Meet the Bonnefield Team

Management Committee

Joey Placeholder

Richard D’Archivio

Managing Partner, Chief Financial Office and CCO

Richard has responsibility and oversight for finance, compliance, human resources and information technology at Bonnefield. He is also a member of Bonnefield's Investment Committee. Richard has nearly 25 years of experience in the financial services industry with emphasis in investment and wealth management.
Prior to joining Bonnefield, Richard was CFO at a leading distributor and investment fund manager of education savings solutions with over $5 billion in assets under management. Prior to that Richard was CFO of one of Canada’s largest and fastest-growing independent investment fund managers with over $13 billion in assets under management at the time. Richard also has over eight years of public accounting experience with Deloitte LLP in the assurance and business advisory practice where he provided audit and consulting services.

Education
CFA Charterholder
Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA,CA)
Bachelor of Business Administration – Schulich School of Business, York University

Richard D’Archivio

Managing Partner, CFO & CCO

Joey Placeholder

Richard D’Archivio

Managing Partner, Chief Financial Office and CCO

Richard has responsibility and oversight for finance, compliance, human resources and information technology at Bonnefield. He is also a member of Bonnefield's Investment Committee. Richard has nearly 25 years of experience in the financial services industry with emphasis in investment and wealth management.
Prior to joining Bonnefield, Richard was CFO at a leading distributor and investment fund manager of education savings solutions with over $5 billion in assets under management. Prior to that Richard was CFO of one of Canada’s largest and fastest-growing independent investment fund managers with over $13 billion in assets under management at the time. Richard also has over eight years of public accounting experience with Deloitte LLP in the assurance and business advisory practice where he provided audit and consulting services.

Education
CFA Charterholder
Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA,CA)
Bachelor of Business Administration – Schulich School of Business, York University

Jeremy Rutke
Lee Boelsma

Sam Doyle

Partner

Sam leads Bonnefield’s Integrated Agriculture initiatives and is a member of Bonnefield’s Management Committee.

Prior to joining Bonnefield, Sam was a Vice President at AGR Partners, a food and agribusiness focused private equity manager with over USD $1 billion in assets under management. Sam was a member of the investment team responsible for the sourcing, evaluation, execution and management of investment opportunities across various agricultural sectors. Prior to that, Sam was an Analyst at Goldman Sachs and Co. in their Alternative Investments and Manager Selection division.

Education:
Bachelor of Business Administration – Acadia University

Sam
Doyle

Partner

Lee Boelsma

Sam Doyle

Partner

Sam leads Bonnefield’s Integrated Agriculture initiatives and is a member of Bonnefield’s Management Committee.

Prior to joining Bonnefield, Sam was a Vice President at AGR Partners, a food and agribusiness focused private equity manager with over USD $1 billion in assets under management. Sam was a member of the investment team responsible for the sourcing, evaluation, execution and management of investment opportunities across various agricultural sectors. Prior to that, Sam was an Analyst at Goldman Sachs and Co. in their Alternative Investments and Manager Selection division.

Education:
Bachelor of Business Administration – Acadia University

Tom Eisenhauer

Founding Partner, CEO

Tom is CEO of Bonnefield which he co-founded in 2009. He is responsible for the company’s overall operations and is also a member of Bonnefield's board of directors and its investment committee. He has a broad range of private equity investing, investment banking and merchant banking experience. Prior to joining Bonnefield, Tom was the Managing Partner of Latitude Partners, which he co-founded in 1999. Latitude managed the Longitude Fund LP, a private equity fund that specialized in buyouts of private and public Canadian technology companies.

Previously, Tom was Managing Director of TD Securities and the founder and head of TD’s technology investment banking operations. He was also a managing director of Lancaster Financial, a leading independent merger and acquisition advisory firm where he was employed from 1987 until it was acquired by TD Securities in 1995.

Education                                                                                                                                                                                   ICD.D, Director’s Education Program, Institute of Corporate Directors & Rotman School of Business        M.A. Economics, Queen’s University
B.A. (Gold Medal) in Economics & Russian Literature, University of King’s College & Dalhousie University

Tom Eisenhauer

Founding Partner, CEO

Tom Eisenhauer

Founding Partner, CEO

Tom is CEO of Bonnefield which he co-founded in 2009. He is responsible for the company’s overall operations and is also a member of Bonnefield's board of directors and its investment committee. He has a broad range of private equity investing, investment banking and merchant banking experience. Prior to joining Bonnefield, Tom was the Managing Partner of Latitude Partners, which he co-founded in 1999. Latitude managed the Longitude Fund LP, a private equity fund that specialized in buyouts of private and public Canadian technology companies.

Previously, Tom was Managing Director of TD Securities and the founder and head of TD’s technology investment banking operations. He was also a managing director of Lancaster Financial, a leading independent merger and acquisition advisory firm where he was employed from 1987 until it was acquired by TD Securities in 1995.

Education                                                                                                                                                                                   ICD.D, Director’s Education Program, Institute of Corporate Directors & Rotman School of Business        M.A. Economics, Queen’s University
B.A. (Gold Medal) in Economics & Russian Literature, University of King’s College & Dalhousie University

Andrea Gruza
Andrea Gruza

Andrea Gruza

Managing Partner

 

Andrea leads the Capital Markets team at Bonnefield with responsibility for investor relations and fundraising across all Bonnefield products. Additionally, Andrea has responsibility for Bonnefield's sustainability and ESG activities and new product development, and is a member of Bonnefield's Investment Committee.

Andrea is a former investment banker with experience in mergers and acquisitions across multiple industry groups including agriculture, mining and financial institutions. Prior to investment banking, Andrea worked for Risk Management Solutions, the global leader in catastrophe risk modelling where she advised U.K., E.U., and Asian clients in the insurance and reinsurance industries.

Education

MBA, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Msc. International Political Economy, The London School of Economics
Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management, Carleton University

Andrea Gruza

Managing Partner

Andrea Gruza

Andrea Gruza

Managing Partner

 

Andrea leads the Capital Markets team at Bonnefield with responsibility for investor relations and fundraising across all Bonnefield products. Additionally, Andrea has responsibility for Bonnefield's sustainability and ESG activities and new product development, and is a member of Bonnefield's Investment Committee.

Andrea is a former investment banker with experience in mergers and acquisitions across multiple industry groups including agriculture, mining and financial institutions. Prior to investment banking, Andrea worked for Risk Management Solutions, the global leader in catastrophe risk modelling where she advised U.K., E.U., and Asian clients in the insurance and reinsurance industries.

Education

MBA, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Msc. International Political Economy, The London School of Economics
Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management, Carleton University
Wally Johnston
Wally Johnston

Wally Johnston

Partner

 

As a founding member of Bonnefield, Wally has supported the development of the firm's offering to the agricultural community. He continues to actively foster relationships with agricultural operators and farmers across the country and is a member of Bonnefield's Investment Committee.

Wally’s passion for farming and his understanding of farm operators – their challenges, opportunities and sensibilities – comes directly from experience. He was raised on a farm in Carp, Ontario, which he subsequently purchased in 2000, and continued to operate as a cash crop and cow/calf beef business until 2007.

Prior to Bonnefield, Wally spent several years in construction and engineering, as well as real estate. He is a licensed real estate broker and previously built and managed a  30-person real estate office.

 

Board Memberships
The Carp Agricultural Society – President 2000
Huntley Community Association – President 1987
 
Education
Ontario Real Estate Association Sales Representative License
Ontario Real Estate Association Broker License

Wally Johnston

Partner

Wally Johnston

Wally Johnston

Partner

 

As a founding member of Bonnefield, Wally has supported the development of the firm's offering to the agricultural community. He continues to actively foster relationships with agricultural operators and farmers across the country and is a member of Bonnefield's Investment Committee.

Wally’s passion for farming and his understanding of farm operators – their challenges, opportunities and sensibilities – comes directly from experience. He was raised on a farm in Carp, Ontario, which he subsequently purchased in 2000, and continued to operate as a cash crop and cow/calf beef business until 2007.

Prior to Bonnefield, Wally spent several years in construction and engineering, as well as real estate. He is a licensed real estate broker and previously built and managed a  30-person real estate office.

