Simon Marcotte is a Chartered Financial Analyst with 25 years of experience focused on commodities, including more than 12 years in executive positions for junior mining companies.
Mr. Marcotte was the President & Chief Executive Office and founder of Royal Fox Gold Inc. until its acquisition by Northern Superior in November 2022, where he was appointed President & CEO subsequently. He is a director of Freeman Gold Corp. (TSX-V: FMAN) (OTCQX: FMANF), a company he co-founded, which is advancing the Lemhi gold project in Idaho, United States.
In 2018, Mr. Marcotte was instrumental in the launch of Arena Minerals Inc. (TSX-V: AN) (OTCQX: AMRZF) in the lithium brine industry in Argentina, and the subsequent strategic investments by both Ganfeng Lithium (HKG: 1772) and Lithium Americas Corp. (NYSE: LAC) (TSX: LAC).
In 2012, Mr. Marcotte co-founded Mason Graphite Inc. (TSX-V: LLG) (OTXCQ: MGPHF) and held the position of Vice-President Corporate Development until February 2018. Under his leadership, the company was awarded: the TSXV’s recognition as “Top 10 Performing Stock” in 2013, the “Best 50 OTCQX” in both 2016 and 2017. At the end of 2017, Mason Graphite reached a peak market capitalization of $365 million, with approximately 35 institutional shareholders. In 2022, in line with shareholders wishes, Mr. Marcotte originated, negotiated, and executed an Option and Joint Venture Agreement between Mason Graphite Inc. and Nouveau Monde Graphite Inc. (TSX-V: NOU) (NYSE: NMG) setting the stage for the emergence of a leading graphite industry in the province of Québec.
In 2010, Mr. Marcotte joined Verena Minerals Corp., which was then renamed Belo Sun Mining Corp. (TSX: BSX) (OTCQX: BSXGF), as Vice-President Corporate Development, working alongside the president and chief executive officer until 2014 on all decision-making processes and helped develop and implement the company’s turnaround strategy and assisted in more than $100 million in funding.
Mr. Marcotte has also been involved with several other companies, either as an officer or as a director, including being the Founder, President & CEO of Black Swan Graphene Inc. (TSX-V: SWAN) (OTCQB: BSWGF), a graphene manufacturing company created based on the graphene technology developed by Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd., a mid-tier chemical company based in Northern England and founded in 1926.
Prior to his corporate involvement, Mr. Marcotte was working in senior positions in capital markets with CIBC World Markets, from 1998 to 2006, and with Sprott Securities Inc. and Cormark Securities Inc., from 2006 to 2010, where he was also a member of the board of directors.