North America: Our Team

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 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 directors at 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.

Joe Freedman
Joe is Senior Managing Partner and Counsel of Brookfield’s Private Equity and Finance Group. Since joining Brookfield in 2002, Joe has held a number of positions including general counsel and managing 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.

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 Chief Executive Officer of Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners. Mr. Legault oversees Brookfield’s Power & Utilities Platform, comprising the company’s renewable power 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.

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 Person
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.

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.

Contacts

Media Inquiries
Andrew Willis
Tel: 416.369.8236
andrew.willis@brookfield.com

Investor Relations
Amar Dhotar
Tel: 416.359.8629
amar.dhotar@brookfield.com

Brookfield Asset Management's North American Team