 

Board Memberships
The Carp Agricultural Society – President 2000
Huntley Community Association – President 1987
 
Education
Ontario Real Estate Association Sales Representative License
Ontario Real Estate Association Broker License
Jeff McAllister
Jeff McAllister

Jeff McAllister

Partner

 

Jeff oversees Bonnefield's Core farmland funds and leads our Controlled Environment Agriculture initiatives. Jeff is no stranger to the farming business, having spent much of his youth and summers working on his family’s farm on Manitoulin Island.

Previously, Jeff worked in the Banking and Capital Markets group at Ernst & Young, where he obtained his CPA, CA designation. There, he provided audit and advisory work to complex financial institutions including banks, funds and private equity clients.

Education                                                                                                                                                                                       CFA Charterholder                                                                                                                                                                    CPA, CA – Ernst & Young LLP                                                                                                                                        Honours Business Administration Degree, Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western  Ontario                                                                                                                                                                                   Bachelor of Science (Honours – Chemistry) University of Western Ontario

Jeff McAllister

Partner

Jeff McAllister

Jeff McAllister

Partner

 

Jeff oversees Bonnefield's Core farmland funds and leads our Controlled Environment Agriculture initiatives. Jeff is no stranger to the farming business, having spent much of his youth and summers working on his family’s farm on Manitoulin Island.

Previously, Jeff worked in the Banking and Capital Markets group at Ernst & Young, where he obtained his CPA, CA designation. There, he provided audit and advisory work to complex financial institutions including banks, funds and private equity clients.

Education                                                                                                                                                                                       CFA Charterholder                                                                                                                                                                    CPA, CA – Ernst & Young LLP                                                                                                                                        Honours Business Administration Degree, Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western  Ontario                                                                                                                                                                                   Bachelor of Science (Honours – Chemistry) University of Western Ontario

Joey Placeholder

Richard D’Archivio

Managing Partner, Chief Financial Office and CCO

Richard has responsibility and oversight for finance, compliance, human resources and information technology at Bonnefield. He is also a member of Bonnefield's Investment Committee. Richard has nearly 25 years of experience in the financial services industry with emphasis in investment and wealth management.
Prior to joining Bonnefield, Richard was CFO at a leading distributor and investment fund manager of education savings solutions with over $5 billion in assets under management. Prior to that Richard was CFO of one of Canada’s largest and fastest-growing independent investment fund managers with over $13 billion in assets under management at the time. Richard also has over eight years of public accounting experience with Deloitte LLP in the assurance and business advisory practice where he provided audit and consulting services.

Education
CFA Charterholder
Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA,CA)
Bachelor of Business Administration – Schulich School of Business, York University

Richard D’Archivio

Managing Partner, CFO & CCO

Joey Placeholder

Richard D’Archivio

Managing Partner, Chief Financial Office and CCO

Richard has responsibility and oversight for finance, compliance, human resources and information technology at Bonnefield. He is also a member of Bonnefield's Investment Committee. Richard has nearly 25 years of experience in the financial services industry with emphasis in investment and wealth management.
Prior to joining Bonnefield, Richard was CFO at a leading distributor and investment fund manager of education savings solutions with over $5 billion in assets under management. Prior to that Richard was CFO of one of Canada’s largest and fastest-growing independent investment fund managers with over $13 billion in assets under management at the time. Richard also has over eight years of public accounting experience with Deloitte LLP in the assurance and business advisory practice where he provided audit and consulting services.

Education
CFA Charterholder
Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA,CA)
Bachelor of Business Administration – Schulich School of Business, York University

Jeremy Rutke
Lee Boelsma

Sam Doyle

Partner

Sam leads Bonnefield’s Integrated Agriculture initiatives and is a member of Bonnefield’s Management Committee.

Prior to joining Bonnefield, Sam was a Vice President at AGR Partners, a food and agribusiness focused private equity manager with over USD $1 billion in assets under management. Sam was a member of the investment team responsible for the sourcing, evaluation, execution and management of investment opportunities across various agricultural sectors. Prior to that, Sam was an Analyst at Goldman Sachs and Co. in their Alternative Investments and Manager Selection division.

Education:
Bachelor of Business Administration – Acadia University

Sam
Doyle

Partner

Lee Boelsma

Sam Doyle

Partner

Sam leads Bonnefield’s Integrated Agriculture initiatives and is a member of Bonnefield’s Management Committee.

Prior to joining Bonnefield, Sam was a Vice President at AGR Partners, a food and agribusiness focused private equity manager with over USD $1 billion in assets under management. Sam was a member of the investment team responsible for the sourcing, evaluation, execution and management of investment opportunities across various agricultural sectors. Prior to that, Sam was an Analyst at Goldman Sachs and Co. in their Alternative Investments and Manager Selection division.

Education:
Bachelor of Business Administration – Acadia University

Tom Eisenhauer

Founding Partner, CEO

Tom is CEO of Bonnefield which he co-founded in 2009. He is responsible for the company’s overall operations and is also a member of Bonnefield's board of directors and its investment committee. He has a broad range of private equity investing, investment banking and merchant banking experience. Prior to joining Bonnefield, Tom was the Managing Partner of Latitude Partners, which he co-founded in 1999. Latitude managed the Longitude Fund LP, a private equity fund that specialized in buyouts of private and public Canadian technology companies.

Previously, Tom was Managing Director of TD Securities and the founder and head of TD’s technology investment banking operations. He was also a managing director of Lancaster Financial, a leading independent merger and acquisition advisory firm where he was employed from 1987 until it was acquired by TD Securities in 1995.

Education                                                                                                                                                                                   ICD.D, Director’s Education Program, Institute of Corporate Directors & Rotman School of Business        M.A. Economics, Queen’s University
B.A. (Gold Medal) in Economics & Russian Literature, University of King’s College & Dalhousie University

Tom Eisenhauer

Founding Partner, CEO

Tom Eisenhauer

Founding Partner, CEO

Tom is CEO of Bonnefield which he co-founded in 2009. He is responsible for the company’s overall operations and is also a member of Bonnefield's board of directors and its investment committee. He has a broad range of private equity investing, investment banking and merchant banking experience. Prior to joining Bonnefield, Tom was the Managing Partner of Latitude Partners, which he co-founded in 1999. Latitude managed the Longitude Fund LP, a private equity fund that specialized in buyouts of private and public Canadian technology companies.

Previously, Tom was Managing Director of TD Securities and the founder and head of TD’s technology investment banking operations. He was also a managing director of Lancaster Financial, a leading independent merger and acquisition advisory firm where he was employed from 1987 until it was acquired by TD Securities in 1995.

Education                                                                                                                                                                                   ICD.D, Director’s Education Program, Institute of Corporate Directors & Rotman School of Business        M.A. Economics, Queen’s University
B.A. (Gold Medal) in Economics & Russian Literature, University of King’s College & Dalhousie University

Andrea Gruza
Andrea Gruza

Andrea Gruza

Managing Partner

 

Andrea leads the Capital Markets team at Bonnefield with responsibility for investor relations and fundraising across all Bonnefield products. Additionally, Andrea has responsibility for Bonnefield's sustainability and ESG activities and new product development, and is a member of Bonnefield's Investment Committee.

Andrea is a former investment banker with experience in mergers and acquisitions across multiple industry groups including agriculture, mining and financial institutions. Prior to investment banking, Andrea worked for Risk Management Solutions, the global leader in catastrophe risk modelling where she advised U.K., E.U., and Asian clients in the insurance and reinsurance industries.

Education

MBA, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Msc. International Political Economy, The London School of Economics
Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management, Carleton University

Andrea Gruza

Managing Partner

Andrea Gruza

Andrea Gruza

Managing Partner

 

Andrea leads the Capital Markets team at Bonnefield with responsibility for investor relations and fundraising across all Bonnefield products. Additionally, Andrea has responsibility for Bonnefield's sustainability and ESG activities and new product development, and is a member of Bonnefield's Investment Committee.

Andrea is a former investment banker with experience in mergers and acquisitions across multiple industry groups including agriculture, mining and financial institutions. Prior to investment banking, Andrea worked for Risk Management Solutions, the global leader in catastrophe risk modelling where she advised U.K., E.U., and Asian clients in the insurance and reinsurance industries.

