Mr. Grosskopf has over 29 years of experience in the financial services industry. At Sprott his responsibilities include strategy, and managing the firm's investment capital and lending business. He had long tenure in investment banking, where he managed many strategic and underwriting transactions for companies in a variety of sectors. Prior to joining Sprott, he was President of Cormark Securities Inc. Peter has a track record of building and growing businesses including as one of the co-founders of Newcrest Capital Inc., 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.
Mr. Hibbert serves as Senior Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary at Sprott Inc. In this role, Kevin 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, IT, office facilities and administration. He joined the company in 2014 as the Vice President of Finance before taking on his current role. Kevin 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. In addition, Kevin has held several other roles including working at a global audit firm where his audit clients included some of that firm’s largest asset management, hedge fund, and investment banking clients. Kevin received a BA honours degree in Management (high distinction) from the University of Toronto and is CPA, CA (Ontario).
Mr. George serves as Senior Managing Director of Sprott Inc. and Chairman of Sprott USA. Whitney joined Sprott in 2015 and previously spent 23 years in senior roles at Royce & Associates LLC (“Royce”) in New York. Mr. George 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. Prior to joining Royce, he held positions with Dominick & Dominick, Inc., WR Lazard & Laidlaw, Inc., Laidlaw, Adams & Peck, and Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. Mr. George holds a bachelor's degree from Trinity College.
Mr. 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. Mr. Rule is the Founder of Global Resource Investments, President and CEO of Sprott US holdings and a member of the Sprott Inc. Board of Directors.
Mr. Ciampaglia serves as Senior Managing Director of Sprott Inc. and Chief Executive Officer of Sprott Asset Management. John has over 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. In these roles, he played a key part in the business management of both actively managed and ETF strategies, as well as strategic initiatives. Before joining Sprott in 2010, he was a Senior Executive at Invesco Canada and held the position of Senior Vice President, Product Development. Mr. Ciampaglia was responsible for overseeing the product development function across multiple product lines and distribution channels. He also played a key role in initiating and leading the implementation of various strategic initiatives for the firm. 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. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from York University, is a CFA charterholder and a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute.
Mr. Einav serves as Senior Managing Director, General Counsel at Sprott Inc. In this role, Arthur is the co-head of our Enterprise Shared Services Group with specific responsibility for legal, compliance, risk and human resources. He also serves as Managing Director, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary 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. Prior to joining the Sprott Group of Companies, he 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. He 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.
Mr. Yuzpe serves as Senior Managing Director of Sprott Inc. and President and Chief Executive Officer of Sprott Resource Holdings Inc. He has over 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 is also involved with Save the Children Canada, a charity focused on youth at risk and was previously the Treasurer, member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of Street Kids International for more than 10 years. 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.