Management Team


Tom Finke

Executive Chairman

Tom Finke has over three decades of experience in the financial services industry. In December 2008, he was appointed Chairman and CEO of Babson Capital Management, and EVP and Chief Investment Officer for Babson’s parent, The Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual). In May 2011, Tom stepped down as CIO of MassMutual to focus on leading Babson.

In 2016, he led the merger of Babson with three subsidiaries of MassMutual: Baring Asset Management, Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers, and Wood Creek Capital Management, forming Barings LLC. Tom became Chairman and CEO of this combined firm, and Barings’ assets under management surged from US$271 billion to over US$350 billion in four years. He retired from Barings in 2020.

Currently, Tom serves as a non-executive Director of Invesco Ltd. (NYSE: IVZ) and Alliance Entertainment Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: AENT). In 2023, following the merger of Alliance Entertainment with Adara Acquisition Corporation (NYSE: ADRA), he joined Alliance’s board, having been Chairman and CEO of Adara.

Tom is active in the community serving on the boards of: Charlotte Center City Partners, Davidson College, the Fuqua School of Business (Duke University), and the National Math and Science Initiative.

Tom earned a BS from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce in 1986 and an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in 1991.

Steven Leonard

Steven Leonard

Chief Financial Officer

Steve Leonard is Chief Financial Officer of Aimia and a member of the firm’s investment committee. He has been with Aimia since June of 2010 holding executive finance roles and was appointed CFO in May 2019. Prior to joining Aimia, Steve worked at Air Canada, Vivendi and Seagram in senior finance roles. Steve has experience in all areas of finance, with particular specialization in transformations, strategic planning and M&A. He has worked within large organizations, in corporate and operating positions, and has international experience working in New York and Paris. He is a graduate of Concordia University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.


Mathieu Giguère

Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

Mathieu Giguère is Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of Aimia. Mathieu has been with Aimia since May of 2023. Prior to joining Aimia, Mathieu worked at National Bank Financial, BMO, and he also practised within national law firms. Mathieu has experience in various areas of law, with a specialization in securities, capital markets, M&A, private equity and litigation.  Over his 20 years in private practise and as in-house counsel, Mathieu participated in multi-jurisdictional deals and contract negotiations.  Mathieu has been admitted to both the Bar of Quebec and the Bar of Ontario.