Education

MBA, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Msc. International Political Economy, The London School of Economics
Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management, Carleton University
Wally Johnston
Wally Johnston

Wally Johnston

Partner

 

As a founding member of Bonnefield, Wally has supported the development of the firm's offering to the agricultural community. He continues to actively foster relationships with agricultural operators and farmers across the country and is a member of Bonnefield's Investment Committee.

Wally’s passion for farming and his understanding of farm operators – their challenges, opportunities and sensibilities – comes directly from experience. He was raised on a farm in Carp, Ontario, which he subsequently purchased in 2000, and continued to operate as a cash crop and cow/calf beef business until 2007.

Prior to Bonnefield, Wally spent several years in construction and engineering, as well as real estate. He is a licensed real estate broker and previously built and managed a  30-person real estate office.

 

Board Memberships
The Carp Agricultural Society – President 2000
Huntley Community Association – President 1987
 
Education
Ontario Real Estate Association Sales Representative License
Ontario Real Estate Association Broker License

Wally Johnston

Partner

Wally Johnston

Wally Johnston

Partner

 

As a founding member of Bonnefield, Wally has supported the development of the firm's offering to the agricultural community. He continues to actively foster relationships with agricultural operators and farmers across the country and is a member of Bonnefield's Investment Committee.

Wally’s passion for farming and his understanding of farm operators – their challenges, opportunities and sensibilities – comes directly from experience. He was raised on a farm in Carp, Ontario, which he subsequently purchased in 2000, and continued to operate as a cash crop and cow/calf beef business until 2007.

Prior to Bonnefield, Wally spent several years in construction and engineering, as well as real estate. He is a licensed real estate broker and previously built and managed a  30-person real estate office.

 

Board Memberships
The Carp Agricultural Society – President 2000
Huntley Community Association – President 1987
 
Education
Ontario Real Estate Association Sales Representative License
Ontario Real Estate Association Broker License
Jeff McAllister
Jeff McAllister

Jeff McAllister

Partner

 

Jeff oversees Bonnefield's Core farmland funds and leads our Controlled Environment Agriculture initiatives. Jeff is no stranger to the farming business, having spent much of his youth and summers working on his family’s farm on Manitoulin Island.

Previously, Jeff worked in the Banking and Capital Markets group at Ernst & Young, where he obtained his CPA, CA designation. There, he provided audit and advisory work to complex financial institutions including banks, funds and private equity clients.

Education                                                                                                                                                                                       CFA Charterholder                                                                                                                                                                    CPA, CA – Ernst & Young LLP                                                                                                                                        Honours Business Administration Degree, Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western  Ontario                                                                                                                                                                                   Bachelor of Science (Honours – Chemistry) University of Western Ontario

Jeff McAllister

Partner

Jeff McAllister

Jeff McAllister

Partner

 

Jeff oversees Bonnefield's Core farmland funds and leads our Controlled Environment Agriculture initiatives. Jeff is no stranger to the farming business, having spent much of his youth and summers working on his family’s farm on Manitoulin Island.

Previously, Jeff worked in the Banking and Capital Markets group at Ernst & Young, where he obtained his CPA, CA designation. There, he provided audit and advisory work to complex financial institutions including banks, funds and private equity clients.

Education                                                                                                                                                                                       CFA Charterholder                                                                                                                                                                    CPA, CA – Ernst & Young LLP                                                                                                                                        Honours Business Administration Degree, Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western  Ontario                                                                                                                                                                                   Bachelor of Science (Honours – Chemistry) University of Western Ontario

Jeremy Rutke
Jeremy Rutke

Jeremy Rutke

Partner

Jeremy manages the finance, accounting, tax, and financial reporting functions for Bonnefield. He is also responsible for monitoring and assessing Bonnefield's compliance with securities, AML, and privacy legislation.

Prior to joining Bonnefield in 2013, Jeremy was working in Deloitte's audit practice, where he obtained his CPA designation. During his time with the firm, Jeremy was responsible for the planning, execution, and overall completion of audit engagements in accordance with Canadian Audit Standards.

Education

Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA)
Bachelor of Commerce, Carleton University (Highest Honours)

Jeremy Rutke

Partner

Jeremy Rutke

Jeremy Rutke

Partner

Jeremy manages the finance, accounting, tax, and financial reporting functions for Bonnefield. He is also responsible for monitoring and assessing Bonnefield's compliance with securities, AML, and privacy legislation.

Prior to joining Bonnefield in 2013, Jeremy was working in Deloitte's audit practice, where he obtained his CPA designation. During his time with the firm, Jeremy was responsible for the planning, execution, and overall completion of audit engagements in accordance with Canadian Audit Standards.

Education

Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA)
Bachelor of Commerce, Carleton University (Highest Honours)

Investments

Christina Albers
Christina Albers

Christina Albers

Principal

 

Christina is the Manager of Legal Operations for Bonnefield. In her role, Christina assists with the acquisition and execution of leases within the Bonnefield portfolio.

Previously, Christina spent eight years as a law clerk at Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, where she specialized in real estate acquisition and commercial finance. Prior to Gowlings, she worked as a law clerk in other high volume real estate practices.

In her spare time, Christina enjoys all things outdoors, including cross-country skiing and rowing.

Education

Bachelor of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph

Christina Albers

Principal

Christina Albers

Christina Albers

Principal

 

Christina is the Manager of Legal Operations for Bonnefield. In her role, Christina assists with the acquisition and execution of leases within the Bonnefield portfolio.

Previously, Christina spent eight years as a law clerk at Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, where she specialized in real estate acquisition and commercial finance. Prior to Gowlings, she worked as a law clerk in other high volume real estate practices.

In her spare time, Christina enjoys all things outdoors, including cross-country skiing and rowing.

Education

Bachelor of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph

Sean Chamberlain
Sean Chamberlain

Sean Chamberlain

Property Manager

 

In his role as Property Manager, Sean is responsible for the management of Bonnefield's Eastern Canadian farmland properties.

Sean grew up on a small farm outside of Stanley, New Brunswick. With the farm fostering a love of all things living, he attended the University of New Brunswick obtaining a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology. Upon graduation, he began working in an agricultural microbiology lab testing seed potatoes for provincial certification as well as assisting in research projects investigating transmission of PVY.

Sean previously worked at the Agriculture Technology start-up Resson Aerospace as their Agronomy Operations Manager. This position consisted of planning and executing numerous projects in Canada, the United States, and India regarding the building of detection algorithms for plant diseases. This role had him working with farmers from very different sectors, growing a wide variety of crops.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Biology – University of New Brunswick

Sean Chamberlain

Property Manager

Sean Chamberlain

Sean Chamberlain

Property Manager

 

In his role as Property Manager, Sean is responsible for the management of Bonnefield's Eastern Canadian farmland properties.

Sean grew up on a small farm outside of Stanley, New Brunswick. With the farm fostering a love of all things living, he attended the University of New Brunswick obtaining a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology. Upon graduation, he began working in an agricultural microbiology lab testing seed potatoes for provincial certification as well as assisting in research projects investigating transmission of PVY.

Sean previously worked at the Agriculture Technology start-up Resson Aerospace as their Agronomy Operations Manager. This position consisted of planning and executing numerous projects in Canada, the United States, and India regarding the building of detection algorithms for plant diseases. This role had him working with farmers from very different sectors, growing a wide variety of crops.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Biology – University of New Brunswick
Bhushan Chiniah
Bhushan Chiniah

Bhushan Chiniah

Sr. Principal

Bhushan is responsible for portfolio management and asset optimization activities relating to Bonnefield's farmland funds.

Previously, Bhushan was an Associate Director within the Investments team at Willis Towers Watson in Toronto and was responsible for managing the investment portfolios of their Canadian delegated/OCIO clients across multiple asset classes. Prior to this, Bhushan worked in Willis Towers Watson's Melbourne office where he provided investment consulting services to institutional clients across Australia.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Education

Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA)                                                                                                      Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)                                                                                                                                          Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Accounting) – Monash University, Australia                                          Bachelor of Economics (Econometrics and Business Statistics) – Monash University, Australia

Bhushan Chiniah

Sr. Principal

Bhushan Chiniah

Bhushan Chiniah

Sr. Principal

Bhushan is responsible for portfolio management and asset optimization activities relating to Bonnefield's farmland funds.

