Northleaf announces global team promotions, including five new Managing Directors

TORONTO, CANADA (January 10, 2024) – Northleaf Capital Partners (“Northleaf”) is pleased to announce the 2023 year-end promotions across the firm, including five new Managing Directors. The promotions recognize the contributions of these individuals to the continued growth of our global mid-market private equity, private credit and infrastructure platform. With the backing of new and existing investors, Northleaf raised US$3.1 billion in 2023, bringing total capital commitments to US$24 billion since the firm’s inception. The Northleaf team now numbers more than 250 professionals across nine global offices.

“As we continue to build a dynamic group of future leaders at Northleaf, we remain committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional professionals,” said Stuart Waugh, Managing Partner of Northleaf. “We are delighted to have a record number of promotions this year across our growing team and extend our congratulations to all those who were promoted. We also want to take this opportunity to thank the entire team for the effort, engagement and valuable contributions that enable Northleaf to deliver successful private markets solutions to our investors.”

The following team members were promoted to Managing Director:

Brad joined in 2014 as a Senior Associate. Brad focuses on the origination, evaluation and monitoring of Northleaf’s private equity secondary and direct investments.

Kam joined in 2009 as Vice President, Finance & Corporate Controller and is responsible for the accounting and controllership functions of Northleaf's corporate entities.

Megan joined in 2014 as Legal Counsel and is focused on all legal aspects of Northleaf’s investment and fund formation activities across its global platform.

Tom joined in 2019 as a Vice President. Tom focuses on the origination, evaluation and monitoring of Northleaf’s private equity secondary and direct investments.

  • Stella Vranes – Strategic Financial Management & Reporting (Toronto)

Stella joined in 2020 as a Director and is responsible for Northleaf’s strategic business management function.

Northleaf is proud to recognize and celebrate the following additional promotions across the firm:

Private Equity

Private Credit


Sales & Business Development

Strategic Distribution & Marketing

  • Zaman Khan – Vice President,  Strategic Distribution (Toronto)

Corporate Office (Toronto)

  • Siddharth Thakur – Director, Technology, Data & Digital Transformation
  • Rahul Patil – Vice President, Technology, Data & Digital Transformation
  • Michael Rafalovich – Vice President, Legal
  • Leo Chan – Senior Associate, Corporate Financial Reporting
  • Hassan Javaid – Manager, Collateral & Liquidity
  • Elizabeth Johnson – Manager, Technology, Data & Digital Transformation
  • Jennifer Vu – Manager, Tax
  • Caitlin Johnson – Law Clerk & AML/KYC Specialist

Investor Operations (Toronto) 

  • Patrick Lee – Director, Infrastructure
  • Ishan Shekhar – Director, Private Equity
  • Manish Bangia – Vice President, Private Equity
  • Ken Okolocha – Manager, Cash Management
  • Gordon Wang – Manager, Private Credit
  • Lina Bast – Senior Analyst, Cash Management
  • Anuj Karwa – Senior Analyst, Private Equity
  • Silvia Ma – Senior Analyst, Private Credit
  • Shashank Pandya – Senior Analyst, Infrastructure
  • Jasim Qadoos – Senior Analyst, Private Credit
  • Ini Ekanem – Intermediate Analyst, Cash Management


About Northleaf Capital Partners

Northleaf Capital Partners is a global private markets investment firm with US$24 billion in private equity, private credit and infrastructure commitments raised to date from public, corporate and multi-employer pension plans, endowments, foundations, financial institutions and family offices. Northleaf’s 250-person team is located in Toronto, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Menlo Park, Montreal, New York and Tokyo. Northleaf sources, evaluates and manages private markets investments globally, with a focus on mid-market companies and assets. For more information on Northleaf, please visit