Chief Executive Officer
Blair Tamblyn Co-founded Timbercreek in 1999 and is Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Tamblyn is also CEO and Chairman of the Board for Timbercreek Financial.
In his role as CEO of Timbercreek Capital, Mr. Tamblyn is responsible for identifying strategic initiatives, managing global capital markets activities and general oversight of Timbercreek's corporate operations. Mr. Tamblyn is also a member of the Investment Committe.
Mr. Tamblyn has over 25 years of experience in public and private capital markets and has led the origination, structuring, capitalization and execution of all public and private Timbercreek funds that currently manage ~$3 billion in assets. Prior to co-founding Timbercreek, Mr. Tamblyn worked at Connor, Clark & Company.
Mr. Tamblyn is an independent Director and chair of the Audit Committee of Parkit Enterprise Inc.
Mr. Tamblyn holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science from Western University. Mr. Tamblyn also completed the Board Effectiveness Program offered by Rotman and the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Tracy Johnston, CPA, CA
Chief Financial Officer
Tracy Johnston joined Timbercreek in July 2020 as Chief Financial Officer. In her current role as CFO, Ms. Johnston is responsible for overseeing financial and taxation reporting, treasury, corporate financing and the financial reporting and risk analytics platform.
Ms. Johnston has over 15 years of progressive experience in Finance. Most recently, Ms. Johnston was Senior Director, Financial Reporting at Cadillac Fairview. Prior to joining Cadillac Fairview, Ms. Johnston was Director, Corporate Accounting at DREAM Office REIT. Ms. Johnston started her career at Deloitte & Touche LLP in the Assurance and Advisory practice.
Ms. Johnston holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from Dalhousie University. Ms. Johnston is a Chartered Professional Accountant.
Vice President, Corporate Secretary
John Walsh has over 25 years experience as a private markets investor and a legal and governance advisor to large institutions.
Mr. Walsh is the Chief Compliance Officer of Timbercreek Investment Management Services (“TIMSI”), and SVP Legal and Compliance of Timbercreek Capital, and is responsible for all corporate and investment-related compliance obligations, as well as overseeing Timbercreek’s corporate legal activities, including fund formation and launches, ongoing capital markets activities, and general corporate operations.
Mr. Walsh was most recently the Managing Director, General Counsel, at OPTrust where he led the strategic planning for a cutting-edge pension innovation lab, and created and led transaction-based legal, governance, ERM, compliance and privacy teams for the Trust. Prior to his senior management role, Mr. Walsh spent a decade helping create and lead the Private Markets Group (private equity and infrastructure) at OPTrust.
Prior to OPTrust, Mr. Walsh practiced M&A law for 10 years at both Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, and Davies Ward & Beck (as it then was).
Mr. Walsh currently serves as a Director with several international infrastructure investment organizations in addition to serving as a Governor at North York General Hospital.
Mr. Walsh obtained his B.A. History from Roberts Wesleyan College, his M.A. Political Science from Carleton University, and his LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School.
Vice President, Investor Relations
Karynna Ma has over 20 years of experience providing financial products and services to retail and institutional investors in public and private markets.
Ms. Ma is the Executive Director of Global Institutional Business Development at Timbercreek, overseeing sales and investor relations, and works closely with institutional investors and investment consultants in Canada, the U.S., and Europe.
Prior to joining Timbercreek in 2017, Ms. Ma served as Vice President of Investor Relations at Bastion Infrastructure Group with responsibilities in marketing and fundraising of a private infrastructure platform to institutional investors globally.
Before her role at Bastion, Ms. Ma was the Director of Managed Assets at Mackenzie Investments where she was responsible for the marketing and sales efforts of their managed portfolio solutions.
Ms. Ma began her career in finance as an analyst at Fidelity Investments where she held numerous positions in marketing and sales. Ms. Ma holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Toronto.