Rick has dedicated his adult life to many aspects of natural resource securities investing. In addition to the knowledge and experience gained in a long and focused career, he has a worldwide network of contacts in the natural resource and finance worlds. As president and CEO of Sprott US Holdings, Rick leads a highly-skilled team of earth science and finance professionals who enjoy a worldwide reputation for resource investment management. Rick is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, and is interviewed for numerous radio, television, print and online media outlets concerning natural resource investment and industry topics. Rick and his team have long experience in many resource sectors including agriculture, alternative energy, forestry, oil and gas, mining and water. Rick is particularly active in private placement markets, having originated and participated in hundreds of debt and equity transactions with private, pre-public and public companies.