Kanos Capital Management

A steady cadence
of intelligent leadership


Kirby Shanks

President and Chief Investment Officer

President and CIO of Kanos Capital Management since its founding in 2003, Kirby knows what it takes to realize long-term vision. His passion for investing goes back to college, where early on he established a disciplined process for thoroughly researching markets and stocks for investment. That historical perspective spanning numerous cycles is a resource he still draws from today.

Prior to Kanos, Kirby served various roles in management, trading, and business development at Inventory Management and Distribution Company, a natural-gas asset management firm eventually purchased by Koch Industries. He launched his professional career as Senior Associate in Corporate Finance/Mergers & Acquisitions at Furman Selz in New York.

A graduate of Stanford University with a B.S. in geology and a B.A. in history, Kirby earned his M.B.A. in finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in Houston, Texas, with his wife and children.


Stephanie Shanks

Vice President

Stephanie has served as Vice President of Kanos Capital Management since the firm was founded in 2003. Organizational effectiveness is in her DNA, and she has applied it effectively to operations.

With deep backgrounds in accounting, finance, and administration, she brings a comprehensive perspective 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, held accounting positions at Arthur Andersen and Deloitte, and was an auditor at Coca-Cola Foods.

Equally active in the community, Stephanie also served as a director on the boards for the March of Dimes, Family Services of Greater Houston, and the Houston Ballet.

A graduate of the University of Texas with a B.S. in accounting, Stephanie currently lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband and children.