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Joel Schneyer

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Joel joined the firm in 2010. His international career spans 30 plus years as an investment banker, financial analyst, metals trader and petroleum geologist.  Recent focus has been on unconventional shale, including frac sand and disposal of oilfield production water.

Joel joined Capstone Headwaters from Mercantile Resource Finance, an advisory firm to the natural resource sector that he founded in 1996. Prior to that, he was Manager of Derivative Finance in the metals group of Barclays Bank, and a Senior Analyst in the New Business and Strategic Planning Group, at Billiton Royal Dutch Shell. Before commencing on his banking career, Joel worked as an oil and gas exploration geologist with Celeron Oil & Gas (Goodyear) and IP Petroleum (International Paper), and as a field geologist for the U.S. Geological Survey. 

Joel has served on a number of mining company boards over the years and currently serves on the board of TSX listed THEMAC Resources Group Ltd. 


Colorado School of Mines - MS - Mineral Economics

University of Texas at Austin - MA - Geology

Colgate University - BA - Geology

Registrations & Affiliations

FINRA - Series 79 Registered Investment Banking Representative

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