Mr. Wortel is a professional engineer with experience in both the technical and financial business fields. He holds a Geological Engineering degree from the University of Waterloo –1987 and became a licensed professional in 1989. The technical part of his career was as a project consulting engineer with the global firm Golder Associates, based in Toronto, Canada. The project work covered diverse types of assignments including geotechnical investigations, environmental assessments, civil construction and mineral exploration throughout North America.
Mr. Wortel left Golder in 1994 to attend the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario in London. Ron also completed an exchange term at the Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University in the Netherlands. Upon receiving his MBA, in finance and international business, Ron entered the financial world with an analyst position at a bank owned brokerage firm, LBG. Ron continued the financial analyst work with several other investment banks in Toronto. In 1996 Ron joined Pathway Asset Management as their Executive VP in Mining Finance. The Pathway Group provided flow through funding to mining and oil and gas exploration companies in Canada. The Group raised over $1 Billion in funding before being sold to Marquest Asset Management in 2012 where Ron joined their team. More recently Ron is acting as an independent consultant providing investment analysis and project evaluation for his clients.