“A lot of the CEOs don’t want the accountability of one shareholder. Historically, I think a lot of CEOs in the mining sector, from very junior exploration companies to large-cap, always wanted nameless, faceless shareholders. They want someone that they can go have 1 or 2 marketing meetings with per
If you want to be the CEO of the company, you need to have the ability to understand capital markets, be involved in it, engage in it, and compete to take your piece of the capital from it. Ali Pejman is a mining-focused investment banker and Partner at Fort Capital.
They’re treasure hunters… Your traditional prospectors, unfortunately, have a propensity to, when they find things and get a pay day, they end up either destroying their lives or getting drunk until the money is gone and then have to go and do it again… I haven’t been that bad. Ron
The people who really work hard and seize every opportunity are going to be given more opportunities. This is going to sound kind of glib, but you know what, when it comes right down to it: work really hard and don’t be an asshole. Mark O’Dea is the Chairman and
History has proven, certainly over the last 30 years I’ve been in the business, that nobody is better at finding gold deposits than the juniors. George Salamis is the CEO of Integra Resources and past Chairman of Integra Gold, which was sold to Eldorado Gold in 2017 for $590 million.
In the mining business there’s a lot of lying, a lot of deceit. A lot of people are trying to say and do whatever they can to get the money out of you as an investor. Warren Irwin is the President and Chief Investment Officer of Rosseau Asset Management, a
Introduction PDAC 2019 is over. I’ve been back in Vancouver for a few weeks, most of which has been spent sorting through gathered information, reviewing & cataloguing deals, and following up with new contacts. February was a busy one, with more time spent in an airplane, and a meeting room
How do you find these really big deposits? The last 20, 30 years we’ve gone to so many different parts of the world, and we’re still going to more parts of the world because it’s getting harder and harder to make those new big discoveries. Nick Germain is a full-time