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.

  • Aaron Cai
  • Aine O'Connor
  • Benjamin Benita
  • Jamie Manson
  • Mark Liu
  • Neil Keogh
  • Paul Gill
  • Rory Hunter

Aaron Cai

Aaron joined iCON in 2021 and focuses on the firm’s investment activities in North America. He is based in Toronto.

Prior to joining iCON, Aaron was at StepStone Infrastructure and Real Assets, where he focused on co-investments, fund commitments, and minority transactions in various sectors, including renewable energy, telecommunications, and midstream. Before StepStone and his MBA, Aaron was a Project Finance Associate at SkyPower Global, a Canadian solar developer. Aaron started his career as an M&A analyst at BlackArch Partners, a US mid-market investment bank.

Aaron holds an MBA (Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto), an MSc in Finance (Vanderbilt University), and a BBA in Finance (University of Toronto).

Benjamin Benita

Benjamin joined iCON in 2021 and focuses on the firm’s investment activities in North America.  He is based in New York.

Prior to joining iCON, Benjamin was on the investing team at Spire Capital Partners where he executed middle market private equity transactions in the technology-enabled business services, media, education, and communications sectors. Prior to Spire, Benjamin worked as an Analyst in the TMT group at Barclays.

Benjamin holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Texas A&M University.

Mark Liu

Mark joined iCON in 2020 and focuses on the firm’s investment activities in North America.  He is based in New York.

Prior to joining iCON, Mark was part of Deutsche Bank’s Infrastructure and Energy group where he originated and executed over $2B of principal investments in the energy sector.  Prior to DB, he held various roles in infrastructure and project finance.  He holds a BA in Economics from the University of Chicago.

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 is a Partner at iCON, based in our New York office.  He transferred to our North American team in 2017 having originally joined us in London in 2013.

Rory has over a decade’s experience in infrastructure and was responsible for our investments in TruVista Communications, Conrac Solutions and Iowa Interstate Railroad.  Rory is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and holds an 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.

Neil Keogh

Neil joined iCON in 2016 from the Business and Investor Advisory team at Arup, where he focused on transactions in the transport and utilities sectors. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments (CISI) and holds a BSc in Architectural Science (University College Dublin) and an MSc in Architecture (University College London).

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).