John Valentini CPA, CBV, ASA
Executive Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Fiera Private Markets
John Valentini is Executive Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Fiera Private Markets. In his role, he oversees Fiera Capital’s private markets platform, which includes real estate core and value-add, real estate financing, infrastructure, agriculture, private equity and private credit.
John has over 20 years of experience as a senior executive in managing both public and private organizations, including in the area of investment management. Prior to joining Fiera Capital, he held the positions of Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at PSP Investment Inc., Chief Financial Officer at BCE Emergis and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Cognicase Inc., as well as senior positions in Corporate Finance at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Caisse de depot and placement du Quebec and Ernst & Young.
John holds a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) in Corporate Finance and a Graduate Diploma in Public Accountancy from McGill University. He is an Advanced Management Program Graduate of Wharton, University of Pennsylvania. John holds the following professional designations: Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Chartered Business Valuator (CBV) and Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA). He is also a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Theresa Shutt is Head of Corporate Debt at Fiera Private Debt. In this role, she is accountable for the management of the Canadian Corporate Debt funds and platform in Canada. Previously, Theresa was Senior Vice President for Corporate Debt. Prior to joining the company in July 2019, she was the Chief Investment Officer of Private Debt with Integrated Asset Management.
With over 20 years of experience in corporate lending and capital markets, she contributes to the success of the business by growing AUM through strategic capital deployment and the development of innovative private debt strategies.
Prior to Integrated Asset Management, Ms. Shutt was a Managing Director with BMO Corporate Finance where she developed customized financing solutions for mid-market Canadian Companies. Previous to this role, she held a variety of roles at RBC and Scotiabank structuring fixed income and equity derivatives for corporations and asset managers. She began her career working as an economist for the Conference Board of Canada.
Theresa Shutt holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics (Honours) from the University of Alberta, a Master of Arts (MA) in Economics from McMaster University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Rotman School of Management of the University of Toronto. Ms. Shutt is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.
Paul Colatrella is Head of Infrastructure Debt at Fiera Private Debt. In this role, Paul is accountable for the management of the Infrastructure Debt platform in Canada and in the USA. Before joining Fiera Private Debt in October 2020, Mr. Colatrella was the Head of Clean Energy Infrastructure Credit for Capital Dynamics, a leading clean energy investor. He was responsible for all aspects of fundraising, originating and investing relevant to the strategy he brought to the firm in early 2018.
Previously, Mr. Colatrella was Co-head of the Private Credit Power Generation Team at Ares Private Debt Power Generation from 2011 to 2017. As Co-head, he was responsible for recommending all power related debt transactions to the Ares Investment Committee, which had final investment decision authority. He also served on the Investment Committee for Ares Energy Investors Funds, a private equity acquisition by Ares he proposed and led the due diligence effort for.
Prior to Ares, he was a Senior Vice President at TCW/EIG Global Energy Partners from 2006 to 2011. Prior to 2006, he had a 14-year career in project finance banking at HypoVereinsbank, AG and Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank, LTD (now part of Mizuho Group).
Mr. Colatrella has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance from the University of Fordham and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in European History from the University of Rochester.