Eric Munson

Eric Munson is a Fund Accountant at Sagard and joined the firm in 2022. Eric is responsible for day-to-day fund operations, NAV calculations, and the accounting of capital activities for Sagard Credit Partners, Sagard Private Equity Canada, and Sagard Healthcare Royalty Partners. Eric is a member of the Finance team and is based in New York City.

Prior to Sagard, Eric was an Analyst at Goldman Sachs within the Alternative Investments & Manager Selection (AIMS) business, where he took part in the manager diligence and risk management processes across a $275 billion platform consisting of private equity, hedge fund, real estate, private credit, and long-only investment managers. Previously, Eric was an Assurance Associate at EY where he contributed to the audits of large private equity and hedge fund clients.

Eric holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Accounting and Finance (magna cum laude) from the University of New Hampshire.

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Jawad Qazi

Jawad Syed Qazi is an Associate at Sagard Private Equity Canada. Jawad joined the firm in 2022 and is based in Montreal.

Prior to joining Sagard, Jawad was a Private Equity Analyst at Novacap, one of Canada’s leading middle market buyout and growth equity fund with over $8 billion of assets under management. As a member of the industries deal team, Jawad was actively involved in the execution of platform and add-on investments in North America across a number of different industrial sectors ranging from manufacturing, distribution, agriculture, healthcare and nutraceutical. Jawad started his career in public audit at Deloitte.

Jawad holds a B.Com in Accountancy and a Graduate Diploma in Chartered Professional Accountancy (CPA) from the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) charterholder.

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Adam Sinukoff

Adam Sinukoff is a Vice President of Private Equity Canada at Sagard and joined the firm in 2022. Adam is responsible for originating, structuring, investing, and portfolio company management across all sectors. Adam is a member of Sagard Private Equity Canada and is based in Toronto, ON.

Prior to Sagard, Adam was a Senior Associate at DW Healthcare Partners, where he focused on private equity investments in the healthcare sector across the US and Canada. Prior to that, Adam was an Associate at British Columbia Investment Management, where he focused on direct private equity investments with a focus on the industrials sector. Adam started his career in investment banking at National Bank Financial.

Adam holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.

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Taylor Overing

Taylor Overing is Legal Counsel at Sagard and joined the firm in January 2022, after a one-year secondment from Torys LLP. Taylor is a member of the legal team and is based in Toronto, Canada.

Prior to Sagard, Taylor practiced corporate law at Torys LLP, where he was an active member of the firm’s M&A and private equity funds groups.

Taylor holds a J.D. from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University and a B.A.H. from Queen’s University.

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Ian Sherman

Ian Sherman is the Director of Growth and Value Creation at Sagard and joined the firm in 2022. Ian supports Sagard’s global portfolio with achieving revenue growth and improving operations. He is a member of the Value Creation Team and is based in New York, NY.

Prior to Sagard, Ian was Head of Growth at an e-commerce company, Bokksu, where he revitalized contribution margin and profitably led the business through multi year 8-figure revenue growth. Previously, he diligenced consumer businesses at Cohanzick Management and managed upwards of $40mm marketing budgets for well-known consumer brands (AllState, MasterCard, StubHub) at a performance marketing agency: Ampush. 

Ian holds a B.A. in Public Policy and Psychology from Brown University.

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Weber Neves

Weber Neves is an Office Coordinator at Sagard. He joined the firm in 2022. Weber is responsible for both general and clerical tasks around the office, making sure it is organized and properly equipped for smooth daily operations. He is based in Toronto, Canada.

Prior to Sagard, Weber was a Corporate Services Coordinator at Power Corporation of Canada, where he was responsible for planning and coordinating events, boardroom set up and overseeing reception duties.

Weber holds a Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree from Universidade Castelo Branco, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Mina Slimistinos

Mina Slimistinos is an Executive Assistant at Sagard and joined the firm in 2022. Mina is responsible for supporting Stephan Klee, Chief Financial Officer and his team by completing a broad variety of administrative tasks. Mina is based in Montreal, Canada.

Prior to Sagard, Mina was an Executive Assistant at Air Canada where she provided administrative support to the Vice President of the North American Airports.

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Mrinay Nair

Mrinay Nair is a Principal, Partnerships and Policy at Sagard and joined the firm in 2022. With a particular focus on Portage Ventures, the venture capital arm of Sagard, Mrinay is responsible for helping Sagard’s investors maximize the strategic value of their investment by identifying and facilitating commercial partnerships between limited partners and portfolio companies and delivering actionable insights on market trends and developments in collaboration with the investment and value creation teams. He is a member of the value creation team and is based in Toronto, Canada.

Prior to Sagard, Mrinay was a Director of Market Strategy at Mackenzie Investments where he was responsible for developing a market strategy for the asset and wealth management businesses, transforming client experience, and driving double digit growth in client acquisition. Mrinay also comes with extensive experience advising C- suite executives at Financial Services Institutions and the Retail sector on technology strategy, business aligned technology roadmaps and launching of new digital products through partnerships during his tenure at Deloitte Consulting.

Mrinay holds a Masters in Business Entrepreneurship and Technology from University of Waterloo and a Bachelors in Computer Science Engineering from University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany. He is currently an advisor to the Faculty of Science and Business at the University of Waterloo and co-leading the development of a Leadership Bootcamp at University of Waterloo.

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Mirabel Onitiri

Mirabel Onitiri is a Manager, Accounting policy and Advisory at Sagard and joined the firm in 2022. Mirabel is responsible for advising on accounting transactions and preparing documentation to support conclusions under IFRS. Mirabel is based in Toronto, Ontario.

Prior to Sagard, Mirabel was a Manager, General Accounting at Hexo Operations where she provided on complex transactions such as business combinations and quantifying the related accounting implications under IFRS. She also managed the month-end/quarter-end financial close process and was a key resource in the implementation of new financial systems.

Mirabel is a CPA and holds a B.Sc. in Accounting from University of Lagos.

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Genevieve Reibmayr-Little

Genevieve Reibmayr-Little is an Executive Assistant at Sagard and joined the firm in 2022.  Genevieve is responsible for providing support to Stephanie Choo, Partner.  Genevieve is a member of the Portage Ventures team and is based in Toronto, Canada.

Prior to Sagard, Genevieve was the Executive Assistant at TRU LUV Inc., a tech start-up based in Toronto.

Genevieve holds a B.A. in International Development and African Studies from McGill University.

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