Stirling Merchant Capital Inc. (SMCI) is a Calgary based Investor Relations firm that was founded in 2005.
Our name Stirling, was inspired from Stirling Castle in Scotland. While Stirling’s objective is to link investors and sources of capital to growing public companies, Stirling Castle has historically been an economic link to the Scottish Highlands and Lowlands or “the brooch which clasps the Highlands and Lowlands together”.
Our primary focus is to set up effective road shows for TSX, TSX.V and CSE listed companies in the Canadian Investment Community. This primarily consists of one on one meetings with the management of public companies and Investment Advisors at IDA member firms. We also strive to bring to the investment Advisor only the best small cap ideas, which is why we have formed an Advisory board and have strong JV Partners.
Sam Grier is a proud third generation Calgarian and has been in the Investor Relations business for over 20 years. Mr. Grier graduated from the University of Calgary with an Economics Degree (1993) and completed the Canadian Securities Course (1994). After graduation, he started his career working in-house IR, later for a national IR firm, and then founded his own IR practice, Stirling MCI, in 2005. Sam has built solid relationships with brokers, HNW accredited investors, analysts & fund managers across the country and has conducted effective road shows for TSX, TSX.V & CSE listed companies in almost every Canadian city. Sam is a member of the Mineral Exploration Group (MEG), Calgary Chamber of Commerce, Saskatoon Club, and is an alumni member of the University of Calgary Dinos wrestling team.
VP Corporate Development
Mr. Sattlegger, is a practising professional geologist with 37 years experience in the energy and mining sectors His career includes senior technical and executive positions within domestic and international private and public corporations. Mr. Sattlegger has also been engaged in business development and as a geotechnical specialist within global independent reserves evaluations firms. He is acting Expert Witness Geoscience for APEGA and is an active member on several committees including ASET Joint Committee, Investigations (IC), Interim Secretary & Member at Large, Calgary Branch Executive Committee, Student Liaison and Mentor Program.
In addition to serving as Past President Carleton University Alumni he is also a current Director & Treasurer for the Mineral Exploration Group Society (MEGS).
Biotech, Medical Technical
An experienced sales agent and medical device distributor with demonstrated history of working in the medical device industry, through both her own agency AVA as well as part of large in-house sales teams. Anna holds Masters Degrees in both Biomedical Technology and Business Administration/MBA (Candidate). She has also received medical training (MD) outside of Canada and a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology. Anna demonstrates a deep understanding of various medical specialties and she is always excited about applying her expertise to new markets. Her wide knowledge of international markets in health care related industries allows her to apply right strategies when she consults medical device and health care start-ups.
Denise joined stirling as it’s controller in November 2018 and runs her own practice – account4it Solutions. She is passionate about creating clean, consistent and accurate financials. She works with several accountants who know the hard work and dedication I provide, showing at year-end with only a few adjusting journal entries, which means cost savings for my clients.
Marketing, Social Media and Investor Relations
Prab is a passionate communications and business development specialist with over 15 years of multi-industry experience. She has lead national campaigns establishing markets and driving growth for projects within government, media, non-profit, and technology sectors.
David has an extensive entrepreneurial background with over seventeen years of experience with start-up companies; corporate and public company leadership and management; transaction structuring; business, technology and product development; with specific experience in the mineral exploration, transportation, and technologies business.
David was previously Chief Financial Officer for Trigon Uranium Corp, a uranium exploration company and publicly listed on the TSX-V; Chief Financial Officer for Cirond Networks Inc., a wireless solutions and security business enterprises and publicly listed on the OTCBB exchange; Chief Financial Officer and Director for Hawkair Aviation Services Ltd, an airline operating business; and Chief Financial Officer at Boltons Capital Corporation, a public company on the TSX Venture; Controller for Workfire Technologies, an internet start-up venture that he co-founded and sold for approximately $200 million to Packeteer, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed company.
David has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Calgary and is a Chartered Accountant.
Mineral exploration geologist, based in Calgary, with ten years experience in over eighteen countries. Focused on economic geology and the role of sustainability and environmental management.
Significant mineral exploration experience including: advanced geological mapping, reconnaissance and geochemical sampling, area selection and prospect generation and the implementation and management of diamond drilling programs. Strong understanding of QA/QC procedures, Best Practice and GIS in relation to grass roots exploration through to pre-feasibility. Experience with project review for acquisition.
Specific experience in IOCG systems; low sulphidation epithermal gold-silver-polymetallic vein deposits; intermediate sulphidation gold-silver-polymetallic vein deposits; PGE-gold systems; orogenic gold systems; gold-skarn deposits, iron-ore deposits; and tin systems.
David, Trusted counsel in the capital markets industry as a sell-side Oil & Gas Research Analyst.
-He Specializes in analyzing individual company and macro issues to develop analytical models to which research reports are both published and presented at key conferences, in the media and company road shows. Also, Experienced in examining financial statements and company filings (Balance Sheets, Income Statements, Cash Flow Statements, Reserve Reports, Annual Information Form, etc.)
David has practiced in structuring debt/equity financing's, M&A proposals, restructuring, valuations/fairness opinions. He is an accomplished presenter and balanced commentator on Oil & Gas issues and opportunities.
Hong Kong Business Development
Mr. Webster was originally an Investment/Banking Advisor with Blackmont Capital Inc. in Calgary, Canada (now called Richardson GMP Limited). There he specialized in stock market trading, raising capital for companies, including IPO’s, private placements, Capital Pool Company’s (CPC), as well as corporate restructuring and development. In addition, he managed a substantial book of individual and corporate client assets.
His over 23 years of banking experience spans a wide range of company start up, financing, project development and contract negotiations across a broad spectrum of industries. He has deep investor networks across institutional, high net worth, family offices, pension and endowment/foundation investors. In addition, he also works with public relations and international media consultants. He has spent 15 years in Asia, having lived in Japan, China and is currently a permanent resident of Hong Kong.
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