined Onex 2009

    Since joining Onex, Adam has worked on the due diligence and execution of Onex’ investments in Sedgwick Claims Management Services (formerly York Risk Services Group), USI Insurance Services, JELD-WEN and Tomkins. He currently focuses on investment opportunities in Healthcare and Technology.

    Prior to joining Onex, Adam worked in the Investment Banking division of Credit Suisse in Toronto.

    Adam holds an Honours Business Administration degree (with Distinction, Ivey Scholar) from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

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    Jason Ehrlich
    Senior Principal
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    Jason Ehrlich
    Senior Principal
    Industry Focus

    Financial Services

    Location New York
    Joined Onex 2019

    Since joining Onex, Jason has been actively involved in identifying, evaluating and conducting due diligence on new investment opportunities in the Financial Services sector.

    Prior to joining Onex, Jason was a principal with Lightyear Capital where he worked on investments including Paradigm, Therapy Brands, Wealth Enhancement Group and Ygrene. Previously, he was an investment professional at Aquiline Capital Partners where he worked on investments including AssetMark, BNC Bancorp, Clear2Pay, CSI Leasing and First Investors. Jason began his career as an investment banking analyst at UBS advising clients on mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and capital raises.

    Jason holds a B.A. in Economics from Cornell University.

  • Faiz Hemani
    Faiz Hemani
    Senior Principal
    Faiz Hemani
    Faiz Hemani
    Senior Principal
    Industry Focus

    Automation, Aerospace & Defense, Transportation & Logistics

    Location Toronto
    Joined Onex 2012

    Since joining Onex, Faiz has worked on Onex Partners’ investment in Advanced Integration Technology (AIT). He remains actively involved with this company, and focuses on new investment opportunities in the Automation, Aerospace & Defense and Transportation & Logistics sectors.

    Prior to joining Onex, Faiz worked at Francisco Partners, a San Francisco-based private equity firm where he completed acquisitions, advised portfolio companies and evaluated opportunities in the technology sector. Previously, Faiz was a Business Analyst at McKinsey & Company.

    Faiz holds a B.Sc. (High Distinction) from the University of Toronto.

  • Adina Notto
    Adina Notto
    Senior Principal
    Adina Notto
    Adina Notto
    Senior Principal
    Industry Focus

    Business Services, Retail, Consumer Products

    Location Toronto
    Joined Onex 2010

    Since joining Onex, Adina has worked on Onex Partners' acquisitions of SMG, including its announced merger with AEG Facilities, Save-A-Lot and Emerald Expositions, as well as its subsequent acquisition of GLM. She remains actively involved with these businesses and focuses on new investment opportunities in the Business Services, Retail and Consumer Products sectors.

    Adina currently serves on the board of SMG.

    Prior to joining Onex, Adina worked in the Financial Sponsors Investment Banking Group at Merrill Lynch in New York and in the Technology, Media & Telecom Investment Banking Group at CIBC in Toronto.

    Adina graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.Sc. in Economics (magna cum laude) with a concentration in Finance from the Wharton School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts (magna cum laude) in International Studies from the College of Arts & Science.

  • Ivan Peytchev
    Ivan Peytchev
    Senior Principal
    Ivan Peytchev
    Ivan Peytchev
    Senior Principal
    Industry Focus

    Industrials and Packaging

    Location Toronto
    Joined Onex 2011

    Since joining Onex, Ivan has worked on Onex Partners' acquisitions of Jack’s Family Restaurants and sgsco (formerly SGS International). He remains actively involved with these businesses and focuses on new investment opportunities in the Consumer, Packaging and Restaurant sectors.

    Ivan currently serves on the board of sgsco and Jack’s Family Restaurants.

    Prior to joining Onex, Ivan worked in the Investment Banking division of Citigroup Global Markets in New York, where he focused on leveraged buyouts and acquisition financings across a variety of industries.

    Ivan holds an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree (with Distinction) from the Schulich School of Business at York University.

  • Dimitrios Tzivelis
    Dimitrios Tzivelis
    Senior Principal
    Dimitrios Tzivelis
    Dimitrios Tzivelis
    Senior Principal
    Industry Focus

    Healthcare

    Location London
    Joined Onex 2018

    Since joining Onex, Dimitrios has been actively involved in evaluating and conducting due diligence on new investment opportunities.

