Eric has a B. Comm. degree in Corporate and Investment Finance. He has extensive experience in merger and acquisitions and small company financing and promotion. He has helped found several junior explorers over the years and advised many others. While running an exploration consulting firm with his late brother David, Eric also experienced plenty of field activity in a “hands on” way, including claim staking, soil geochemical and geophysical surveying, as well as prospecting. He has been interviewed on several Canadian and US business television programs, as well as on numerous North American and European radio stations. He has been interviewed by and contributed to numerous international websites and news services providing commentary on finance, economics, markets and individual companies and exploration regions. Eric regularly speaks at a number of North American gold and resource conferences. He was one of the first analysts (along with David) to point out the disastrous effects of gold hedging and gold loan capital financing (1997) and to predict the start of the secular commodity bull market in commodities based on the movement of the US Dollar (2001) and the acceleration of growth in Asia and India.