Ridgeline Royalties Inc. was founded in 2020 to be the leading source of royalty and stream financing for miners that supply the clean energy marketplace. We are here to enable producers of lithium, cobalt, nickel, graphite, and other metals that help to supply the growth of clean energy and to ensure that the supply of these critical commodities is sufficient to meet the world's needs. Ridgeline has assembled a world-class Advisory Board of senior leaders from some of the largest mining and royalty companies in the world in order to establish the company as the go-to source for financing in the battery metals sector. Ridgeline is focused on acquiring royalties and streams in the near-term to ensure that our partners emerge from the current cyclical downturn earlier, expand capacity faster, and benefit more from improving industry fundamentals.
Jonathan is President and CEO of Ridgeline Royalties. Jonathan has more than 15 years of experience investing in the metals and mining sector. Prior to founding Ridgeline, Jonathan was a part of Newmont Corporation’s award-winning IR program. While Jonathan was at Newmont, IR Magazine named Newmont “Best in Sector: Materials” in 2020. In addition, Institutional Investor magazine named Newmont as the #1 IR Team in metals and mining in 2020. Jonathan is also a member of the National Investor Relations Institute’s 2020 “40 Under 40” class. Prior to Newmont, Jonathan spent 11 years at Manning & Napier Advisors, an institutional investment firm with ~$40 billion in assets under management. While at MNA, Jonathan was a top-5 shareholder of companies like SQM, Cameco, Teck Resources and Alcoa. Jonathan has a Masters of Mining Engineering & Management from the South Dakota School of Mines and a bachelor’s degree in Business from Liberty University. Jonathan is also a CFA® charterholder.
Kyle McKendry is Vice President of Operations at Ridgeline Royalties, overseeing technical due diligence, strategic evaluations and internal business operations. Kyle has nearly a decade of extensive experience in finance, strategy and investment management in the metals and mining sector. Prior to joining Ridgeline, Kyle served as Director of Evaluations at Newmont Corporation, where he led the development and evaluation of optimized, strategic resource plans for the company’s 12 world-class operating assets and significant growth projects. Previously, Kyle served as Mining Executive, reporting directly to the CEO in a senior advisory role, and held various roles of increasing responsibility in Finance and Corporate Development. During his tenure at Newmont, he was a key member of the executive leadership team that led the acquisition and integration of Goldcorp, as well as the formation of the Nevada Gold Mines joint venture with Barrick Gold Corporation. Kyle holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Denver.
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