Since co-founding Sandstorm Gold in 2008, Nolan Watson, President, CEO and Director of Sandstorm, has led the company’s transformation from a small startup into a diversified royalty company with a billion-dollar market capitalization. Prior to Sandstorm, Nolan was CFO of Silver Wheaton Corp. (now Wheaton Precious Metals Corp.) where he gained the experience he needed to make Sandstorm a reality and a success. During his time there, Nolan developed the silver streaming business model and helped raise more than US$1 billion in debt and equity to fund the company’s growth. Nolan is a Fellow of the CPA of British Columbia (Valedictorian). He holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst and received a Bachelor of Commerce degree, with honours, from the University of British Columbia. Nolan was named the EY Entrepreneur of the Year, recognized as one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40, awarded CEO of the Year by Business in Vancouver, and received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.