Previously, Bhushan was an Associate Director within the Investments team at Willis Towers Watson in Toronto and was responsible for managing the investment portfolios of their Canadian delegated/OCIO clients across multiple asset classes. Prior to this, Bhushan worked in Willis Towers Watson's Melbourne office where he provided investment consulting services to institutional clients across Australia.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Education

Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA)                                                                                                      Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)                                                                                                                                          Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Accounting) – Monash University, Australia                                          Bachelor of Economics (Econometrics and Business Statistics) – Monash University, Australia

Cameron deGooyer
Cameron deGooyer

Cameron deGooyer

Principal

 

Cameron began with Bonnefield as a summer student and has supported multiple functions throughout his time at the firm including investor relations, fundraising and investments.

In his current role, Cameron supports portfolio management with a focus on fund analytics. He also leads Bonnefield's internal valuation process across the core farmland funds.

Education

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
Master of Business Administration – Dalhousie University
Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance and Economics – Saint Mary’s University

Cameron deGooyer

Principal

Cameron deGooyer

Cameron deGooyer

Principal

 

Cameron began with Bonnefield as a summer student and has supported multiple functions throughout his time at the firm including investor relations, fundraising and investments.

In his current role, Cameron supports portfolio management with a focus on fund analytics. He also leads Bonnefield's internal valuation process across the core farmland funds.

Education

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
Master of Business Administration – Dalhousie University
Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance and Economics – Saint Mary’s University

Jeremy Rutke
Lee Boelsma

Sam Doyle

Partner

Sam leads Bonnefield’s Integrated Agriculture initiatives and is a member of Bonnefield’s Management Committee.

Prior to joining Bonnefield, Sam was a Vice President at AGR Partners, a food and agribusiness focused private equity manager with over USD $1 billion in assets under management. Sam was a member of the investment team responsible for the sourcing, evaluation, execution and management of investment opportunities across various agricultural sectors. Prior to that, Sam was an Analyst at Goldman Sachs and Co. in their Alternative Investments and Manager Selection division.

Education:
Bachelor of Business Administration – Acadia University

Sam
Doyle

Partner

Lee Boelsma

Sam Doyle

Partner

Sam leads Bonnefield’s Integrated Agriculture initiatives and is a member of Bonnefield’s Management Committee.

Prior to joining Bonnefield, Sam was a Vice President at AGR Partners, a food and agribusiness focused private equity manager with over USD $1 billion in assets under management. Sam was a member of the investment team responsible for the sourcing, evaluation, execution and management of investment opportunities across various agricultural sectors. Prior to that, Sam was an Analyst at Goldman Sachs and Co. in their Alternative Investments and Manager Selection division.

Education:
Bachelor of Business Administration – Acadia University

Joey Placeholder
Joey Placeholder

Shawn Francis

Property Manager

In his role as Property Manager, Shawn is responsible for activities in Bonnefield's Western Canadian farmland portfolio.

Shawn has a passion for Sustainable Agriculture, having spent much of his youth working on his family’s vegetable farm in Dominica, and being involved in biodiversity and taxonomic research at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. He has since pursued knowledge in the agricultural industry internationally and locally, earning his Associates Degree in General Agronomy at the Dominican State College, followed by his Bachelors in Agricultural Business and Economics at Dalhousie University.

Previously, Shawn worked as the lead agronomic advisor at Kenna with BASF, which consisted of planning and implementing tailor-made farming solutions for eastern and western Canadian farmers. Shawn brings an abundance of knowledge, charisma and experience to this role.

Education

Permaculture certificate - Wasmaki Eco Systems (Trinidad & Tobago)
Associates Degree, General Agronomy- Dominica State College
Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Business-Dalhousie University

Shawn Francis

Property Manager

Joey Placeholder

Shawn Francis

Property Manager

In his role as Property Manager, Shawn is responsible for activities in Bonnefield's Western Canadian farmland portfolio.

Shawn has a passion for Sustainable Agriculture, having spent much of his youth working on his family’s vegetable farm in Dominica, and being involved in biodiversity and taxonomic research at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. He has since pursued knowledge in the agricultural industry internationally and locally, earning his Associates Degree in General Agronomy at the Dominican State College, followed by his Bachelors in Agricultural Business and Economics at Dalhousie University.

Previously, Shawn worked as the lead agronomic advisor at Kenna with BASF, which consisted of planning and implementing tailor-made farming solutions for eastern and western Canadian farmers. Shawn brings an abundance of knowledge, charisma and experience to this role.

Education

Permaculture certificate - Wasmaki Eco Systems (Trinidad & Tobago)
Associates Degree, General Agronomy- Dominica State College
Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Business-Dalhousie University

Christina Albers
Christina Albers

Christina Albers

Principal

 

Christina is the Manager of Legal Operations for Bonnefield. In her role, Christina assists with the acquisition and execution of leases within the Bonnefield portfolio.

Previously, Christina spent eight years as a law clerk at Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, where she specialized in real estate acquisition and commercial finance. Prior to Gowlings, she worked as a law clerk in other high volume real estate practices.

In her spare time, Christina enjoys all things outdoors, including cross-country skiing and rowing.

Education

Bachelor of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph

Christina Albers

Principal

Christina Albers

Christina Albers

Principal

 

Christina is the Manager of Legal Operations for Bonnefield. In her role, Christina assists with the acquisition and execution of leases within the Bonnefield portfolio.

Previously, Christina spent eight years as a law clerk at Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, where she specialized in real estate acquisition and commercial finance. Prior to Gowlings, she worked as a law clerk in other high volume real estate practices.

In her spare time, Christina enjoys all things outdoors, including cross-country skiing and rowing.

Education

Bachelor of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph

Sean Chamberlain
Sean Chamberlain

Sean Chamberlain

Property Manager

 

In his role as Property Manager, Sean is responsible for the management of Bonnefield's Eastern Canadian farmland properties.

Sean grew up on a small farm outside of Stanley, New Brunswick. With the farm fostering a love of all things living, he attended the University of New Brunswick obtaining a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology. Upon graduation, he began working in an agricultural microbiology lab testing seed potatoes for provincial certification as well as assisting in research projects investigating transmission of PVY.

Sean previously worked at the Agriculture Technology start-up Resson Aerospace as their Agronomy Operations Manager. This position consisted of planning and executing numerous projects in Canada, the United States, and India regarding the building of detection algorithms for plant diseases. This role had him working with farmers from very different sectors, growing a wide variety of crops.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Biology – University of New Brunswick

Sean Chamberlain

Property Manager

Sean Chamberlain

Sean Chamberlain

Property Manager

 

In his role as Property Manager, Sean is responsible for the management of Bonnefield's Eastern Canadian farmland properties.

Sean grew up on a small farm outside of Stanley, New Brunswick. With the farm fostering a love of all things living, he attended the University of New Brunswick obtaining a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology. Upon graduation, he began working in an agricultural microbiology lab testing seed potatoes for provincial certification as well as assisting in research projects investigating transmission of PVY.

Sean previously worked at the Agriculture Technology start-up Resson Aerospace as their Agronomy Operations Manager. This position consisted of planning and executing numerous projects in Canada, the United States, and India regarding the building of detection algorithms for plant diseases. This role had him working with farmers from very different sectors, growing a wide variety of crops.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Biology – University of New Brunswick
Bhushan Chiniah
Bhushan Chiniah

Bhushan Chiniah

Sr. Principal

Bhushan is responsible for portfolio management and asset optimization activities relating to Bonnefield's farmland funds.

Previously, Bhushan was an Associate Director within the Investments team at Willis Towers Watson in Toronto and was responsible for managing the investment portfolios of their Canadian delegated/OCIO clients across multiple asset classes. Prior to this, Bhushan worked in Willis Towers Watson's Melbourne office where he provided investment consulting services to institutional clients across Australia.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Education

Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA)                                                                                                      Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)                                                                                                                                          Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Accounting) – Monash University, Australia                                          Bachelor of Economics (Econometrics and Business Statistics) – Monash University, Australia

Bhushan Chiniah

Sr. Principal

Bhushan Chiniah

Bhushan Chiniah

Sr. Principal

Bhushan is responsible for portfolio management and asset optimization activities relating to Bonnefield's farmland funds.

