Steve Yuzpe was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Sprott Resource Corp. in 2013. He has over 15 years of executive and financial management experience with public and private corporations. Over his career, Mr. Yuzpe has developed specific expertise in financings, restructurings, financial and internal reporting, strategic development and business planning, corporate governance, investor relations, regulatory compliance and treasury management. Prior to being appointed President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Yuzpe served as the Chief Financial Officer of Sprott Resource Corp., is currently the chairman of One Earth Farms Corp., and a director of InPlay Oil Corp. Mr. Yuzpe is also involved with Save the Children Canada, a charity focused on youth at risk and was previously the Treasurer, member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of Street Kids International for more than 10 years. Mr. Yuzpe holds a Bachelor of Science, Engineering (Mechanical) degree from Queen’s University along with the Professional Engineering designation (P.Eng.) and a Masters in Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business in London, Ontario. Mr. Yuzpe is a CFA® charterholder and holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Rick Rule began his career in the securities business in 1974 and has been principally involved in natural resource security investments ever since. He is a leading resource investor specializing in mining, energy, water utilities, forest products and agriculture and has originated and participated in hundreds of debt and equity transactions with private, pre-public and public companies. Mr. Rule is the Founder of Global Resource Investments, President and CEO of Sprott US Holdings and a member of the Sprott Inc. Board of Directors.
Michael Staresinic was named Chief Financial Officer of Sprott Resource Corp in 2013. In addition to managing the financial and regulatory affairs of Sprott Resource Holdings, he is also involved in conducting due diligence and structuring investment opportunities for the company. Mr. Staresinic has more than 15 years of experience in the financial services industry. Before joining Sprott Resource Corp., he was Vice President of Finance at Sprott Inc., where he was also a key member of the mergers and acquisitions team. Over the course of his career, Mr. Staresinic has gained experience in private equity, private debt, real estate asset management, hedge funds, mutual funds and managed futures. Prior to joining the Sprott Group of Companies, he spent nine years as Vice President of Finance at a publicly-listed alternative asset management firm. Mr. Staresinic is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant, CFA® charterholder and a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst. He holds an Honours Bachelor of Mathematics in Chartered Accountancy from the University of Waterloo and holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Arthur Einav is General Counsel and Senior Managing Director at Sprott Inc. and Managing Director and General Counsel at Sprott Resource Holdings and Sprott Consulting LP. He also serves on the Board of Directors of two of Sprott Resource Holding’s portfolio companies, Corsa Coal Corp. (TSXV: CSO) and R.I.I. North America Inc. Prior to joining the Sprott Group of Companies, Mr. Einav was an associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. Mr. Einav has worked on public and private debt and equity offerings, exchange offers, mergers and acquisitions and debt restructurings in a variety of industries. He also regularly advised corporate clients with respect to general corporate matters, including corporate governance, securities laws and Sarbanes-Oxley matters. Previously Mr. Einav was an associate at McCarthy Tétrault LLP. He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree and a Masters in Business Administration from Osgoode Hall Law School and the Schulich School of Business. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto, is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the New York State Bar, holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors and is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow.
Andrew Stronach is a Managing Director at Sprott Consulting and Sprott Resource Holdings, and joined the Sprott Group of Companies in 2009. Mr. Stronach evaluates and structures new investment opportunities, monitors existing investments, and advises Sprott Inc. and Sprott Resource Holdings portfolio companies on strategy and operational matters. He serves on the Board of Directors of Sprott Resource Holdings portfolio investment One Earth Farms Corp. Before joining Sprott, Mr. Stronach was a management consultant at Oliver Wyman (formerly Mercer Management Consulting) one of the world’s leading strategy consultancies. During his tenure there he focused on strategy development and implementation planning for business design and transformation, investment decisions, customer service initiatives, cost-cutting, performance improvement, and strategic negotiations. He holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, a Masters of Science and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Queen’s University, the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors and the Professional Engineering designation (P.Eng.).
Michael Harrison has over 20 years of executive, financial and technical experience in the mining industry. Prior to joining Sprott Resource Holdings, he held the position of President and CEO of Adriana Resources Inc., and Vice President, Corporate Development for Coeur Mining Inc. Mr. Harrison also serves on the Board of Directors of Sprott Resource Holding’s portfolio company Corsa Coal Corp. (TSXV: CSO). He previously worked for Cormark Securities Inc. and National Bank Financial in the investment banking groups raising funds and providing mergers and acquisitions advice to listed and private mining companies. Prior to earning an MBA, he worked internationally for BHP Billiton as a Project Geophysicist in the Exploration Division. Mr. Harrison holds a B.Sc.E Geophysics from Queen's University, and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario.
Sarah-Jane Martin is Associate General Counsel at Sprott Resource Holdings, Sprott Resource Lending Corp., Sprott Consulting LP and Sprott Inc. Ms Martin is also Corporate Secretary at Sprott Resource Holdings. Prior to joining the Sprott Group of Companies in 2011, Ms. Martin was an associate at McCarthy Tétrault LLP, a leading Canadian law firm. Ms. Martin has worked on complex commercial disputes and integrated legal solutions for clients. She holds a Bachelor of Laws degree and Bachelor of Arts Degree (Honours), both from Queen’s University. Ms. Martin is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and was called to the Ontario bar in 2007.
Corey Posesorski joined the Sprott Group of Companies in 2014. Prior to that, he spent four years in the Investment Banking and Institutional Equity Research groups at CIBC World Markets. He has worked on a variety of debt and equity financing as well as M&A transactions for clients across the metals and mining space. Mr. Posesorski earned a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Guelph.
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