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STEPHEN SMITH

Chairman

Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of First National Financial Corporation, Canada’s largest non-bank provider of single-family residential mortgages.

Chairman and co-owner of Canada Guaranty Mortgage Insurance Company, Director of E-L Financial Corporation and Canada Infrastructure Bank, and largest shareholder of Equitable Bank.

B.Sc (Honours) Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University and M.Sc. in Economics from LSE.

Avid cyclist and backcountry skier.


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STEVE FARAONE

Managing Partner

Former Managing Director at OTPP and head of the firm’s private equity investing efforts in the Healthcare and Consumer verticals; joined OTPP in 2002.

Started his career at BMO Capital Markets and held roles in investment banking and private equity.

B. Comm (Honours) from University of British Columbia, CFA charterholder and graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Avid endurance athlete (multiple Ironman, Xterra and other long-distance events).

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MIKE MURRAY

Managing Partner

Former Managing Director at OTPP and head of the firm’s private equity investing efforts in the Financial Services vertical; joined OTPP in 2005.

Started his career at Bain & Company and held numerous operating roles at Delano Technology Corporation.

B. Comm (1st Class Honours) from Queen’s University and MBA (High Distinction) from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Avid endurance athlete (multiple Ironman, Ironman 70.3, marathon, and half marathon finisher).


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SAM KOGAN

Vice President

Former Senior Associate at Onex Partners with experience in multiple industries (healthcare, retail / consumer products, industrial); joined Onex in 2014.

Held roles in private equity, investment banking and as interim CFO of a commercial window cleaning and property maintenance company.

BBA (with Distinction) from Wilfrid Laurier University and BMath (with Distinction – Dean’s Honours List) from the University of Waterloo.

Lives an active lifestyle and enjoys watching sports (basketball, UFC).

 
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JIM LEECH

Advisory Board Chair

Chancellor of Queen’s University, Chairs the MasterCard Foundation Board and Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada on the Canada Infrastructure Bank. Also serves as an Honorary Colonel in the Canadian Armed Forces.

Past role as President and CEO of the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (retired in 2014) and co-author of The Third Rail: Confronting our Pension Failures.

Recipient of the Order of Canada (2014) and Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal (2010).

Bachelors of Science (Honours in Math and Physics) from the Royal Military College of Canada and a Masters of Business Administration from Queen's University. Graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors.