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.

  • Emma Thompson
    Emma Thompson
    Managing Director, Head of Investor Relations & Fund Development
    Emma Thompson
    Emma Thompson
    Managing Director, Head of Investor Relations & Fund Development
    Location Toronto
    Joined Onex 2008

    Emma leads the firm’s fundraising efforts across the Onex platforms and its efforts in developing new products across various alternative asset classes. Emma is also responsible for the firm’s investor relations efforts.

    Prior to joining Onex, Emma spent 13 years with Fairmont Raffles Hotels International and its predecessor companies, where she led the company's investor relations efforts.

    Emma holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics from McGill University.

  • Tate Abols
    Tate Abols
    Managing Director, Investor Relations & Fund Development
    Tate Abols
    Tate Abols
    Managing Director, Investor Relations & Fund Development
    Location Toronto
    Joined Onex 2006

    Tate focuses on fundraising efforts across the Onex platforms and its efforts in developing new products across various alternative asset classes.

    Prior to joining the Investor Relations & Fund Development group, Tate spent over a decade as an investment professional with Onex Partners focusing on investments in Healthcare, Building Products and Business Services. Tate also spent a year at Sitel Worldwide in a senior management role, working closely with the CEO to execute the company's strategic plan.

    Prior to joining Onex, Tate worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at RBC Capital Markets

    Tate holds an Honours Business Administration degree (with Distinction) from the Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, and a B.A. in Philosophy from Huron University College, University of Western Ontario.

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    Scott O’Callaghan
    Managing Director, Investor Relations & Fund Development
    Scott O’Callaghan Placeholder
    Scott O’Callaghan
    Managing Director, Investor Relations & Fund Development
    Location New Jersey
    Joined Onex 2019

    Scott is a Managing Director of Onex Credit. Scott focuses on Onex Credit’s fundraising efforts.

    Scott has 33 years of experience in the leveraged credit markets, including business development roles for alternative credit investment firms. Before joining Onex Credit, Scott was a partner and managed business development for Rotation Capital Management and MidOcean Credit Partners. Previously he was global head of leverage finance sales at Bank of America, and held various positions at Deutsche Bank, Bankers Trust, Drexel Burnham Lambert and Manufacturer’s Hanover Trust.

    Scott earned his B.A. from Brown University.

  • Elizabeth Samuels
    Elizabeth Samuels
    Principal, Investor Relations & Fund Development
    Elizabeth Samuels
    Elizabeth Samuels
    Principal, Investor Relations & Fund Development
    Location Toronto
    Joined Onex 2016

    Elizabeth focuses on the company’s fundraising and investor relations efforts across the Onex platforms.

    Prior to joining Onex, Elizabeth worked in the Institutional Client Group at Neuberger Berman in New York where she was focused on middle market business development in the Northeast U.S. Prior to that, Elizabeth worked at Caledon Capital Management where she was first involved in the full investment process for private equity and infrastructure transactions and later dedicated to the firm’s business development initiatives.

    Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Business Management (with distinction) from Dalhousie University.

  • Neha Verma
    Neha Verma
    Principal, Investor Relations & Fund Development
    Neha Verma
    Neha Verma
    Principal, Investor Relations & Fund Development
    Location Toronto
    Joined Onex 2015

    Neha focuses on the company’s fundraising and investor relations efforts across the Onex platforms.

    Prior to joining Onex, Neha spent seven years with Ellington Management Group, where she was responsible for their investor relations efforts.

    Neha holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Connecticut.

  • Emilie Blouin
    Emilie Blouin
    Director, Investor Relations
    Emilie Blouin
    Emilie Blouin
    Director, Investor Relations
    Location Toronto
    Joined Onex 2007

    Emilie focuses on the company’s investor relations efforts and leads its engagement with public investors and industry analysts.

    Prior to joining Onex, Emilie ran the corporate and private event departments at several Toronto restaurants and event venues.

    Emilie studied at the University of Toronto.

  • Claire Glossop Irani
    Claire Glossop Irani
    Director, Investor Relations & Fund Development
    Claire Glossop Irani
    Claire Glossop Irani
    Director, Investor Relations & Fund Development
    Location Toronto
    Joined Onex 2018

    Claire focuses on the company’s fundraising and investor relations efforts for Onex Partners and ONCAP.

    Prior to joining the Investor Relations & Fund Development group, Claire was an investment professional with Onex Partners where she evaluated and conducted due diligence on new investment opportunities. Previously, Claire worked as a strategy consultant at Monitor Deloitte in Toronto and Dubai.

    Claire holds an M.B.A., Finance (with Honours) from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania; an MSc. (with Merit) from the London School of Economics and Political Science; and a B.A. (with High Distinction) from Trinity College at the University of Toronto.

  • Ashley MacDonald
    Ashley MacDonald
    Associate, Investor Relations & Fund Development
    Ashley MacDonald
    Ashley MacDonald
    Associate, Investor Relations & Fund Development
    Location Toronto
    Joined Onex 2019

    Ashley focuses on the company’s fundraising and investor relations efforts across the Onex platforms.

    Prior to joining Onex, Ashley worked in the investment banking division at Scotiabank in Toronto. Prior to that, she worked at Deloitte in the assurance and advisory practice where she covered financial institutions.

    Ashley is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Dalhousie University.

  • Mark Tullio
    Mark Tullio
    Associate, Investor Relations & Fund Development
    Mark Tullio
    Mark Tullio
    Associate, Investor Relations & Fund Development
    Location Toronto
    Joined Onex 2019

    Mark focuses on the company’s fundraising and investor relations efforts across the Onex platforms.

    Prior to joining Onex, Mark worked in the financial sponsors group at TD Securities in Toronto.

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