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

PAUL SCHAFFER

Senior Vice President

DESCRIPTION

Paul is a Senior Vice President at Appian Capital Advisory. He is based in London and responsible for sourcing opportunities, investment evaluation, transaction execution and portfolio monitoring.

Prior to joining Appian, Paul held senior roles in investment banking, with JPMorgan’s EMEA Metals & Mining team based in London, and previously with Deutsche Bank’s M&A team based in Sydney. Paul has a wide breadth of experience as an advisor for M&A, debt and equity transactions, including for a large range of clients in the metals & mining sector including BHP, Rio Tinto, AngloGold Ashanti, Fresnillo, First Quantum Minerals, Sibanye Stillwater, Thyssenkrupp, Arcelor Mittal, and Peabody, amongst others. 

Paul commenced his career with a leading global accounting firm, working in their Corporate Finance and Audit & Assurance practices. 

Paul is a CFA Charterholder and a Chartered Accountant. He also holds a CIBE from Columbia Business School and a B.Bus(Fin) from Queensland University of Technology.

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