Karr has over 35 years' of geologic and project development experience, combined with a background in executive management, finance and technical advisory. He has completed more than 200 transactions valued in excess of $100bn, and personally visited hundreds of mines and down-stream operations. As a geologist, he discovered and developed the Pueblo Viejo gold mine in the Dominican Republic.
Previously Karr served as the Chief Executive Officer of Behre Dolbear, the world’s leading independent global mineral advisory and technical consultancy, and in this capacity led assignments across 50 countries annually, specialising in providing technical and strategic analysis for natural resource companies, financial institutions, governments and international agencies. Prior to this, he held senior managerial roles at Standard Chartered Bank and Citigroup, where he built international, sector focused banking and advisory practices.
Based in Denver, Colorado, Karr holds an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, and a BSc Geological Studies from the University of Michigan. He is a partner with Rock Elm Capital Management, a private investment firm supporting the global natural resource industry, and is a search and rescue officer for the Central Arizona Mountain Rescue Association.