Our Team


Allan MacKenzie

Allan MacKenzie has an exceptional investment track record with investments in oil and gas, transportation, steel and high technology industries. Allan is also a successful oil and gas investor with investments in E&P (Blizzard/Zenas, Gascan Resources) and Oil Field equipment (Maloney
Steel); together with strong technology investment experience (NeoEdge, SideStep, Teamplate, Sonic Mobility). Along with this, Allan has also had the personal experience in building a rapid growth company: Employee # 6 at Quack.com, which was sold to AOL for $US 200M.


Allan holds a Bachelor of Science (Engineering) and a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from Stanford University, and an MBA from Ivey Business School.


Michael J. Dost

Michael has been involved in a variety of businesses in the transportation, software, and high tech fields and was most recently Director, Venture Capital, at BDC Capital. While at BDC, Michael focused on venture capital investments in leading companies including Progressive Solutions, 3ESI, Netaps and Invidi. Over the past two years Michael has invested close to $7 million with over $50 million of co-investment in Alberta. Prior to joining BDC, Michael was also part of the management team at AudeSi Technologies, a high tech BDC investee company. AudeSi was sold to Wind River for $70 million in April, 2000.


Michael holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary and an MBA from the University of British Columbia.


Jayne Taylor – Office Manager

Jayne has extensive experience in office and financial management and, prior to joining Octane, was Business Manager with a large local government department on the south coast of England, where in addition to her management responsibilities as a member of the senior management team, Jayne was also responsible for successfully negotiating significant private investments to improve public services, which included the creation of a new miniature golf course and the modernization of a large crematorium.


Jayne has a Bachelor of Marketing degree and an MBA from Bournemouth University in England.

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