Mathew Burpee is the Founder and Managing Director of Kepler Capital, a Calgary-based private equity fund, focused on acquiring exceptional small- and mid-sized companies throughout North America. Kepler is operating out of its first fund with 4 portfolio companies in the healthcare, manufacturing, and business services industries. Before Kepler, Mathew was the Vice President of Acquisitions and later Head of Acquisitions – Europe for Lynx Equity Limited, a Toronto-based private equity fund. Mathew has been involved in two successful high-growth startup companies, both of which were acquired by larger competitors: GNS3 Technologies (CFO/Controller) and Finance for Good (Co-founder and Partner). Mathew began his career with EY LLP in the assurance group, where he obtained his CA and CFA designations. Mathew was a Gold Medallist (Western Canada) on the 2010 UFE.