Corporate Leadership

Markus Reule

Chief Operating Officer LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

​​Markus Reule is global COO and Partner at BFIN Mr. Reule joined BFIN as a London-based Partner in January 2016 to set up the advisory practice for the firm’s financial institutions clients. He now leads BFIN’s business in London where he is responsible for M&A, debt advisory and capital structure advisory. In addition to his client facing front office responsibilities, he also serves as COO for BFIN globally where his responsibilities include corporate development and strategy. Prior to joining BFIN, Mr. Reule worked at RBS for more than 16 years, where he served in a number of senior roles including as co-head of the Financial Institutions Solutions business in the EMEA region and as co-head of the Financial Institutions Secured Debt EMEA team. He has also held investment banking positions in structured finance, debt capital markets origination and securitisation as well as in RBS Group Strategy, where he worked on M&A and corporate strategy projects. Mr. Reule qualified as Bankkaufmann in Germany and studied business administration at the universities of Tübingen and Edinburgh.
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Stephen Smyth, FCCA

Chief Financial Officer TORONTO, CANADA
​​ Stephen Smyth is the Chief Financial Officer for BFIN Mr. Smyth joined BFIN in 2011. Mr. Smyth spent the previous 5 years initially with the Financial Services Audit Group at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Toronto and later as a Financial Controller at Cormark Securities Inc. Prior to moving to Canada in 2007, Mr. Smyth worked in the UK with the Royal Bank of Scotland after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with a mid-sized firm in the Republic of Ireland. Mr. Smyth holds a Bachelor of Economics and Accounting from The Queen’s University, Belfast and is a Chartered Accountant.
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Robert Jarvis

​​ Robert Jarvis is the Global Head of HR for BFIN. Mr. Jarvis joined BFIN in 2017. Before joining BFIN, Mr. Jarvis worked for ENGIE Exploration and Production. Prior to this, he was a senior consultant working in numerous sectors, and before that had spells of time in the UK public and retail sectors. Mr. Jarvis is a Masters graduate in Human Resources Management and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
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Leo van den Thillart

Global Head - Managing Partner TORONTO, CANADA
​“Disruption requires a clean-sheet look at what is possible” Over 20 years of financial experience as a senior management team member and business builder with extensive strategic, capital formation and alternative investments advisory experience having raised more than $200 billion of capital across funds, co-investments and direct investments. Most recently, Managing Partner at Brookfield Asset Management and Global Head of Brookfield’s Private Funds Group from 2009 through 2020, instrumental in building out Brookfield’s Private Funds Group and responsible for the global marketing strategy, fundraising and product development of Brookfield’s private funds.

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Matt Vladars, CPA, CA

Chief Compliance Officer TORONTO. CANADA Matt Vladars is the Chief Compliance Officer for BFIN.
Mr. Vladars joined BFIN in 2016. Previously, he worked at BDO Canada LLP in its audit and assurance practice, specializing in real estate & professional services. He has also worked abroad for the BDO network of firms in both the USA and the UK.

Mr. Vladars holds an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration with Distinction from Wilfrid Laurier University. He was admitted into membership of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario in 2013.

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​​Heinrich Hauss

President & Managing Partner MUNICH, GERMANY
​​Heinrich Hauss is a Managing Partner & President at BFIN. He joined BFIN in 2011. Mr. Hauss started his career with Hypo Bank in New York and then progressed to leadership positions with RBS in Munich and London. Mr. Hauss holds a Masters in Business (Property) from the University of South Australia.
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