Management Team

Reza Satchu

Reza Satchu

Managing Partner
Reza Satchu

Reza Satchu

Managing Partner

Reza Satchu is Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Alignvest Management Corporation. Mr. Satchu has substantial experience as an entrepreneur and investor. He has co-founded, built and/or managed several operating businesses from inception including: SupplierMarket, a supply chain software company with over 125 employees and investors that included KKR executives and Sequoia Capital, which was sold to Ariba for stock consideration of US$924 million; StorageNow, which became one of Canada’s largest self-storage companies prior to being sold to InStorage REIT for cash consideration of $110 million; and KGS-Alpha Capital Markets, a U.S. fixed-income broker dealer with over US$230 million of equity and mezzanine capital, 150 employees and over $130 million in annual revenue.

Previously, Mr. Satchu spent 12 years in New York City where he was a General Partner at Fenway Partners, a US$1.4 billion private equity firm focused on acquiring leading middle market companies typically from families or large corporations and a Financial Analyst at Merrill Lynch in the High Yield Finance and Restructuring Group. While at Fenway Partners, Mr. Satchu was involved in the acquisitions of Simmons Mattress, Delimex and Decorative Concepts.

Mr. Satchu has received “Canada’s Top 40 Under 40™” Award and the 2011 Management Achievement Award from McGill University (2011). Mr. Satchu is on the Board of Directors of KGS-Alpha Capital Markets, the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children Foundation where he is Chairman of the Governance and Nominating Committee (having served as Vice-Chairman of the Board from 2009 to 2011) and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School. Mr. Satchu is the Founding Chairman of The Next 36, an intensive entrepreneurship program for Canada’s most promising undergraduate students, which is funded and supported by many of Canada’s leading Chief Executive Officers and entrepreneurs (Founding Patrons include the Hon. Paul Desmarais, Jimmy Pattison and W. Galen Weston). From 2003 to 2009, he was an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto, where he taught Economics of Entrepreneurship, a class that for six years was rated by students as the best class/learning experience at the University of Toronto.

Mr. Satchu holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University.

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Timothy Hodgson

Retired Managing Partner
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Timothy Hodgson

Retired Managing Partner

Timothy Hodgson is a Retired Managing Partner of Alignvest Management Corporation. Prior to joining Alignvest, Mr. Hodgson was Special Advisor to Governor Carney at the Bank of Canada from 2010 to 2012, where he lead the Bank’s market infrastructure initiatives to: build a new repo clearinghouse business for Canada; reform Canada’s OTC derivatives markets; and review changes to systemically important market infrastructure businesses in Canada. While serving at the Bank, Mr. Hodgson sat on the Bank’s Monetary Policy Review Committee and Financial Stability Committee. Additionally, he represented the Bank on the Heads of Agencies Committee, and on the Heads of Dealers Committee with the heads of the major Canadian investment banks.

From 1990 to 2010, Mr. Hodgson held various positions in New York, London, Silicon Valley and Toronto with Goldman Sachs. His expertise spanned several industry verticals, capital markets products, merger advisory services and merchant banking. In 2005, Mr. Hodgson was tasked with rebuilding Goldman Sachs Canada after the firm had curtailed its Canadian investment banking, fixed income, and equity research operations in 2003. From 2005 to 2010, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs Canada with overall responsibilities for the firm’s operations, client relationships and regulatory matters in the region. Under his leadership, the firm significantly increased its headcount, and expanded the scope of its operations. Mr. Hodgson has advised Canadian governments, corporations and high net worth individuals. Selected clients in the financing, mergers and merchant banking businesses included the Province of Ontario Government, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, and Brookfield Asset Management. He has also sat on the Boards of CW Media, Goldman Sachs’ largest merchant banking investment in Canada.

Mr. Hodgson currently sits on the boards of Hydro One, The Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) and Alignvest Acquisition II Corporation. Mr. Hodgson’s prior directorships include MEG Energy, The Global Risk Institute, Next Canada, KGS-Alpha Capital Markets, Bridgepoint Health and the Richard Ivey School of Business.

Mr. Hodgson holds a Masters of Business Administration from The Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Manitoba. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA) and a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

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Sanjil Shah

CFO and Partner
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Sanjil Shah

CFO and Partner

Sanjil Shah is the Chief Financial Officer and a Founding Partner of Alignvest Management Corporation. Mr. Shah is also the Chief Financial Officer of Alignvest Capital Management Inc. and Alignvest Investment Management Corporation. Mr. Shah was previously the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of StorageNow Holdings, a retail real estate business that acquired, developed and operated 11 self-storage stores in Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta. The portfolio was successfully built over a four-year period and sold to InStorage REIT for cash consideration of $110 million. During this period, Mr. Shah directly managed approximately 50 retail and management employees. Prior to joining StorageNow, Mr. Shah was a Senior Manager at KPMG LLP, a global professional services firm, where he specialized in providing audit and advisory services to publicly-listed technology companies in Canada and the United States.

