Head of Global Research
Clean Technologies and Materials Analyst
Jon is Byron’s Head of Global Research. As a leader in Byron’s Research Department, Jon leads both by example and as a mentor to ensure that Byron’s analysts and associates are considering and developing new insights and fostering deeper levels of analyses into global industries and markets. Jon has demonstrated how a thoughtful, talented, hard-working and persuasive voice from a Canadian-based independent investment dealer can shape the debate in an entire sector worldwide. Jon is a preeminent global thought leader in regard to rare earth elements and “electric metals” (a term coined by Byron Capital Markets in 2009).
In regard to Jon’s specialization, Jon’s intellectual leadership is in the supply and demand of rare earth elements and related materials, their uses and the feasibility of their extraction and production. Jon is able to combine his business acumen and industry experiences with his academic training and his passion for both knowledge and investigation with the result that he reliably produces investment reports and recommendations that are important to the entire sector.
Jon has also gained extensive experience in the solar, wind, and battery industries having conducted significant research in the area of rechargeable batteries (including rechargeable alkaline, lithium-ion and flow batteries). Jon began his career in the investment industry in 2000 when he began work as a research analyst broadly covering the technology sector. Jon later refined his focus to clean technologies and alternative energy companies. This focus was further refined to his current focus.
- Ph.D. (Physics), University of Manitoba, 1991
- MBA, Queen’s University, 1997
Languages: Spanish, Ukrainian