Susan J. Mitchell, BA, MIM brings proven business acumen as an investment banker with a principal’s perspective as well as her structured approach to financing, building businesses and relationships. She has obtained these qualities as a senior investment banker in two global institutions, as treasurer of a Fortune 400 mining company and in her own corporate finance advisory firm, S. Mitchell & Associates, LLC, over more than three decades. Her specialized expertise is in natural resource development globally, having customized project financings for developments in the Americas, Africa and Asia. Her international presence in the minerals, oil and gas and clean energy sectors includes financing, strategic partnerships, mergers & acquisitions and restructuring while living or working in locales as diverse as Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, England, France, Portugal, Tanzania and the US.
Ms. Mitchell’s innovative style and creative problem-solving approach enabled her to advance in the corporate world from Manager at CIBC in Toronto, to Director, Financial Risk Management at Cyprus Amax Minerals and then Managing Director at Westdeutsche Landesbank, Global Structured Finance in New York. She is currently President of S. Mitchell & Associates, LLC as well as Senior Managing Director at Mid-Market Securities, LLC. She also taught Enterprise Risk Management at New York University. She has always supplemented her corporate life with voluntary leadership roles at professional organizations such as Steering Committee of Professional Risk Managers International Association and Board Member, McGill Alumnae Association, New York and is currently Golf Chair at Edgewood Club of Tivoli, NY.
In 2020, she was nominated for the Trailblazer Award by Women in Mining - Canada and has formed part of award-winning teams during her banking career. She works with mining industry company leaders, especially in the Americas, and serves as Director of the Board of Talisker Resources, Ltd.
Born in Bronxville, New York, she earned her Undergraduate Degree in International Economics and Finance from McGill University and her Masters Degree at Thunderbird American Graduate School of International Management. She is fluent in English and French, with a working knowledge of Italian and Spanish.