iCON Infrastructure comprises a highly experienced
multi-disciplinary investment team

Investment Team

North America

Our infrastructure investment specialists are supported by a wider, immensely accomplished group with significant senior board and management-level experience in infrastructure, private equity and related industries.

  • Michael Smerdon
  • Aine O'Connor
  • Jamie Manson
  • Paul Gill
  • Rory Hunter
  • Sara Guo

Sara Guo

Sara joined iCON in 2018 from Manulife’s Investment Division Rotational Program, where she completed rotations in the Corporate Finance, Agriculture Private Equity, North American Public Equities and Infrastructure Private Equity groups.

At iCON, she is involved in transaction execution, as well as asset oversight. Sara holds an Honours in Business Administration from the Ivey Business School at Western University.

Jamie Manson

Jamie joined the investment team at iCON in 2017 and brings over 20 years of experience originating, executing and managing debt, mezzanine and equity investments in the infrastructure and power sectors.

Jamie previously worked at SkyPower Global, a solar developer, and Brookfield Financial where he was responsible for originating and executing M&A, debt and equity capital markets transactions and general corporate finance advisory in the infrastructure sector. Prior to Brookfield Financial, Jamie was active in the North American power sector for both Investec and GE Energy Financial Services.

Rory Hunter

Rory has worked for iCON since 2013 and transferred to our North American team in 2017. He has played significant roles in our investment, debt financing and asset management activities.

Before joining iCON, Rory worked in the Infrastructure and Transport lead advisory team at EY. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and holds a MEng in Aerospace Engineering (University of Bath).

Paul Gill

Paul joined our North American investment team in 2017. He has a wide range of experience in pursuing and managing infrastructure assets across North America and Europe. He previous role was in the investment team at Capstone Infrastructure Corporation.

Michael Smerdon

Michael has led our North American activities since 2017 and is an observer of the Investment Committee.

Prior to that he was CFO of Capstone Infrastructure Corporation. He has two decades of experience in the infrastructure sector, primarily in Canada and the US. This includes principal investing, project financing, corporate financing, project development and financial advisory work across all major infrastructure sub-sectors.

Aine O’Connor

Aine joined iCON in 2017, having previously worked as a lawyer in the banking and finance group at Fasken Martineau, Toronto. She specialised in infrastructure. She holds both a Bachelors in Business and Law (University College Dublin) and an LLM with a Business Law concentration (University of Toronto).