Our Team

Brian Shepard – CEO & Founder

Brian Shepard is the CEO & Founder of 7 Cheetahs. Brian has extensive experience in the tech space and has started and built several tech companies for over twenty years. Brian is the sole founder of Tenzing Managed IT Services. He scaled the company to over $15 Million in revenue on an annual basis and employed 80 staff members.

Brian has been recognized on prestigious lists such as Top 40 Under 40 and Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies. In addition to his own entrepreneurial ventures, Brian acts as a mentor for up and coming entrepreneurs and has helped over a dozen entrepreneurs develop and scale their start-ups.

 

Doug Donaldson – CTO

Doug Donaldson is the Chief Technology Officer at 7 Cheetahs. Doug brings his experience in leadership and software development to 7 Cheetahs where he leads our development team to implement the technology structures needed to support our trading strategies.

Doug has worked as a software developer for nearly twenty years focusing primarily on web apps and high-availability services. Besides over fifteen years of professional Python development, he has deep experience in many other areas including PHP, JS, Erlang, Elixir and datastore schema design, optimizations and querying.

Cole Peterson – Senior Software Architect

Cole Peterson is a Senior Software Architect at 7 Cheetahs. With over fifteen years of experience in the design and implementation of fault tolerant and time sensitive software, Cole brings a wealth of knowledge to the 7 Cheetahs team. Driven by a passion for continuous improvement, he takes pride in providing the very highest quality software.

Cole comes to us from the high paced world of real time audio processing where he led the development of multiple products, including an award winning digital signal processor. Besides his accomplishments in the closed source world, Cole played a major role in the development of the Milan networking protocol.

Kayla Shepard – Business Operations Manager

Kayla Shepard is our Business Operations Manager at 7 Cheetahs. Kayla brings her passion for startups, business models and operational excellence to the 7 Cheetahs team where she leads all finance and operational efforts.

 Kayla has her Honors Business Administration degree from the Ivey Business School. While at Ivey, Kayla completed the Certificate in Entrepreneurship program and was a recipient of the Don Lang Scholarship for Entrepreneurship.

 

Jonathan Gaba – Quantitative Researcher

Jonathan Gaba is a Quantitative Researcher at 7 Cheetahs. Jonathan combines his passion for the financial markets with his technical expertise to contribute to quantitative data analysis, software development and the research and development of trading strategies.

Jonathan recently completed his Bachelors of Science degree with a major in Physics at the University of British Columbia where he focused his studies on particle/quantum physics, mathematics and computer programming. Jonathan has previous experience in the applied electromagnetics research laboratory at UBCO along with multiple years of experience developing personal equity trading strategies.

Horatio He – Quantitative Researcher

Horatio He is a Quantitative Researcher at 7 Cheetahs. Horatio has a keen interest in the fundamentals of the financial markets and is self-taught in algorithmic trading, backtesting and indicator development.  

Horatio completed his Masters of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering Nanotechnology and his Bachelors of Science in Honors Physics at the University of Waterloo. Prior to joining the 7 Cheetahs team, Horatio worked as a Firmware Engineer where he prototyped and developed firmware for hybrid and electric vehicle propulsion systems.

Join Us

Want to join 7 Cheetahs? Here are a few of the benefits of working with us.

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

We firmly believe investing in our team is critical to our success. Training budget is allocated for each team member.

4 weeks vacation

Right off the bat you’ll have four weeks vacation, with an opportunity for more. Work hard, play hard.

Competitive Compensation

In addition to competitive base salaries with tons of opportunity to grow with us, we offer ESOP, profit sharing and the ability to invest in the algorithms we are building.

Startup Culture

We are a fast paced, high growth start-up where every team member plays a fundamental role to our success. Want to create an impact and work in a rapidly growing start-up? You’ve come to the right place.

#404-460 Doyle Ave
Kelowna, BC
V1Y 0C2

info@7cheetahs.com