Stephen is Managing Partner of Pala Investments where he oversees the investment activities of the firm, including private equity and debt investments, in addition to the firm’s trading strategies.
Stephen leads Pala’s focus on building sustainable value chains for the materials driving a changing economy. He has led many of Pala’s key investments including Sienna Metals (unique source of sustainable cobalt supply); Concord Resources (seed financing to create a leading global metals merchant); Altura (first construction loan to the lithium industry); Image (industrial minerals construction loan); Nevada Copper (first new U.S. copper producer in a decade) and Sierra Rutile (turnaround of world’s largest high grade titanium producer).
Prior to Pala, Stephen worked with Amec advising industrial and natural resources companies on corporate transactions and environmental regulatory matters, including the IPO of the Kazakh state oil company; and venture capital for Recovco, an aluminum recycling technology company.
Stephen holds an MBA from IE Business School and an MSc in Marine Science and Natural Resource Economics from University of North Carolina.