Between 2009 and 2012, Mr. Imrie was Partner and Global Head of Mining M & A for KPMG Corporate Finance and was responsible for creating an integrated global mining advisory team based in over ten countries unseeing in excess of $500M in mining transactions. Prior to KPMG Mr. Imrie was Managing Director and Co-Head of M & A for National Bank Financial for seven years (2001-2008) and was responsible for numerous high profile mining transactions including the sale of Fording Coal to Teck Resources. Mr. Imrie has also worked with Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse; he received his MBA from Harvard University in 1987 and his BA from the University of Toronto in 1983.
John Menzies is the Managing Member and Founding Partner of RIVI Capital LLC. John has over 18 years of experience with investment management companies at various stages of growth where he created, developed, and managed alternative strategies with a consistent record of outsized returns. With an emphasis on macroeconomic analysis, John has extensive experience trading gold derivatives and investing in precious metals companies. John was previously a Portfolio Manager with Wedbush Equity Management where he managed a hedged-equity strategy for the bank’s proprietary funds and oversaw the development of new products. He was the Founding Partner of Toroso Capital, Portfolio Manager for Hilspen Capital, and Trader for Fisher Investments. John holds a Bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University.
Dr. Thomas is a professional engineer, and holds a BSc, an MSc and a PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom. He also received a diploma in accounting and finance from the U.K. Association of Certified Accountants. He has 44 years of experience in the mining industry, including both base metal and precious metal projects in several countries including Brazil, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Russia, Kazakhstan, Canada and Zambia. His experience covers a wide range of activities in the mining industry from process development, management of feasibility studies, engineering and management of process plant construction, and the operation of multiple underground and surface mines.
Florian Siegfried heads the precious metals and mining investments at AgaNola Ltd., an asset management boutique based in Switzerland. Previously Florian Siegfried was the Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of Precious Capital AG, a Zurich-based fund specializing in Global mining investments. Prior to this Mr. Siegfried was CEO of shaPE Capital Ltd., a SIX Swiss Exchange-listed private equity company that was founded by Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd. and where he was instrumental in raising more than CHF 50 million in equity capital. Florian is currently a director of GoldQuest Mining Corp (GQC: TSX.V). Mr. Siegfried holds a Masters degree in finance and economics from the University of Zurich.
Mr. Pickmann has a law degree and an LLM in corporate Law and over 20 years of corporate, securities and mining law experience. His legal practice has been focused on advising significant mining companies in Peru. He has acted as internal legal advisor of Peruvian Government on the Mining Privatization Committee of Centromin Peru; he has been board member of several public and private junior mining companies and board member of Petroperu (Peruvian Agency for oil and gas) and is currently partner of Dentons law firm in the Lima office, negotiating multiple transfer, assignment and mining option contracts. Mr. Pickmann has also been a Professor of Mining Law and Strategic Alliances at Lima University. Mr. Pickmann was CEO of Southern Legacy Minerals prior to its amalgamation with Regulus. He is currently also on the Board of Aldebaran Resources Inc and Regulus Resources.