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 institution 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.
BFIN Private Advisors LP, BFIN Real Estate (London) Limited, BFIN Real Estate Group (Germany) GmbH




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.
BFIN Real Estate Group LP, BFIN Securities LP




Robert Jarvis


Global Head of HR LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
​​ 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).
BFIN Private Advisors LP, BFIN Real Estate (London) Limited, BFIN Real Estate Group (Germany) GmbH




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.

BFIN Real Estate Group LP, BFIN Securities LP




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.

BFIN Securities LP, BFIN Real Estate Group LP




Monique Pettigrew


Head of Legal LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM Monique Pettigrew is the Head of Legal for BFIN, based in the London office. She also has responsibility for compliance oversight of BFIN’s regulated entity in the UK.

Monique has 15 years of experience in the legal sector working for leading global investment banks and law firms including J.P.Morgan and White & Case LLP. Prior to joining BFIN in 2019, she served as the General Counsel for an award-winning fintech company. She has also previously held senior counsel roles in debt capital markets and infrastructure finance.

Monique is qualified in three jurisdictions (England & Wales, New York and Ontario) and has practised in a broad range of legal areas including finance, corporate/commercial, regulation and litigation. She has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of Alberta and both Common and Civil Law degrees from McGill University.

BFIN Private Advisors LP, BFIN Real Estate (London) Limited, BFIN Real Estate Group (Germany) GmbH




​​Heinrich Hauss


President & Managing Partner MUNICH, GERMANY
​​Heinrich Hauss is a Managing Partner and 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.
BFIN Private Advisors LP, BFIN Real Estate (London) Limited, BFIN Real Estate Group (Germany) GmbH





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