Robert Forness | Chairman
Robert Forness is the CEO and Chief Underwriting Officer of MultiStrat Holdings, a Bermuda based reinsurance company. He brings more than 30 years of international insurance industry experience, which includes being the former Chief Underwriting Officer and Interim CEO of the Imagine Group and Head of Underwriting and Managing Director of Imagine’s Lloyd’s operation. Before Imagine, Bob was Chief Operating Officer of Odyssey Re’s London and Bermuda companies as well as managing director of Riverstone UK when it was launched. Bob also worked previously at Prudential Financial, where his last role was Managing Director of Prudential Direct Mutual Funds. Bob currently advises a number of companies ranging from consumer products, telecoms, predictive analytics, and specialized transportation. Bob has a B.S. degree in Applied Economics from Cornell University, an MBA from Columbia University, and is a Chartered, Property & Casualty Underwriter, a Chartered Life Underwriter, and previously an insurance agent and surplus lines broker.
Brian Lupien| Director
Mr. Lupien served as Till’s Chief Financial Officer since March 2016 and as Treasurer since April 2014. Mr. Lupien oversaw the formation of Till Capital and its listing on Nasdaq in 2015. From 2000 to 2014, Mr. Lupien was an independent consultant specializing in investment fund and personal wealth management. A Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Lupien has experience in accounting and reporting responsibilities for public and private companies, investment funds, and non-profit organizations. Prior to 2000, Mr. Lupien worked as an audit manager in the San Francisco Bay area for a variety of clients across multiple industries. A graduate of the University of California at Davis, Mr. Lupien earned his Bachelor of Science degree in 1995 majoring in Managerial Economics and gained his Certified Public Accountant designation in 2000.
Scott McLeod | Director
Scott McLeod has over 25 years of experience in finance and business management. He is the co-founder of Nevada McLeod Group (NMG), a privately held investment firm in Reno, NV, where he oversees trading, portfolio management, accounting, research, and client retention. Over the past 15 years NMG has invested in private mining companies, private oil ventures and numerous startups among its investment portfolios. NMG is also a large shareholder in Till. Mr. McLeod’s career in investing started at Merrill Lynch in New York City. He also worked for the CICG Technology Finance department. In 2000, he was recruited by Engage Media (CMGI) for a position that returned him to the west coast, after which he relocated to Reno, NV. For the past 15 years, Mr. McLeod oversees a fund that enables senior finance students at the University of Nevada – Reno to trade actively and he serves as a mentor and a guest lecturer at the university. Mr. McLeod holds a B.S. in Business with an emphasis in Finance from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.
John T. (“Terry”) Rickard | Director
Dr. Rickard has 44 years of experience in advanced technology and financial organizations, all of it in management, oversight and technology development positions. He was the CEO of Till Capital from 2016-2019 and is currently the CEO of Silver Predator Corporation. He serves as a director for both companies and also has served as a director of several private companies. He was President and later Chief Scientific Officer of OptiMark Technologies, Inc. and served on its board. He was a co-inventor of the OptiMark transaction matching system and was instrumental in the development of this company from a start-up enterprise to an operating entity on the Pacific Stock Exchange, the Nasdaq market and the Osaka Securities Exchange, including the securing of over $350 million in investment capital from major investors in the U.S. and internationally. Prior to that, he was President of the brokerage firm Mitchum, Jones & Templeton. He has authored/co-authored over 70 refereed technical publications in engineering, electronic market structure, matching algorithms and trading strategies, and has coauthored 11 issued patents. He also serves as an expert witness in intellectual property litigation involving financial market technologies. He received a Ph.D. degree in Engineering Physics from the University of California, San Diego, in 1975.
James Rickards | Director
James Rickards is the Editor of Strategic Intelligence, a financial newsletter, and is the New York Times bestselling author of Aftermath (2019), The Road to Ruin (2016), The New Case for Gold (2016), The Death of Money (2014), and Currency Wars (2011) from Penguin Random House. Mr. Rickards is one of the world’s leading authorities on the role of gold as a monetary asset and has been an invited keynote speaker at gold conferences on six continents. His investment views on gold have been sought out by BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, and Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund, among other leading firms. As an investment advisor, lawyer, inventor, and economist he has held senior positions at Citibank, Long-Term Capital Management, and Caxton Associates. His clients include institutional investors and government agencies. He is an op-ed contributor to the Financial Times, Evening Standard, The Telegraph, New York Times, and Washington Post, and a frequent interviewee in major financial media. He is also a guest lecturer in globalization and finance at The Johns Hopkins University, Georgetown University, Trinity College Dublin, The Kellogg School at Northwestern, the U.S. Army War College, and the School of Advanced International Studies. He is an advisor on capital markets to the U.S. intelligence community and the Office of the Secretary of Defense and is on the Advisory Board of the FDD Center on Economic and Financial Power in Washington DC. He holds an LL.M. (Taxation) from the NYU School of Law; a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School; an M.A. in international economics from SAIS, and a B.A. (with honors) from Johns Hopkins