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Palisade Radio

Each week, Palisade reaches out to key opinion leaders in the mining and energy sectors such as Jeb Handwerger, Marin Katusa, Frank Holmes and Adrian Day, regarding market trends and issues. By forging strong ties with industry thought leaders, Palisade is better able to help high net worth individuals and investors connect with resource companies.



Palisade Capital has raised roughly $1 Billion in the Resource Sector. The company invests principal capital into all of its clients, and as such, its interests are aligned with those of shareholders and the companies it partners with. To drive this further, the company’s weekly podcast and YouTube channel, “Palisade Capital Radio,” features interviews with analysts and industry experts.

Palisade Capital offers full service marketing and networking to public and private companies. With its access to a large network of international investors, the company provides a variety of services including marketing road shows, full-service investor relations and video campaigns.


Some of Palisade Capital’s clients include:

Alliance Mining (TSX-V:ALM)
Ximen Mining (TSX-V:XIM)
Equitorial Exploration (TSX-V:EXX)
Copper North Mining (TSX-V:COL)
Galane Gold (TSX-V:GG)
Kootenay Silver (TSX-V:KTN)
Urban Communications (TSX-V:UBN)
Gold Bullion Deveopment (TSX-V:GBB)
Nomad Ventures (TSX-V:NMD)
Maxim Resources (TSX-MXM)
eSurface Technologies (Private)


Media Relations

Palisade has forged long-standing relationships with several highly regarded media personalities and newsletter writers within the resource sector. The company creates value for clients by reaching out to key opinion leaders who hold sway with the investing public in order to better connect with investors and high net worth individuals.

Road Shows

With a network spanning across Canada, the United States, Western Europe, Palisade helps companies connect with an international network of brokers, institutions and high net worth investors. Through its Road Show services, Palisade Capital aims for a better approach to the expensive and time consuming task of penetrating new markets.

Investor Conferences

Palisade hosts quarterly investment conferences in the Grand Cayman islands, focusing on companies in the mining and energy sectors, as a tool for connecting with investors and high net worth individuals. Highlights of Palisade’s conferences include:

  • Presentation of company stories to an audience of engaged, high net worth individuals.
  • Coordination and scheduling of private, one-on-one meetings with individual investors
  • Leading industry publications and representatives of domestic and international securities firms on hand

Video Production and Presentations

Palisade Capital’s subsidiary group Palisade Productions LLC has worked with over 50 public and private companies to create compelling marketing videos and corporate presentations.

Other Services

Palisade offers a full spectrum of additional services and marketing solutions. The company also has ties to international banking partners who are able to assist companies with currency exchange, tax credit loans and banking solutions.


Palisade Capital’s focus is in building relationships between public companies and investors via a variety of services including marketing road shows, full-service investor relations and promotional video campaigns. “Palisade Capital Radio,” the company’s weekly podcast and YouTube channel, features interviews with analysts and industry experts. Palisade Capital invests principal capital into all of its clients, and has raised roughly $1 Billion in the Resource Sector.


Collin Kettell – Partner & CEO

Collin is a private investor with a highly successful investment background in the mining and energy sectors. He comes from a family with deep ties to mining and many past successes including co-founding AuEx Ventures, the company responsible for discovering the Long Canyon deposit, which was ultimately acquired by Newmont Mining for $2.2B. Collin is well connected in the capital markets and boasts an extensive background in project finance & corporate development. Collin founded Palisade Capital in early 2013 with the goal of investing in and backing undervalued junior exploration and mining companies.

Sean Zubick – Partner & COO

Sean’s background is in digital advertising strategies and social media awareness for Fortune 500 companies. In 2010, Sean turned his attention to merchant banking, providing issuers with proper attention and financing on a global scale. Prior to joining founding Palisade, Sean was the V.P. of a major consulting company based in Toronto, Canada. Sean received his Bachelors in International PR and Applied Advertising at the University of North Carolina – Charlotte, on full athletic scholarship. Of all Sean’s achievements, being a Dad is his greatest accolade.

Martin Fredriksen – Managing Director

Martin is an Norwegian investor and entrepreneur, with a diverse background, ranging from venture capitalism to competing internationally for the Norwegian national team in Karate. His passion for building companies has led to successfully deploy and run companies in areas such as the Norwegian art market and in the personal health industry. Martin’s interest in the natural resource sector as an investor led him to join Palisade Capital as a managing director. His determination for delivering exceptional value to Palisade Capital’s clients, and his expertise in growing companies from an early and intermediate stage, makes him a highly valued part of management.

Amanda van Dyke – President, Palisade Europe

Prior to joining Palisade, Amanda worked with Dundee Securities, Ocean Equities, and GMP as a Mining Specialist in equity sales. She is responsible for raising over $500M in mining related financing. Amanda’s speciality is raising capital and alternative financing for junior companies, focused on Europe and Africa. Amanda worked in the diamond industry as a gemologist before attaining her MBA and MA in International Economics from SDA Bocconi. Amanda is also the Executive Chairman of Women in Mining UK, sponsored by Rio Tinto, Anglo American, and BHP Billiton, and has been the author of many international reports on the mining industry.

Nesh Sooria – CEO, Palisade Capital Australia

Nesh has over 10 years experience across mining engineering and finance. He has worked in both site based operational roles in mining, IT and energy utilities. His expertise is in project start up and operational expansions, strategy, enterprise risk and contractor management. Prior to founding Palisade Capital Australia, Nesh held operational and technical leadership positions for clients including BHP Billiton, Newmont, Fortesuce Metals Group and Atlas Iron. Nesh has a proven solutions focus and boasts strong communication skills. He has built extensive networks in mining, IT, energy utilities and finance in both Australia and Southeast Asia.

Alex Biggs – COO, Palisade Capital Australia

Alex has over 13 years experience as a Mechanical Engineer and a Mining Engineer. He has worked in site based operational positions as well as consultancy roles in senior positions. Alex has a strong technical skill set including project evaluation, feasibility studies, mine finance, mine design, mine planning, contract management and mine operations as well as assisting clients with capital raising and project financing. Alex has strong communication and leadership skills and has built a strong network of mining and finance professionals both in Australia and overseas. He is a graduate of The Western Australia School of Mines and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Alex lives in Perth, Western Australia, but is originally from London, United Kingdom.

Denis Grubic – CTO, Palisade Capital Australia

Denis has 20 years experience as a Mining Engineer in Australia and overseas. He has worked in both site based operational positions and consultancy roles in senior management and at general management levels. Denis’ expertise varies from production engineering, mine design and mine planning through to detailed feasibility studies, project evaluation, mine finance, due diligence work and project finance. Denis is a proven leader with strong communication and management skills with his associated network of mining professionals stretching globally. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Denis lives in Perth, Western Australia and is married with one child.