Managing Partner, SAF Group
With a proven track record as a passionate entrepreneur and capital partner, I have dedicated my career to supporting extraordinary entrepreneurs and management teams in high-growth companies across diverse industries. I have had the privilege of being a key part of leading companies to success, leveraging my expertise in organization and culture building, capital raising, strategic planning, governance, and oversight.
Whether as a Founder, CEO, Chairman, or Strategic Advisor, I am committed to 8 foundational pillars: trust, curiosity, collaboration, communication, focus, perseverance, lifelong relationships, and, most importantly, integrity. Since the founding of Lithium X in 2015, I have been involved in over $1 billion in growth equity financings and over $5 billion in market value creation across the mining and metals, energy, entertainment, consumer goods, and technology sectors.
Former Chairman of Thunderbird Entertainment (230% share price appreciation over tenure); former Director of TMC the metals company (>US$2 billion go-public transaction on the NASDAQ in Sep-2021); former Strategic Advisor of Gold X Mining (sold Jun-2021 for $315 million); Strategic Investor and Founding Shareholder of HIVE Blockchain (first publicly traded cryptocurrency mining company); Founder and CEO of Lithium X Energy (sold Mar-2018 for $265 million).
Through my charity, the Quiet Cove Foundation, I have supported several passionate social entrepreneurs who are building organizations to provide much-needed support for those who are struggling or less fortunate.
Owner/President Management (OPM) Program, Harvard Business School; CIM (Chartered Investment Management).
Author of the recently released book 8: Reflections on Building Business + Balance, an Amazon #1 Best Seller.
My investment process starts with identifying large thematic trends that are helping society progress, and then mobilizing capital around best-in-class teams and assets to build exciting ventures that have the potential to shape a better world for future generations.
Throughout my career, I have always felt it is imperative to give back along the journey, whether that be time or capital. Much of my giving has been focused on financial literacy and mental health as I feel these are two significant challenges in our society today. I believe that by inspiring and supporting the next generation of leaders, we can do our part in creating a happier world for us all.
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