Shawn Kimel

Shawn Kimel founded K2 & Associates Investment Management in 1998 after working as an Analyst for Working Ventures Canadian Fund from 1996 to 1998. Shawn is currently the chairman of K2 & Associates. Shawn is a MBA graduate from the University of Toronto.

Dean Perrin,


Dean Perrin joined K2 in September 2006 as Vice-President and focuses on merger arbitrage, special situation investments, and credit opportunities. Dean acts as the Chief Investment Officer for both The K2 Principal Fund L.P. and The K2 Principal Trust. Prior to joining the team, Dean worked at RBC Capital Markets in the equity research group and at the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. Dean holds an Honours Economics degree from the University of Western Ontario, and is a CFA charterholder.

Mike Reid

Mike Reid joined K2 as a Trader in March 2011. Previously, Mike was with CIBC World Markets, responsible for Index Product Research in the Equity Portfolio Trading Group. During his time at CIBC World Markets, Mike spent time in both the Toronto and London UK offices and held various positions within Cash Equities and Alternative Execution Trading. Mike holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from McGill University.

Daniel Gosselin

Daniel Gosselin has been with K2 since June 2004. Dan is currently the President of K2. Dan holds a Bachelor of Commerce Honours Business Administration degree from the University of Windsor.

Adrian Morante,


Adrian Morante joined K2 in April 2014 as a Vice President and focuses on the firm's energy investment portfolio. Prior to K2, Adrian worked at Acuity Investment Management and AGF Investments as an energy-focused analyst. Adrian is a CFA Charterholder and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Ryerson University. In 2013 Adrian received the Brendan Woods TopGun Investment Mind Award.

Josef Vejvoda,


Josef joined K2 as a Portfolio Manager in August 2013 and now serves as the firm's Chief Executive Officer and Chief Compliance Officer. Mr. Vejvoda has over twenty-five years of extensive capital markets experience and has held senior management roles at a number of the country's largest financial institutions including Merrill Lynch Canada, the Bank of Montreal, National Bank Financial, and TD Bank Financial Group.
Josef is a bachelor of computer science graduate from Queen's University in Kingston and is a registered portfolio manager with the Ontario Securities Commission. Mr. Vejvoda has also earned the Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) designation from the Canadian Securities Institute and is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors having achieved the ICD.D designation.

Darren McLean

Darren McLean joined K2 in June 2014, focusing on opportunities in equities and merger arbitrage. Prior to K2, Darren spent 3 years at Boswell Capital Corporation working on internal investment opportunities and providing corporate advisory services to external clients.

Andrew Kearns

Andrew Kearns joined K2 as an Analyst in May 2015, focusing on opportunities in equities and merger arbitrage. Prior to K2, Andrew was as an analyst at Galileo Funds. Andrew is a CFA Charterholder and holds a BASc in Engineering from the University of Toronto.

Francois du Toit

Francois du Toit joined K2 in February 2016 as an investment analyst. His responsibilities are focused on the firm's merger arbitrage strategies and equity investments in the natural resource sector. Prior to joining K2, Francois spent 2 years in the equity research department at a Canadian broker-dealer covering the mining industry. Francois holds a BASc in Materials Science Engineering from the University of Toronto, a Masters of Finance from UofT's Rotman School of Management, and is a CFA Charterholder.

Charles Connor

Charles joined K2's investment team in the spring of 2017 and is currently a Portfolio Manager with a focus on risk arbitrage and convertible arbitrage strategies. Previously he was a Managing Director on the institutional equities desk at BMO Capital Markets where he focused on risk arbitrage trading. Prior to that role, Charles was an Executive Director at CIBC World Markets, also on the institutional equities desk, where he was a senior trader in quantitative and program trading. Charles is a CFA Charterholder with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce with a specialization in Finance and a Minor in Computer Science from McMaster University

Erik Bermel

Erik joined K2 in February 2017 and focuses on equity investments based on fundamental & relative value, along with seeking event driven and special situations opportunities. Prior to K2, Erik spent five years in Equity Research at investment banks in Toronto, most recently covering the precious metals industry. Erik is a CFA charterholder and completed his Bachelor of Commerce degree from Carleton University, majoring in Finance and in Economics.