Nolan Watson – CPA, FCA, CFA
Nolan Watson is the co-founder, President & CEO of Sandstorm Gold Ltd. Sandstorm provides upfront financing to mining companies that are looking for capital and in return, receives production and revenue royalties on the metal produced from the mine. Since the company was launched in 2009, Sandstorm has acquired a portfolio of 133 streams and royalties and grown to over $1 billion in market capitalization. Prior to Sandstorm, Mr. Watson served as the CFO of Silver Wheaton Corp. where he developed the streaming finance business model and helped raise over $1 billion in debt and equity to fund Silver Wheaton's growth. Mr. Watson is a Chartered Professional Accountant, holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst and received a Bachelor of Commerce degree, with honours, from the University of British Columbia. He has won numerous awards for his professional and charitable achievements including the Early Achievement Award by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia, Canada's Top 40 Under 40 award, CEO of the Year by Business In Vancouver and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal. Mr. Watson also serves as the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the board of Bear Creek Mining Corp. and is the Chairman of Royalty North Partners Ltd.