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Maurice Swan
Chairman

Mr. Swan is a lawyer and is the general counsel of Superior Gold Inc. Previously, Maurie was a partner at Stikeman Elliott LLP practicing corporate law for over twenty-four years with wide ranging experience, including debt capital markets, securitization, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions, with a particular focus on transactions in the global mining and metals sector.

Mr. Swan earned leading lawyer accolades from publications including Lexpert, International Finance & Law Review, Who’s Who Legal and Best Lawyers. Maurie is also a director of Nickel 28 Capital Corp.

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Marc Bustin
Director

Dr. Bustin is Professor of Geology at the University of British Columbia, President of RMB Earth Science Consultants, and Chief Technical Officer for Renewable Geo Resources Ltd.  Marc has over 40 years’ experience as a researcher, consultant and officer in companies engaged in the fields of carbon capture and storage, mineral and fossil fuel exploitation, and renewable and alternate energy resource development. Marc has served as a director, officer and technical advisor for a variety of large and small companies in Europe, Africa, North America, South America, Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

Dr. Bustin received his PhD in geology from the University of British Columbia and MSc and BSc (Dist.) from the University of Calgary. Marc has published over 200 peer reviewed scientific articles and provided industry training courses throughout the world. Past awards include the A. L. Leverson memorial award from the AAPG, the Thiesson Medal from the ICCP, the Sproule career achievement award, the Gilbert H. Cady Award from the Geological Society of America, and the Slipper Gold Medal from the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geology. Dr. Bustin is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a registered professional geologist in the province of British Columbia.

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Justin Cochrane
Director & CEO

Mr. Cochrane has twenty years of royalty and stream financing, M&A and corporate finance experience. This streaming and royalty expertise was cultivated by responsibilities serving as President and CEO of Nickel 28 Capital Corp. and formerly President, COO and director of Cobalt 27 Capital Corp. and formerly on the board of Nevada Copper Corp. Both companies focused on streaming and royalty agreements on battery metals. Cobalt 27 raised over $1 billion in equity and debt prior to its sale to Pala Investments Limited in 2019.

Prior to Cobalt 27, Justin served as the Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Development for Sandstorm Gold Ltd. With expertise in the structuring, negotiation, execution and funding of royalty and stream financing contracts around the world, Justin managed over $2 billion in equity + debt across 50+ projects. Prior to Sandstorm, Justin spent nine years in investment banking and equity capital markets with National Bank Financial covering the resource, clean tech and energy technology sectors. In addition, Justin is currently a board member of Nickel 28 Capital Corp. and an investment committee member of Duke Royalty Limited.

Mr. Cochrane is a CFA charterholder and a registered and licensed security advisor in Canada.

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Saurabh Handa
Director

Mr. Handa is currently the Chief Financial Officer for Metalla Royalty & Streaming Ltd., a TSX-V listed and NYSE-listed precious metals royalty and streaming company and is a Director and Audit Committee Chair for K92 Mining Inc., a TSX-listed company with mining operations in Papua New Guinea. Previously, Saurabh held the positions of Chief Financial Officer of Titan Mining Corp., Vice President, Finance of Imperial Metals Corp., Chief Financial Officer of Meryllion Resources Corp., and Chief Financial Officer of Yellowhead Mining Inc.

Mr. Handa is a Chartered Professional Accountant and graduated with Honours from the University of British Columbia with a diploma in Accounting. Prior to joining the accounting profession, Saurabh obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Genetics from the University of British Columbia and a diploma in Computer Systems from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

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Candace MacGibbon
Director

Ms. MacGibbon is a CPA, CA with over 25 years of experience in the mining sector and capital markets. She is currently a Director of Osisko Gold Royalties (TSX:OR). She was formerly the CEO of INV Metals Inc., a Canadian mineral resource company focused on the development and exploration of the Loma Larga gold property in Ecuador. Ms. MacGibbon has significant technical, government relations, communications and Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) experience. Ms. MacGibbon is also a former director of INV Metals Inc., Cobalt 27 Capital Corp., and Nickel 28 Capital Corp.