Previously, Bhushan was an Associate Director within the Investments team at Willis Towers Watson in Toronto and was responsible for managing the investment portfolios of their Canadian delegated/OCIO clients across multiple asset classes. Prior to this, Bhushan worked in Willis Towers Watson's Melbourne office where he provided investment consulting services to institutional clients across Australia.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Education

Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA)                                                                                                      Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)                                                                                                                                          Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Accounting) – Monash University, Australia                                          Bachelor of Economics (Econometrics and Business Statistics) – Monash University, Australia

Cameron deGooyer
Cameron deGooyer

Cameron deGooyer

Principal

 

Cameron began with Bonnefield as a summer student and has supported multiple functions throughout his time at the firm including investor relations, fundraising and investments.

In his current role, Cameron supports portfolio management with a focus on fund analytics. He also leads Bonnefield's internal valuation process across the core farmland funds.

Education

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
Master of Business Administration – Dalhousie University
Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance and Economics – Saint Mary’s University

Cameron deGooyer

Principal

Cameron deGooyer

Cameron deGooyer

Principal

 

Cameron began with Bonnefield as a summer student and has supported multiple functions throughout his time at the firm including investor relations, fundraising and investments.

In his current role, Cameron supports portfolio management with a focus on fund analytics. He also leads Bonnefield's internal valuation process across the core farmland funds.

Education

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
Master of Business Administration – Dalhousie University
Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance and Economics – Saint Mary’s University

Jeremy Rutke
Lee Boelsma

Sam Doyle

Partner

Sam leads Bonnefield’s Integrated Agriculture initiatives and is a member of Bonnefield’s Management Committee.

Prior to joining Bonnefield, Sam was a Vice President at AGR Partners, a food and agribusiness focused private equity manager with over USD $1 billion in assets under management. Sam was a member of the investment team responsible for the sourcing, evaluation, execution and management of investment opportunities across various agricultural sectors. Prior to that, Sam was an Analyst at Goldman Sachs and Co. in their Alternative Investments and Manager Selection division.

Education:
Bachelor of Business Administration – Acadia University

Sam
Doyle

Partner

Lee Boelsma

Sam Doyle

Partner

Sam leads Bonnefield’s Integrated Agriculture initiatives and is a member of Bonnefield’s Management Committee.

Prior to joining Bonnefield, Sam was a Vice President at AGR Partners, a food and agribusiness focused private equity manager with over USD $1 billion in assets under management. Sam was a member of the investment team responsible for the sourcing, evaluation, execution and management of investment opportunities across various agricultural sectors. Prior to that, Sam was an Analyst at Goldman Sachs and Co. in their Alternative Investments and Manager Selection division.

Education:
Bachelor of Business Administration – Acadia University

Joey Placeholder
Joey Placeholder

Shawn Francis

Property Manager

In his role as Property Manager, Shawn is responsible for activities in Bonnefield's Western Canadian farmland portfolio.

Shawn has a passion for Sustainable Agriculture, having spent much of his youth working on his family’s vegetable farm in Dominica, and being involved in biodiversity and taxonomic research at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. He has since pursued knowledge in the agricultural industry internationally and locally, earning his Associates Degree in General Agronomy at the Dominican State College, followed by his Bachelors in Agricultural Business and Economics at Dalhousie University.

Previously, Shawn worked as the lead agronomic advisor at Kenna with BASF, which consisted of planning and implementing tailor-made farming solutions for eastern and western Canadian farmers. Shawn brings an abundance of knowledge, charisma and experience to this role.

Education

Permaculture certificate - Wasmaki Eco Systems (Trinidad & Tobago)
Associates Degree, General Agronomy- Dominica State College
Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Business-Dalhousie University

Shawn Francis

Property Manager

Joey Placeholder

Shawn Francis

Property Manager

In his role as Property Manager, Shawn is responsible for activities in Bonnefield's Western Canadian farmland portfolio.

Shawn has a passion for Sustainable Agriculture, having spent much of his youth working on his family’s vegetable farm in Dominica, and being involved in biodiversity and taxonomic research at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. He has since pursued knowledge in the agricultural industry internationally and locally, earning his Associates Degree in General Agronomy at the Dominican State College, followed by his Bachelors in Agricultural Business and Economics at Dalhousie University.

Previously, Shawn worked as the lead agronomic advisor at Kenna with BASF, which consisted of planning and implementing tailor-made farming solutions for eastern and western Canadian farmers. Shawn brings an abundance of knowledge, charisma and experience to this role.

Education

Permaculture certificate - Wasmaki Eco Systems (Trinidad & Tobago)
Associates Degree, General Agronomy- Dominica State College
Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Business-Dalhousie University

Jaime Gentles

Jaime Gentles

Sr. Principal

Wally Johnston
Wally Johnston

Wally Johnston

Partner

 

As a founding member of Bonnefield, Wally has supported the development of the firm's offering to the agricultural community. He continues to actively foster relationships with agricultural operators and farmers across the country and is a member of Bonnefield's Investment Committee.

Wally’s passion for farming and his understanding of farm operators – their challenges, opportunities and sensibilities – comes directly from experience. He was raised on a farm in Carp, Ontario, which he subsequently purchased in 2000, and continued to operate as a cash crop and cow/calf beef business until 2007.

Prior to Bonnefield, Wally spent several years in construction and engineering, as well as real estate. He is a licensed real estate broker and previously built and managed a  30-person real estate office.

 

Board Memberships
The Carp Agricultural Society – President 2000
Huntley Community Association – President 1987
 
Education
Ontario Real Estate Association Sales Representative License
Ontario Real Estate Association Broker License

Wally Johnston

Partner

Wally Johnston

Wally Johnston

Partner

 

As a founding member of Bonnefield, Wally has supported the development of the firm's offering to the agricultural community. He continues to actively foster relationships with agricultural operators and farmers across the country and is a member of Bonnefield's Investment Committee.

Wally’s passion for farming and his understanding of farm operators – their challenges, opportunities and sensibilities – comes directly from experience. He was raised on a farm in Carp, Ontario, which he subsequently purchased in 2000, and continued to operate as a cash crop and cow/calf beef business until 2007.

Prior to Bonnefield, Wally spent several years in construction and engineering, as well as real estate. He is a licensed real estate broker and previously built and managed a  30-person real estate office.

 

Board Memberships
The Carp Agricultural Society – President 2000
Huntley Community Association – President 1987
 
Education
Ontario Real Estate Association Sales Representative License
Ontario Real Estate Association Broker License
Mitchell King
Mitchell King

Mitchell King

Principal

 

In his role as an Principal on the Investment Management team, Mitchell is responsible for business development and underwriting acquisitions on the core farmland fund.

Mitchell has a passion for agriculture, having been raised on a cash crop farm outside of Uxbridge, Ontario, leading him to pursue an educational path focused on the industry. Mitchell completed an undergraduate degree in Agriculture Business and a Masters degree in Agricultural Economics at the University of Guelph. He has worked as an Oilseed Trader with Bunge Canada and has worked as a Research Assistant at the University of Guelph. 

Education

CFA Level II Candidate
Bachelor of Commerce (Co-op), Food and Agriculture Business, University of Guelph
Master of Science, Food Agriculture and Resource Economics, University of Guelph

Mitchell King

Principal

Mitchell King

Mitchell King

Principal

 

In his role as an Principal on the Investment Management team, Mitchell is responsible for business development and underwriting acquisitions on the core farmland fund.

Mitchell has a passion for agriculture, having been raised on a cash crop farm outside of Uxbridge, Ontario, leading him to pursue an educational path focused on the industry. Mitchell completed an undergraduate degree in Agriculture Business and a Masters degree in Agricultural Economics at the University of Guelph. He has worked as an Oilseed Trader with Bunge Canada and has worked as a Research Assistant at the University of Guelph. 

