Who We Are

Celina was established in 2017 by Jacques Feldman, the co-founder of Cambridge Global Payments.

History of Celina Capital

Jacques and his partner built Cambridge from the ground up over a period of 25 years, expanding from Canada, to the US, UK, and Australia. Cambridge developed a leadership position in foreign exchange transactions, a service that large banks had neglected.

The company achieved 25-30% annual growth by investing in a diverse sales network and offering superior customer service. Leading-edge technology and best-in-class compliance programs ensured Cambridge’s flawless execution of transactions and returned above-average profitability.

In the year prior to the company’s sale to Fleetcor, an NYSE listed company, Cambridge’s transaction volume exceeded $20 billion. At Celina, Jacques has assembled a team of professionals who have extensive experience as investors, operators, strategists, sales leaders, and business owners.

We make direct investments in privately owned companies that have the market opportunity and skilled management team to drive extraordinary growth.

We use our experience and broad business network to help our investments grow into industry leaders

We invest our own capital and look at long-term opportunity for all investments. As a result, one of our advantages lies in providing patient capital and flexible structures, with no pressure to exit.

We are not passive investors. We partner with our management teams to build value, provide meaningful incentives and deliver on growth plans.

We also invest in a diverse set of real estate opportunities across North America. We partner with real estate operators and developers on innovative projects that will create value.

Meet our leadership

Jacques Feldman

Chairman

Jacques is a successful entrepreneur who built Cambridge Global Payments into the leading foreign exchange company in North America. The success of Cambridge was driven by his relentless pursuit to grow revenue. After Cambridge was sold to Fleetcor in 2017, he founded Celina to develop a portfolio of real estate investments and invest in private entities with the drive and potential to grow into industry leaders.

Andrea Nickel

Chief Investment Officer (CIO)

Andrea is the Chief Investment Officer of Celina Capital Corporation, a Toronto-based family office. Throughout her investment career, Andrea has been an active investor across a variety of industries including manufacturing, advertising, media and marketing, insurance brokerage, equipment rental, and real estate. Prior to joining Celina, from 2002 to 2018, Andrea was a Partner at Beringer Capital, a mid-market private equity fund. For three of those years, she was also CFO of Match Marketing Group, one of the largest independent marketing services companies in North America. Prior to her role at Beringer Capital, Andrea was a consultant at Bain & Company, a co-founder of an ecommerce start-up, marketing manager at a software company and an analyst at a food technology company. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University and a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Edward Feldman

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Edward is the driving force in sourcing, managing, acquiring, and underwriting real estate and private equity investment opportunities for Celina. He has experience in the healthcare and real estate industries and most recently has managed investments in Industrial and multi-family properties in the US and Canada. He currently manages Celina’s real estate portfolio with over 130 million AUM. His passion for sales has helped Cellina develop, build, and diversify their asset base. His expertise in business development and strategic expansion extends as a board member for TRS/TNT as well as EQUA Specialty Risk Partners where he is also an active shareholder. Edward holds a Masters in Real Estate and Infrastructure from the Schulich School of Business.

Gary Krikler

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Gary has extensive international experience in corporate finance, treasury, risk management, strategic planning and merger and acquisition activity. Notably, he has been instrumental in the acquisition and integration of operating entities, the sale of businesses to private equity and strategic buyers, and a successful application to attain a Schedule 1 Bank status. Prior to joining Celina, Gary served as CFO of Cambridge Global Payments and its successor corporation, Corpay Cross Border. Gary is a CA CPA and earned his MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University.

Meet our expert team

Ellen Joyce

Finance Manager

Ellen is responsible for overseeing financial reporting and tax compliance at Celina. She began her career articling at MNP LLP in the Private Enterprise division. She gained significant experience in assurance, financial reporting, and tax for clients in a variety of industries such as real estate, construction, non-profits, financial services, and private equity. Ellen is a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA).

Roy Shelef

Senior Associate

Roy is responsible for sourcing, analyzing, and executing on Celina’s real estate and private equity transactions. Prior to Celina, Roy worked at Bell’s corporate strategy and M&A team. In this role, he worked with senior management to complete private and public-market acquisitions totaling nearly $1B. He also worked in the Partnerships group at Capital One, supporting product strategy and marketing initiatives. Roy earned his MREI and BBA from the Schulich School of Business, York University.

Maclean Mansfield

Analyst

Maclean is responsible for sourcing, analyzing, and executing on Celina’s private equity transactions. Prior to Celina, Maclean worked as an investment analyst at Clearco where he was actively involved in business development and deploying growth capital for founders. Maclean earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from McGill.