Ms. MacGibbon holds a Bachelor of Arts – Economics from the University of Western Ontario and a Diploma in Accounting from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.

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Alice Schroeder
Director

Ms. Schroeder is a professional director, who has chaired and served on several boards in the financial services and health care sectors throughout her career. She currently serves on the boards of Prudential plc, HSBC North America Holdings, RefleXion Medical, Natus Medical Inc. and Westland Insurance and previously served on the board of Bank of America Merrill Lynch International. Ms. Schroeder was named to the National Association of Corporate Directors “Directorship 100” list in 2020 and is the author of the #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life, the story of Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway.

Alice Schroeder was formerly CEO and chair of WebTuner Corp from 2014-2017. Prior to WebTuner, Ms. Schroeder was a Managing Director and Senior Advisor in the equities division of Morgan Stanley, leading their global insurance research teams based in London and New York City. She was previously a Managing Director at CIBC Oppenheimer and PaineWebber, beginning her career on Wall Street in 1993.

Ms. Schroeder holds an MBA and a BBA from the Red McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin and is a qualified CPA.

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Andy Tester
Director

Mr. Tester is a naturalist and labor advocate. Andy has devoted the last twenty years in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska working to raise awareness on the plight of endangered salmon and steelhead runs through guiding and other efforts to bring people into the outdoors.

Mr. Tester holds a B.A. from Eastern Oregon University and is a member of the International Longshore & Warehouse Union.

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Jeanne Usonis
Director

Ms. Usonis has over twenty years of corporate finance and capital markets experience and currently is a Director at Regent Advisors LLC, which provides advisory services for equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures. Jeanne has advised on several initial public offerings and reverse takeover transactions on Canadian and London stock exchanges. Previously, Jeanne has structured financings for natural resource projects in emerging market countries at N M Rothschild & Sons (Washington) LLC and structured taxable and tax-exempt financings for corporate and public issuers at Salomon Smith Barney.

Ms. Usonis graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Finance from Villanova University.

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Justin Cochrane
Director and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Cochrane has twenty years of royalty and stream financing, M&A and corporate finance experience. This streaming and royalty expertise was cultivated by responsibilities serving as President and CEO of Nickel 28 Capital Corp. and formerly President, COO and director of Cobalt 27 Capital Corp. and formerly on the board of Nevada Copper Corp. Both companies focused on streaming and royalty agreements on battery metals. Cobalt 27 raised over $1 billion in equity and debt prior to its sale to Pala Investments Limited in 2019.

Prior to Cobalt 27, Justin served as the Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Development for Sandstorm Gold Ltd. With expertise in the structuring, negotiation, execution and funding of royalty and stream financing contracts around the world, Justin managed over $2 billion in equity + debt across 50+ projects. Prior to Sandstorm, Justin spent nine years in investment banking and equity capital markets with National Bank Financial covering the resource, clean tech and energy technology sectors. In addition, Justin is currently a board member of Nickel 28 Capital Corp. and an investment committee member of Duke Royalty Limited.

Mr. Cochrane is a CFA charterholder and a registered and licensed security advisor in Canada.

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Geoff Smith
President and Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Smith brings the benefit of over 15 years of M&A and corporate finance experience having advised on or financed many of the largest and most complex and innovative streaming transactions in the past 10 years. Geoff joins Carbon Streaming from his role as Managing Director for Scotiabank’s Investment Banking Division; his team was critical to both structuring and financing billions of dollars of royalties and streams in the natural resource sector. The addition of Mr. Smith to the team comes at a key time as management prepares for a potential U.S. listing and looks to execute on its growing investment pipeline.

Mr. Smith holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University (Canada) and is a CFA charterholder.

