Senior Managing Partners

Barry Blattman
Barry is a Senior Managing Partner responsible for Brookfield’s private equity, credit and property investment strategies. Prior to joining Brookfield in 2002, Barry was a Managing Director with Merrill Lynch, responsible for various businesses including real estate equity and debt, structured finance and Latin American debt capital markets. Barry began his career in 1986 with Salomon Brothers. Barry received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan and an MBA from New York University.

Jeff Blidner
Jeff is the Senior Managing Partner responsible for strategic planning as well as transaction execution. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of Brookfield’s Private Funds Group, Chairman and a director of Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners, Chairman and a director of Rouse Properties, Inc. and a director of Brookfield Asset Management and Brookfield Infrastructure Partners. Prior to joining Brookfield in 2000, Jeff was a senior partner at a Canadian law firm.

Richard (Ric) Clark
Ric is a Senior Managing Partner and global head of real estate at Brookfield, CEO of Brookfield Property Partners, chairman of Rouse Properties and a member of the board of director of General Growth Properties and other Brookfield affiliates. He has over 30 years of real estate experience. Ric has been employed by the company and its predecessors since 1984 in various senior roles including President of Brookfield Office Properties’ U.S. Commercial Operations. Ric holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Bruce Flatt
Bruce is the Senior Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of the company. Bruce was appointed to this position in February 2002, following a number of roles in Brookfield's investment and operating businesses since 1990. Bruce holds a Business degree from the University of Manitoba.

Joe Freedman
Joe is Senior Managing Partner at Brookfield Asset Management. Since joining company in 2002, Joe has held a number of positions including general counsel and partner responsible for M&A transaction execution and fund formation and operations. Joe was formerly a lawyer in the corporate finance group at a Toronto law firm where he specialized in private equity transactions and public company mergers and acquisitions. Joe holds a joint MBA\LL.B from York University's Schulich School of Business and Osgoode Hall Law School and was named one of Canada's Top 40 Under 40 in-house counsel by Lexpert Magazine.

Harry Goldgut
Harry is Senior Managing Partner, Brookfield Asset Management Inc. and Chairman of Brookfield’s Power and Utilities Group. Harry joined Brookfield in 1997 and has led the expansion of Brookfield’s power and utilities operations with primary responsibility for strategic initiatives and senior regulatory relationships. He played an active role in the restructuring of the electricity industry in Ontario as both a member of the Market Design Committee, appointed by the Ontario Government in 1998, and as a member of the Minister of Energy’s Advisory Committee. Harry attended the University of Toronto and received his LL.B in 1980 from Osgoode Hall Law School.

Jon Haick
Jon is a Senior Managing Partner at Brookfield Asset Management and CEO of Brookfield Europe, based in London. He is responsible for the expansion of our private equity business in Europe. Jon joined Brookfield's private equity group in 2005 and has worked in a number of investment and operating roles within the group since that time. Jon is a Chartered Accountant, a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder and holds a business degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Brian Kingston
Brian is a Senior Managing Partner of Brookfield and President and chief investment officer for Brookfield's global real estate group and Brookfield Property Partners, based in New York. Brian joined Brookfield in 2001 and held senior management positions within the company and its affiliates, including mergers and acquisitions, merchant banking and real estate advisory services. From 2008 to 2012, Brian held leadership roles for Brookfield in Australia, where the company acquired and integrated property and infrastructure businesses. Brian holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queens University.

Brian Lawson
Brian is Senior Managing Partner and Chief Financial Officer. Brian has held senior management positions within Brookfield since the early 1990's. As Chief Financial Officer, Brian is responsible for Brookfield's financial reporting, risk management and funding activities of the organization. Brian graduated from the University of Toronto and subsequently qualified as a Chartered Accountant.

Richard Legault
Richard is a Senior Managing Partner of Brookfield Asset Management and the President and Chief Executive Officer of Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners. Mr. Legault oversees Brookfield’s Power & Utilities Platform, comprising the company’s renewable energy generation and electric utilities businesses. Richard was Chief Financial Officer of Brookfield Asset Management from 2000 to 2001, prior to which he held several senior positions in operations, finance, and corporate development with the company’s forest products operations.

Luiz Ildefonso Simões Lopes
Luiz is the Senior Managing Partner of Brookfield in charge of Brookfield’s operations in Brazil and is the Chief Executive Officer of Brookfield Brazil. Luiz is based in Rio de Janeiro. Luiz has over 35 years of experience in capital markets, and prior to joining Brookfield, was Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Magliano CTVM as well as Managing Director of Fiat Leasing and Banco Fiat. Luiz obtained his degree in Business Administration from Faculdade Moraes Júnior and his Capital Markets specialization from Fundação Getúlio Vargas. Luiz is a member of the board of directors of the Brazilian Symphonic Orchestra (“OSB”), the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce (“CCBC”), and the American-Brazil Chamber of Commerce (“AMCHAM”). Luiz is a member of the International Advisory Board of Fundação Dom Cabral, a world renowned executive education center, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Fundação Getúlio Vargas, a leading academic and research center, both located in Brazil.