    Prior to joining Onex, Dimitrios was with BC Partners, where he worked on the acquisitions of Cigierre, DentalPro, Migros, Gruppo Coin/OVS and the IPO of Sabre Insurance. Previously, he was an investment banking associate at Credit Suisse and an analyst at Lehman Brothers in London and Milan.

    Dimitrios is the Co-founder of Mentors4u, the largest non-profit mentoring program in Europe, which helps young students realize their professional dreams.

    Dimitrios holds an M.B.A. (with Distinction) from Harvard Business School, a MSc in Corporate Finance (summa cum laude) from Bocconi University and a B.A. in Business Administration (summa cum laude) from LUISS University.

  • Michael April
    Michael April
    Principal
    Michael April
    Michael April
    Principal
    Location Toronto
    Joined Onex 2013

    Since joining Onex, Michael has worked on the due diligence and execution of Onex Partners’ investment in Save-A-Lot. He remains actively involved with the company, and also evaluates and conducts due diligence on new investment opportunities across a range of industries. Michael also worked on the divestiture of Tropicana Las Vegas.

    Prior to joining Onex, Michael worked in the Investment Banking division of Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Toronto for two years.

    Michael holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University.

  • Cameron Bannon
    Cameron Bannon
    Principal
    Cameron Bannon
    Cameron Bannon
    Principal
    Location Toronto
    Joined Onex 2015

    Since joining Onex, Cameron has been actively evaluating and conducting due diligence on new investment opportunities across a range of industries. Cameron also worked on Onex Partners' divestiture of KraussMaffei Group.

    Prior to joining Onex, Cameron worked in the Natural Resources Group of Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York.

    Cameron holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Honours, First Class) from the Queen’s School of Business.

  • Virgil Colby
    Virgil Colby
    Vice President - Group Procurement
    Virgil Colby
    Virgil Colby
    Vice President - Group Procurement
    Location Toronto
    Joined Onex 2015

    Virgil leads Onex’ group purchasing program with the goal of increasing shareholder value by driving procurement best practices and group contracts across portfolio companies.

    Prior to joining Onex, Virgil was Senior Director of Indirect Procurement at Celestica, a role in which he managed a team of procurement professionals that purchased indirect goods and services globally. Virgil also served as Director of Corporate Finance at Celestica, with responsibility for Financial Systems, IT Controllership and Finance Learning and Development.

    Virgil holds an Honours Business Administration degree from the Ivey School of Business and an Honours Genetics and Biochemistry degree, both from the University of Western Ontario. Virgil is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a Project Management Professional.

  • Paul Edwards
    Paul Edwards
    Principal
    Paul Edwards
    Paul Edwards
    Principal
    Location London
    Joined Onex 2012

    Since joining Onex, Paul has worked on Onex Partners’ investment in Clarivate Analytics (formerly known as Thomson Reuters’ Intellectual Property & Science business). He remains actively involved with this company, and also evaluates and conducts due diligence on new investment opportunities across a range of industries. Paul also worked on the divestitures of KraussMaffei Group and TMS International.

    Prior to joining Onex, Paul worked in the Investment Banking division of UBS in Toronto for two years.

    Paul holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Honours, First Class) from the Queen’s School of Business and has completed the first two levels of the CFA program.

  • Adrien Faure
    Adrien Faure
    Principal
    Adrien Faure
    Adrien Faure
    Principal
    Location London
    Joined Onex 2014

    Since joining Onex, Adrien has worked on Onex Partners' acquisitions of KidsFoundation and Parkdean Resorts. He remains actively involved with these companies and also evaluates and conducts due diligence on new investment opportunities across a range of industries.

    Prior to joining Onex, Adrien worked in private equity for Bain Capital in London and in Investment Banking for J.P. Morgan in Paris, London and Johannesburg.

    Adrien graduated with Honours from the London School of Economics with a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and History, and earned a Master’s degree in Finance from Sciences-Po Paris.

  • Sharon Gneissl
    Sharon Gneissl
    Principal
    Sharon Gneissl
    Sharon Gneissl
    Principal
    Location London
    Joined Onex 2015

    Since joining Onex, Sharon has worked on Onex Partners' acquisitions of KidsFoundation, PowerSchool Group and Parkdean Resorts. She remains actively involved with these businesses and also evaluates and conducts due diligence on new investment opportunities across a range of industries.

    Prior to joining Onex, Sharon was with the Financial Sponsors Coverage Investment Banking Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and worked in the Investment Banking Division of Nomura in London.

