Mr. Frank Patterson
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Frank Patterson is a professional geologist with more than 25 years of global experience, predominantly in the mining industry. His previous experience includes exploration, evaluation, development and production (in both open pit and underground mines) as well as with management. He holds a B.Sc. in Mechanics, a M.Sc. in Geology and an MBA from the University of Ottawa.
Mr. Walter Nuñez
Co-Founder and Chief Financial Officer
Walter Nuñez is a veteran of the investment sector, beginning work in the industry in 1987. He began his career at a number of brokerages and investment firms throughout the Southern Western and Southern United States and has been Plata America’s Chief Financial Officer since he helped to found the company. In the years prior to founding Plata America, Mr. Nuñez acted as CFO for a number of startup and growth stage companies, predominantly in the high tech sector. Mr. Nuñez has a B.Sc in Economics and a Masters of Financial Engineering from UCLA.
Mr. Ramon Fernández
Chief Operating Officer
Ramon Fernández joined Plata America as our Chief Operating Officer in January of 2014. Prior to this he had worked for Pemex for 32 years where he held a number of middle and senior management positions over the years. While working for Pemex he has had overall responsibility for the operational management of a number of their projects. Mr. Fernández holds a M.Sc in Engineering from the Universidad de Guadalajara and a Masters in Project Management from the Universidad Panamericana.
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