David Franklin Co-Founder, Managing Director, WoodsWater Capital LP
David has more than 10 years' experience in the finance industry in various asset management and brokerage roles. David will be a member of the Investment Committee and responsible for sourcing transactions, negotiation and structuring as well as monitoring and exiting of investments. In addition, David will lead the Fund's Investor Relations program.
Prior to co-founding WoodsWater, he was employed at Sprott Asset Management in various roles. David joined Sprott in 2008 as a Research Analyst dividing his time between the Investment Management team and Sprott Consulting with a focus on the precious metals and materials sectors. He also co-authored Sprott's monthly "Markets at a Glance" articles with Eric Sprott. In 2011 he became Market Strategist and CEO of Sprott Private Wealth where he oversaw the business unit of Sprott that provides wealth management services to high-net worth individuals, foundations and trusts.
He is a frequent guest speaker at conferences across the globe, and has also been featured in numerous newspaper articles and television shows for his insight into the financial landscape. David is a former director of a publicly listed Australian gold company, and previously worked at several natural resource focused boutique brokerage firms as an Institutional Equity Sales person with a history of sourcing and structuring unique mining transactions for clients. David has an Honours Degree in Economics from Wilfrid Laurier University and has achieved his Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) designation.