    Sharon holds a B.Sc. in General Management from the EBS University of Business and Law, Oestrich-Winkel.

  • Chrisanth Gradischnig
    Chrisanth Gradischnig
    Principal
    Chrisanth Gradischnig
    Chrisanth Gradischnig
    Principal
    Location London
    Joined Onex 2014

    Since joining Onex, Chrisanth has worked on Onex Partners’ acquisitions of Parkdean Resorts and SIG Combibloc. He remains actively involved with these companies and also evaluates and conducts due diligence on new investment opportunities across a range of industries.

    Prior to joining Onex, Chrisanth was with the Investment Banking division of Morgan Stanley in London, Zurich and Frankfurt.

    Chrisanth holds a Master of Social and Economic Sciences degree from the Vienna University of Economics and Business.

  • Zach Levitt
    Zach Levitt
    Principal
    Zach Levitt
    Zach Levitt
    Principal
    Location New York
    Joined Onex 2016

    Since joining Onex, Zach has worked on Onex’ investments in Ryan Specialty Group, Ryan LLC and Convex Group. He remains actively involved with these businesses and also evaluates and conducts due diligence on new investment opportunities across a range of industries.

    Prior to joining Onex, Zach worked in the Financial Sponsors Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York for three years.

    Zach is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree from the University of Delaware.

  • Marco Marianelli
    Marco Marianelli
    Principal
    Marco Marianelli
    Marco Marianelli
    Principal
    Location London
    Joined Onex 2016

    Since joining Onex, Marco has been actively evaluating and conducting due diligence on new investment opportunities across a range of industries.

    Prior to joining Onex, Marco worked at Terra Firma Capital Partners, a London-based private equity firm.

    Marco graduated with Honours from LUISS University with a Bachelor's in Business and Economics. He also earned a Masters of Science in Finance and Private Equity from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

  • Stefan Miesner
    Stefan Miesner
    Principal
    Stefan Miesner
    Stefan Miesner
    Principal
    Location London
    Joined Onex 2014

    Since joining Onex, Stefan has worked on Onex Partners' acquisition of Survitec Group. He remains actively involved with this company and also evaluates and conducts due diligence on new investment opportunities across a range of industries.

    Prior to joining Onex, Stefan worked in the Investment Banking division of Barclays in London for three years.

    Stefan holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

  • John Neelamkavil
    John Neelamkavil
    Principal
    John Neelamkavil
    John Neelamkavil
    Principal
    Location New York
    Joined Onex 2011

    John joined Onex in Toronto in 2011 and re-joined the firm in New York in 2017. Since re-joining, John has been actively involved in evaluating potential acquisitions and conducting due diligence on new investment opportunities.

    Prior to re-joining Onex in New York, John worked in the Onex Toronto office and the Investment Banking division of Credit Suisse.

    John holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and an Honours Business Administration degree (with Distinction) from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario where he graduated as valedictorian.

  • Evan Adamo
    Evan Adamo
    Senior Associate
    Evan Adamo
    Evan Adamo
    Senior Associate
    Location New York
    Joined Onex 2018

    Since joining Onex, Evan has been actively involved in evaluating and conducting due diligence on new investment opportunities.

    Prior to joining Onex, Evan worked in the Financial Institutions Group at J.P. Morgan in New York for two years.

    Evan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Johns Hopkins University.

  • John Batter
    John Batter
    Senior Associate
    John Batter
    John Batter
    Senior Associate
    Location New York
    Joined Onex 2018

    Since joining Onex, John has been actively involved in evaluating and conducting due diligence on new investment opportunities.

    Prior to joining Onex, John worked at Parthenon in Boston in its technology and private equity practice, and in investment banking for Deutsche Bank in New York.

    John holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School where he graduated with high distinction as a Baker Scholar, and an A.B. in Economics (magna cum laude) from Harvard College.

  • Peter Buttigieg
    Peter Buttigieg
    Senior Associate
    Peter Buttigieg
    Peter Buttigieg
    Senior Associate
    Location Toronto
    Joined Onex 2017

    Since joining Onex, Peter has been actively involved in evaluating potential acquisitions and conducting due diligence on new investment opportunities. Most recently, he worked on Onex Partners' investment in PowerSchool Group.

    Prior to joining Onex, Peter worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions group at RBC Capital Markets and in the Transaction Advisory group at Deloitte.

    Peter holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and is a Chartered Accountant and CFA charterholder.

