Our Team

Our management team is made up of seasoned leaders with diverse skill sets who are experienced in increasing profits and overall value of companies. Last Brick Capital will mix and match management team members to meet the specific value growth goals for each of the funds portfolio companies. By combining capital with well-orchestrated teams, we aim to reduce execution time and capital demands, thus maximizing efficiency. Investors can benefit from more predictable and more successful financial exits. 

 

Monjie Llorente, Principal

General Partner Bespoke Private Equity GP Inc. Monjie has worked in multiple roles wearing the hat of Founder and CEO in private family businesses.  He has worked within Canada, the USA and Asia in a broad spectrum of industries including: Technology, Software, professional services, Real Estate, software re-seller, and not-for-profit. A horizontal thinker, Monjie’s expertise is in both governance and management and a wealth of turnaround experiences. 

Over the years Monjie has developed an exceptional professional network. 

With his ability to establish a meaningful dialogue with leadership of prospective portfolio companies, Last Brick Capital has gained access to unique investment opportunities globally. 

 

GAL SMOLAR, ADVISOR

Gal Smolar is a corporate and technology practitioner of foreign law at MLT. Gal represents technology and growth companies at all stages of development, through private financings, strategic transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. He also represents private investors investing in growth companies at all stages of financing. Gal advises both entrepreneurs and investors in the financing of transactions, strategic technology acquisitions, and liquidity events, and has extensive experience working with general partners in fund formation.

Gal typically represents Canadian, US and Israeli start-up companies seeking venture financing, growth companies that have received financing, and venture capital funds. His clients (both entrepreneurs and investors) are active in the following areas: consumer web and mobile; data analytics; crowdfinancing; cloud computing; cyber security; Internet of Things; wearable technologies; Software as a Service; medical devices; green chemistry; and Virtual Reality.

Gal began his legal career as a member of the in-house legal team for IBM Global Services in Israel. He represented IBM in complex software implementation and outsourcing projects in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Later, Gal joined a private firm where he represented US and Israeli venture capital funds investing in Israeli technology companies. He was also lead counsel in the formation of the first Israeli life science venture capital fund. Upon relocating to Amsterdam, the Netherlands, he spent five years representing multinationals and corporate venture capital funds in various global transactions. He subsequently returned to private practice in Israel to represent technology accelerators, venture capital funds, start-ups and media companies. In 2009 Gal moved to Canada and developed an emerging companies and venture capital practice for a leading national and later international law firm.

Gal is fluent in Hebrew, Swedish, Finnish and English, and conversant in Arabic and Dutch.