I am a corporate advisor and investor, with extensive experience coaching and working with founders and executives in media, natural resources, solar energy, event management, software, industrial tech, real estate, among other fields, with a focus on B2B, marketing, social media and financing. I am passionate about connecting people, great assets, and investment; it all starts with the connection!
I am co-founder and Managing Director at Synergy Resource Capital, an investment and corporate advisory firm based in Sydney, and specialised in working with, and investing in, emerging startups and small caps in natural resources and technology, globally.
I moved to Sydney in 2012 from Argentina. I completed a specialisation in Finance from UNSW in 2014. Shortly after, I became an Associate member at FINSIA, a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and an Associate of AusIMM. I am regularly consulted by international media, and speak at international events.
My first role ever was a summer internship at BHP Minerals (now BHP) where I guess somehow my fate was sealed, best three months of my college years. I finished my Architecture degree in Tucuman, and then I practiced for a couple of years, discovering marketing and business development while finishing my degree. That eventually led to joining my family in the consulting practice. My first major assignment there was coordinating our first Argentina Mining convention, which had changed hands -from an American publishing house, Intertec, who created the event, to Chilean firm Editec, publishers of Mineria Chilena & Latinomineria-; my family became partners with Editec in 2004 and years later acquired full equity ownership (my first deal!).
You can read more about my career on my LinkedIn profile.
On my father’s side, I come from a long line of geologists and miners. From my great-grandfather, Dionisio Rojas, to my grandfather Constantino, my father Nivaldo (who was a reputable porphyry copper specialist who worked for BHP for many years, being part of the discovery team at the Escondida mine in Chile), and uncles, My brother and cousins are the 4th generation (and possibly 5th) involved in this industry. So you could say it was to be expected!
On my mom’s side, I discovered that I have ancestors from the UK and France, who set sail to South America around 1830-1850, and one of their descendants was a naval engineer. That may explain the fascination with the English & French language from a young age – and my passion for sailing too!
During my spare time I enjoy many things, but mainly sailing, singing and photography. I also love architecture, travel, fashion & design in general… and everything cat related. Yes, I am a cat person!