Board of Advisors

Dr. Roger Newell, Ph.D., B.Sc., M.Sc.

Dr. Newell holds a Ph.D. in mineral exploration from Stanford University, and has more than forty years of experience in the mining industry. Dr. Newell holds a B.Sc. in geology from the University of Oregon and an M.Sc. in geology from the Colorado School of Mines; he is a past president of the CSM Alumni Association. Dr. Newell is renowned internationally for recognizing the potential of the Carlin Trend in Nevada.

Mr. Joel Schneyer

Mr. Schneyer joined Headwaters MB in 2010, which merged with Capstone in 2018 to form Capstone Headwaters. His international career spans 30 plus years as an investment banker, financial analyst, metals trader, and petroleum geologist. Capstone Headwaters is among the largest independently-owned investment banking firms in the United States. Today, Capstone Headwaters stands strong at 150+ expert professionals across 18 offices in the US, UK, and Brazil with 16 dedicated industry groups. They have created a global presence and built new capabilities that include corporate restructuring, debt advisory, private equity coverage, and an industry research team.

Mr. Schneyer joined Capstone Headwaters from Mercantile Resource Finance, an advisory firm to the natural resource sector which he founded in 1996. Prior positions included Manager of Derivative Finance in the metals group of Barclays Bank and a Senior Analyst in the New Business and Strategic Planning Group at Billiton Royal Dutch Shell. Before commencing on his banking career, Mr. Schneyer worked as an oil and gas exploration geologist with Celeron Oil & Gas (Goodyear), as well as IP Petroleum (International Paper), and as a field geologist for the U.S. Geological Survey.

Mr. Schneyer’s distinguished academic career includes an MS (Mineral Economics) from The Colorado School of Mines, an MA (Geology) from the University of Texas at Austin, a BA (Geology) from Colgate University, and an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.