The EAS Advisors Team

The EAS Advisors executive team is comprised of well-qualified individuals with vast financial, legal, and direct industry experience.

Our Team



Eddie has more than 25-years of experience in the commodities and related sectors. Prior to the founding of EAS, Eddie was the Managing Director of Jefferies & Co. in New York from 1999 until 2008, responsible for international equity sales and trading.

Prior to Jefferies, Eddie worked as Managing Director for Marc Rich & Co. in Sydney, Australia and as a personal and private advisor to Solomon Lew and his associated companies out of Melbourne, Australia.

Following the completion of his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Wollongong, Eddie began his career in New York as Vice President on the Asian equities sales and trading desk at Barclays de Zoete Wedd (formerly the investment banking arm of Barclays Bank). Eddie holds Series 63, 79, 7 and 24 licenses.


Chief Operating Officer

Prior to joining EAS Advisors in 2013, Matthew was General Counsel at BalanTrove Partners, a New York based hedge fund focused on energy, mining and infrastructure. Prior to his move to New York he worked for nine years as a lawyer for Baker & McKenzie’s and Bowman Gilfillan’s London and Johannesburg offices where he advised on domestic and cross border public and private M&A, joint ventures, capital market transactions and project development. His work spanned six continents and was focused on emerging markets in the energy, mining and infrastructure sectors.

Matthew graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa with a B.A. in English and History and a LL.B. (Bachelor of Laws). Matthew is admitted as member of the New York Bar, a solicitor in England and Wales (non-practicing), and an attorney and notary in South Africa (non-practicing). Matthew holds Series 63, 79 and 7 licenses.


Head of Mining

Rogier has 10 years of experience working in the mining and metals sector. He joined EAS Advisors in 2019 as Head of Mining. Rogier also has 6 years of experience in raising equity in the capital markets.

Rogier specializes in providing strategic advice in relation to M&A, acquisition / divestitures, joint ventures and equity and debt finance for companies and projects throughout the world.

In a similar role, he previously worked for BNP Paribas and the Royal Bank of Scotland in New York and London. Prior to these roles, Rogier worked for ABN AMRO Rothschild in Equity Capital Markets in Amsterdam where he raised equity for companies throughout Northern Europe.

Rogier has a Masters Degree in Economics of the University of Amsterdam and holds Series 63, 79 and 7 licenses.



Chris has extensive mine planning, mine operations and business development experience across ferrous and non-ferrous metals, base metals, and coal, both in Australia and the United States. Prior to his move to New York, he spent 17 years in BHP’s Iron Ore, Nickel West, and Metallurgical Coal businesses before settling in Utah at Rio Tinto’s Kennecott Copper mine. His experience covers all aspects of mine site responsibilities, from day-to-day operations planning, through to long-term life of asset development, and the management of large teams of technical professionals and highly skilled operations personnel. In 2017 he successfully attained his Site Senior Executive qualification under the Queensland Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Mining Engineering from the University of New South Wales and a Master of Applied Finance from Kaplan Professional. He also holds a Series 63, 79, and 7 licenses.

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