Jeff Lucassen

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer

Jeff leads Northleaf’s Corporate team and is responsible for the financial and operational activities of the firm. Jeff manages and provides strategic oversight for key business functions, including Investor Operations, Finance & Corporate Operations, Human Resources, Tax, Technology and Corporate Development. Jeff is also actively involved in Northleaf’s global investment, asset and risk management, and investor relations activities.

Prior to joining Northleaf in 2017, Jeff was a Partner of The Carlyle Group, a global alternative asset manager, and Chief Operating Officer of Carlyle Liquid Markets, formerly Diversified Global Asset Management (DGAM), a diversified hedge fund manager. Jeff was a co-founder of DGAM in 2004 and served as DGAM’s Chief Operating Officer until its acquisition by Carlyle in 2014. Previously, Jeff served as the Controller, Investment and Corporate Finance, at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan where he built the portfolio, risk management and compliance systems as the pension plan grew to more than $100 billion in assets and expanded its investment activities in alternative assets globally. Jeff began his career as an auditor with KPMG where he focused on the financial services and asset management sectors.

Jeff received a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from the University of Windsor and a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from the University of Western Ontario. He holds the Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst designations.