Education

CFA Level II Candidate
Bachelor of Commerce (Co-op), Food and Agriculture Business, University of Guelph
Master of Science, Food Agriculture and Resource Economics, University of Guelph

Marin MacNamara
Marin MacNamara

Marin MacNamara

Principal

Marin leads the Property Management group at Bonnefield, overseeing farmland management activities relating to Bonnefield's core farmland funds.

Previously, Marin has worked in the agricultural industry in New Zealand, Western Canada, and the United States, chiefly in crop research and agronomy. Marin was raised on a farm in Dufferin County, Ontario and now operates a cash crop and livestock farm with her husband.

Education
Master of Commerce, Agricultural Management, Lincoln University
Bachelor of Commerce, Agricultural Business, University of Guelph

Marin MacNamara

Principal

Marin MacNamara

Marin MacNamara

Principal

Marin leads the Property Management group at Bonnefield, overseeing farmland management activities relating to Bonnefield's core farmland funds.

Previously, Marin has worked in the agricultural industry in New Zealand, Western Canada, and the United States, chiefly in crop research and agronomy. Marin was raised on a farm in Dufferin County, Ontario and now operates a cash crop and livestock farm with her husband.

Education
Master of Commerce, Agricultural Management, Lincoln University
Bachelor of Commerce, Agricultural Business, University of Guelph

Jeff McAllister
Jeff McAllister

Jeff McAllister

Partner

 

Jeff oversees Bonnefield's Core farmland funds and leads our Controlled Environment Agriculture initiatives. Jeff is no stranger to the farming business, having spent much of his youth and summers working on his family’s farm on Manitoulin Island.

Previously, Jeff worked in the Banking and Capital Markets group at Ernst & Young, where he obtained his CPA, CA designation. There, he provided audit and advisory work to complex financial institutions including banks, funds and private equity clients.

Education                                                                                                                                                                                       CFA Charterholder                                                                                                                                                                    CPA, CA – Ernst & Young LLP                                                                                                                                        Honours Business Administration Degree, Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western  Ontario                                                                                                                                                                                   Bachelor of Science (Honours – Chemistry) University of Western Ontario

Jeff McAllister

Partner

Jeff McAllister

Jeff McAllister

Partner

 

Jeff oversees Bonnefield's Core farmland funds and leads our Controlled Environment Agriculture initiatives. Jeff is no stranger to the farming business, having spent much of his youth and summers working on his family’s farm on Manitoulin Island.

Previously, Jeff worked in the Banking and Capital Markets group at Ernst & Young, where he obtained his CPA, CA designation. There, he provided audit and advisory work to complex financial institutions including banks, funds and private equity clients.

Education                                                                                                                                                                                       CFA Charterholder                                                                                                                                                                    CPA, CA – Ernst & Young LLP                                                                                                                                        Honours Business Administration Degree, Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western  Ontario                                                                                                                                                                                   Bachelor of Science (Honours – Chemistry) University of Western Ontario

Linda Richters
Linda Richters

Linda Richters

Legal Administrator


In her role, Linda supports with the new lease, lease renewal and disposition process for properties in Bonnefield's farmland funds.

Linda has over thirty years of real estate experience from various law firms, municipal and federal government agencies.  Prior to joining Bonnefield, Linda spent six years as a leasing assistant at the Ottawa International Airport Authority.

Education

Law Clerk Program, Algonquin College                                                                                                                                    Legal Secretarial Program, Mohawk College

Linda Richters

Legal Administrator

Linda Richters

Linda Richters

Legal Administrator


In her role, Linda supports with the new lease, lease renewal and disposition process for properties in Bonnefield's farmland funds.

Linda has over thirty years of real estate experience from various law firms, municipal and federal government agencies.  Prior to joining Bonnefield, Linda spent six years as a leasing assistant at the Ottawa International Airport Authority.

Education

Law Clerk Program, Algonquin College                                                                                                                                    Legal Secretarial Program, Mohawk College

Jaime Gentles

Jaime Gentles

Sr. Principal

Wally Johnston
Wally Johnston

Wally Johnston

Partner

 

As a founding member of Bonnefield, Wally has supported the development of the firm's offering to the agricultural community. He continues to actively foster relationships with agricultural operators and farmers across the country and is a member of Bonnefield's Investment Committee.

Wally’s passion for farming and his understanding of farm operators – their challenges, opportunities and sensibilities – comes directly from experience. He was raised on a farm in Carp, Ontario, which he subsequently purchased in 2000, and continued to operate as a cash crop and cow/calf beef business until 2007.

Prior to Bonnefield, Wally spent several years in construction and engineering, as well as real estate. He is a licensed real estate broker and previously built and managed a  30-person real estate office.

 

Board Memberships
The Carp Agricultural Society – President 2000
Huntley Community Association – President 1987
 
Education
Ontario Real Estate Association Sales Representative License
Ontario Real Estate Association Broker License

Wally Johnston

Partner

Wally Johnston

Wally Johnston

Partner

 

As a founding member of Bonnefield, Wally has supported the development of the firm's offering to the agricultural community. He continues to actively foster relationships with agricultural operators and farmers across the country and is a member of Bonnefield's Investment Committee.

Wally’s passion for farming and his understanding of farm operators – their challenges, opportunities and sensibilities – comes directly from experience. He was raised on a farm in Carp, Ontario, which he subsequently purchased in 2000, and continued to operate as a cash crop and cow/calf beef business until 2007.

Prior to Bonnefield, Wally spent several years in construction and engineering, as well as real estate. He is a licensed real estate broker and previously built and managed a  30-person real estate office.

 

Board Memberships
The Carp Agricultural Society – President 2000
Huntley Community Association – President 1987
 
Education
Ontario Real Estate Association Sales Representative License
Ontario Real Estate Association Broker License
Mitchell King
Mitchell King

Mitchell King

Principal

 

In his role as an Principal on the Investment Management team, Mitchell is responsible for business development and underwriting acquisitions on the core farmland fund.

Mitchell has a passion for agriculture, having been raised on a cash crop farm outside of Uxbridge, Ontario, leading him to pursue an educational path focused on the industry. Mitchell completed an undergraduate degree in Agriculture Business and a Masters degree in Agricultural Economics at the University of Guelph. He has worked as an Oilseed Trader with Bunge Canada and has worked as a Research Assistant at the University of Guelph. 

Education

CFA Level II Candidate
Bachelor of Commerce (Co-op), Food and Agriculture Business, University of Guelph
Master of Science, Food Agriculture and Resource Economics, University of Guelph

Mitchell King

Associate

Mitchell King

Mitchell King

Principal

 

In his role as an Principal on the Investment Management team, Mitchell is responsible for business development and underwriting acquisitions on the core farmland fund.

Mitchell has a passion for agriculture, having been raised on a cash crop farm outside of Uxbridge, Ontario, leading him to pursue an educational path focused on the industry. Mitchell completed an undergraduate degree in Agriculture Business and a Masters degree in Agricultural Economics at the University of Guelph. He has worked as an Oilseed Trader with Bunge Canada and has worked as a Research Assistant at the University of Guelph. 

Education

CFA Level II Candidate
Bachelor of Commerce (Co-op), Food and Agriculture Business, University of Guelph
Master of Science, Food Agriculture and Resource Economics, University of Guelph

Marin MacNamara
Marin MacNamara

Marin MacNamara

Principal

Marin leads the Property Management group at Bonnefield, overseeing farmland management activities relating to Bonnefield's core farmland funds.

Previously, Marin has worked in the agricultural industry in New Zealand, Western Canada, and the United States, chiefly in crop research and agronomy. Marin was raised on a farm in Dufferin County, Ontario and now operates a cash crop and livestock farm with her husband.

Education
Master of Commerce, Agricultural Management, Lincoln University
Bachelor of Commerce, Agricultural Business, University of Guelph

Marin MacNamara

Principal

Marin MacNamara

Marin MacNamara

Principal

Marin leads the Property Management group at Bonnefield, overseeing farmland management activities relating to Bonnefield's core farmland funds.

Previously, Marin has worked in the agricultural industry in New Zealand, Western Canada, and the United States, chiefly in crop research and agronomy. Marin was raised on a farm in Dufferin County, Ontario and now operates a cash crop and livestock farm with her husband.

