Our Principals

Gordon Bogden
Chairman

Gordon founded Black Loon Group in 2015.  He began his professional career as an engineer and geophysicist, co-founding Quantech Consulting in 1986.  In 1990, he joined CIBC World Markets as a mining investment banker, moving to N.M. Rothschild Canada, followed by Newcrest Capital, then to National Bank Financial where he was a Vice-Chairman, Investment Banking, along the way advising boards of directors and management teams of some of the largest mining companies in the world on over $20-billion of M&A and capital markets transactions.  Gordon retired from investment banking in 2012, after the acquisition of Gryphon Partners, where he was a Co-Founder and Managing Partner, by Standard Chartered Bank.  In 2014, he was recruited from the Board of Directors of Alloycorp Mining Inc. to serve as its President and CEO, where he relaunched and rebranded the business and initiated a negotiating strategy with a First Nations community in Canada that unlocked a $1-billion mine re-development process.

Gordon Bogden

Gordon is a former director of several public mining companies including: Royal Gold, Inc., IAMGOLD Corporation, International Royalty Corporation (acquired by Royal Gold, Inc.), Volta Resources Inc. (acquired by B2Gold Corp.), Orvana Minerals Corp., and Canplats Resources Corp. (acquired by Goldcorp Inc.) and several other TSX-listed mining companies. He is a member of the Advisory Council of the Development Partner Institute (DPI) and the current Chairman of the Board of the Canada Mining Innovation Council (CMIC).   He is a Director Emeritus of the Bridgepoint Active Healthcare Foundation Board and Director Emeritus of the Mt. Sinai Hospital Foundation Board in Toronto.  In 2013, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his work with Right To Play that he continues a member of the Canadian Advisory Board.

 

In 2017, Gordon received the Robert Elver Mineral Economics Award in recognition for his contribution to corporate management and mineral economics by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM).