Prior to joining Hamilton Lane in 2019, Mike was a Director at OMERS pension plan in the venture capital and growth equity groups. Prior to OMERS, Mike was the CEO of the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association. He has also co-founded a management consulting firm and has held senior executive roles at a few major Canadian corporations.
Prior to entering the private sector, Mike worked for the Government of Canada, first as a research economist and then as a political and policy advisor to the Minister of Finance. Mike has also worked overseas as an economist on World Bank funded international development projects and taught economics at the university level. Mike is a frequent commentator on both broadcast and print media on the state of the Canadian private capital markets.
Mike holds a Masters in Economics from the University of British Columbia.
Bloomberg: Hamilton Lane Plans to Add Canada Staff for Growth in Private Funds
Hamilton Lane Inc. will boost the size of its Canadian team by adding three or four people in the next two years, said the alternative asset manager’s top executive in the country.
Wealth Professional: How Hamilton Lane plans to lead in the Canadian private-market space
Head of Canada Mike Woollatt spoke to Wealth Professional for this feature on the retail market in Canada.