About Us


About Us

The name Redcap&Truss is inspired by the late 19th-century Red Cap baggage porters in New York’s Grand Central Station. Similarly to porters, we carry each corporate sales process from start to finish, while building a bridge (Truss) between buyer and seller.

Firstly, Redcap&Truss is an independent advisory firm founded in 2014 that provides strategic mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and capital raising advice to middle market companies. Our focus is in the oil field services, distribution and manufacturing industries.

The Redcap&Truss team has significant experience in mergers and acquisitions (M&A), capital raising and providing general financial advisory services. Most importantly, we are focused on helping clients reach both personal and business goals. Learn about the team below:

Patrick Allan - Partner at Redcap&Truss
Patrick Allan, Partner

P: 403-457-9897
E: pallan@redcapandtruss.com

A native of rural Saskatchewan, Patrick started his career farming alongside his father.  After completing his MBA at the University of Calgary, Patrick worked for CIBC World Markets and GMP Securities LP advising on over $3 billion worth of M&A transactions.

Sensing small to medium size business owners were not receiving quality advice when selling their business, Patrick founded Redcap&Truss in the spring of 2014.

Chris Beaton - Partner at Redcap&Truss
Chris Beaton, Partner

P: 403-457-9898
E: cbeaton@redcapandtruss.com

Chris has spent over 20 years advising clients on corporate strategy, capital raising and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to founding Redcap&Truss, Chris worked in the strategy group of Deloitte Consulting and spent seven years at CIBC World Markets where his last assignment was leading the Investment Banking coverage of the oil field services sector.

Chris’ time with CIBC was highlighted by raising over $3 billion in debt and equity offerings while advising on some of the largest M&A transactions in the Canadian Energy Sector. Chris holds an MBA (with Distinction) from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, is a Board Member of the Southwest Hockey Association and volunteers as a certified service puppy trainer through the Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS).

Kevin Kutschinski - Partner
Kevin Kutschinski, Partner

P: 403-457-9896
E: kevink@redcapandtruss.com

Kevin is a born entrepreneur. Over the past 25 years, he has owned or partnered in 29 different businesses, achieving sales of over $1 billion.

His business ventures have included automotive & recreational vehicle dealerships, pipeline and facility construction, residential and commercial real estate, transportation and rental companies as well as tech start-ups.

Kevin has been a vendor or purchaser in numerous corporate deals, representing over $100 million in enterprise value. This experience gives him valuable perspective from both sides of a corporate transaction, allowing him to ‘walk the walk’ while representing his clients.

Kevin’s proven track record in business, financing and M&A has been a boon to his clients in achieving successful outcomes.


Robyn Reside, Vice President

P: 403-801-3345
E: rreside@redcapandtruss.com

Robyn’s unique experience has spanned multiple sectors of banking including debt capital markets, investment banking, and commodities trading providing Robyn with a thorough understanding of corporate finance. Robyn began his career working for CE Franklin, a Calgary based energy services company while completing his degree in finance at the University of Calgary.

Following graduation, Robyn moved onto investment banking, working at FirstEnergy (later GMP FirstEnergy) where he was involved in providing strategic M&A and financing advice to small and midcap energy companies. Most recently, Robyn worked on the commodity sales desk of Goldman Sachs, focusing on the physical natural gas market.