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Management Team

Steve Yuzpe
President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. 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 Long Run Exploration Ltd. Mr. Yuzpe has also been involved with Street Kids International, a charity focused on youth at risk, as the Treasurer, member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors for more than 10 years. He was also a founding board member of Inroads to Agriculture Institute, an organization whose mission is to help Aboriginal people secure full time employment in the agricultural industry through training and employment support. 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 also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder.

Michael Staresinic
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Staresinic was named Chief Financial Officer of Sprott Resource Corp in 2013. In addition to managing the financial and regulatory affairs of Sprott Resource Corp., he is also involved in conducting due diligence and structuring investment opportunities  for the company. Mr. Staresinic has more than 12 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to 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.

Peter Grosskopf
Managing Director

Mr. Grosskopf is a Managing Director of Sprott Resource Corp. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of Sprott Inc. Mr. Grosskopf has over 24 years of experience in the financial services industry and an extensive background as an advisor and underwriter to companies in a wide variety of sectors. Prior to joining Sprott, he was President of Cormark Securities Inc. Over the course of his career, Mr. Grosskopf has established a track record of successfully building and growing businesses. Prior to joining Cormark, Mr. Grosskopf was one of the co-founders of Newcrest Capital Inc., which was acquired by the TD Bank Financial Group in 2000. Mr. Grosskopf holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario.

Rick Rule
Managing Director

Mr. Rule is a Managing Director of Sprott Resource Corp. He is also Director, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Sprott US Holdings, Inc. and a Director of Sprott Inc. Mr. Rule and his team have long experience in many resource sectors including agriculture, alternative energy, forestry, oil and gas, mining and water. Mr. Rule is particularly active in private placement markets, having originated and participated in hundreds of debt and equity transactions with private, pre-public and public companies.

Arthur Einav
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Mr. Einav is General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Sprott Inc., Sprott Resource Corp. and Sprott Consulting LP. He also serves on the Board of Directors of one of Sprott Resource Corp.’s portfolio companies, Independence Contract Drilling, Inc. Prior to joining the Sprott group of companies, Mr. Einav was an associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, one of the world’s premier law firms. 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 and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the New York State Bar. 

Andrew Stronach
Managing Director

Mr. Stronach is a Managing Director at Sprott Consulting and Sprott Resource Corp., and joined Sprott in 2009. Mr. Stronach evaluates and structures new investment opportunities, monitors existing investments, and advises Sprott Inc. and Sprott Resource Corp. subsidiary companies on strategy and operational matters. He serves on the Board of Directors of three of Sprott Resource Corp.’s subsidiaries, One Earth Farms Corp., One Earth Oil and Gas Inc. and Stonegate Agricom Ltd. Prior to joining the company, 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, along with a Masters of Science and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Queen’s University along with the Professional Engineering designation (P.Eng.).

Owen Martin
Senior Associate

Mr. Martin is involved with deal origination, conducting industry and company due diligence, and negotiating and structuring investment opportunities at Sprott Resource Corp., while assisting portfolio companies with strategic matters. Mr. Martin also advises Sprott Inc. on M&A opportunities and conducts business development activities for Sprott Consulting managed companies. Prior to joining Sprott Consulting in 2011, Mr. Martin was an Associate in the Equity Research division at RBC Capital Markets, where he analyzed and evaluated fertilizer, agriculture and energy infrastructure securities. Mr. Martin holds a Bachelors of Commerce from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia, with a major in Finance. In addition, Mr. Martin is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder.

Sarah-Jane Martin
Legal Counsel

Ms Martin is Legal Counsel at Sprott Resource Corp., Sprott Resource Lending Corp. and Sprott Consulting. 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.

Rob Fenwick
Controller

Mr. Fenwick has 15 years of combined public practice and industry experience. He presently serves as Controller of Sprott Resource Corp. and consults to their various business interests. Prior to joining Sprott Consulting, Mr. Fenwick held various senior financial roles with BBDO Canada Corp., a subsidiary of an S&P 500 company. His experience there included financial accounting and reporting, business analysis, business intelligence software development and project management. In addition, Mr. Fenwick was a senior forensic accountant with a mid-size Chartered Accounting firm.  Mr. Fenwick is a Certified General Accountant and also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from York University.

 
 

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