Cyrus Madon
Cyrus is the Senior Managing Partner responsible for Brookfield’s private equity and lending activities and has been a member of the Brookfield team since 1998 when he was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Brookfield's real estate brokerage business. Cyrus has extensive experience in private equity, restructuring, corporate finance and merchant banking across a broad range of industries, including real estate, resources and manufacturing. Cyrus began his career at Pricewaterhouse-Coopers where he worked in Corporate Finance and Recovery in Canada and the United Kingdom.

George Myhal
George is a Senior Managing Partner and has primary responsibility for strategic planning, business development and the Public Securities Operations. George has held a number of senior positions within Brookfield since joining the company in 1981 and has been instrumental in the development and growth of Brookfield's asset management business. George is trained as a Chartered Accountant and has an industrial engineering degree from the University of Toronto.

Lori Pearson
Lori is Senior Managing Partner at Brookfield Asset Management responsible for Human Resources. Prior to joining Brookfield in 2003, Lori worked at one of the big four accounting firms, initially in a client facing role and later as the head of Human Resources for the Canadian tax practice. Lori is a Chartered Accountant and graduated from the University of Western Ontario, Ivey School of Business with an Honours Business degree.

Sam Pollock
Sam is Senior Managing Partner and Head of Infrastructure Activities. Sam is responsible for the expansion of our infrastructure operating platform. Sam joined Brookfield's financial services operation in 1994 and has held various senior positions in the organization, including leadership of the company's financial advisory services and investment group. Sam is a Chartered Accountant and holds a business degree from Queen's University.

William Powell
William (Bill) is a Senior Managing Partner of Brookfield and is CEO of Brookfield-Australia. Bill is also the manager of Brookfield’s global Financial Risk Management activities. Previously, Bill was a partner in Brookfield’s real estate mezzanine debt fund  with Barry Blattman, Senior Managing Partner of Brookfield. Prior to joining Brookfield, Bill held various senior management positions within the real estate capital markets groups at several investment management firms. Bill received his B.S. in Accounting from the University of Richmond in 1981 and his M.B.A. from the Darden School of the University of Virginia in 1990.

Sachin Shah
Sachin is a Senior Managing Partner at Brookfield Asset Management and the CFO of Brookfield Renewable Energy Group. Prior to joining Brookfield, Sachin worked for one of the major accounting firms. He received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Ben Vaughan
Ben is Senior Managing Partner, Brookfield Asset Management and Chief Investment Officer for Brookfield in South America. He joined Brookfield in 2001 as part of the corporate development team and in that capacity he focused on restructurings, financing, acquisitions and divestitures. From 2006 to 2012, Ben held a series of executive positions at Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners. He holds a Chartered Accountant designation and is a graduate of Queens University.

Corporate Officers

Dinaz Dadyburjor

 

Dinaz is Managing Partner, Corporate Operations. She is responsible for various corporate functions, including risk management, compliance, and assurance services.   Dinaz joined Brookfield in 2006 and has held various senior finance and operations roles within the organization since that time. Dinaz is a Chartered Accountant and holds a business degree from the University of Miami.

Brett Fox
Brett is Managing Partner, Corporate Operations and is responsible for certain corporate operations, administrative and legal functions. Brett has held various legal and corporate roles in our affiliates since joining Brookfield in 2002. Prior to joining Brookfield, Brett was with the law firm of Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP in New York. He holds a law degree from Fordham University School of Law and an undergraduate degree from Cornell University.

A.J. Silber
A.J. is Vice President, Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary. He joined Brookfield in 2012 after working at the law firms of Torys LLP in Toronto and Ropes & Gray LLP In New York. A.J. is a graduate of the JD/MBA program at the University of Toronto and also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University.

Leo van den Thillart
Leo is Managing Partner, Private Funds Group. He is responsible for the global marketing strategy, branding and fundraising of Brookfield’s private funds. Prior to joining Brookfield he was co-Head of the Private Funds Group at leading global investment bank, directing an international advisory and placement business. Leo was also a co-founder and senior managing partner of a private equity placement and advisory firm he sold to a global financial services company.

Andrew Willis

Andrew is Senior Vice President, Communications and Media. He joined Brookfield in 2010, after a two-decade career in business journalism. He has a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of King's College and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario. 

 

Brookfield Asset Management's Management Team