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Kilo Capital HISTORY

Kilo Capital was founded in [2017] by Wade Brennan and Pieter Van Schaick with the mission of bringing specialized commodity inventory finance to middle market companies. Recognizing a void created by lack of interest by large, global banks and lack of sophistication and experience by regional and local banks, Kilo’s product offerings are designed to bring the same advantages offered to large, blue chip companies to smaller and medium-sized enterprises. Leveraging a deep experience set in structuring precious metal leases and financings paired with hedging, trading and supply services, Kilo applies these same principles across the board to the benefit of a wide range of users of commodity inventory. Kilo is dedicated to financing a multitude of ‘above ground’ commodities, focusing on users who are adding economic value, rather than on the miners or growers. As such, Kilo can finance deep into the supply chain all the way through to the aggregation and recycling of spent commodities, thus supporting the full life cycle and the industries that support ‘above-ground mining’ that will sustain the economy and the future.

Kilo Capital Leadership & Team

Wade Brennan, CEO

Track record: Bank of Nova Scotia / Scotia Mocatta
Wade is an industry veteran with 19+ years of credit experience, ~10 of those years in precious metals sales & trading with Scotiabank, one of the world’s largest global bullion banks. His roles at Scotia included Head of Precious Metal Sales in London where led a team of originators/relationship managers responsible for a $3-4bn book of metal loans, leases, allocated inventory finance, and trading business While in London, he also led originations with particular focus on the South African and European mining sectors and with precious metal streaming companies and managed a portfolio that included every facet of precious metals producers and consumers from mining companies, scrap aggregators, metal refineries, central banks, institutional investors, industrial fabricators, government mints, oil and petrochemical refiners, coin industry. Prior to that, Wade was Director, Precious Metals Sales & Trading for Scotia in New York where he managed a portfolio of ~$1.5B, of which he originated approximately 75%, consisting of metal loans, leases, allocated inventory finance, and trading relationships with customers including some of the largest US based jewelry wholesalers, oil companies, petrochemical producers, pawn companies, metal refiners, coin dealers, mints, industrial fabricators (including glass and electrical contacts manufacturers), asset managers and family offices. While in NY, Wade built from scratch Scotia’s PGM leasing business with North American oil refiners to become the dominant player in that segment.

Pieter Van Schaick, CFO and Head of Risk

Track record: Bank of Nova Scotia, Kingsland Capital, EY, Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Pieter is a CPA and an experienced credit professional with over 25 years experience in finance and accounting. Pieter was a Principal and Portfolio Manager at Kingsland Capital, a multi-billion dollar manager of non-investment grade credit in New York City. Prior to that, Pieter was a Managing Director and Co-head of Risk Assessment Management at the Bank of Nova Scotia, responsible for adjudication and evaluation of the Bank's multi-billion dollar US Corporate loan book. Through the early part of this century, Pieter was the joint head of the Bank's asset recovery group based in NYC and was involved in restructuring some of the largest defaulted corporate credits at the time including WorldCom, Enron, and Adelphia Cable Company. Prior to joining the bank, Pieter was a forensic accountant and spent two years on secondment to the Commercial Crime Unit of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Pieter graduated cum laude from St. Mary’s University.

Rob Snyder, COO & Member of Credit Committee

Track record: Catalio Capital, Brown Advisory & Kingsland Capital
Prior to joining Kilo Capital, Rob was a Partner at Catalio Capital, where he helped to establish and manage a private credit strategy offering structured finance solutions to early-stage companies in the biotech and healthcare technology industries. Previously, he was Principal and the lead portfolio manager of the Strategic Bond Fund (a short duration credit strategy) at Brown Advisory, an independent global investment management firm, where he worked from 2014 to 2020. There, he covered multiple sectors and was the chief architect of the high yield credit process, which supported investments in corporate bonds and structured products across over $3bn of taxable strategies. Prior to Brown Advisory, he was a Principal at Kingsland Capital, a $2bn CLO manager he helped launch in 2005. At Kingsland, he served as senior credit analyst and member of the investment and risk committees. From 2000 to 2005, Rob was a credit research analyst at Katona Capital, a $2bn CLO manager owned by Kohlberg & Co., where he managed investments in below investment grade loans and bonds. He was credit trained at Chase Manhattan Bank in 2000. Rob earned his B.A. degree in Economics from Cornell University.

Kyle McErlean, Trader



Disclaimer: Kilo Fund Management is Commodity Pool Operator duly registered with the National Futures Association. This page is being provided for informational purposes only. Kilo Fund Management is not currently accepting additional investors for its managed funds. This information is not a solicitation to invest.