Strategic Equity Partners

Palisade Global Investments Ltd. has an expansive following of institutions, funds, and ultra high net-worth groups who look to us for guidance and the rewards of our add value. We focus on capital appreciation via contrarian investing, while also maintaining a presence in nascent and transformative sectors.




There is always a space in our portfolio for disruptive technologies and emerging growth industries – whether it be blockchain and crypto, or companies that have proven resilience in all market conditions and promise to change the way we live.



The world survives on commodities, yet the resource market is embroiled in its worst bear market in history, underlying our primary focus as contrarian investors.


Oil & Gas

Oil & Gas is a necessary component of the global economy and its recent decline offers investors the opportunity to buy assets for pennies on the dollar.

The Palisade Advantage

Partners in capital and in advancement; over the past 5 years, Palisade Global has invested over $100M in the small cap space. Our team does not stop there, we build businesses.

Investor Platforms


Globally connected in all the major financial centers.

Calgary, AB
Los Angeles
London, UK
Abu Dhabi

Private Equity Groups

Sell-side Analysts


Investment Funds


Alternative Finance Groups

High Net Worth Individuals

Newsletters/ Prominent Promoters


We have a wide reaching audience and are syndicated across the top platforms in the industry

Managing Partners

Sean Zubick

Principal & Co-founder

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Sean attended UNC-Charlotte on an athletic scholarship in 2002 and after graduating in 2006 with a B.A.&Sc he returned back to Toronto to work in the advertising industry in both sales and strategy. Sean then went on to build an independent consultancy to advise Fortune 500 companies on digital and social media advertising implementation. In 2011 Sean joined a Canadian small cap focused merchant bank to assist in broadening their product and service offering while refining the delivery more traditional corporate development services to enhance visibility of the portfolio. He increased revenue by 160% in his time there while gaining a deep understanding of the small cap investment world. In 2013 Sean Co-Founded Palisade Global Investments as a major equity partner and has since grown the company by over 100% y/y to date. Sean's role withing Palisade is both on investment decisions within the counsel and delivering their world class service offering to the core portfolio. More recently Sean was a Founding investor in Goldspot Discoveries - an artificial intelligence in mining exploration company and New Found Gold Corp - A mineral bank with gold assets in some of the most prolific an highly prospective regions in North America. Of all of Sean's accomplishments (if you ever speak with him), he'll attest that being a father is what brings him the most pride.

Collin Kettell

Principal & Co-founder

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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. In early 2013, Collin founded Palisade Global Investments Ltd. with Sean with the goal of investing in and backing undervalued junior mining companies and other high growth opportunities. Collin is also the Chairman of Goldspot Discoveries Inc., an Ontario based tech startup that is the leader in machine learning and artificial intelligence as it pertains to the resource exploration business. Goldspot Discoveries is backed by several billion dollar mining companies, including Hoschild Mining. Additionally, Collin is a co-founder and CEO of New Found Gold Corp, a gold focused exploration company moving towards a go-public transaction in 2018. New Found is the second largest landholder in all of Newfoundland and Labrador. Collin is also the host of Palisade Radio, the largest online interview platform in the resource sector.


Cejay Kim


Prior to joining Palisade, Cejay served as a senior associate at ReQuestEquities, a leading merchant bank in the junior resource sector supported by the KCR Fund, a $100M venture backed by Marin Katusa, Doug Casey, and Rick Rule, which invested in both private and public companies. He also researched and wrote for one of the largest resource newsletters in North America helping the publication’s 10,000+ subscribers beat the relevant benchmark for several years. Cejay holds a MBA in Global Asset Wealth Management from Simon Fraser University, is a CFA charterholder, and is a member of both the Calgary and Vancouver CFA Society.

Adem Tumerkan

Research Analyst

Adem worked as an analyst at Stansberry Research, a leading investment newsletter firm, where he learned from experts how to analyze and write about investments. He has written reports and editorials for established financial sites. Adem has spoken on panels at investment conferences; advised publicly traded companies in the mining sector and facilitated equity raises for companies. He has an extensive knowledge of financial markets and macro-events. His contrarian personality and education in value investing attracted him to the mining sector and us at Palisade.

