Partners
  • James McClements

    James McClements

    Managing Partner, Member of the Investment Committee

    Mr. McClements co-founded Resource Capital Funds in 1998 and oversees all aspects of the management of RCF. Prior to launching RCF he was a natural resources sector banker with N.M. Rothschild in Australia and the U.S., and with Standard Chartered Bank. He began his professional career with BHP Limited. He is an honors graduate in Economics from the University of Western Australia.

    Mr. McClements serves on the Board of Directors of portfolio company, Global Advanced Metals Pty Ltd (Chairman).


     

  • Ryan Bennett

    Ryan Bennett

    Senior Partner, Member of the Investment Committee

    Mr. Bennett holds a Masters degree in Mining Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and an undergraduate degree in Geological Engineering and Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin. He has been with RCF since its inception, prior to which his experience included technical analyses of mining projects with N.M. Rothschild and assignments with Caterpillar, Inc. and the U.S. Bureau of Mines. At RCF, he currently serves as the Head of the Denver Office.

    Mr. Bennett serves on the Board of Directors of the following portfolio companies:

    • Coastal Ventures A/S
    • Connors Drilling
    • Tarn Drilling Company


     

  • Henderson Tuten

    Henderson Tuten

    Partner, Member of the Investment Committee

    Mr. Tuten co-founded RCF in 1998 after many years leading Rothschild Australia Limited, Rothschild North America, Inc. and Continuation Investments N.V., the private equity arm of the Rothschild Group. He also founded the ECentury Capital Fund and the Emerging Markets Gold Fund. Hank has an Economics degree from the University of Virginia.


     

  • Ross Bhappu

    Ross Bhappu

    Senior Partner, Member of the Investment Committee

    Mr. Bhappu holds a Ph.D. in Mineral Economics from the Colorado School of Mines and B.S. and M.S. degrees in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Arizona. Prior to joining RCF in 2001 he was the president of a development-stage copper company, director of business development at Newmont Mining Corporation and served in various technical and financial roles at Cyprus Minerals Company.

    Mr. Bhappu serves on the Board of Directors of the following portfolio companies:

    • Ambre Energy Limited
    • Traxys S.A.

     


     

  • Russ Cranswick

    Russ Cranswick

    Senior Partner, Member of the Investment Committee

    Mr. Cranswick joined RCF in 2000 after serving as a mining industry equity analyst for Canadian retail and institutional brokerage firms and eight years as a mineral exploration geologist for a number of major international mining companies, the bulk of which was with Kennecott Canada Inc. and Freeport McMoRan Gold Company. He is a Professional Geologist and holds a B.Sc. degree in Geology from the University of British Columbia.  

    Mr. Cranswick serves on the Board of Directors of the following portfolio companies:

    • Coastal Ventures A/S
    • First Nickel Inc.


     

  • Peter Nicholson

    Peter Nicholson

    Partner

    Mr. Nicholson graduated from the University of Queensland with a B.Eng (Mining) and is a Fellow of FINSIA, after completing a graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment. Prior to joining RCF in 2003, he gained technical experience in mine production, planning and management with LionOre Australia (Nickel) and WMC Resources.

    Mr. Nicholson serves on the Board of Directors of portfolio company, Cape Alumina Ltd.

     


     

  • Mason Hills

    Mason Hills

    Partner

    Mr. Hills has advised Resource Capital Funds since 2001, and joined in an in-house capacity in 2006. Prior to joining RCF, he practiced as a commercial lawyer, specializing in corporate and finance law in the resources sector. He has a B.Ec. degree from the University of Western Australia and a graduate LL.B (First Class Honors) from Murdoch University.

    Mr. Hills serves on the Board of Directors of the following portfolio companies:

    • Global Advanced Metals Pty Ltd.
    • First Bauxite Corporation
    • Provale Holdings S.A.


