Ms. Dechev has diverse experience in the minerals sector which is uniquely positioned to bring value to Mundoro Capital. She brings both a technical understanding of the key issues in our sector through a solid foundation of a Geological and Mineral Engineering Degree as well as the practical understanding of the challenges facing exploration and development companies through extensive capital markets experience and hands on management experience.
Ms. Dechev’s capital markets experience has developed through positions held at well recognized bank-owned and independent investment banks in Canada. In the capital markets, her career has covered institutional equity research, corporate finance and merger and acquisitions primarily focused on the resource sector, but also covering, technology, financial institutions and diversified products sectors. Prior to joining Mundoro Capital, she was a Vice President in Corporate Finance at a Toronto investment bank, advising resource companies for financings, IPO's and mergers and acquisitions mandates.
Throughout her investment banking career she has participated in financings for over half a billion dollars to fund companies at various stages of exploration, development and production. Beyond raising capital, Ms. Dechev gained the ability while an Institutional Equity Research Analyst at a boutique investment bank in Toronto, to identify quality projects and management teams that could deliver on shareholder value creation. Ms. Dechev published in-depth, institutional equity research on resource companies at various stages ranging from early exploration right through to production.
As commodity prices are an important aspect of the mineral resources sector, Ms. Dechev has gained insightful knowledge through hands on experience over three years in working with a mineral resources company to manage their commodity and derivatives trading program for gold, copper and silver.
Ms. Dechev has an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University in Canada, a Bachelor of Applied Science and Engineering in Geological & Mineral Engineering from the University of Toronto and is a licensed Professional Engineer in both British Columbia and Ontario. Ms. Dechev sits on the Executive Board of the University of Toronto’s Engineering Alumni Association as well as the Advisory Board of the Pierre Lassond Mineral Engineering Program at the University of Toronto. Ms. Dechev has sat on the board of Geomega Resources Inc. where she held the position of Audit Committee Chair and subsequently the Compensation Committee Chair.