This Rooster Talk episode is all about the capital markets in Australia with Synergy Resource Capital's managing director Paola Rojas sharing her thoughts on what is happening in this area.
I met Paola in May 2019 and we had a great conversation which prompted me to reach out to her to speak on The Rooster Talk. Paola works in the smallcap scene and we have a lot in common.
Paola shares her experience in the industry and gives some wise thoughts. A native of South America, it is interesting to get her view on what will be of the post-COVID era.
Synergy Resource Capital
Synergy Resource Capital is an investment and corporate advisory firm focused on identifying resource and technology opportunities, mainly Australian and Latin American, and bringing together capital, ideas, and partners to unlock value.
Based in Sydney, Synergy has allies locally and throughout the Americas. The firm relies on its cross-cultural acumen, extensive network and analytical capabilities to work closely with clients, partners, and investors to acquire, invest in and develop assets, as well as with companies seeking funding for expansion and growth, or divestment.
Paola is a resource investment specialist who combines a focus in Australia and Latin America with business development, financial and operational expertise.
She has 15-plus years of experience in the management of exploration mining companies, including legal, finance, project management, financial modelling and public relations.
She holds a Master of Commerce with a specialisation in Finance from UNSW, in Sydney. Additionally, she is an associate member of AusIMM (Australasian Institute of Metallurgy and Mining), FINSIA (Financial Services Institute of Australasia) and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
She began her career at BHP Minerals, which is now BHP Group, and was a partner at Rojas & Asociados, Mining Consultants until 2014. The firm’s service model allowed her to become a director of subsidiaries of Canadian, American and Australian publicly listed mining companies (TSX; TSX-V; NASDAQ; ASX; NYSE) including Silver Standard Resources (now SSR Mining) and Cliffs Natural Resources.
She is fluent in Spanish and English, has working proficiency in Portuguese and intermediate knowledge of Italian, and French.