     


Senior Management
  • Sherri Croasdale

    Sherri Croasdale

    Chief Financial Officer

    Ms. Croasdale formally joined Resource Capital Funds in 2006 but has worked with RCF since its inception. She supported RCF as a Principal of Eastpointe Management LLC, a firm that provided outsourced accounting and administrative services to private equity funds, from 2001 to 2005, and as Director of Fund Administration at Rothschild North America and Continuation Investments N.V. from 1988 to 2001. Prior to joining Rothschild, Ms. Croasdale was with Deloitte & Touche LLP for several years. She holds a B.S. degree in accounting from the State University of New York at Binghamton and is a Certified Public Accountant.

     


     

  • Catherine Boggs

    Catherine Boggs

    General Counsel

    Ms. Boggs joined RCF in January 2011, after having served as Sr. Vice President, Corporate Affairs at Barrick Gold Corporation. Prior to joining Barrick in 2005, Cassie was an international partner at the law firm of Baker & McKenzie, having practiced in its Chicago, San Francisco, Almaty and Jakarta offices. Her professional career has focused on the natural resources sector. She has undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Denver and a Masters degree from Michigan State University.


     

  • David Thomas

    David Thomas

    Managing Director, Member of the Investment Committee

    Mr. Thomas joined RCF in 2010 following an investment banking career that included positions as a mining equity analyst and as a specialty mining salesperson serving institutional clients. Prior to this he was an exploration geologist for Inmet Mining. He is a Professional Geoscientist and holds a B.Sc. in Earth Sciences from the University of Waterloo and a M.Sc. from Queen's University.

    Mr. Thomas serves on the Board of Directors of portfolio company, Noront Resources Ltd.


     

  • Michael Rowe

    Michael Rowe

    HR Business Director

    Mr. Rowe joined Resource Capital Funds in 2010 after 22 years with the Royal Dutch Shell Group. During his time with Shell he worked in Human Resources, and in Commercial, Governance and M&A roles in the UK, Netherlands, China, Singapore and Australia. He has a strong external focus advising RCF portfolio companies and leading HR aspects of strategic investments. Michael commenced his career working in industrial relations at Australian mine site operations. He is a graduate in Arts (Industrial Relations & Political Science) from the University of New South Wales, and a Fellow of the Australian HR Institute.


     


Principals
  • Quinn Roussel

    Quinn Roussel

    Principal

    Mr. Roussel joined Resource Capital Funds in 2006 after serving as Director of Business Development at one of RCF's portfolio companies in China. Prior to that he worked as an engineer in both the mining and oil & gas industries. He holds MBA degrees from the University of South Carolina and Wirtschafts Universitat-Wien as well as a B.S. in Mining Engineering from Colorado School of Mines.

    Mr. Roussel serves on the Board of Directors of following portfolio companies:

    • Forbes & Manhattan Coal Corp.
    • Piney Woods Resources, Inc.


     

  • Jasper Bertisen

    Jasper Bertisen

    Principal

    Mr. Bertisen graduated with a M.Sc. degree in Mineral Economics from the Colorado School of Mines and a M.Sc. degree in Mining Engineering from Delft University of Technology. Prior to joining Resource Capital Funds in 2004, he completed traineeships in Germany, Finland, Chile and Australia in a number of open pit and underground mining operations. In 2005, Mr. Bertisen worked full time with one of RCF's portfolio companies with base metal operations in Portugal.

    Mr. Bertisen serves on the Board of Directors of portfolio company Avanti Mining Inc.


     

  • Chris Corbett

    Chris Corbett

    Principal

    Mr. Corbett joined Resource Capital Funds in 2008 after working as a financial analyst and commercial manager within the business development department at Wesfarmers Limited. Prior to this he worked as an engineer for Byrnecut Mining Pty Ltd where he gained technical experience in shaft sinking and equipping and underground mine development and production. Mr. Corbett has a B.Eng. (Mech, First Class Honors) and a B.Comm. from the University of Western Australia, Grad. Dip. in Mining from the Western Australian School of Mines and a Grad. Dip. in Applied Finance and Investment from FINSIA.

    Mr. Corbett serves on the Board of Directors of portfolio company Wolf Minerals Ltd.