Mr. Shah has also been an instructor at York University’s Schulich School of Business, the University of Toronto and with the Chartered Accountants of Ontario’s School of Accountancy.

Mr. Shah holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto and is a Chartered Accountant and Certified Professional Accountant (Illinois).

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Greg Duggan

Vice-President
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Greg Duggan

Vice-President

Greg Duggan is a Vice-President at Alignvest Management Corporation.

Before joining Alignvest, Mr. Duggan was an Associate at Onex Partners focused on evaluating private equity investments across a number of industries, including Onex’s investments in BBAM, FLY Leasing, and Meridian Aviation. As part of his role, Mr. Duggan was also involved in fundraising efforts for a strategy-agnostic aircraft leasing platform. Mr. Duggan began his career in the investment banking division of Credit Suisse in Toronto where he advised companies on M&A, equity, and debt transactions with coverage focused on the natural resource and diversified sectors.

Mr. Duggan earned an MBA from Harvard Business School, a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University, and is a CFA charterholder.

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Celia Chan

Vice President, Finance
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Celia Chan

Vice President, Finance

Celia Chan is the Vice President of Finance at Alignvest Management Corporation. Ms. Chan was previously the Controller since joining Alignvest in 2013. Prior to joining Alignvest, Ms. Chan was a Manager at Ernst & Young LLP, a global professional services firm, where she specialized in providing audit and advisory services to clients in the financial services industry, specifically asset management companies.

Ms. Chan is a CPA, CA and holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Finance from the University of Toronto.

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Michael Karp

Associate
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Michael Karp

Associate

Michael Karp is an Associate at Alignvest Management Corporation. Prior to joining Alignvest, Mr. Karp was an investment banking analyst on the Mergers & Acquisitions team at BMO Capital Markets in Toronto. While at BMO, Mr. Karp was responsible for evaluating and executing M&A transactions across all industries. Prior to BMO Capital Markets, Mr. Karp was an investment banking analyst at Canaccord Genuity in Toronto.

Mr. Karp earned a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Computing from Queen’s University and has passed the CFA Level I exam.

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Jonathan Finkelstein

Vice-President
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Jonathan Finkelstein

Vice-President

Jonathan Finkelstein is a Vice-President at Alignvest Private Capital. Since joining Alignvest, Jonathan has worked on the acquisition of Sagicor Financial Corporation by Alignvest Acquisition II Corporation and the related acquisitions of Scotia Jamaica Life Insurance Company and ScotiaLife Trinidad & Tobago.

Before joining Alignvest, Jonathan was an associate at Lazard Freres and Co. in New York City where he advised on mergers and acquisitions of financial institutions. Representative clients included Blackstone’s Tactical Opportunities Group, Scotiabank, and American Express.

Prior to joining Lazard, Jonathan served as the Tax Policy Advisor to Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty. He began his career as an attorney at Skadden Arps in New York City.

Jonathan holds an MBA from Columbia Business School (Deans Honors and Distinction, Top 5%, Robert H. Montgomery Prize in Accounting), a Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School (Dean’s List, Top 3%, Alexander David Mackenzie Scholarship, Cassels Brock and Blackwell Prize in Civil Procedure, Law Society of Upper Canada Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Legal Studies), a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University (Great Distinction), and an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University Law School.

Operating Partners

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Joe Manget

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Edgewood Health Network Inc.
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Joe Manget

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Edgewood Health Network Inc.

Joe Manget is the Chairman of the Edgewood Health Network Inc. (EHN), a Canadian based private pay mental health and addictions treatment platform launched by Alignvest in December 2013. Mr. Manget was previously a Senior Partner at The Boston Consulting Group where he led BCG Canada (2006 to 2009), then led BCG’s Global Operations practice (2010 to 2012), which he transformed into the firm’s largest and fastest growing global practice. While at BCG, he led over 140 management consulting cases in 14 years, across the Americas, Europe, China and Australia. Over the course of his consulting career, Mr. Manget’s client work focused primarily on service and manufacturing companies in the consumer goods, retail, and technology sectors, and he has also worked in health care and industrial goods. Most of the projects he led have been in the areas of innovation, product development, manufacturing, procurement, supply chain and customer service.

Prior to BCG, Mr. Manget was a senior manager at IBM Canada (now Celestica). During his ten years there, he held a number of operational and marketing management positions within the manufacturing organization. He also worked at Bain & Co. for three years as a consultant and manager.

Mr. Manget holds a Master of Science from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering from the University of Toronto, graduating first in class (summa cum laude) in both programs.