Experience and Performance sets our team apart.
Shafin Kanji – MAcc, CA , CBVChief Executive Officer
Shafin is a principal and co-founder of Kanvi Homes Inc. and the companies within the KV corporate group. Since 2006, he has been engaged in all aspects of growing these businesses from startup ventures to the successful companies they are today. Shafin previously operated a boutique corporate finance firm and before going into business with his partners held the office of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Matrikon Inc. (previously TSX listed, subsequently acquired by Honeywell). While at Matrikon he successfully negotiated and completed five acquisitions in Canada, the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom and Germany. Shafin also previously served within KPMG’s financial advisory services.
Aleem Virani – CA, CBVPresident
Aleem is a principal and co-founder of the companies within the KV corporate group and Kanvi Homes Inc. Since 2006, he has been engaged in all aspects of growing these businesses from startup ventures to the successful companies they are today. In addition to running his own businesses, throughout his career Aleem has been engaged in private company transactions as both an advisor (buy and sell side) and buyer. Before going into business with his partners, Aleem was the Controller for Trans Global Group of Companies (a subsidiary of the Brick Group Income Fund), and he also served as a business valuations and litigation support expert with Kingston Ross Pasnak LLP, and as a public accountant at Deloitte.
Curtis PowerChief Operating Officer
Mr. Power is a Chartered Accountant and a Principal of KV Capital Inc., the private mortgage brokerage, Exempt Market Dealer, Restricted Portfolio Manager, Investment Fund Manager and real estate investment company that provides service to KV Mortgage Fund Inc. Mr. Power previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of a mortgage lending firm specializing in short term bridge financing, that grew from start up to $65 million of assets under management and as an auditor with Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Power joined KV Capital Inc. in 2013 and has full responsibility for the firm’s mortgage operations including leading the origination, underwriting and servicing teams in Calgary and Edmonton.
Kelly BagleyVP of Real Estate Finance
Kelly Bagley has been in the Finance industry for over 20 years. His education in the Arts at the University of Calgary has been complemented by his 20 plus years working with such highly respected financial institutions such as RBC Royal Bank, Laurentian Bank, Firm Capital and now KV Capital, where he is currently VP of Real Estate Finance. He has experience at the senior and executive level in Finance across all industries with a specialization in Real Estate Financing. In his spare time, he enjoys fly fishing with his children and playing hockey with friends.
Call Kelly at 4036294445
Call Kelly at 4036294445
Gaurav SobtiBusiness Development Manager
Gaurav Sobti is the Business Development Manager of KV Capital where he works with where he works with mortgage brokers, builders, developers, and realtors in structuring financing solutions for their projects. He is a Chartered Accountant and CFA® Charterholder. He also holds a Masters in Accounting and Bachelors in Biotechnology/Chartered Accountancy from the University of Waterloo. Prior to joining KV Capital, Gaurav worked at Alberta Teachers’ Retirement Fund Board and Deloitte LLP. In his spare time, Gaurav likes to read and stay active.
Call Gaurav at 7808637449
Call Gaurav at 7808637449
Colin BrenneisDirector, Mortgage Underwriting
Colin Brenneis is KV Capital’s Director, Mortgage Underwriting where he works with the executive team to oversee the firm’s mortgage lending and underwriting operations. Colin is a Chartered Accountant and CFA® Charterholder. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta. In his spare time, Colin enjoys the outdoors especially kayaking, canoeing, hiking, and skiing with his wife. He is working towards completing a travel goal of visiting every continent, with only Africa and Antarctica remaining on his list. Colin is also an avid reader and board game player. LinkedIn
Mat ForsterAssociate Director, Underwriting
Mat Forster is KV Capital’s Associate Director, Mortgage Underwriting where he assists with the oversight of all aspects of the firm’s mortgage lending and underwriting operations. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant and is planning to write the CFA® Level III exam in December 2020. He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta. Prior to transitioning to his current role, Mat held the role of Controller and has prior experience on the KV Underwriting team. Prior to joining KV, Mat work as an Auditor at KPMG LLP. In his spare time, Mat enjoys travelling abroad and spending time with his growing family.