  • Liam Dye
    Liam Dye
    Senior Associate
    Liam Dye
    Liam Dye
    Senior Associate
    Location London
    Joined Onex 2018

    Since joining Onex, Liam has been actively involved in evaluating potential acquisitions and conducting due diligence on new investment opportunities.

    Prior to joining Onex, Liam worked in the Investment Banking division at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in London.

    Liam holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Honours) from Queen’s University.

  • Kristoffer Engkilde
    Kristoffer Engkilde
    Senior Associate
    Kristoffer Engkilde
    Kristoffer Engkilde
    Senior Associate
    Location London
    Joined Onex 2018

    Since joining Onex, Kristoffer has been actively involved in evaluating and conducting due diligence on new investment opportunities.

    Prior to joining Onex, Kristoffer worked in the M&A Execution Team at Morgan Stanley in London for two years.

    Kristoffer holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

  • Adarsh Gupta
    Adarsh Gupta
    Senior Associate
    Adarsh Gupta
    Adarsh Gupta
    Senior Associate
    Location Toronto
    Joined Onex 2018

    Since joining Onex, Adarsh has been actively involved in evaluating and conducting due diligence on new investment opportunities.

    Prior to joining Onex, Adarsh worked in the Global Healthcare Investment Banking Group at Credit Suisse in New York and San Francisco for two years.

    Adarsh holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance & Statistics (summa cum laude) from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University.

  • Loyan Issa
    Loyan Issa
    Senior Associate
    Loyan Issa
    Loyan Issa
    Senior Associate
    Location Toronto
    Joined Onex 2018

    Since joining Onex, Loyan has been actively involved in evaluating and conducting due diligence on new investment opportunities.

    Prior to joining Onex, Loyan worked in Investment Banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Toronto for two years.

    Loyan holds an Honours Business Administration degree (with Distinction) from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

  • Kunal Kapoor
    Kunal Kapoor
    Senior Associate
    Kunal Kapoor
    Kunal Kapoor
    Senior Associate
    Location Toronto
    Joined Onex 2016

    Since joining Onex, Kunal has been actively involved in evaluating potential acquisitions and conducting due diligence on new investment opportunities.

    Prior to joining Onex, Kunal worked in the Investment Banking division of UBS in Toronto for three years.

    Kunal holds an Honours Business Administration degree (with Distinction) from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

  • Justin Keller-Hobson
    Justin Keller-Hobson
    Senior Associate
    Justin Keller-Hobson
    Justin Keller-Hobson
    Senior Associate
    Location Toronto
    Joined Onex 2018

    Since joining Onex, Justin has been actively involved in evaluating and conducting due diligence on new investment opportunities.

    Prior to joining Onex, Justin worked in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications group at RBC Capital Markets in Toronto for two years.

    Justin holds an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree (with Distinction) from Wilfrid Laurier University.

  • Ian Kessler
    Ian Kessler
    Senior Associate
    Ian Kessler
    Ian Kessler
    Senior Associate
    Location Toronto
    Joined Onex 2017

    Since joining Onex, Ian has been actively involved in evaluating potential acquisitions and conducting due diligence on new investment opportunities.

    Prior to joining Onex, Ian worked at McKinsey & Company in New York and Toronto.

    Ian holds a J.D. (magna cum laude) from Harvard Law School and a B.A. (summa cum laude) from New York University.

  • Kyle McGinnis
    Kyle McGinnis
    Senior Associate
    Kyle McGinnis
    Kyle McGinnis
    Senior Associate
    Location New York
    Joined Onex 2019

    Since joining Onex, Kyle has been actively involved in evaluating and conducting due diligence on new investment opportunities.

    Prior to joining Onex, Kyle worked at the private equity fund H.I.G. Capital and in the Investment Banking division of Wells Fargo Securities.

    Kyle holds an M.B.A., Finance (with Honours) from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. (magna cum laude) from Washington & Lee University.

  • Corey Obermayer
    Corey Obermayer
    Senior Associate
    Corey Obermayer
    Corey Obermayer
    Senior Associate
    Location Toronto
    Joined Onex 2017

    Since joining Onex, Corey has been actively involved in evaluating potential acquisitions and conducting due diligence on new investment opportunities.

    Prior to joining Onex, Corey worked in the Investment Banking division of Goldman Sachs in Los Angeles for two years.

    Corey holds an Honours Business Administration degree (with Distinction) from the Richard Ivey School of Business and an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Economics (with Distinction) from the University of Western Ontario.

