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 acts as the Chief Investment Officer for both The K2 Principal Fund L.P. and The K2 Principal Trust. 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. Prior to joining the team, Dean worked at RBC Capital Markets in the equity research group, at the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. Dean holds an Honours Economics degree from the University of Western Ontario, is a Chartered Accountant, and 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 Vice President, Finance of the Manager since June 2004 managing all daily operations and accounting functions. 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. Mr. Vejvoda has over twenty 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. Mr.Vejvoda has personally directed or participated in numerous equity financings, Initial Public Offerings and Merger & Acquisition transactions, with a collective aggregate valuation well in excess of a billion dollars.

Mr.Vejvoda is a bachelor of computer science graduate from Queen's University in Kingston and is a registered portfolio manager with the Ontario Securities Commission. Josef has also earned the Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) designation from the Canadian Securities Institute and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

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.