Wolfgang BaumannSenior Underwriter
Wolfgang Bauman is a Senior Underwriter with KV Capital. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree and a Bachelor of Science degree both from the University of Alberta. He is currently working towards his Chartered Professional Accountant designation. Prior to joining KV Capital, Wolfgang worked at WSP in a Project Management role. In his spare time, Wolfgang likes to play hockey and volleyball and travelling around the globe, having already been to Asia, Africa and Europe.
Tyler CikalukSenior Underwriter
Tyler Cikaluk is a Senior Underwriter with KV Capital where he works with the Mortgage Underwriting team to assess risk and support the firm’s lending operations. Tyler is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with distinction from the University of Alberta. Prior to joining KV Capital, Tyler worked at KPMG LLP as a Senior Accountant. In his spare time, Tyler enjoys playing golf, exercising, and is an avid sports fan. Tyler is also a travel enthusiast, having already travelled to numerous areas within North America, Europe, and most recently Southeast Asia. He hopes to continue his journey across the globe learning about different cultures and attending live sporting events.
Amaan DatooJunior Underwriter
Amaan Datoo is a co-op student working towards a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta. Amaan is a member of the Underwriting Team where he works with the Senior Underwriters in assessing the firm’s lending opportunities. Prior to joining KV Capital, Amaan worked with the City of Edmonton in Development Services. In his free time, Amaan enjoys reading, playing hockey, and watching martial arts.
Renee KentChief Financial Officer
Ms. Kent is a Chartered Accountant and currently holds the office of Chief Financial Officer of KV Mortgage Fund and KV Capital Inc., the private mortgage brokerage, Exempt Market Dealer, Restricted Portfolio Manager, Investment Fund Manager and real estate investment company that provides service to KV Mortgage Fund Inc. Ms. Kent previously served as a Senior Manager at KPMG LLP where she provided assurance, operational effectiveness, and accounting services to clients covering a wide variety of industries, including entities that are publicly listed on the TSX and/or NYSE.
Kristen VisserSenior Accountant
Kristen Visser is a Senior Accountant with KV Capital. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with Distinction from the University of Alberta. Prior to joining KV Capital, Kristen worked as both an Auditor and US Tax Specialist at KPMG LLP. In her spare time, Kristen enjoys outdoor activities including biking and gardening, reading books, and traveling abroad.
Harpreet GrewalAssistant Controller
Harpreet Grewal is an Assistant Controller with KV Capital. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant and is currently working towards completing all three levels of the In-Depth Tax Program with CPA Canada. Prior to KV Capital, Harpreet worked with Grant Thornton as a Senior Accountant and transitioned to Senior Analyst in Tax. During her time off, Harpreet enjoys traveling, cooking, and hiking.
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Tanece HillJunior Accountant
Tanece is a Junior Accountant with KV Capital. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), and is currently working towards her CPA designation. In her spare time she enjoys cooking and travelling.
Nicholas JeanesGeneral Counsel
Mr. Nicholas Jeanes currently holds the of office of General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for the KV corporate group and is responsible for the delivery of all legal services, as well as compliance, ethics and privacy. As Corporate Secretary, Mr. Jeanes works closely with KV Private Equity’s Board of Directors. Mr. Jeanes holds a law degree from the University of Alberta, is a member of the Law Society of Alberta and is a founding member of Young ACG Edmonton, a sub-chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth. Prior to joining the KV corporate group in 2017, Mr. Jeanes worked in the corporate and commercial practice group of Bennett Jones LLP, an internationally recognized Canadian law firm.
Call Nicholas at 7802337499
Call Nicholas at 7802337499
Molly BellMortgage Associate and the Office Manager
Molly Bell is a Mortgage Associate and the Office Manager of KV Capital where she helps to ensure the smooth operations of the firm. Molly also works with investors as a valued member of the firm’s Investor Relations team. Prior to joining KV Capital, Molly worked at TMG – The Mortgage Group. In her spare time, Molly likes working out, gardening and most of all, Chihuahuas.