James Chepyha, MBA – Director


Chief Investment Officer, Emergex Capital Partners


James Chepyha is a co-founder and the Chief Investment Officer of Emergex Capital Partners which is focused on investing in and advancing energy technologies through to commercialization.  James is a corporate finance professional with over 25 years of experience working with companies to manage strategic and financial issues. With a primary focus within the energy industry, James has worked with hundreds of companies to advise, structure and develop strategies to manage financial and operational challenges. 


Prior to Emergex, James was responsible for expanding Chrysalix' alternative energy & cleantech venture capital principal investing presence in Alberta. In this regard, James worked with a broad range of energy and cleantech companies to construct capital solutions. Prior to Chrysalix, James was integrally involved with establishing Goldman Sachs' principal investing business in the energy sector in Canada, Previously, James was responsible for establishing and managing Union Bank of California's Canadian operations. Responsibilities included all aspects of the Bank's Canadian operations including portfolio development. James has worked for both domestic and foreign financial institutions in Canada with a focus on corporate, debt, equity and structured finance. 


James graduated with a B.Comm. with Honours from the University of Saskatchewan and a Masters in Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto