Ridgeline Royalties Inc. (Ridgeline or the Company) announced that Kyle McKendry has joined the company as Vice President of Operations effective June 7, 2021. Mr. McKendry will be responsible for managing strategic evaluations, technical due diligence, and business operations as Ridgeline advances its vision to become the most valued battery metals royalty and streaming company.
“I’m extremely proud to welcome Kyle to the Ridgeline team,” said Jonathan Beigle, President and Chief Executive Officer. “With nearly a decade of metals and mining experience in finance, strategy and corporate development at Newmont Corporation, Kyle brings a unique skill set to evaluate opportunities for unlocking value from global mining operations. He personifies the qualities we uphold at Ridgeline – integrity, passion and teamwork – and I look forward to partnering with Kyle in building the world’s largest, and most valued, royalty and streaming company focused on battery metals.”
Global adoption of battery metals is set to triple over the next decade, and Ridgeline was founded to provide royalty and stream financing for the necessary development of lithium, cobalt, graphite, nickel and other high-demand materials. Ridgeline is focused on acquiring royalties and streams in the near-term to ensure that our partners emerge from the current cyclical downturn earlier, expand capacity faster and benefit more from improving industry fundamentals.
“I’m incredibly excited to be joining Jonathan and the team at Ridgeline,” said Kyle McKendry, newly appointed Vice President of Operations. “With Jonathan’s vision and leadership, and the support of a world-class Advisory Board, I am confident that Ridgeline will become the battery metals partner of choice for royalty and stream financing for years to come.”
Over the coming months, Ridgeline will continue to build its team, adding strong technical and financial leaders who are focused on value creation for all stakeholders.