Education
Master of Commerce, Agricultural Management, Lincoln University
Bachelor of Commerce, Agricultural Business, University of Guelph

Jeff McAllister
Jeff McAllister

Jeff McAllister

Partner

 

Jeff oversees Bonnefield's Core farmland funds and leads our Controlled Environment Agriculture initiatives. Jeff is no stranger to the farming business, having spent much of his youth and summers working on his family’s farm on Manitoulin Island.

Previously, Jeff worked in the Banking and Capital Markets group at Ernst & Young, where he obtained his CPA, CA designation. There, he provided audit and advisory work to complex financial institutions including banks, funds and private equity clients.

Education                                                                                                                                                                                       CFA Charterholder                                                                                                                                                                    CPA, CA – Ernst & Young LLP                                                                                                                                        Honours Business Administration Degree, Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western  Ontario                                                                                                                                                                                   Bachelor of Science (Honours – Chemistry) University of Western Ontario

Jeff McAllister

Partner

Jeff McAllister

Jeff McAllister

Partner

 

Jeff oversees Bonnefield's Core farmland funds and leads our Controlled Environment Agriculture initiatives. Jeff is no stranger to the farming business, having spent much of his youth and summers working on his family’s farm on Manitoulin Island.

Previously, Jeff worked in the Banking and Capital Markets group at Ernst & Young, where he obtained his CPA, CA designation. There, he provided audit and advisory work to complex financial institutions including banks, funds and private equity clients.

Education                                                                                                                                                                                       CFA Charterholder                                                                                                                                                                    CPA, CA – Ernst & Young LLP                                                                                                                                        Honours Business Administration Degree, Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western  Ontario                                                                                                                                                                                   Bachelor of Science (Honours – Chemistry) University of Western Ontario

Linda Richters
Linda Richters

Linda Richters

Legal Administrator


In her role, Linda supports with the new lease, lease renewal and disposition process for properties in Bonnefield's farmland funds.

Linda has over thirty years of real estate experience from various law firms, municipal and federal government agencies.  Prior to joining Bonnefield, Linda spent six years as a leasing assistant at the Ottawa International Airport Authority.

Education

Law Clerk Program, Algonquin College                                                                                                                                    Legal Secretarial Program, Mohawk College

Linda Richters

Legal Administrator

Linda Richters

Linda Richters

Legal Administrator


In her role, Linda supports with the new lease, lease renewal and disposition process for properties in Bonnefield's farmland funds.

Linda has over thirty years of real estate experience from various law firms, municipal and federal government agencies.  Prior to joining Bonnefield, Linda spent six years as a leasing assistant at the Ottawa International Airport Authority.

Education

Law Clerk Program, Algonquin College                                                                                                                                    Legal Secretarial Program, Mohawk College

Linda Richters
Lee Boelsma

Alayna Schmidt

Property Manager

In her role as Property Manager, Alayna is responsible for activities in Bonnefield’s Western Canadian Farmland Portfolio.  Alayna grew up on a small grain farm outside of Tofield, Alberta. With a passion for agriculture and desire to have a hands-on learning experience, she attended Lakeland College to complete her Crop Technology diploma, where she was the General Manager of the Student Managed Farm. She then continued on to obtain her Bachelor of Management business degree through Athabasca University. Prior to joining Bonnefield, Alayna worked for BASF in the northern Alberta Peace River region as a Business Representative.

Alayna Schmidt

Property Manager

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Alayna Schmidt

Property Manager

In her role as Property Manager, Alayna is responsible for activities in Bonnefield’s Western Canadian Farmland Portfolio.  Alayna grew up on a small grain farm outside of Tofield, Alberta. With a passion for agriculture and desire to have a hands-on learning experience, she attended Lakeland College to complete her Crop Technology diploma, where she was the General Manager of the Student Managed Farm. She then continued on to obtain her Bachelor of Management business degree through Athabasca University. Prior to joining Bonnefield, Alayna worked for BASF in the northern Alberta Peace River region as a Business Representative.

Capital Markets

Lauren Michell

Chelsea Carter

Principal

Joey Placeholder
Joey Placeholder

Emilia Cooper

Analyst

Emilia is a member of the Capital Market team at Bonnefield, supporting the firm’s investor relations, fundraising activities, and ESG-related initiatives. Prior to joining Bonnefield, Emilia worked as a Licensed Client Services Associate at BMO Nesbitt Burns, providing support to a portfolio manager and the broader private wealth network.

Education
Certificate in ESG Investing, CFA Institute
Bachelor of Commerce, Smith School of Business at Queen’s University

Emilia Cooper

Analyst

Joey Placeholder

Emilia Cooper

Analyst

Emilia is a member of the Capital Market team at Bonnefield, supporting the firm’s investor relations, fundraising activities, and ESG-related initiatives. Prior to joining Bonnefield, Emilia worked as a Licensed Client Services Associate at BMO Nesbitt Burns, providing support to a portfolio manager and the broader private wealth network.

Education
Certificate in ESG Investing, CFA Institute
Bachelor of Commerce, Smith School of Business at Queen’s University

christian Eisenhauer
christian Eisenhauer

Christian Eisenhauer

Associate

 

In his role, Christian supports Bonnefield's investment and capital markets activities with a focus on sustainability and ESG. 

Prior to joining Bonnefield, Christian received a Master of Management degree from the Schulich School of Business and worked as a materials engineer.

Education

Master of Management, Schulich School of Business                                                                                      Bachelor of Materials Engineering, Dalhousie University

Christian Eisenhauer

Associate

christian Eisenhauer

Christian Eisenhauer

Associate

 

In his role, Christian supports Bonnefield's investment and capital markets activities with a focus on sustainability and ESG. 

Prior to joining Bonnefield, Christian received a Master of Management degree from the Schulich School of Business and worked as a materials engineer.

Education

Master of Management, Schulich School of Business                                                                                      Bachelor of Materials Engineering, Dalhousie University

Andrea Gruza
Andrea Gruza

Andrea Gruza

Managing Partner

 

Andrea leads the Capital Markets team at Bonnefield with responsibility for investor relations and fundraising across all Bonnefield products. Additionally, Andrea has responsibility for Bonnefield's sustainability and ESG activities and new product development, and is a member of Bonnefield's Investment Committee.

Andrea is a former investment banker with experience in mergers and acquisitions across multiple industry groups including agriculture, mining and financial institutions. Prior to investment banking, Andrea worked for Risk Management Solutions, the global leader in catastrophe risk modelling where she advised U.K., E.U., and Asian clients in the insurance and reinsurance industries.

Education

MBA, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Msc. International Political Economy, The London School of Economics
Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management, Carleton University

Andrea Gruza

Managing Partner

Andrea Gruza

Andrea Gruza

Managing Partner

 

Andrea leads the Capital Markets team at Bonnefield with responsibility for investor relations and fundraising across all Bonnefield products. Additionally, Andrea has responsibility for Bonnefield's sustainability and ESG activities and new product development, and is a member of Bonnefield's Investment Committee.

Andrea is a former investment banker with experience in mergers and acquisitions across multiple industry groups including agriculture, mining and financial institutions. Prior to investment banking, Andrea worked for Risk Management Solutions, the global leader in catastrophe risk modelling where she advised U.K., E.U., and Asian clients in the insurance and reinsurance industries.

Education

MBA, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Msc. International Political Economy, The London School of Economics
Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management, Carleton University
Joey Placeholder
Joey Placeholder

Joy Yang

Principal

Joy is a member of the Capital Markets team at Bonnefield, supporting the firm’s investor relations and fundraising activities. Prior to joining Bonnefield, Joy was a Senior Associate in the Client and Product Solutions group at Onex, a Toronto-based alternative investment management firm, where she was responsible for the company’s fundraising and investor relations efforts across both private equity and credit. Prior to that, Joy worked in the Investment Banking division at Scotiabank where she focused on the consumer, industrial and retail sector.

