Disruptive Discoveries Journal

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Chris Berry - President of House Mountain Partners, LLC 


Based in New York, Chris has been an independent analyst since 2009 with a focus on Energy Metals including lithium, cobalt, graphite, vanadium, and rare earths. His research provides strategic insights to institutional clients and has a specific focus on how disruptive trends in energy, strategic metals, and technology create opportunities. Before shifting focus to analysis of these trends, Chris gained twelve years of capital markets experience on both the buy side and sell side.  

He speaks at conferences in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia and is frequently quoted in the press including the Financial Times providing insights around raw material supply chain dynamics.

Chris has additional experience as the co-founder of a start up for investors which dealt with "computing with words".

Chris holds a Master of Business Administration in finance with an international focus from Fordham University, and a Bachelor of Arts in international studies from The Virginia Military Institute.

He can be reached at info@discoveryinvesting.com


Dr. Michael Berry

Michael Berry was born in Colombia, raised in Canada and has now lived in the US for many years.  After earning a Ph.D. from Arizona State University (specializing in investment finance), he was a professor at the Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia.  He followed winning the Wheat First Endowed Chair at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Over time his career evolved into managing small and mid cap value portfolios for Kemper Scudder and Milwaukee based Heartland Advisors.

During the past 12 years he has been a guest lecturer at the Federal Reserve twice each year and in 2010 he testified to U.S. Congress on natural resource policy, specifically strategic mineral supply chain development. 


He may be contacted at info@discoveryinvesting.com

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