  • Gabriel Oriente Placeholder
    Gabriel Oriente
    Senior Associate
    Gabriel Oriente Placeholder
    Gabriel Oriente
    Senior Associate
    Location New York
    Joined Onex 2019

    Since joining Onex, Gabriel has been actively involved in identifying, evaluating and conducting due diligence on new investment opportunities.

    Prior to joining Onex, Gabriel was an associate at Clayton Dubilier & Rice where he worked on investments in SmileDirectClub, Carestream Dental, Sirius Computer Solutions and SunSource. Previously, he was an investment banking analyst in the Financial Sponsors Group at Evercore.

    Gabriel holds a B.S. in Economics (Magna Cum Laude) from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Nataliya Rybenchuk
    Nataliya Rybenchuk
    Senior Associate
    Nataliya Rybenchuk
    Nataliya Rybenchuk
    Senior Associate
    Location Toronto
    Joined Onex 2016

    Since joining Onex, Nataliya has been actively involved in evaluating potential acquisitions and conducting due diligence on new investment opportunities.

    Prior to joining Onex, Nataliya worked in the Diversified Industries Investment Banking Group at Barclays in Toronto for two years.

    Nataliya holds an Honours Business Administration degree (with Distinction) from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

  • Victor Shaw
    Victor Shaw
    Senior Associate
    Victor Shaw
    Victor Shaw
    Senior Associate
    Location Toronto
    Joined Onex 2018

    Since joining Onex, Victor has been actively involved in evaluating and conducting due diligence on new investment opportunities.

    Prior to joining Onex, Victor worked at Silver Lake Kraftwerk for two years in San Francisco with a focus on technology private equity investments. Prior to Silver Lake, Victor worked in the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley in Toronto for three years.

    Victor holds an Honors Business Administration degree (with Distinction) from the Richard Ivey School of Business and a Bachelor of Engineering Science degree (with Distinction) from Western University.

  • Anais Thizy
    Anais Thizy
    Senior Associate
    Anais Thizy
    Anais Thizy
    Senior Associate
    Location London
    Joined Onex 2018

    Since joining Onex, Anais has been actively involved in evaluating potential acquisitions and conducting due diligence on new investment opportunities.

    Prior to joining Onex, Anais worked in investment banking at UBS in London.

    Anais holds a Master of Management (with Distinction) from HEC Paris, France and a Master of Finance from ESADE Business School, Spain.

  • Jasper van Delft
    Jasper van Delft
    Senior Associate
    Jasper van Delft
    Jasper van Delft
    Senior Associate
    Location London
    Joined Onex 2018

    Since joining Onex, Jasper has been actively involved in evaluating potential acquisitions and conducting due diligence on new investment opportunities.

    Prior to joining Onex, Jasper worked in the Investment Banking division at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in London.

    Jasper holds a MSc in International Finance (highest honors) from HEC Paris and a BSc in International Business Administration from the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.

  • Belal Yassine
    Belal Yassine
    Senior Associate
    Belal Yassine
    Belal Yassine
    Senior Associate
    Location New York
    Joined Onex 2017

    Since joining Onex, Belal has been actively involved in evaluating potential acquisitions and conducting due diligence on new investment opportunities.

    Prior to joining Onex, Belal worked in the Mergers and Acquisitions group at RBC Capital Markets in Toronto for two years.

    Belal holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (with First-Class Honours) in Investment Management from McGill University and has completed the first two levels of the CFA program.

  • Annie Zhu
    Annie Zhu
    Senior Associate
    Annie Zhu
    Annie Zhu
    Senior Associate
    Location New York
    Joined Onex 2018

    Since joining Onex, Annie has been actively involved in evaluating and conducting due diligence on new investment opportunities.

    Prior to joining Onex, Annie worked in the Financial Institutions Group at Barclays in New York for two years.

    Annie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Chicago.

  • Philip Caruso
    Philip Caruso
    Associate
    Philip Caruso
    Philip Caruso
    Associate
    Location New York
    Joined Onex 2019

    Since joining Onex, Phil has been actively involved in evaluating potential acquisitions and conducting due diligence on new investment opportunities.

    Prior to joining Onex, Phil served as a Legislative Fellow at the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and as a Teaching Fellow in Economics at Harvard. Phil also served for eleven years in the U.S. Air Force and continues to serve as a reserve Political-Military Affairs Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

    Phil holds a J.D. (cum laude) from Harvard Law School, an M.B.A. (with Distinction) from Harvard Business School, and a B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering from Cornell University.

