With more than 25-years of experience in commodities and related sectors. Eddie was the Managing Director of Jefferies & Co. in New York from 1999 till 2008, responsible for international equity sales and trading prior to the founding of EAS.
Prior to Jefferies, Eddie worked as Managing Director for Marc Rich & Co. in Sydney, Australia and as a personal and private advisor to Solomon Lew and his associated companies out of Melbourne, Australia.
Following the completion of his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Wollongong, Australia, Eddie began his career in New York as Vice President on the Asian equities sales and trading desk at Barclays de Zoete Wedd. Eddie holds the series 7, 24, 63 & 79 licenses.
Chief Operating Officer
Matthew was most recently General Counsel at BalanTrove Partners, a New York based hedge fund focused on energy, mining and infrastructure. Prior to his move to New York he worked for nine-years as a lawyer for Baker & McKenzie's and Bowman Gilfillan's London and Johannesburg offices where he advised on domestic and cross border public and private M&A, joint ventures, capital market transactions and project development, spanning six continents focused on emerging markets and the energy, mining and infrastructure sector.
Matthew graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa with a B.A. (English and History) and L.L.B. Matthew is admitted as a member of the New York Bar, a solicitor in England and Wales(non-practising) and an attorney and notary in South Africa (non-practising).
Head of Energy
Eric focuses on finance in the energy, natural resources and infrastructure sectors having previously worked as Vice President of the U.S. Energy and Clean-Tech Investment Banking Group at Espirito Santo Investment Bank and as an Associate for Atlantic-Pacific Capital, the largest independent placement agent dedicated to raising capital for private equity hedge funds and direct private placements.
He also worked as an Associate for the energy research firm I.H.S. Herold, Inc.
Eric holds a B.S. Finance and Economics from the University of Minnesota and holds Series 7, Series 63, and Series 65 security licenses
Head of Mining
Ryan specializes in developing commercial development strategies, resource acquisitions/divestures, joint ventures and project debt finance for projects and companies throughout the world.
He previously worked for Standard Bank, Hancock Prospecting, Mineral Resources Limited and Rio Tinto as well as a broad range of mining finance groups, mining companies and other mining industry service companies as a consultant and director. His direct project experience has been with some of the worlds largest developments including Roy Hill and Alpha/Kevin’s Corner in Australia.
Ryan has a B.A. (Honors) in International Finance and Accounting from Regent’s Business School in London and holds Series 7 and 63 licenses.
Rob joins EAS on secondment from Azure Capital, a Perth based independent investment bank and corporate advisory firm. At Azure Capital he worked on a wide variety of engagements including project financing, general corporate advisory and mergers and acquisitions, within the resources and telecommunications sectors. He assisted Azure Capital complete over $1.5 billion in M&A transactions for private and public Australian assets.
Rob has a double Bachelor degree in Economics and Commerce from the University of Western Australia