Our Staff Qualifications

D. Michael Kane, President & CEO  

michael.kane@kaneinvestment.com 

D. Michael Kane is President and owner of Kane Investment Management, Inc. He is a Registered Investment Adviser Representative and General Securities Principal. He has successfully managed clients' portfolios since 1982. Prior to founding the company,  Mr. Kane held management positions with the U.S. Department of Defense, Firestone Tire & Rubber, and Kaiser Cement. While on assignment with the DOD, he was decorated by the Secretary of Defense receiving the Joint Service Commendation Medal for exceptionally meritorious service. He was a former governing board member of El Camino Hospital and has sat on a variety of other local boards. Mr. Kane received his BA from the University of Michigan and his MBA in Management and Finance from Golden Gate University. He holds the SEC/NASD General Securities – Series 2, Uniform Securities Agent – Series 63, and Uniform Securities Principal – Series 24 Licenses.

 

Dr. M.S. Bhat, COO & Investment Adviser Representative   

bhat@kaneinvestment.com

Dr. Bhat serves as COO of Kane Investment Management, Inc. Prior to his employment at Kane Investment Management, Inc., he worked at UC Berkeley, IBM (NYSE:IBM) and Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, acquired by Western Digital Corp (NASDAQ:WDC), where he became Vice President and General Manager of US Development Labs for Hitachi. He received a B.S. in Engineering from Banaras Hindu University, India, and as M.S. in Engineering and Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Bhat joined Kane Investment Management, Inc. in 2009 and holds a Uniform Investment Representative Law – Series 65 license.

 

Don Davis, Mutual Fund Manager & Investment Adviser Representative

don.davis@kaneinvestment.com

Don Davis has broad business experience that includes engineering, marketing and sales positions in high technology companies including: Ampex (NASDAQ:AMPX), GenRad (NYSE:GEN), InterMed, and Spectral Dynamics. He received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley with MBA courses in marketing and finance at Santa Clara University. Mr. Davis joined Kane Investment Management, Inc. in 1996 and holds General Securities Representative – Series 7, a Uniform Investment Representative Law – Series 65 Licenses and a Personal Financial Planning Certificate from University of California, Santa Cruz.

 

Amy J. Rockom, Investment Adviser Representative

amy.rockom@kaneinvestment.com  

Amy Rockom has twelve years of marketing communications, trade show management and administrative experience for software simulation tools companies including Antrim Design Systems, META-Software and IKOS Systems. She attended San Diego State University, majoring in Business & Marketing. Ms. Rockom joined Kane Investment Management, Inc. in 2011 and holds a Uniform Investment Representative Law – Series 65 license.

 

Jennifer Kane, Compliance and Office Administrator

 jennifer.kane@kaneinvestment.com  

Jennifer Kane has broad administrative experience ranging from corporate compliance to office management. She received a B.A. in Political, Legal and Economic Analysis from Mills College. Ms. Kane joined Kane Investment Management, Inc. in 2013 and serves as Compliance and Office Administrator. 

 

 

Administrative Staff:

Cydney Detlie

cydney.detlie@kaneinvestment.com  

Cydney Detlie has a broad range of paralegal experience ranging from discovery production to legal memorandums. She graduated from Santa Clara University with a Paralegal Certificate and is currently working on her Bachelor of Science in Anthropology at Oregon State University. Ms. Detlie joined Kane Investment Management, Inc. in 2018 and serves as administrative staff.

 

Kathy King

kathy.king@kaneinvestment.com 

Kathy King has a broad range of experience ranging from early childhood education to customer service. She received a B.S. in Physical Education from San Jose State University and completed course work at Cal Poly Pomona. After many years as a stay-at-home mom to her four children, she returned to the workforce providing The City of Campbell with six years of support for both patrons and staff in the Parks & Recreation Department. Ms. King joined Kane Investment Management, Inc. in 2020 and serves as administrative staff.

 

Nathan Spruiell

nathan.spruiell@kaneinvestment.com 

Nathan Spruiell is currently enrolled at De Anza College to complete his General Education courses with a focus in finance and business. In the fall, Nathan will be transferring to four-year university, as a Finance major, specializing in course work for CFA (Certified Financial Analyst). Mr. Spruiell joined Kane Investment Management, Inc. in 2018 and serves as administrative staff.

 

The education and business background for individuals of Kane Investment Management, Inc. are also supplied on the Form ADV Part 2B Brochure Supplement.
Kane Investment Management, Inc. is not involved in any other business other than providing investment advice.

Kane Investment Management, Inc. charges performance based fees for those clients that meet the definition of a qualified client. This may create an incentive for Kane Investment Management, Inc. to recommend an investment that may carry a higher degree of risk to the client. Please refer to Item 6 – Performance Based Fees and Side by Side Management in this brochure for how the fee is calculated and billed.

Neither Kane Investment Management, Inc. nor its management persons have been involved in an arbitration claim or been found liable in a civil, self regulatory organization or administrative proceeding that is material to the client's evaluation of the Firm or its management.

Neither Kane Investment Management, Inc. nor its management persons, has any relationship or arrangement with issuers of securities.