Mariana Barbosa

Content Manager

Mariana has a background in Advertising & Marketing and over 10 years of experience in Design, working mostly with companies in the financial industry. Previously, she worked at Credit Suisse's Branding and Design team. Mariana believes in turning complex technical ideas and data into user-friendly visuals to improve the audience experience and response. She has worked with both established enterprises and startups raising significant amounts of investment and designing some award-winning presentations.

Ryan Herbison

Palisade Radio Manager

Ryan has an extensive background in I.T. and Internet Infrastructure including wireless communications. He is interested in Austrian economics since 2001 and prefers physical precious metals, primarily silver. For the past ten years, he has acted as a consultant for wireless Internet Service Providers. He has also worked as a survey assistant on various mines in Northern British Columbia. Currently, he has a keen interest in the cryptocurrency markets and is associated with the Komodo Cryptocurrency Platform.

Lead Advisors

Gregor Gregerson

Advisor, Metals & Cryptocurrencies

Gregor is the founder of Silver Bullion Pte Ltd – a bullion and Cryptocurrency dealership with a software development arm - and the Safe House SG Pte Ltd - a 630 ton gold and silver capacity vault based in Singapore. He has 20 years of experience in financial software development and degrees in economics, finance and information systems. Prior to founding Silver Bullion, he was a Senior Data Architect for Commerzbank AG, living and working in Europe, America and Asia. Gregor’s focus is on systemic wealth preservation via hard assets that are independent from financial institutions and highly indebted jurisdictions. He prepared for a major financial crisis that could lead to renewed capital controls and potential gold nationalizations in the United States and Europe.

Denis Laviolette

Senior Advisor, Geology

Denis brings more than 10 years of experience as an exploration geologist and mining professional, having worked on three different continents. During his time in Northern Ontario (Timmins, Kirkland Lake and Red Lake), Norway and Ghana,he took on a diverse array of tasks, including advanced mine operations, start-up mine management, QA/QC, grass roots exploration, and financing and acquisitions. He has also worked as a mining analyst with PinetreeCapital Ltd. and now serves as a mining analyst and VP of Corporate Development for Brownstone Energy. His responsibilities include market/portfolio analysis, appraising and vetting assets on a technical basis, providing valuation estimates, and reviewing corporate financial statements. Denis is currently a director of Xtra-Gold Resources Corp, Northern Sphere Mining Corp. and TartisanResources Corp. He received his B.Sc, Earth Science (Geology) from Brock University.

Gregory Sparks

Senior Advisor, Mining

Greg counts more than 40 years of base and precious metals mining and processing experience in North America, South America and Africa. He has served in a broad spectrum of positions, from firsthand experience as a miner and as a heavy equipment operator progressing through Project Engineer, General Manager, V.P, CEO, President and Director. This solid basis in engineering, operations, and finance has led to a 21 year successful international consultancy. He is a P. Eng. and Q.P. Greg has overseen feasibility, design, construction and start-up of surface and underground mines ranging in scale from ore production of 500 TPD to over 140,000 TPD. His financial acumen, cultivated during 8 years as Development Group Vice President of Echo Bay Mines (predecessor to Kinross) as well as many years in the junior space, in addition to his superior technical and operating know-how, makes Greg a highly valued member of the Palisade team.

Ali Zamani

Special Advisor

Ali is currently the Managing Partner of Overlook Investments and Chairman of Mexican Gold Corp. He also serves on the Board of Directors of International Gold and Metals Ltd. and Applied Minerals. Previously, he served as a Portfolio Manager and CIO at Gefinor Capital Management. Prior to Gefinor, he was a Principal at SLZ Capital Management. Prior thereto, he was a Portfolio Manager at Goldman Sachs where he focused on the energy, materials, utilities, and industrials sectors. He was a M&A analyst at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, a boutique New York-based investment bank. Ali holds a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated magna cum laude.


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