John Gaensbauer

  • Managing Director
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John Gaensbauer, Managing Director, joined Capstone Headwaters in 2016.  His international career includes 18 years of experience as a natural resources investment banker, mining executive, and lawyer.

John joined Capstone Headwaters from Sierra Partners LLC, an advisory firm to domestic and international metals and mining and energy clients he founded with Headwaters Managing Directors Randy Eppler and David Charles in 2007.  Before commencing on his banking career, John served as Group Executive, Investor Relations with Newmont Mining Corporation, the world’s second largest gold company.  Before taking over the Investor relations function, John served as in-house counsel to Newmont, managing the legal affairs and transactions for Newmont’s West African, Central Asian and European operations, as well as counsel for Newmont’s Treasury Group and Newmont Capital, Newmont’s in-house merchant banking group.  Prior to joining Newmont, John practiced corporate and transactional law at Ballard Spahr LLP.

John currently serves on the boards of two private equity-backed oil and gas companies: PRE Resources, LLC, and Extraction Oil & Gas, LLC.


University of Denver, Daniels College of Business - MS - Finance

University of Denver, Sturm College of Law - JD - Law

Cornell University - BA - History

Registrations & Affiliations

FINRA - Series 63 Registered Uniform Securities Agent

FINRA - Series 79 Registered Investment Banking Representative