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Daniel Klass
Founder and Managing Partner

Daniel Klass

Daniel Klass is the Founder and Managing Partner of Klass Capital, a private equity firm that invests in enterprise software businesses. Mr. Klass, along with affiliated entities, partners and co-investors, has completed over 20 software investments and he was also one of the early investors in Freshii Inc. (TSX:FRII) and Docebo (NASDAQ:DCBO; TSX:DCBO). He currently sits on the board of Rightsline (Chair), 360insights, Optimy and Method. Prior to founding Klass Capital, Mr. Klass was a private equity investor with TD Bank and Edgestone. Mr. Klass holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the Rotman School of Management and a Bachelor of Science in Statistics and Mathematics from the University of Western Ontario.

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Kevin Climans
Software Investor

Kevin Climans

Kevin joined Klass Capital in 2013. His key responsibilities include sourcing deals, performing in-depth industry research and monitoring portfolio companies. Kevin earned his Honours Business Administration (HBA) degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

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Greg Orelowitz
Software Investor

Greg Orelowitz

Greg joined Klass Capital in 2019. His key responsibilities include sourcing deals, creating detailed financial models, performing in-depth industry research and monitoring portfolio companies. Prior to joining Klass Capital, Greg worked on the Investment Banking team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Toronto, focused on Mergers & Acquisitions. Greg holds an Honours Business Administration (HBA) degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario (with Distinction, Ivey Scholar).

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Emma Johnson
Software Investor

Emma Johnson

Emma joined Klass Capital in 2021. Emma’s key responsibilities include sourcing deals, creating detailed financial models and performing in-depth industry research. Prior to joining Klass, Emma spent a summer in the Corporate Strategy and M&A team at Bell Canada. Emma was also a member of Western University’s Women’s Basketball Team. Emma holds an Honours Business Administration (HBA) degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario (with Distinction).

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Jared Tessis
Head of Talent

Jared Tessis

Jared joined Klass Capital in 2013 as the Director of Talent. Currently, as Head of Talent, Jared and his team of Talent Specialists work closely with the firm’s portfolio companies on recruitment initiatives and talent scaling strategy. Jared is an advisor on all talent acquisition activities, including compensation matters, sourcing top talent and building the talent pipeline for the portfolio. Jared and his team support the portfolio’s companies by leveraging a deep talent pipeline helping our companies to scale quickly and build top notch teams. Jared spends a lot of time sourcing and engaging the top software talent and connecting them directly to our portfolio companies. Prior to joining Klass, Jared worked at a boutique search agency and in-house on the recruitment team at one of the world’s largest professional services firms. Jared has over 10 years of talent and business advisory experience which enables him to guide our companies’ executives and coach them through the entire hiring process. Jared earned his Honours Business Administration (HBA) degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA CA).

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Jennifer Erdelyi
Talent Acquisition Manager

Jennifer Erdelyi

Jennifer joined Klass Capital in 2015. She works closely with the portfolio companies on a variety of recruitment initiatives including sourcing top talent for their teams. Prior to joining Klass, Jennifer had over 4 years of experience in fast-paced recruitment as a Resource Manager at Randstad Canada and as a Human Resources Coordinator at BDO Canada LLP. Jennifer earned her B.A. from the University of Western Ontario and her Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management from Sheridan College. She is a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP).

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Tristen Tamblyn
Senior Accountant

Tristen Tamblyn

Tristen joined Klass Capital in 2022. Her key responsibilities include financial management of the Family Office, fund reporting and managing charitable commitments through the Klass Family Charitable Foundation. Prior to joining Klass, Tristen spent 3 years on the Audit & Assurance team at Richter LLP. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (B. Comm) from the Rotman Commerce program at the University of Toronto (with Distinction), as well as a Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting (GDipPA) from the Rotman School of Management. Tristen also holds her Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.

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