Education

Chartered Professional Accountant (“CPA”)
Bachelor of Accounting and Financial Management
Master of Accounting

Joy          Yang

Principal

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Joy Yang

Principal

Joy is a member of the Capital Markets team at Bonnefield, supporting the firm’s investor relations and fundraising activities. Prior to joining Bonnefield, Joy was a Senior Associate in the Client and Product Solutions group at Onex, a Toronto-based alternative investment management firm, where she was responsible for the company’s fundraising and investor relations efforts across both private equity and credit. Prior to that, Joy worked in the Investment Banking division at Scotiabank where she focused on the consumer, industrial and retail sector.

Education

Chartered Professional Accountant (“CPA”)
Bachelor of Accounting and Financial Management
Master of Accounting

Lauren Michell

Chelsea Carter

Principal

Joey Placeholder
Joey Placeholder

Emilia Cooper

Analyst

Emilia is a member of the Capital Market team at Bonnefield, supporting the firm’s investor relations, fundraising activities, and ESG-related initiatives. Prior to joining Bonnefield, Emilia worked as a Licensed Client Services Associate at BMO Nesbitt Burns, providing support to a portfolio manager and the broader private wealth network.

Education
Certificate in ESG Investing, CFA Institute
Bachelor of Commerce, Smith School of Business at Queen’s University

Emilia Cooper

Analyst

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Emilia Cooper

Analyst

Emilia is a member of the Capital Market team at Bonnefield, supporting the firm’s investor relations, fundraising activities, and ESG-related initiatives. Prior to joining Bonnefield, Emilia worked as a Licensed Client Services Associate at BMO Nesbitt Burns, providing support to a portfolio manager and the broader private wealth network.

Education
Certificate in ESG Investing, CFA Institute
Bachelor of Commerce, Smith School of Business at Queen’s University

christian Eisenhauer
christian Eisenhauer

Christian Eisenhauer

Associate

 

In his role, Christian supports Bonnefield's investment and capital markets activities with a focus on sustainability and ESG. 

Prior to joining Bonnefield, Christian received a Master of Management degree from the Schulich School of Business and worked as a materials engineer.

Education

Master of Management, Schulich School of Business                                                                                      Bachelor of Materials Engineering, Dalhousie University

Christian Eisenhauer

Associate

christian Eisenhauer

Christian Eisenhauer

Associate

 

In his role, Christian supports Bonnefield's investment and capital markets activities with a focus on sustainability and ESG. 

Prior to joining Bonnefield, Christian received a Master of Management degree from the Schulich School of Business and worked as a materials engineer.

Education

Master of Management, Schulich School of Business                                                                                      Bachelor of Materials Engineering, Dalhousie University

Andrea Gruza
Andrea Gruza

Andrea Gruza

Managing Partner

 

Andrea leads the Capital Markets team at Bonnefield with responsibility for investor relations and fundraising across all Bonnefield products. Additionally, Andrea has responsibility for Bonnefield's sustainability and ESG activities and new product development, and is a member of Bonnefield's Investment Committee.

Andrea is a former investment banker with experience in mergers and acquisitions across multiple industry groups including agriculture, mining and financial institutions. Prior to investment banking, Andrea worked for Risk Management Solutions, the global leader in catastrophe risk modelling where she advised U.K., E.U., and Asian clients in the insurance and reinsurance industries.

Education

MBA, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Msc. International Political Economy, The London School of Economics
Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management, Carleton University

Andrea Gruza

Managing Partner

Andrea Gruza

Andrea Gruza

Managing Partner

 

Andrea leads the Capital Markets team at Bonnefield with responsibility for investor relations and fundraising across all Bonnefield products. Additionally, Andrea has responsibility for Bonnefield's sustainability and ESG activities and new product development, and is a member of Bonnefield's Investment Committee.

Andrea is a former investment banker with experience in mergers and acquisitions across multiple industry groups including agriculture, mining and financial institutions. Prior to investment banking, Andrea worked for Risk Management Solutions, the global leader in catastrophe risk modelling where she advised U.K., E.U., and Asian clients in the insurance and reinsurance industries.

Education

MBA, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Msc. International Political Economy, The London School of Economics
Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management, Carleton University
Joey Placeholder
Joey Placeholder

Joy Yang

Principal

Joy is a member of the Capital Markets team at Bonnefield, supporting the firm’s investor relations and fundraising activities. Prior to joining Bonnefield, Joy was a Senior Associate in the Client and Product Solutions group at Onex, a Toronto-based alternative investment management firm, where she was responsible for the company’s fundraising and investor relations efforts across both private equity and credit. Prior to that, Joy worked in the Investment Banking division at Scotiabank where she focused on the consumer, industrial and retail sector.

Education

Chartered Professional Accountant (“CPA”)
Bachelor of Accounting and Financial Management
Master of Accounting

Joy          Yang

Principal

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Joy Yang

Principal

Joy is a member of the Capital Markets team at Bonnefield, supporting the firm’s investor relations and fundraising activities. Prior to joining Bonnefield, Joy was a Senior Associate in the Client and Product Solutions group at Onex, a Toronto-based alternative investment management firm, where she was responsible for the company’s fundraising and investor relations efforts across both private equity and credit. Prior to that, Joy worked in the Investment Banking division at Scotiabank where she focused on the consumer, industrial and retail sector.

Education

Chartered Professional Accountant (“CPA”)
Bachelor of Accounting and Financial Management
Master of Accounting

Finance and Operations

Lee Boelsma
Lee Boelsma

Lee Boelsma

Manager

Lee is responsible for managing Bonnefield's IT infrastructure and technological growth. With more than 10 years experience in IT, Lee is driven towards developing strategies to boost overall internal productivity across all major IT and data platforms. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                Previously, Lee worked as an IT Systems Analyst at Colonnade Investments where his main focus was developing internal IT tools and supporting their Data Platform. Prior to this, Lee was the IT Systems Administrator for the Ottawa-born eco-friendly department store, terra20, where he built and managed the organization's IT infrastructure and data platform from the ground up since the store's inception in 2012. 

Lee Boelsma

Manager

Lee Boelsma

Lee Boelsma

Manager

Lee is responsible for managing Bonnefield's IT infrastructure and technological growth. With more than 10 years experience in IT, Lee is driven towards developing strategies to boost overall internal productivity across all major IT and data platforms. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                Previously, Lee worked as an IT Systems Analyst at Colonnade Investments where his main focus was developing internal IT tools and supporting their Data Platform. Prior to this, Lee was the IT Systems Administrator for the Ottawa-born eco-friendly department store, terra20, where he built and managed the organization's IT infrastructure and data platform from the ground up since the store's inception in 2012. 
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Lee Boelsma

Verone Braganza

Fund Accountant

 

Prior to joining Bonnefield, Verone was a property administrator at BentallGreenOak with a focus of providing administration support to various commercial and retail properties, as well as performing a range of accounting functions. He has also worked in varied accounting roles in the Middle East, India and Canada.  Verone holds a master’s in professional accounting from Macquarie University and also completed his CPA Australia designation.

Verone Braganza

Fund Accountant

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Verone Braganza

Fund Accountant

 

Prior to joining Bonnefield, Verone was a property administrator at BentallGreenOak with a focus of providing administration support to various commercial and retail properties, as well as performing a range of accounting functions. He has also worked in varied accounting roles in the Middle East, India and Canada.  Verone holds a master’s in professional accounting from Macquarie University and also completed his CPA Australia designation.
Sabrina Chamberland
Sabrina Chamberland

Sabrina Chamberland

Intermediate Accountant

In her role, Sabrina supports the core accounting functions for Bonnefield’s operating companies and funds.

Prior to joining Bonnefield, Sabrina worked as an Accounting Clerk in the legal industry. In addition to completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Ottawa, Sabrina is currently studying Business Accounting at Algonquin College.

Education

Current CPA Student                                                                                                                                                                  Bachelor of Fine Arts – University of Ottawa

Sabrina Chamberland

Intermediate Accountant

Sabrina Chamberland

Sabrina Chamberland

Intermediate Accountant

In her role, Sabrina supports the core accounting functions for Bonnefield’s operating companies and funds.

Prior to joining Bonnefield, Sabrina worked as an Accounting Clerk in the legal industry. In addition to completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Ottawa, Sabrina is currently studying Business Accounting at Algonquin College.

Education

Current CPA Student                                                                                                                                                                  Bachelor of Fine Arts – University of Ottawa