Meet the Team
Iain Butler, CFA, Advisor
Iain Butler is Chief Investment Advisor for the Motley Fool Canada and is the Lead Advisor on its flagship Stock Advisor Canada product, along with Hidden Gems. Before joining the Fool, Iain was a “buy-side” analyst and through this experience is well-versed in the idiosyncratic ways of the Canadian market. His investing interests are centred on scouring the market for interesting businesses that trade at reasonable prices and offer an appealing risk/reward relationship. Since joining the Fool in 2012, Iain dedicates each day to spreading Foolishness throughout this great country!
David Kretzmann, Analyst
Born and raised in Ananda Village, a meditation and yoga community in California, David was introduced to the Fool through his father. David started investing his savings (all $700 of it) in stocks at the ripe old age of 12, and it wasn’t long before he was using his dad’s account and the pencils2 moniker to post on the Fool’s discussion boards. Through high school and college, he contributed to the boards and to Fool.com. In 2014, he joined our Analyst Development Program, soon becoming a top analyst on David Gardner’s Rule Breakers, identifying fresh ideas and outsized opportunities.
David studied business and entrepreneurship at Berea College, where he now serves on the Young Alumni Advisory Council and contributes to a financial literacy course for students. In his free time, he enjoys playing/watching basketball (go Kings!), is an avid runner, and enjoys playing the hammer dulcimer.
Taylor is the Associate GM for Motley Fool Canada and an analyst on its premium investing service, Stock Advisor Canada. He started out at the Fool in 2012 as an analyst covering Energy & Materials companies. Taylor brings several years of investing experience to the table and earned his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Maryland. He has a passion for all things outdoors and brings his penchant for exploration directly to his work at Motley Fool Canada. Onward!
Rob Kralj, Manager, Member Services
Rob is the Chief Member Services Officer at Fool.ca. He spent 18 years as a Pressman, before changing careers and becoming a Mortgage Broker until the Motley Fool made him an offer he couldn’t refuse. He’s an avid Canuck fan with a wonderful wife, with whom he loves to travel and two boys.