Senior Management Team
Board of Directors
Christine Sayegh-Filgiano offers the experience of over 30 years in the Canadian financial services industry, managing national and international platforms in lending, investment management and pension management. A native of Montreal, she started her career as a commercial real estate lender for major financial institutions (CIBC, Scotiabank, Desjardins). After obtaining the CFA designation in 2000, she spent the next 10 years working for a private investment firm, Letko Brosseau and Associates, where she focused on fund raising, developed expertise in pension management and a more in-depth knowledge of the capital markets. This led her to the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in 2010 and afterwards to Ivanhoé Cambridge, its real estate arm, where she successively occupied the roles of Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Operations for the North American Office portfolio, and finally Executive Vice President, Portfolio Construction and Risk Management until she retired in 2020. She has successfully led business transformations and their growth through complex market cycles and has experience with debt and equity capital in both public and private markets. A graduate of Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business and a CFA charterholder, she obtained the ASC Directors' certification from the Collège des administrateurs de sociétés du Québec with Université Laval. Ms. Filgiano currently serves on the boards of Desjardins Sécurité Financière, Avenue 31 Capital and the University of Montreal endowment fund. She also volunteers at Le Chaînon, helping women who are in a precarious financial situation regain control.
David Gerofsky is a respected leader with 30 years of experience in the real estate industry and currently serves as CEO of Osmington Gerofsky Development Corp. Previously, he served as President and CEO of First Gulf Corporation. First Gulf is a proven market leader with more than $4 billion in developed office, mixed-use, retail, and industrial properties including development for Globe and Mail, Coca Cola, Siemens, BMW, BMO, PWC and EQ Bank. Notably, David led the development of the 10 million square foot East Harbour community, a new transit-centred employment hub with 50,000 employees and 4,500 new homes in downtown Toronto. David’s expertise encompasses all aspects of commercial real estate, from development to operations. David began his career as a lawyer at Blakes and has held senior-executive positions at Oxford Properties and TD Bank.
Ted Willcocks is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Triovest. Ted brings more than 25 years of diverse international experience in commercial real estate, having held a series of increasingly senior positions with CBRE, Brookfield Properties, and most recently, Manulife. For the last several years, he led the development and implementation of the real estate strategy for Manulife Investment Management, overseeing portfolio management, asset management, and development in Canada, the United States, Australia and Asia, accelerating the growth of its Private Markets business. Ted is a former US Executive Board Member of NAIOP and the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE).
Mark Renzoni brings to Triovest a wealth of knowledge and experience in the Canadian Commercial Real Estate industry. He most recently held the position of CEO at CBRE, which he retired from in 2018. During his 30-year tenure with CBRE, Mr. Renzoni delivered strong growth and engineered significant changes to the company’s platform, workplace facilities and leadership team. His successful leadership style was built on empowering his team, particularly the next generation of leaders, positioning the company for continued growth. He was also instrumental in creating a runway for new ideas and opportunities. Mr. Renzoni’s strong operational and investment mindset, and his well-established reputation and connections in the North American real estate community, will be an asset to Triovest. Mr. Renzoni holds a Degree from Western University. In addition to serving as a member of Triovest’s Board, Mr. Renzoni will also continue to serve on the Boards of British Pacific Properties and View Glass Canada.
Neil Labatte has more than 35 years of asset building and acquisitions experience within the real estate and hotel sectors. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Talon International Inc., the developer of the Trump International Hotel in Toronto, and Global Dimension Capital, Inc., which he also founded. Mr. Labatte also served as CEO of Legacy Hotels REIT, a major real estate income trust and founded MyWay Concierge Inc. in 2007, serving as its President. Mr. Labatte played professional hockey with the Salt Lake City Golden Eagles and the St. Louis Blues and now sits on the Board of Directors of the National Hockey League Alumni Association, “Hockey’s Greatest Family”. He also served as a Board Member of A.E.W. Mexico Company and the Canadian Institute of Public and Private Real Estate Companies. Mr. Labatte attended Brown University prior to receiving a Bachelor and Master of Science, Finance, from the University of Utah. He was elected into the Brown University Sports Hall of Fame in October, 2016.
Deanna Zumwalt is President & CEO and Director of Coril Holdings Ltd. She is responsible for leading and directing Coril’s business initiatives, including subsidiary companies that operate in Canada, the United States and globally. Deanna joined Coril in September 2015 as CFO and was recently promoted to President. Over the past 25 years, Ms. Zumwalt has held senior management positions at Nexen Energy ULC and Anadarko Canada. Ms. Zumwalt holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary as well as a Diploma in Financial Strategy from Oxford University. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta and holds an Institute of Corporate Directors, Director Designation. She was appointed Chair of Triovest in January of 2021.
Stephen B. Mannix
Stephen B. Mannix is a fourth-generation family entrepreneur and international businessman. He serves as Executive Chair and a Director of Coril Holdings Ltd., a Canadian-based global asset management company operating in railroad maintenance, commercial real estate and investments. Based in Brisbane, Stephen is Managing Director the Australian subsidiary of Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc., a leading supplier of railway maintenance services and equipment around the globe. Stephen formerly led Triovest Capital in executing real estate investment strategies in Canada’s major centres to generate superior returns for Triovest and its institutional partners. His experience includes working in various capacities in commercial real estate, as well as several other industries including investment management, construction and agriculture. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (International Business) and Bachelor of Laws degrees and is an active member of the Law Society of Alberta.