Shafin Kanji MAcc, CPA, CA, CBV, ICD.D
Chief Executive Officer
Shafin is a principal and co-founder of Kanvi Homes Inc. and the companies within the KV corporate group. For the last 12 years 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, CPA, CA, CBV, ICD.D
Aleem is a principal and co-founder of the companies within the KV corporate group and Kanvi Homes Inc. For the last 12 years, 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.
Jonathan Herman, CPA, CA
Chief Operating Officer
Jonathan is a principal of the KV corporate group, having originally joined the companies in 2011. He most recently held the office of Chief Financial Officer, where he oversaw all aspects of the KV corporate groups finance and reporting functions, regulatory compliance obligations, legal matters, structuring of offerings, investor relations and capital operations. In 2016, he assumed day to day responsibility for the operations of KV Private Equity Inc. and KV Private Equity Fund, and today leads the private equity team within KV. Prior to joining the KV corporate group, Jonathan worked as a public accountant within the assurance practice at Deloitte and as a Tax Officer within the Tax and Revenue Administration of Alberta Finance.
Gordon Verley, CPA, CA
Gordon joined the KV Group in 2019. He leads the acquisitions team and is involved in executing transactions as well as strategic operational projects for portfolio companies.
Gordon began his career in public practice audit, assurance, and taxation working with companies in a variety of industries, both private and publicly traded. After leaving public practice, Gordon had a role in industry leading an FP&A team at a regional fitness Canadian chain. Gordon’s most recent experience was with a large North American bank working on commercial lending and complex debt arrangements.
He obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 2012 and his Bachelor of Commerce from The Sauder School of Business at The University of British Columbia in 2009. Gordon also has a Strategic Management Certificate from the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia.
Michael Crawley, CPA, CA
Mike joined the KV corporate group in 2018 and is responsible for portfolio company operations and deal flow. Prior to joining KV corporate group, Mike was a member of BDO Canada’s financial advisory services team performing business valuations, litigation support, and transaction advisory for clients in a variety of industries. To start his career, Mike articled at KPMG LLP, an internationally recognized accounting firm, and split his time between assurance and management consulting.
Nicholas Jeanes, J.D.
Legal General Counsel
Mr. Nicholas Jeanes currently holds the of office of General Counsel and Corporate Security 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.
Michael is a graduate of the University of Alberta’s School of Business, has passed all three levels of the CFA, and is currently enrolled in the CAIA program. Michael is a valued member of the KV Private Equity team where, as Analyst, he supports all functions of portfolio company growth strategy and deal evaluation. Prior to joining KV Private Equity, Michael worked at Rohit Group of Companies.