Investments

Andrew Brenton

Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Brenton is the CEO and a co-founder of Turtle Creek.  Previously, Mr. Brenton founded and was the CEO of the private equity subsidiary of The Bank of Nova Scotia where he invested $300 million in control positions of a dozen Canadian private companies.  Mr. Brenton was head of the high technology investment banking practice of Scotia Capital in the early 1990's and prior to that, he was a founding member and Managing Director in the firm’s mergers and acquisitions practice.  Mr. Brenton joined McLeod Young Weir (the predecessor to Scotia Capital) in 1984.  Mr. Brenton received his MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business (University of Western Ontario) in 1984 and his B.Sc. from Mount Allison University in 1980.

Jeffrey Cole

Managing Partner

Jeffrey Cole is a Managing Partner and a co-founder of Turtle Creek.  Previously, Mr. Cole was a Partner in the private equity subsidiary of The Bank of Nova Scotia and was responsible for assisting in its management and investing activities.  Prior to that, Mr. Cole was a Vice President in the mergers and acquisitions practice of Scotia Capital.  Mr. Cole joined Scotia Capital in 1992.  Mr. Cole received his MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management in 1992, his law degree from the University of Toronto in 1990 and his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto in 1987.

Jeffrey Hebel

Managing Partner

Jeffrey Hebel is a Managing Partner and a co-founder of Turtle Creek.  Previously, Mr. Hebel was a Partner in the private equity subsidiary of The Bank of Nova Scotia and was responsible for assisting in its management and investing activities.  Previously, Mr. Hebel was a Director in Scotia Capital’s investment banking group and prior to that was a senior accountant with KPMG.  Mr. Hebel is both a CFA charterholder and a Chartered Accountant and received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University in 1990.

Cameron McKendry

Principal

Cameron is a Principal in Turtle Creek's  investment group.  Cameron initially joined Turtle Creek in 2004 for a co-op term and returned full-time in 2005.  Cameron is a CFA charterholder and received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and a Bachelor of Science degree, both with distinction, from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2005.

Patrick Zabek

Associate

Patrick is an Associate in Turtle Creek's investment group.  Patrick initially joined Turtle Creek in 2010 for a co-op term and returned full-time in 2011.  Patrick is a CFA charterholder and received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2011

Krishna Aggarwal

Analyst

Krishna joined in 2016 as an Analyst in Turtle Creek's investment group. Krishna initially joined Turtle Creek in 2015 for a co-op term and returned full-time in 2016. Krishna received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, with distinction, from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2016.

Mike Cestas

Analyst

Mike joined in 2015 as an Analyst in Turtle Creek's investment group. Prior to joining Turtle Creek, Mike spent two years at Gluskin Sheff as an Investment Analyst. Mike is a CFA charterholder and received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, with high distinction, and was awarded the Alumni Gold Medal from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2013.

Simon Clark

Analyst

Simon joined in 2015 as an Analyst in Turtle Creek's investment group. Previously, Simon spent two years working in the Heli-One finance department at CHC Helicopter concurrent with his studies. Simon received an Honors Business Administration degree, with distinction, from the Richard Ivey School of Business (University of Western Ontario) in 2015 graduating on the Dean's Honor list.

Relationship Management

Michael Bowen

Director, Business Development

Michael is a Director, Business Development at Turtle Creek.  Previously, Michael was a consultant to NYSE Liffe US for business development initiatives in Canada and prior to that, was a Director of Credit Suisse, where he developed structured solutions for institutional clients.  From 1990 to 2008, Michael was a Managing Director at BMO Capital Markets, where he was Head of Canadian Fixed Income Sales and prior to that, was a member of the Securitization team.  Michael received his Bachelor of Arts in English from McGill University in 1987.

Bill Molson

Director, Business Development

Bill, is a Director, Business Development at Turtle Creek. Previously Bill worked with Saguenay Strathmore Capital, a US based wealth advisory firm which specialized in advising clients on hedge fund strategies. From 1986 to 2006 he was a Managing Director at UBS Securities Canada where he was involved in all facets of the firm’s operations. Bill received his BA in Economics from Queens University in 1975.

Liann Pincott

Director, Private Client

Liann is a Director, Private Client at Turtle Creek.  Prior to joining Turtle Creek in April 2013, Liann held senior relationship management roles working with high net worth and institutional clients at leading financial institutions including CIBC and UBS Bank (Canada).  Liann holds the CIM and CFP designations and studied Political Science at McGill University.  Liann serves on the Board of the McMichael Canadian Art Foundation.

Carly Diamond

Associate, Private Client

Carly is an Associate, Private Client at Turtle Creek. Prior to joining Turtle Creek, Carly was an Associate with a merchant bank, where she was responsible for business development, client services, as well as marketing and communication strategies. Carly received an Honors Business Administration degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario in 2011.

Allyson Watson

Associate, Private Client

Allyson is an Associate, Private Client at Turtle Creek.  Prior to joining Turtle Creek in January of 2013, Allyson worked as an associate and accountant at a luxury goods retailer.  Allyson studied accounting at Mount Saint Vincent University.

Finance and Operations

Ryan Barry

General Counsel

Ryan is the General Counsel of Turtle Creek. Previously, Ryan was a Managing Director and Head of Multi-Manager Funds with The Carlyle Group’s subsidiary Diversified Global Asset Management (DGAM), where he managed $3 billion of global, cross-asset class portfolios of hedge and credit funds. Prior to that, Ryan was DGAM’s General Counsel and part of the firm’s Operating Committee. Ryan previously practiced corporate law with Torys LLP from 1999 through 2005, with emphasis on corporate finance, M&A and securities. Ryan received his Master of Finance degree from the University of Toronto in 2011, his law degree from the University of Toronto in 1999, and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Queen’s University in 1996.

Derek Garkut

Director of Operations

Derek is Director of Operations at Turtle Creek.  Derek joined Turtle Creek as an Analyst in 2008.  Derek is a CFA charterholder and received an MBA from Concordia University in 2010.  In 2007, Derek received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Bachelor of Mathematics degree, with distinction, from the University of Waterloo.

Dennis Pan CPA, CA

Director of Finance

Dennis is Director of Finance at Turtle Creek. Previously, Dennis spent four years as a Fund Controller with a global fund administrator providing comprehensive fund administration services including operations outsourcing and custom technology. Prior to this, he was with Ernst & Young for three years where he specialized in providing assurance services to clients in the financial services industry. Dennis is a Chartered Accountant and received a Bachelor of Administrative Studies Accounting Honours degree from York University in 2008.

Kristina Corrente

Client Services

Kristina is a Client Services representative at Turtle Creek. Prior to joining Turtle Creek in March of 2016, Kristina worked as an administrative assistant for a food company. Kristina received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ryerson University in 2014.

Ashley Medeiros

Executive Assistant

Ashley is an Executive Assistant at Turtle Creek. Previously, Ashley worked as an Executive Assistant and Accountant at The Catalyst Capital Group for 5 years. Ashley has a Certificate in Accounting from George Brown College.