Managing Director & Head of Asia-Pacific
Jeff leads Northleaf’s activities in the Asia-Pacific region, working closely with existing and prospective investors and investment consultants to design, develop and monitor their private markets portfolios. Jeff is a member of the firm’s Investment Committees and oversees the origination, evaluation and monitoring of Northleaf’s private markets investments. He is also Chair of Northleaf’s ESG Committee and serves on the advisory boards of several partnerships within Northleaf’s portfolio.
Prior to relocating to Asia to lead Northleaf’s Tokyo office, Jeff was head of Northleaf’s investor relations and business development activities. He joined Northleaf’s predecessor, TD Capital, in 2005 and was previously a management consultant with McKinsey & Company where he specialized in corporate strategy, finance and organizational behaviour, advising companies in financial services and other sectors. Previously, Jeff was a corporate/securities lawyer with Stikeman Elliott in Toronto, and Hamada Matsumoto in Tokyo, where he advised clients on private equity, infrastructure, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions transactions. Prior to that, Jeff worked with the United Nations Development Programme in New York and West Africa.
Jeff received a B.A. (First Class Honours) from the University of British Columbia, an M.Phil. in International Relations from Oxford University and an LL.B. (Dean’s Honours List) from the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto.