The highly experienced technical and financial team, has overseen 60+ mine builds and over US$200bn of mining sector transactions, and works in a close and collaborative manner with management teams to deliver optimal results

The Appian Team

JOSÉ MONTOYA

Vice President, Latin America

DESCRIPTION

José Montoya is Appian’s Vice President for Latin America*. José is based in Lima and is responsible for undertaking technical due diligence on mining projects, sourcing investment opportunities for the Fund, leading evaluations, deal structuring and executing transactions in the region.

José is a mining engineer and MSc in mineral economics, with 26 years of experience in management, operations and planning for underground and open pit mines, in base metals and gold. He has also held executive responsibilities for business development and commercial management in the mining industry.

Throughout the course of his career, José gained solid knowledge in mine management, operations, and planning, in conjunction with experience in business development, strategy and finance applied to the mining industry. During his 10-year tenure with Volcan, while leading corporate development and performing as a technical manager, José was involved in exploration, feasibility studies, reserve definition, planning, budgeting, operations, mine management and financial evaluations.

Prior to joining Volcan, he worked with Votorantim Metais Peru as Manager for Business Development, co-leading the acquisitions of the Milpo and Atacocha mines and worked at Minera Yanacocha, were he held operational positions.

He holds a MSc. from Colorado School of Mines, a General Management Program from Harvard Business School, and BSc. in Mining Engineering from the Catholic University, Peru. He is fluent in Spanish and English.

*  José acts as consultant to the Fund and is not an employee of Appian Capital Advisory LLP

MICHAEL W. SCHERB

Founder and CEO

GUILLERMO KAELIN

Managing Partner

TONY REDMAN

Senior Operating Partner

GRAHAM BROWN

Senior Operating Partner

PAUL HARVEY

Senior Operating Partner

WILLIAM LAMB

Senior Operating Partner

MONICA PINTO

Chief Financial Officer

IGOR GONZALES

Chief Operating Officer (technical)

RICHARD JOHNSON

Global Head of Investor Relations

WINTA JARVIS

General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

GEOFFREY COHEN

Senior Advisor North America

ROBERT SENNITT

Senior Advisor Australia

RALPH PENNER

Director of Mining

KEN BRISEBOIS

Director, Mineral Evaluations

ADAM FISHER

Principal

PAUL SCHAFFER

Senior Vice President

DAMIEN BRYANT

Director, Processing and Metallurgy

AUGUSTO CHUNG

Director, Processing and Metallurgy

BENJAMIN MUSTON

Senior Vice President

JOSÉ MONTOYA

Vice President, Latin America

MARCUS SCHOLZ

VP Mining

RICHARD HATCHER

Senior Geologist

JASON DANKOWSKI

Senior Geologist

ZETTI GAVELAN

Vice President of Operations

FERNANDO LAVADO

Senior Associate / Corporate Development in Residence

DEREK MARLOW

Senior Associate / Corporate Development in Residence

AMAURY BERZIN

Senior Associate

DAVID SACHT

Investment Associate

JAKUB SKRZYNECKI

Investment Associate

TOM BARROW

Investment Associate

MOYA WOODER

Office Manager

JAYLLEA WISCHHOFF

Corporate Accountant

TOM DE NERT

Head of Marketing and Design/Graphics

ROMINA ASTE

Executive Assistant

CIOSA HANRAHAN

Executive Assistant

SANDRA LAMARO

Executive Assistant

BETHAN RICHARDS

Receptionist and Administrative Assistant