  • Ferdinand Chan
    Ferdinand Chan
    Associate
    Ferdinand Chan
    Ferdinand Chan
    Associate
    Location New York
    Joined Onex 2019

    Since joining Onex, Ferdinand has been actively involved in evaluating potential acquisitions and conducting due diligence on new investment opportunities.

    Prior to joining Onex, Ferdinand worked in the Energy Investment Banking group at J.P. Morgan in New York.

    Ferdinand holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics (Phi Beta Kappa) from the University of Chicago.

  • Michael Gans
    Michael Gans
    Associate
    Michael Gans
    Michael Gans
    Associate
    Location Toronto
    Joined Onex 2019

    Since joining Onex, Michael has been actively involved in evaluating and conducting due diligence on new investment opportunities.

    Prior to joining Onex, Michael worked in the Investment Banking division of Credit Suisse in San Francisco for two years.

    Michael holds an Honours Business Administration degree (with Distinction) from the Ivey School of Business and an Honours Bachelor of Software Engineering degree (with Distinction) from the University of Western Ontario.

  • Blake Halim
    Blake Halim
    Associate
    Blake Halim
    Blake Halim
    Associate
    Location New York
    Joined Onex 2019

    Since joining Onex, Blake has been actively involved in evaluating and conducting due diligence on new investment opportunities.

    Prior to joining Onex, Blake worked in the Regional I.B. and Mergers and Acquisitions Group at J.P. Morgan in New York for two years.

    Blake holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Financial Economics and Psychology from Columbia University.

  • Taylor Kwait
    Taylor Kwait
    Associate
    Taylor Kwait
    Taylor Kwait
    Associate
    Location New York
    Joined Onex 2019

    Since joining Onex, Taylor has been actively involved in evaluating potential acquisitions and conducting due diligence on new investment opportunities.

    Prior to joining Onex, Taylor worked in the Consumer Retail group at Goldman Sachs for two years.

    Taylor holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis.

  • Umar Mir
    Umar Mir
    Associate
    Umar Mir
    Umar Mir
    Associate
    Location Toronto
    Joined Onex 2019

    Since joining Onex, Umar has been actively involved in evaluating potential acquisitions and conducting due diligence on new investment opportunities.

    Prior to joining Onex, Umar worked in the Mergers and Acquisitions group at RBC Capital Markets in Toronto for two years.

    Umar holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree (with High Distinction) from the University of Toronto.

  • Thomas Schneider
    Thomas Schneider
    Associate
    Thomas Schneider
    Thomas Schneider
    Associate
    Location Toronto
    Joined Onex 2019

    Since joining Onex, Thomas has been actively involved in evaluating and conducting due diligence on new investment opportunities.

    Thomas holds a Master of Business Administration from the Rotman School of Management (Roger N. Wolff Prize for Highest Academic Standing), a Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, as well as a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours, First Class) and a Bachelor of Computing (with Distinction) from Queen's University.

  • Pranit Tukrel
    Pranit Tukrel
    Associate
    Pranit Tukrel
    Pranit Tukrel
    Associate
    Location New York
    Joined Onex 2019

    Since joining Onex, Pranit has been actively involved in identifying, evaluating and conducting due diligence on new investment opportunities.

    Prior to joining Onex, Pranit worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Metals & Mining groups at BMO Capital Markets in Toronto.

    Pranit holds an Honours Business Administration degree (with Distinction) from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

  • Michael Weller
    Michael Weller
    Associate
    Michael Weller
    Michael Weller
    Associate
    Location New York
    Joined Onex 2019

    Since joining Onex, Michael has been actively involved in evaluating potential acquisitions and conducting due diligence on new investment opportunities.

    Prior to joining Onex, Michael worked in Mergers & Acquisitions at Lazard in Chicago.

    Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) in Economics from The University of Chicago.

  • Donna Yan
    Donna Yan
    Associate
    Donna Yan
    Donna Yan
    Associate
    Location Toronto
    Joined Onex 2019

    Since joining Onex, Donna has been actively involved in evaluating and conducting due diligence on new investment opportunities.

    Prior to joining Onex, Donna worked in the Direct Private Equity, Principal Credit Investments, and Americas Structured Credit & Financials groups at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in Toronto.

    Donna holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Honours, First Class) from the Queen’s School of Business.