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

EDWARD SUGAR

Principal

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.

MATTHEW BONNER

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.

ROGIER DE LA RAMBELJE

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.

CRISTOBAL LOZANO

Vice President

Cristobal has over 7 years of experience in investment banking with relevant experience in leverage finance and M&A transactions, primarily in the natural resources, tech, telecom, industrials and consumer industries in the US, Latin America and Europe.

Prior to his current role at EAS Advisors, Cristobal spent two years in the Global Investment Banking Metals and Mining team at Deutsche Bank Securities in New York, where he covered several clients in the aluminum, steelmaking, coal, and base metal mining industries primarily in the US, Canada, and Latin America. Prior to his role in Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Cristobal spent the first five years of his career in the leverage finance credit team at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. in the Latin America coverage team.

Cristobal graduated with honors from Monterrey Institute of Technology in Guadalajara, Mexico. He holds Series 63, 79 and 7 licenses.

CHRIS HUTCHINSON

Vice President

Prior to his role at EAS Advisors, Chris worked for Exvere, a Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory firm in Seattle Washington, where he worked as a generalist, providing transaction support to companies in the Pacific Northwest.

Previously, Chris earned his Masters in International Business Administration from IE Business School in Madrid, Spain, where he focused his studies on finance and economics. Prior to earning his International MBA, Chris spent over 3 years working as an engineer in the mining and geotechnical engineering space. Part of that time was spent working for the Kiewit Corporation where Chris worked at the Corporate Headquarters in Omaha, NE in the Kiewit Mining Group, where he provided project support as well as support in Business Development pursuits.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Washington in Seattle. He holds Series 63, 79, and 7 licenses.

SHAUN MARNEWICK

Vice President

Shaun has a broad range of investment banking experience including M&A, equity capital markets, project finance and general corporate advisory roles. Working across a variety of transactions, he has gained a deep understanding of the natural resources sector as well as exposure to mining services and related infrastructure. Having previously worked in both advisory and in-house positions, Shaun is highly skilled in financial analysis and has developed a sound commercial acumen, enabling him to identify key value drivers.

Prior to joining EAS Advisors, he was a member of the South32 M&A team. He started his career at PCF Capital, a boutique investment banking group servicing the natural resources sector.

Shaun holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia, is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has completed a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance. He also holds Series 63, 79 and 7 licenses.

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