Board of Directors

Experience In The Business

North American Helium benefits from the support and guidance of a Board of Directors that combines deep experience in the oil and gas business, the industrial gas and helium business and also major public and private equity firms.

Nicholas Snyder

Chairman and CEO

Mr. Snyder founded North American Helium in 2013, recognizing a need for new supplies of logistically-safe and reliable helium production not linked to hydrocarbon projects. He has significant experience investing in the resource space, previously as a Principal at Union Square Research Group and prior to that he was President of Morris Snyder Asset Management. 

William Fennebresque

Director (independent)

Managing Partner at energy-focused private equity firm Stronghold Resource Partners, Mr. Fennebresque was previously Co-Founder and CEO of A2 Access, a financial technology firm that was sold to a Carlyle Group portfolio company. Prior to that, he was a partner at Hound Partners, a multi-billion long/short equity Tiger Cub hedge fund.

Sarah James

Director (independent)

Ms. James is currently the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer of Beard Energy Transition Acquisition Corp, a special purpose acquisition company. Ms. James is also currently Chief Financial Officer for Alussa Energy Acquisition Corporation (NYSE: ALUS). Prior to that she served as a private equity associate at Riverstone Holdings, and as an analyst at JPMorgan Securities, Inc., in the diversified industrials and natural resources group.

Edward Keith, MBA

Director (independent)

Partner in Landmark’s private equity and real asset groups where he is primarily responsible for sourcing, structuring, underwriting and negotiating private equity and real assets secondary transactions. Mr. Keith previously worked at McKinsey and Co., where he performed structured assessment and analysis of client’s business and financial strategies and with Vinson Elkins LLP, where he worked in the corporate and private equity groups.

Gideon King

Director (independent)

Mr. King is a founder and Managing Member of Off Road Capital Management. He was the former CEO/CIO and Principal of Loeb King Capital Management, a multi-strategy asset management firm managing assets of up to $1.4 billion. During his time at Loeb King, Mr. King was lauded by Institutional Investor Magazine for being a responsible investor in periods of financial crisis. Mr. King has over 20 years of vast experience in leading multi-asset-class vehicles.

Robert Mitchell

Director (Independent)

Mr. Mitchell has over 35 years of experience in the public securities industry and has served as a Portfolio Manager since 2002. He founded Portal Capital in 2006 and prior to that was the Chief Investment Officer for Touchstone Investment Managers, LLC and was the General Partner of the Adit Funds. Uniquely, Adit Capital Management was the first hedge fund of its kind to invest in physical uranium.

Amit Singh

Director (independent)

Mr. Singh is a Vice President at Bessemer Investors, a middle market private equity firm that is differentiated by its long-term, flexible capital base and is backed by the Phipps family. Prior to joining Bessemer Investors, Mr. Singh was most recently an investment professional at Sightway Capital, formerly known as Two Sigma Private Investments, the private investments division of Two Sigma Investments. Prior to that he worked in investment banking in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Barclays Capital.

Arthur Spector, JD

Director (independent)

Founder of private equity fund Safeguard International, Mr. Spector has served as CEO or Chairman of a number of public companies, including Advanced Metallurgical Group, Neoware Systems and State National Bank of Maryland. He was previously a Managing Director at TL Ventures, a major venture capital firm.

Robert C. Watson, ICD

Director (independent)

President & CEO of the Information Technology Association of Canada, Mr. Watson previously served as President & CEO of Saskpower and SaskTel, both multi-billion-dollar Saskatchewan Crown Corporations.  Mr. Watson currently serves as a Director of numerous corporate, educational and non-profit boards.