Former President and CEO of Falco Resources to lead mining capital
TORONTO, June 25, 2015 /CNW/ - PearTree Securities Inc., a subsidiary of
PearTree Financial Services Ltd., the originator and leading provider
of Flow Through Donation Financing in Canada, is pleased to announce
the appointment of Trent Mell as President and Head of Mining.
Mr. Mell brings more than 15 years of mining industry and capital
markets experience to PearTree, where he will be responsible for
expanding the firm's deployment of capital for Canadian exploration and
development mining projects. He previously served as President and CEO
of Falco Resources and as Executive Vice President at AuRico Gold. He
has also held senior leadership roles at Barrick Gold, Sherritt
International and North American Palladium.
Mr. Mell is a Quebec native and was a securities and M&A lawyer with
Stikeman Elliott LLP prior to entering the mining sector. He holds a
B.A., B.C.L. and LL.B. from McGill University, an LL.M from Osgoode
Hall and an executive MBA from the Schulich School of Business and
Kellogg School of Management.
"We are excited by the opportunity to work with Trent as PearTree
continues to grow," said Ron Bernbaum, founder of PearTree Financial.
"What started as a format to assist charities has evolved into the most
cost effective way for Canadian issuers to advance their projects and
in doing so, create jobs and benefit northern communities across
Canada. We are proud of our impact in providing over a quarter of all
exploration capital in Canada during the past two years and in funding
more than 150M$ in exploration and development during the past 12
"I am pleased to become a part of what I know to be the most efficient
corporate finance platform in resource exploration. As CEO at Falco, I
directly experienced the success of using PearTree's unique format,"
said Mr. Mell. "My mandate is to build and deepen relationships with
market participants including investors, issuers and their
intermediaries to deploy our available capital."
The PearTree Securities core team also includes CEO Lisa Davis, Norman
Brownstein, Head of Markets, institutional sales representative
Marianne Jenkevice and mining analyst Eric Lemieux.
About PearTree Securities
PearTree Securities works with mining companies, brokers and strategic
investors to structure flow through donation private placements,
providing an important source of capital for Canadian exploration and
development activities. Since 2009, PearTree has completed over 150
transactions and raised more than $600 million for Canadian resource
companies. PearTree Securities Inc. is an exempt market dealer and a
subsidiary of PearTree Financial Ltd.
SOURCE PearTree Securities Inc.
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