King & Bay

has been an incubator for businesses since 2003, growing to invest in promising business ventures in the natural resource, airline and tech sectors. With an eye to the latest trends and leveraging the vision of our founder, we have become the experts in panning through the rubble of risk to extract the gold of opportunity.


The team at King & Bay offers a unique skillset combining merchant banking practices with fully integrated management services including financial, legal, technical, and administrative expertise, with a goal to develop a true partnership with our portfolio companies.

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Our Team

Melissa Bastian

Senior Accountant

Melissa Bastian joined King & Bay in 2016 and supports the Director of Finance in areas of financial reporting, management reporting, budgeting, treasury and tax compliance projects, while pursuing her Chartered Professional Accountant designation. Prior to joining King & Bay, Melissa acquired almost seven years of extensive accounting experience as a Project Accountant for Information Systems (IS) at Teck Resources – Canada's largest diversified resources company. At Teck, Melissa was part of the team that developed annual budgets up to $200M for all business units spread across six locations over three continents. In her spare time, Melissa mentors young musicians and loves to bake. Melissa obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with co-operative education from Simon Fraser University.

Who is Melissa?

Q: When did you start with King & Bay and what is your role?
A: I joined King & Bay in August 2016 as a Staff Accountant.

Q: What is an average day like for you at King & Bay?
A: My day to day duties include full-cycle accounting, assisting with financial reporting and prioritizing multiple projects for various companies within King and Bay’s portfolio.

Q: What do you like to do outside of work?
A: One of my favourite things to do is to experiment with recipes in the kitchen. Make simple changes to recipes I know, try new flavour pairings, or even follow the classics. There is always something new to try out, thanks to the Internet! Whenever possible, I also love going on scuba diving excursions with my husband.

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We have a strong track record of raising significant capital and building exceptional long-term shareholder value. View & download our corporate presentation for the strategic work behind our success stories.