About this event
If you’ve seen our VRIFY School of Mining Promotion videos, you already know how we feel about promoters who rely too heavily on jargon and canned content.
So as companies begin prepping for a virtual conference circuit this September, our next webinar will feature three panelists who have spent thousands of hours both giving and receiving mining company pitches.
We’ll be getting their take on what works and - just as importantly - what doesn’t.
Bonita To, Director, Mining Specialty Sales, Scotiabank
Nick Pocrnic, Managing Director Institutional Equities and Sales Team Head, Energy and Mining, Raymond James
Greg Huffman, Managing Director | Global Head, Mining Sales, Canaccord Genuity
Hosted by Steve de Jong, CEO, VRIFY
ABOUT THE PANELISTS
Bonita To – Director, Mining Specialty Sales at Scotiabank
Bonita To joined Scotiabank in 2018 as Director of Mining Specialty Sales, after working at TD Securities in the same role for two years prior. Before both her roles in sales, Bonita had over 15 years of experience in mining equity research at TD Securities, Canaccord Capital and Merrill Lynch Canada. Over the past year, she has been focused on ESG in mining investing, working closely with over 20 Canadian institutional investors in understanding how ESG plays a role in investment decisions. Bonita established the first mining ESG-dedicated session at Scotiabank’s annual mining conference in 2019, co-moderated mining panels at Scotiabank’s annual ESG conference and worked with several mining companies on ESG-dedicated marketing. She was named Top Gun Mining Specialty Sales by Brendan Woods International in 2017, and Top Mining Specialty Sales in 2019. Bonita studied finance at Concordia University in Montreal.
Nick Pocrnic – Managing Director Institutional Equities and Sales Team Head, Energy and Mining at Raymond James
Nick Pocrnic has over 20 years of finance experience, having spent his entire career in capital markets with progressively senior roles across the brokerage business, including investment banking, equity capital markets, and most recently institutional equity sales. After running the equity capital markets desk for an independent investment bank, Nick transitioned to institutional equity sales with a focus on mining and energy over a decade ago. Nick has spent the last 7 years at Raymond James in both Vancouver and Toronto, where he is now Sales Team Head for Energy and Mining, leading the distribution effort, and overall Canadian strategy for the resource sectors working out of Toronto. Nick graduated from the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario with an Honors in Business Administration in 1997.
Greg Huffman – Managing Director | Global Head, Mining Sales at Canaccord Genuity
Gregory Huffman joined Canaccord Genuity in February 2016 as Global Head of Mining Sales, following six years at Scotiabank in 2010 in a variety of roles within the mining group. In addition to authoring the highly-regarded “High Grade Mining Minute” daily sales note, Greg has been consistently recognized as one of the “Top Sales Coverage of Resource Portfolio Managers” by Brendan Wood International. Greg spent almost 3 years as a buy-side global materials analyst for a U.S. multi-strategy hedge fund and 3.5 years as a sell-side mining research analyst with two independent Canadian brokerage firms, covering base and precious metal, as well as uranium companies. A geologist by training, Greg graduated from Laurentian University in Sudbury with a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Earth Sciences and worked as a geologist in Sudbury for Falconbridge and in Ontario and Quebec for a number of junior exploration companies including Lakeshore Gold, Aurora Platinum, Canadian Royalties, Golden Valley Mines, etc. He also sits on the Advisory Board for the Goodman School of Mines at Laurentian University.
About VRIFY’s Virtual Conversation Series
Our virtual speaker series brings together industry experts that hold unique perspectives on mining and capital markets. We’re focused on having real conversations with real people who can offer real insights.
Offered in Partnership with 2020 Precious Metals Summit Beaver Creek.
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