Ridgeline Royalties Inc. (Ridgeline or the Company) announced that Kyle McKendry has joined the company as Vice President of Operations effective June 7, 2021. Mr. McKendry will be responsible for managing strategic evaluations, technical due diligence, and business operations as Ridgeline advances its vision to become the most valued battery metals royalty and streaming company.
“I’m extremely proud to welcome Kyle to the Ridgeline team,” said Jonathan Beigle, President and Chief Executive Officer. “With nearly a decade of metals and mining experience in finance, strategy and corporate development at Newmont Corporation, Kyle brings a unique skill set to evaluate opportunities for unlocking value from global mining operations. He personifies the qualities we uphold at Ridgeline – integrity, passion and teamwork – and I look forward to partnering with Kyle in building the world’s largest, and most valued, royalty and streaming company focused on battery metals.”
Global adoption of battery metals is set to triple over the next decade, and Ridgeline was founded to provide royalty and stream financing for the necessary development of lithium, cobalt, graphite, nickel and other high-demand materials. Ridgeline is focused on acquiring royalties and streams in the near-term to ensure that our partners emerge from the current cyclical downturn earlier, expand capacity faster and benefit more from improving industry fundamentals.
“I’m incredibly excited to be joining Jonathan and the team at Ridgeline,” said Kyle McKendry, newly appointed Vice President of Operations. “With Jonathan’s vision and leadership, and the support of a world-class Advisory Board, I am confident that Ridgeline will become the battery metals partner of choice for royalty and stream financing for years to come.”
Over the coming months, Ridgeline will continue to build its team, adding strong technical and financial leaders who are focused on value creation for all stakeholders.
About Kyle McKendry
Kyle McKendry is Vice President of Operations at Ridgeline Royalties, overseeing technical due diligence, strategic evaluations and internal business operations. Kyle has nearly a decade of experience in finance, strategy and investment management in the metals and mining sector. Prior to joining Ridgeline, Kyle served as Director of Evaluations at Newmont Corporation, where he led the development and evaluation of optimized, strategic resource plans for the company’s 12 world-class operating assets and significant growth projects. Previously, Kyle served as Mining Executive, reporting directly to the CEO in a senior advisory role, and held various roles of increasing responsibility in Finance and Corporate Development. During his tenure at Newmont, he was a key member of the executive leadership team that led the acquisition and integration of Goldcorp, as well as the formation of the Nevada Gold Mines joint venture with Barrick Gold Corporation. Kyle holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Denver.
About Ridgeline Royalties Inc.
Ridgeline Royalties Inc. was founded in 2020 to be the leading source of royalty and stream financing for miners that supply the clean energy marketplace. Ridgeline enables producers of lithium, cobalt, graphite, nickel, and other metals that help to supply the growth of clean energy and to ensure that the supply of these critical commodities is sufficient to meet the world's needs. Ridgeline has assembled a world-class Advisory Board of senior leaders from some of the largest mining and royalty companies in the world in order to establish the company as the go-to source for financing in the battery metals sector. Ridgeline is focused on acquiring royalties and streams in the near term to ensure that our partners emerge from the current cyclical downturn earlier, expand capacity faster, and benefit more from improving industry fundamentals.
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Jonathan Beigle, CFA