Brent Pierce is a Canadian businessman who has over 35 years experience in start up business venture development. His multifaceted experience spans “hands on” business operations with a focus on private enterprise start ups, finance, corporate mergers and acquisitions, as well as knowledge of public markets. Over Mr. Pierce’s career, he has developed strong investment banking relationships that extend from North America to Europe through offices based in Vancouver, Canada and Zurich, Switzerland.
Never afraid to roll up his sleeves to get a job done, Mr. Pierce has a deep rooted understanding of operations development from the ground up that results in practical business solutions. His no-nonsense, hands on approach is combined with an overwhelming desire to obtain performance from any specific business dynamic and makes for a successful and winning combination. Situation specific innovation and making changes quickly when performance is not forthcoming are other strengths of his management style. These attributes have been applied to literally hundreds of businesses during his career and has resulted in innumerable projects he has developed. Many who know him closely realize his multiple successes and prolific nature more resemble the life work of a team of successful businessmen rather than one.
Brent’s career corporate projects developed have concentrated on primary minerals resource exploration concentrating on, the precious metals (gold, silver, and pgm) and industrial elements (copper, zinc, uranium sectors), as well as oil and gas exploration and project development. He has also engaged in special situation and local projects such as biotech, restaurant and hospitality development, wineries, and real estate development.
Industry Expertise (3)
Areas of Expertise (3)
- International Business Strategies
- International Business Relations
- Investment Portfolio Management
- Project Management
- Business Intelligence
- Investment Banking
Sample Talks (1)
Brent Pierce talks about the Importance of a Financial Analysis
For a start-up company, a financial analysis will help you lay out just how well your business plan is going to work or is currently working in the competitive market. The goal is to acquire investors and make a profit so your business can establish itself among businesses related to your product or service. A financial analysis is designed to take a thorough look at your expenses verses your revenue related to your business. This will help you understand your financial situation and if your business is going to be successful.
People decide to invest in a business because they trust that business to give them the results they desire. If your business is not financially stable, potential investors will stay clear of your business and choose one of your competitors. Since start-up companies are not as established as other more popular companies, it is crucial that you have a financial analysis performed for your business. If there is a flaw in the financial aspect of your business plan, action can be taken to fix the problem before it becomes a serious problem for you.
Success of Your Business
The financial situation of your business is directly related to how successful it will be. If you are unaware of how much you are spending in relation to how much you plan to make, a financial analysis will help you make educated financial decisions about your business. Since it is just starting out, it is important to have a financial plan right from the start to make sure you are gaining enough revenue to not only cover business expenses but to pay yourself and other staff.
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Research Focus (4)
Who Got it Right and Who Didn’t
When it comes to investments, there are a vast number of voices clamoring with advice and predictions. Many of these voices have vast resources with which to sift through all of the various global economic factors that should enable at least an educated forecast of the conditions to come. The question is just how accurate are these economic sages? This is a good question, as investors are continually wary of where they invest their funds. This is especially true when it comes to gold.
The Russian Economy
The Origins of the System
The U.S.S.R. was fortunate to begin when it did. Starting with the Russian Revolution in 1917, its leaders capitalized on a national discontent with the Russian monarchy to institute a political system which was supposed to be more responsive to the people. In essentially removing private enterprise, people were to be equals, with no classes to keep people down while allowing others to accumulate wealth.
The High Cost of Cheap Labor
Workers’ Rights Abuses Plaguing the Electronics Industry in China
In the past decades, China has risen as a giant of manufacturing as more and more foreign businesses moved their factories in favor of more relaxed labor laws. As a result, many ethical issues have come to light as an increasing number of reports highlighting the deplorable working conditions in the factories of China.
Attention has been especially drawn in the past couple of years to the labor rights violations of electronics and technology companies who have committed some especially egregious abuses such as dangerous working conditions, inadequate pay, and multiple hours of uncompensated overtime. The primary culprits: Apple, Samsung, IBM, Dell, and other household names.
Pierco Management Offers Some Interesting Information
The Subject of Gold
As a technical foundation, here's what the average person should know about gold - the element: gold is a chemical element with the symbol Au (which come from the Latin: aurum “gold”). It has been a highly sought-after precious metal for coinage, jewelry, and other arts since the beginning of recorded history. As a native metal it occurs as nuggets or grains in rocks, in veins or vein structures and in alluvial deposits. Much less commonly, it occurs in minerals as gold compounds, usually with tellurium. As metals go, gold is very dense, soft, shiny and the most malleable and ductile pure metal known to man.
Pure gold has a bright yellow color and luster traditionally considered attractive, which it maintains without oxidizing in air or water.