Maple Rock Capital Partners Inc.

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TEAM

Xavier Majic is the Founding Partner and Chief Investment Officer at Maple Rock. Prior to founding Maple Rock in April 2014, Xavier was with Lonestar Capital Management, a San Francisco-based $1 billion long/short equity/distressed debt fund, where he served as Managing Director. During his tenure there from 2011 to 2014, Xavier was a generalist with particular expertise in materials, energy and cyclicals. Previously, Xavier was with Passport Capital from 2006 to 2011, where he served as a Portfolio Manager of the Basic Materials Fund. Prior to Passport, Xavier spent a decade as a professional hockey player, and was a Captain of Team Canada in 1999 to 2000. Xavier holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering with Honors from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1994, and an MBA from Harvard Business School, 2006.
Kristy Duchak is a Partner and Chief Operating Officer at Maple Rock1. Prior to joining in April 2014, Kristy led Business Development and Investor Relations at Stonerise Capital Partners, a San Francisco-based long/short equity firm from 2012 to 2014. Previously, Kristy was an Associate in Goldman Sachs’s Capital Introduction group, starting in the New York office in 2009 and transferring to the San Francisco office in 2011, where she was responsible for the firm’s West Coast Capital Introduction program. Kristy graduated from the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business with a B.S. in Finance and concentration in Accounting, 2009.
Stephen Lane is Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer at Maple Rock. Prior to joining in November 2017, Stephen was Chief Financial Officer from 2012 to 2016 at Light Street Capital, a global long/short TMT manager. From 2011 to 2012, Stephen was Chief Financial Officer at FPR Partners, a private investment partnership with over $1 billion in assets, and from 2008 to 2011, he was Chief Financial Officer at Equanum Capital Management, a long/short equity manager focused on Asia. Stephen was with Bank of Bermuda from 2000 to 2006, most recently as Head of Asset Liability Management and, previously, Director of Finance ‐ Global Markets. Stephen was with Deloitte & Touche from 1996 to 2000, where he served as Manager. Stephen holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles, 1996. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder and a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).
Adam Panasiewicz is an Analyst at Maple Rock. Prior to joining in November 2014, Adam was an Analyst from 2011 to 2014 at Frontier Capital, an investment firm with $14 billion under management, where he focused on energy and industrials. From 2006 to 2009, Adam was with Stellation Asset Management, a fund of hedge funds that Adam joined pre-launch and helped grow to over $350 million under management. Adam holds a B.A. in Economics and Health Studies with Honors from the University of Toronto, 2006, and an MBA from Harvard Business School, 2011.
Calvin Ngai is an Analyst at Maple Rock. Prior to joining in May 2014, Calvin was with the Special Situations Group of Crescent Capital from 2007 to 2013, where he served as an Associate focused on investment opportunities in distressed debt. Formerly part of Trust Company of the West’s Leveraged Finance Group, Crescent spun out of TCW in 2011 to become its own credit investment firm with $12 billion under management. From 2005 to 2007, Calvin was an investment banking analyst with UBS in Los Angeles. Calvin holds an Honors Business Administration with Distinction from the University of Western Ontario’s Ivey Business School, 2005.
Logan Middleton is an Analyst at Maple Rock. Prior to joining in December 2014, Logan was with EdgeStone Capital Partners from 2009 to 2014, a middle-market private equity firm in Canada, where he served as a Principal and focused on investment opportunities in industrials and business services. From 2008 to 2009, Logan was an Analyst at Ares Management in its Private Debt group and, from 2006 to 2008, he was an investment banking analyst with UBS in Los Angeles. Logan holds an Honors Business Administration with Distinction from the University of Western Ontario’s Ivey Business School, 2006.
Matt Kirk is an Analyst at Maple Rock1. Prior to joining in March 2017, Matt was a Partner and Analyst at Think Investments from 2013 to 2016. From 2010 to 2013, Matt was an Analyst at Lonestar Capital Management. From 2008 to 2010, Matt was an Associate in the private equity group at Golden Gate Capital, where he primarily focused on industrials investments. Matt was an investment banking analyst at Bear Stearns (and BAML) from 2006 to 2008. Matt holds a B.A. in Economics-Mathematics from the University of California, Santa Barbara (Phi Beta Kappa; Regents Scholar) where he graduated summa cum laude, 2006.
Faye Camacho is Vice President of Operations at Maple Rock. Prior to joining in April 2016, Faye was with Scotiabank from 2015 to 2016, where she served as Team Lead at HollisWealth (a division of Scotiabank), and then as Assistant Manager in Investment Support, Mutual Funds. From 2002 to 2014, Faye was with CanDeal Inc., where she served as a Product & Support Specialist focused on training traders and building client and trader relationships. Faye was a client service representative at both Guardian Group of Funds and Elliott & Page Mutual Funds from 2000 to 2002, and at RBC from 1995 to 1999. Faye holds a B.A. in History and Economics, 1995, and a Graduate Diploma in Economic Policy from Concordia University, 1998.
Tiffanie Keating is an Administrative Assistant at Maple Rock. Prior to joining in October 2014, Tiffanie spent her career holding various administrative positions, including Regional Sales Coordinator for AGF Investments Inc. from 2011 to 2013 and Team Leader of Administration at Acuity Mutual Funds from 2006 to 2011. Tiffanie began her career in the financial industry in 2000, and has held positions both in front and back office roles.
1 Kristy Duchak and Matt Kirk are based in San Francisco, California and employed by Maple Rock US Services Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Maple Rock Capital Partners Inc.
Maple Rock was founded in 2014 by Xavier Majic and Lennard Kipp.

CONTACT US

Kristy Duchak
Partner & Chief Operating Officer
Maple Rock US Services Inc.
Telephone: 908-246-7643
  kristy@maplerockpartners.com

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