Mr. Kanady is the founder and CEO of Echo Energy and all of its subsidiaries. Kanady oversees over $1.2B in assets under management and has acquired interests in over 3,000 unconventional wells across Oklahoma and Texas. Echo’s assets include one of the largest privately held mineral portfolios in the United States. In 2019, Kanady co-founded Zeno Technologies, an enterprise-level software startup in partnership with 8VC, a Silicon Valley based venture capital fund. Kanady has been in the energy business for almost two decades and began his career at Chesapeake Energy. Kanady’s real estate investments include the Ziggurat, an award-winning office building in downtown Oklahoma City. He is active in his local community with strategic philanthropic and academic partnerships with the University of Oklahoma’s College of Engineering, the University of Oklahoma’s Athletics Department, Water4, Fields and Futures, Oklahoma City Rescue Mission, Oklahoma Contemporary and City Center. Kanady graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BBA in Energy Management and Finance.