Van Eck Associates Corporation
Joe FosterPortfolio Manager, Van Eck Associates Corporation
Joe Foster, Portfolio Manager – Van Eck Associates Corporation
Joe Foster earned his Master of Business Administration at the University of Nevada-Reno and his Master’s in geology at its Mackey School of Mines. Between 1983 and 1996, he worked for several mining and exploration companies in Nevada. From 1992 to 1996, he was the Senior Geologist for Pinson Mining Company. He joined Van Eck Associates in 1996 as a gold equity analayst for their flagship fund, Van Eck International Investors Gold Fund. He currently serves as Portfolio Manager for Van Eck’s actively managed gold funds, and an investment team member of Van Eck Global Hard Assets Fund.
Resource Capital Funds
Josh ParrillInvestment Team Leader, Resource Capital Funds
Josh Parrill joined Resource Capital Funds in 2008, having most recently worked in various operational roles for Lafarge North American in the western United States. His previous experience covered the life-cycle of mining operations including mine permitting, planning, construction, operation and reclamation. He holds both a Bachelor’s of Science (Engineering, with civil specialty) degree and a Master’s of Science (Mineral Economics) degree from Colorado School of Mines. Mr. Parrill also serves on the Board of Directors of portfolio company Lydian International Ltd.
Sprott Global Resource Investments Ltd.
Steve TodorukInvestment Executive, Sprott Global Resource Investments Ltd.
Steve moved to California from Vancouver, British Columbia in 2003 to join Global. He graduated in 1985 from the University of British Columbia, located in Vancouver, with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Geology and currently is a Professional Geoscientist in good standing in British Columbia. Following his graduation, Steve worked for several major and junior mining exploration companies as a field geologist in Canada and the southwestern United States. During that time, he also worked in an underground mine in Canada for two years operating equipment to learn that aspect of the mining industry. Between 1993 to early 2003 Steve was the president of two Canadian-based junior mining exploration companies and a principal in a mineral exploration consulting and engineering firm.
Joe MazumdarCo-Editor and Analyst, Exploration Insights
Joe Mazumdar is an economic geologist/analyst at Exploration Insights. Prior to that, he was a senior mining analyst at Canaccord Genuity and Haywood Securities. His experience includes director of strategic planning, corporate development at Newmont and senior market analyst/trader at Phelps Dodge. Mazumdar also worked in technical roles for IAMGOLD in Ecuador, North Minerals in Argentina/Chile and Peru, RTZ Mining and Exploration in Argentina and MIM Exploration and Mining in Queensland, Australia, among others. Mazumdar has a Bachelor of Science in geology from the University of Alberta, a Master of Science in geology and mining from James Cook University and a Master of Science in mineral economics from Colorado School of Mines.