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Conor Kearns
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Kearns has nearly two decades of accounting, auditing, finance and tax structuring experience providing advisory services to a wide array of businesses, with a recent focus on streaming and royalty businesses. Most recently serving as the CFO of Nickel 28 Capital Corp., a base metals streaming and royalty company, and prior to that as Vice President of Finance of Cobalt 27 Capital Corp., an electric metals streaming and royalty company. Prior to joining Cobalt 27, Conor was the Chief Financial Officer of EFT Canada Inc., a fintech company which provides advanced electronic payment services and tools for businesses.

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Michael Psihogios
Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Psihogios has over fifteen years of financing, M&A, and corporate finance experience. Michael has extensive expertise in sourcing, structuring, due diligence, and negotiating both financing and M&A transactions from corporate and private equity perspectives across multiple industries throughout Europe, Africa, the Americas, and Australasia.

Most recently, Michael was the Chief Financial Officer of DUMAS, a specialized construction and engineering firm. Prior to DUMAS, Michael worked with an international private equity fund on numerous executive and corporate development secondment roles within portfolio companies, involved in raising capital and the ultimate sale of each business. Prior to a career in private equity, Michael worked in investment banking with National Bank Financial in the M&A group.

Mr. Psihogios holds an MBA from the University of Toronto (Canada) and the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland).

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Anne Walters
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Ms. Walters is a lawyer with nearly twenty years of experience in the Canadian corporate sector. Prior to joining Carbon Streaming, Anne worked in-house, as the head of the Canadian legal team at Frontera Energy Corporation, a TSX listed company with South American operations. Prior to that, Anne practiced law at Stikeman Elliott LLP, working in the areas of corporate finance and M&A.

Ms. Walters holds a J.D. from the University of Toronto, an M.B.A. from the University of Toronto, and a B.A. from McGill University. Anne is also a member of the Ontario Bar.

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Alec Kushnir
EVP, Energy Carbon Credit Origination

Mr. Kushnir has over twenty-five years of experience in developing and financing power plants, LNG terminals, pipelines and mines for energy companies, commodity trading firms and financial institutions. Inspired by the potential companies have in helping to transition to a low carbon society, Alec has developed energy solutions for clients that significantly reduce their carbon footprint, improve air quality, and provide social benefits to the surrounding communities.

Most recently, Alec worked as Vice President, Business Development for New Fortress Energy (NFE), a leading LNG to power fuel supplier and infrastructure developer. While at NFE, Alec initiated the company’s carbon management strategy including creation of carbon credits for fuel switching projects related to NFE and customer owned power plants. 

Mr. Kushnir has also held positions with Noble Group, ANZ Investment Bank, Sithe Energies, Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, and Gas Energy developing power plants and executing structured finance, hedging, M&A, and high yield transactions totaling over $5 billion.

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Derek Sawkins
EVP, Investments & Strategy

Mr. Sawkins has over 15 years of experience in business development, M&A, corporate finance and principal investing in the technology, resource, and private market sectors. Most recently, Derek served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy at INVIDI Technologies Corporation. Derek spent six years in the investment banking group at National Bank of Canada where he advised on mergers, acquisitions and financings across diversified industries including resource, forestry, clean tech and energy technology. He is the former Executive Producer and Chief Curator of TEDxVancouver, and a founder of Energy Aware, a clean energy technology company that was acquired by Generac Power Systems in 2019.

Mr. Sawkins holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Finance from the University of British Columbia (Canada).

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Amy Chambers
Director, Marketing, Communications & Sustainability

Ms. Chambers is a communications professional with twenty years of experience executing strategic initiatives in industry leading corporate and non-profit organizations in Europe and North America. Amy has held functional leadership roles in sales, marketing, communications, brand management, advertising, market research, and public policy advocacy.

Ms. Chambers holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of Georgia and an MBA in Marketing from Questrom School of Business, Boston University. With a focus on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategies, Amy has pursued studies in these areas of interest to include Environmental Law and Social Justice from Harvard Extension School, Circular Economy and Sustainability Strategies from Cambridge Judge Business School, and GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards certification from LEAD Canada.

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