Kelly Klatik was born and raised in Saskatchewan, Canada. Kelly is a Managing Partner at Cypress Hills, which he co-founded in 2014. He oversees the firm’s origination and operational activities. He also manages the co-origination process with institutional investors.
Kelly serves as a member of the board of directors for Merchant Advance Capital Ltd. and as a board observer with Creditloans Canada Ltd., both origination partner companies of Cypress Hills.
Kelly has has over 27 years of experience in the investment banking/management and alternative asset sectors. Prior to Cypress Hills, Kelly served for 4 years as CEO and co-founder of an alternative asset/natural resource based company listed on the TSX-V, which harvested one of the oldest paper based historic data sets resulting in the approval of an $800 million build. Before this, Kelly spent over a decade as Director, Investment Banking at M Partners and Vice President of Equity Capital Markets for Investment Planning Counsel, part of the Montreal based Power Financial Group. He successfully executed on numerous transactions and deal flow totaling over $4.0 billion since 2000 primarily in structured financial products and public equity financings weighted towards the Consumer Finance, Commercial Finance, Technology and Natural Resource sectors.
Kelly received a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from University of Saskatchewan, an MBA from Royal Roads University, and earned the Institute of Corporate Directors designation (ICD.D) from Rotman School of Business.