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Peter Grosskopf has more than 29 years of experience in the financial services industry. At Sprott, he is responsible for strategy, and managing the firm's investment capital and lending business. His career includes a long tenure in investment banking, where he managed many strategic and underwriting transactions for companies in a variety of sectors. Prior to joining Sprott, Mr. Grosskopf was President of Cormark Securities Inc. He has a track record of building and growing successful businesses including Newcrest Capital Inc. (as one of its co-founders) which was acquired by the TD Bank Financial Group in 2000. Mr. Grosskopf is a CFA® charterholder and earned an Honours Degree in Business Administration and a Masters of Business Administration, both from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.
Kevin Hibbert serves as Senior Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer at Sprott Inc. In this role, Mr. Hibbert is the co-head of our Enterprise Shared Services Group with specific responsibility for external financial reporting, investment operations, tax, treasury, financial planning and analysis, investor relations, IT, office facilities and administration. He joined Sprott in 2014 as the Vice President of Finance before taking on his current role. He brings a breadth of experience in the Canadian financial services sector, having previously served as Financial Controller for RBC Dominion Securities Inc. and Chief Financial Officer for RBC’s Direct Investing and Capital Markets Real Estate subsidiaries. Mr. Hibbert received a BA honours degree in Management (high distinction) from the University of Toronto and is CPA, CA (Ontario).
Whitney George serves as Senior Managing Director of Sprott Inc. and Chairman of Sprott U.S. Holdings, Inc. He is also a Senior Portfolio Manager at Sprott Asset Managment USA. Whitney joined Sprott in 2015 and previously spent 23 years in senior roles at Royce & Associates LLC (“Royce”) in New York. He was co-Chief Investment officer of Royce from 2009 to 2013 and played a key role in the firm’s growth and evolution into a leading U.S. small-cap manager with peak assets of more than US$40 billion. At Sprott, Mr. George is also portfolio manager of Sprott Focus Trust (FUND), a closed-end equity investment fund that seeks to provide long-term growth of capital through a focused portfolio of value stocks of companies across all market capitalizations. Prior to joining Royce, Mr. George held positions with Dominick & Dominick, Inc., WR Lazard & Laidlaw, Inc., Laidlaw, Adams & Peck and Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. Whitney holds a bachelor's degree from Trinity College.
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. He is the Founder of Global Resource Investments, President and CEO of Sprott U.S. Holdings, Inc. and a member of the Sprott Inc. Board of Directors. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has been interviewed for numerous radio, television, print and online media outlets concerning natural resource investment and industry topics. Mr. Rule is frequently quoted and referred by prominent natural resource oriented newsletters and advisories.
John Ciampaglia serves as Senior Managing Director of Sprott Inc. and Chief Executive Officer of Sprott Asset Management. John has more than 20 years of experience in the investment industry. Previously, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Sprott Asset Management and Executive Vice President of Sprott Inc. Before joining Sprott in 2010, he was a Senior Executive at Invesco Canada and held the position of Senior Vice President, Product Development, responsible for strategic initiatives and for overseeing the product development function across multiple product lines and distribution channels. Prior to joining Invesco Canada, Mr. Ciampaglia spent more than four years at TD Asset Management, where he held progressively senior product management and research roles. Mr. Ciampaglia earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from York University, is a CFA® charterholder and a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute.
Arthur Einav is General Counsel and Senior Managing Director at Sprott Inc. He is the co-head of our Enterprise Shared Services Group with specific responsibility for legal, compliance, risk and human resources. He also serves as General Counsel and Managing Director at Sprott Resource Holdings Inc. (TSX: SRHI) and is on the Board of Directors of Corsa Coal Corp. (TSXV: CSO) and R.I.I. North America Inc. Before joining Sprott, Mr. Einav was an associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP and 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. Mr. Einav 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.
Steve Yuzpe serves as Senior Managing Director of Sprott Inc. and President and Chief Executive Officer of Sprott Resource Holdings Inc. He has more than 15 years of executive and financial management experience with public and private corporations. Over his career, Steve 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. 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.
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