Taylor Merritt, P.Eng. - Fund Manager & Director
Taylor Merritt studied at the University of Alberta (2010) and is a chemical engineer by vocation but an investor, entrepreneur and philanthropist by avocation. His investment experience is both individual and communal, through partnerships such as Kain Long Short Energy LP and The Hillary Club. Prior to co-founding Kain, he worked for Keyera Corp., most recently in business development and was the commercial lead for several gas processing facilities that handled an array of oil and liquids-rich gas. Prior thereto he was a field engineer at some of Alberta’s largest gas plants, living and working in locations such as Drayton Valley, Whitecourt and Grande Prairie.
Matt Hogg, M.Eng., P.Eng. - Head Trader & Director
Matt Hogg holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of British Columbia (2009) and a Master of Engineering specializing in Reservoir Characterization from the University of Calgary (2016). He is a co-founder of Kain and is currently an Engineering Technical Advisor at STS Tracer Services Ltd., an oil and gas service and technology company. Previously he has worked as a facility and production engineer and has experience analyzing unconventional resource plays across North America, with specific expertise in assessing the Montney. Matt is passionate about energy and technology development, which complements a decade of investment experience through his own portfolio, Kain and The Hillary Club.
Spencer Ellis - Chief Compliance Officer & Director
Spencer Ellis graduated with distinction from McGill University (2016) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, majoring in Finance. He has also passed all three levels of the CFA program. Spencer is a co-founder of Kain and is currently a Corporate Development Analyst at Keyera Corp., responsible for reviewing, identifying and evaluating strategic A&D opportunities accretive to Keyera’s extensive North American midstream business. Prior to this role he held the position of Credit Analyst, also at Keyera.
Tynan Unruh, P.Eng., PMP. - Relations Manager & Director
Tynan Unruh holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Alberta (2010). He is a co-founder of Kain and is currently a New Markets Rep at the tech start-up Yervana – a personalized outdoor adventure platform. Prior thereto he spent 8 years working for CH2M (Jacobs) on large industrial projects as both project manager and quality control manager – projects include the Surmont II SAGD facilities in northern Alberta and the PCT/K+S Potash export terminal in Port Moody, BC.