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Karr McCurdy

Rock Elm Capital Management LLC – Partner

Karr McCurdy has over 35 years of geologic and project development experience combined with executive management, finance, and technical advisory. Currently, he is a Partner of Rock Elm Capital, a commodities-focused alternative investment and advisory firm. Karr was CEO of minerals industry advisor Behre Dolbear and served as global head of mining and metals for Standard Chartered Bank and Citigroup. He has completed over 200 transactions valued at over $100 billion and has personally visited hundreds of development projects and operating sites worldwide. As a geologist, he helped discover and develop the world-class Pueblo Viejo gold mine in the Dominican Republic. Karr earned an MBA from Thunderbird and a BSc (geology) from the University of Michigan. He serves on the boards of Bacchus Capital, a London-based investment banking boutique, Pivot Industries, a Denver-based technology startup providing a collaborative SaaS platform for subject-matter experts working with capital-intensive industries, HonestDig, a technology start-up providing IoT and DLT technology solutions to stakeholders in the extractive industries, the Alumni Advisory Board of the University of Michigan’s Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, and non-profit community organizations in Denver, Colorado. Karr is an adjunct faculty member of the University of Denver and works with its Daniels College of Business MBA program, teaching a core offering entitled, Creating Sustainable Enterprise. He serves as a Senior Advisor to U.K.-based Martello Risk, a leading provider of independent, third-party supply chain audits.