Kirby Shanks – President and Chief Investment Officer
Kirby Shanks has been President and CIO of Kanos Capital Management since the firm was founded in 2003.
Kirby has been investing since college and brings a historical perspective to examining markets and instituting the investment process. His prior experience includes various management, trading and business development roles at Inventory Management and Distribution Company, a natural gas asset management company eventually purchased by Koch Industries. Mr. Shanks started his financial career as a Senior Associate in Corporate Finance/Mergers & Acquisitions at Furman Selz in New York, New York.
Mr. Shanks is a graduate of Stanford University with a B.S. in Geology and a B.A. in History. He holds an M.B.A. in Finance from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
He lives in Houston, Texas with his wife Stephanie and their three children.
Stephanie Shanks – Vice President
Stephanie Shanks has been Vice President of Kanos Capital Management since the firm was founded in 2003.
Stephanie brings a background of accounting, finance and administration to the company. Prior to Kanos, she served as a real estate portfolio manager for Soros-Reichmann in New York and Rubin/Strouse-Greenberg in Philadelphia and accounting positions at Coca-Cola Foods and Arthur Andersen.
She also served as Portfolio Manager at Robert I. Rubin and Strouse-Greenburg Real Estate. She started her financial career at Arthur Andersen & Co. and also was an auditor at Coca-Cola.
Mrs. Shanks is a graduate of the University of Texas with a B.S. in Accounting. She lives in Houston, Texas with her husband Kirby and their three children.
Cole Walton – Head Trader
Cole Walton joined Kanos Capital Management in 2011 as Financial Analyst.
Cole is a student of markets and brings a host of financial expertise to Kanos. Prior to joining Kanos, Mr. Walton was a Principal at Price Wealth Management in Austin, Texas and was a Financial Analyst at Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management in Houston, Texas. Mr. Walton started his career in the financial services industry as a Financial Analyst in the Energy Investment Banking Group at Raymond James.
Mr. Walton is a graduate of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia with a B.S. in Finance and Information Technology. He also holds a law degree from The South Texas College of Law.
He lives in The Woodlands, Texas with his wife Crystal and their son and daughter.
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