Founder & Managing Partner
David has been involved in finance and investment in the mining sector since 2001, most recently as President and CEO of Aberdeen International (until mid-2016), a publicly traded mining-focused investment company.
During 7 years with Aberdeen, David spearheaded a number of important investment initiatives, generating strong returns during the last bull market, and capitalizing on opportunistic transactions during the recent downturn for natural resources. Among those many deals was the spin-out of Ore Acquisition Partners LP in 2015, a private equity mining fund that he still advises today.
Prior to Aberdeen, David started his career in finance with Cormark Securities’ predecessor, Sprott Securities Inc. where over 9 years he worked on both the investment banking and research teams as an Analyst, and later a Director and member of Cormark’s Executive Committee. While a research analyst, David achieved a strong reputation as innovative stock-picker, and was in many cases the first analyst to pick up coverage of small and micro-cap stocks that would later be acquired or have grown to be large cap stocks on the TSX today.
Both of these phases: research analyst and investment manager; have helped David shape his mining industry network, valuation and diligence skills and transaction capability making him a leader amongst the next generation of mining finance.