The overarching set of skills that makes someone great, that lets them outperform their peers, perhaps exponentially, are: Do they have a track record? Have they spent time in the trenches? And, do they have emotional intelligence, are they self-aware? There is a prevailing ethos in the mining sector of
“If you’ve won you know how to win… Experience pays well. Look for people that have a track record, and look for people that want to take big swings.” Ivan Bebek is one of the most dynamic and driven entrepreneurs in the mining sector today. He is the Executive Chairman
Ross Beaty is one of the few true magnates of the mining world. Geologist, entrepreneur, and investor, his peers can be counted on one hand… with digits to spare. In this far reaching interview, we discuss how Ross has managed to carve out one of the biggest careers in natural resources history.
“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.