Streetwise Management Q&As


Ross McElroy

Fission Uranium's Exploratory Drilling Hits Success Right Out of the Gate
Source: Ross McElroy for The Energy Report  (3/23/17)
With uranium up 40% off last year's lows, a glimmer of optimism is returning to the uranium market, says Fission Uranium's President, COO and Chief Geologist Ross McElroy. In this interview with The Energy Report, McElroy discusses the company's latest drill results, its winter drilling plans and why he believes Fission could be on the cusp of a major discovery. More >


Gary Economo

Graphite: What iPhones, NASCAR and Tesla Have in Common
Source: Special to The Gold Report  (2/29/16)
Focus Graphite CEO and Director Gary Economo says the tipping point is coming for natural flake mining developers—even during a depressed commodities cycle. This optimistic view is based on the urgent necessity of manufacturers today to source those critical materials and technologies needed to meet globally mandated CleanTech targets in advance of a 2020 deadline. Focus, says Economo, is on strategic trajectory to capitalize on global change with his company's high-purity graphite deposit, Lac Knife in Quebec. More >


Travis McPherson Leigh Curyer

NexGen Energy: A Bold New Uranium Venture for a World in Short Supply
Source: Peter Byrne of The Energy Report  (9/8/15)
NexGen Energy Ltd. has a strong, well-focused uranium project located in the cornucopia of the Athabasca Basin. Without hype, CEO Leigh Curyer and Corporate Development Manager Travis McPherson, part of an experienced team of "pure-play uranium professionals," make the case for investment in a project with obvious legs. More >


Wolf Regener

Proven and Productive: BNK Petroleum Pumps Growth from Shale Properties
Source: Tom Armistead of The Energy Report  (7/7/15)
BNK Petroleum Inc. operates on some very productive property in the Oklahoma oil and gas shale and is making progress on developing shale resources in Europe. As oil prices strengthen, company President and CEO Wolf Regener describes how his seasoned management team has positioned the company to grow again. In this interview with The Energy Report, Regener lifts the veil on BNK's activities both at home and abroad. More >


With Expertise and a Little Luck, East West Petroleum Reels in Profits Despite Oil Price Plunge
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Energy Report  (3/26/15)
Many oil companies have been devastated by the oil price debacle. East West Petroleum, on the other hand, is making money, pumping more oil and strengthening its cash balance. CEO David Sidoo tells The Energy Report how shrewd joint ventures and a firm commitment to low costs have led to highly profitable wells in New Zealand and significant upside in Romania. More >


Anthony  Tse

Galaxy Resources: A New Focus to Meet the Coming Lithium Demand
Source: Kevin Michael Grace  (3/5/15)
Just two years ago, Galaxy Resources was overleveraged and unfocused. It had lost the support of the market and its shareholders. Today, as Managing Director Anthony Tse explains in this interview with The Energy Report, a new management team has exerted fiscal discipline, consolidated assets and focused the company on its world-class Sal de Vida lithium project in Argentina, positioning Galaxy to supply a metal critical to the explosion in demand for modern electronics and transportation. More >


Mass Geremia

Three for Three and Going for Four: Manitok Energy's Mass Geremia
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Energy Report  (2/26/15)
The oil price collapse has left most of the industry reeling, but Mass Geremia remains unbowed. The president and CEO of Alberta oil and gas company Manitok Energy Inc. used hedging to protect against the worst of the downturn. In this interview with The Energy Report, Geremia explains how his strategy of prudent and efficient "old school" expansion has Manitok on track to become an intermediate producer before the end of the decade. More >


Garth Braun

Blackbird's Garth Braun: Leveraging Leadership, Foresight and Natural Gas Liquids
Source: George S. Mack of The Energy Report  (2/10/15)
When an energy company has grown its share price more than 400% against strong headwinds in one year, that's an attention-getter. The formula, as always, is to get the right management, after which value will be created and growth will follow. CEO Garth Braun of Blackbird Energy Inc. has made sweet lemonade out of a sour market in fossil fuels. In this interview with The Energy Report, Braun describes his business model and talks about his management and leadership style. More >


Ralph Rushton David Cass

Geology and Logistics Make the Bayovar 12 Phosphate Project Tough to Beat
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Mining Report  (1/15/15)
The planet's population is growing by 60 million each year. More crops on less land will mean farmers will have to use more fertilizer, and that's an investment thesis worthy of a closer look. Savvy investors will want to take a look at phosphate, a key element in fertilizer, and the companies that mine it. Focus Ventures Ltd. is earning a 70% stake in a phosphate project in Peru that should be a low-cost producer for decades to come. In this interview with The Mining Report, Focus President and Director David Cass and Vice President of Corporate Development Ralph Rushton discuss some the finer points of the phosphate market and their flagship Bayovar 12 project. More >


UEX's Lemaitre Talks Blue Chip Junior Strategy: Exploration Excellence
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Energy Report  (11/13/14)
After losing half of its value, the spot price of uranium has in recent weeks risen from less than $30 per pound to $42 per pound. Roger Lemaitre, President and CEO of UEX Corp., is pleased but not surprised, as a supply shortage looms, and sanctions against Russia are spooking utilities. In this interview with The Energy Report,
Lemaitre explains how its substantial resources in Saskatchewan's Athabasca Basin have primed UEX to move forward when uranium prices rise to meet demand. More >


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