DENVER, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Behre Dolbear Group has appointed Mr. Karr McCurdy Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the renowned minerals advisory firm. Mr. Bernard Guarnera, now President and Chairman, will remain head of the corporation until December 31, 2011, when Mr. McCurdy will become President and CEO. "The change in management further enhances Behre Dolbear's ability to meet the expanding requirements of its clients and supports the growth of our business groups," said Barney Guarnera.
"This change will foster valuable international opportunities," said Karr McCurdy, formerly President and CEO of Behre Dolbear Capital, Inc. "With Barney's on-going support on the Board and as a key Associate, we will continue to expand our service capabilities through strategic initiatives such as our Mongolian joint venture as well as through the organic growth of our independent technical, engineering, financial, management consulting, and environmental and social risk management companies. We have a tremendous service platform and unparalleled global reach across all mineral commodities to serve and add value to our clients."
Mr. McCurdy's career has evolved over the last 30 years from hands-on geologic, operational, and project development roles to finance, where he has been a champion of mine development globally.
Prior to joining Behre Dolbear, Mr. McCurdy was the global head of mining and metals for Standard Chartered Bank, where he built its international, sector-focused banking and advisory practice. He also held other senior banking positions in particular with Citigroup where he directed its global mining focus for 13 years. He has been a leader in developing business strategy and client relationships, portfolio and risk management, product development, structuring transactions, and technical due diligence. Mr. McCurdy also has considerable experience in the metals sector including steel, aluminum, ferro-alloys, and specialty metals including titanium.
Behre Dolbear, celebrating its centennial this year, is one of the oldest continuously operating mineral industry advisory firms in the world and now operates in 12 important mining centers worldwide. Visit our website at http://www.dolbear.com.
SOURCE Behre Dolbear Group Inc.