Meet Our Team
Monetary Metals® started with an idea that Gold is Money, established a gold hedge fund, and launched a website covering our unique approach to analyzing gold and silver markets. From there, we have grown into the Gold Yield Marketplace™ offering a suite of Gold Fixed Income products designed to deliver A Yield on Gold, Paid in Gold® to investors and institutions. We’re able to deliver a yield on gold to investors because we offer precious metals companies a scalable, reliable and flexible financing solution, Gold Financing, Simplified®
We starting paying interest on gold, in gold to investors in 2016. Since then we’ve closed over 40 gold and silver investment opportunities, including the first gold bond in the US in 87 years. We are a monetary economics innovation company, serving the needs of gold investors, business users of gold, institutions, sovereigns and whomever would desire to save and earn a return in honest money. We’re on a mission to Unlock the Productivity of Gold®, and we’re just getting started.
Meet the exceptional people who make up the Monetary Metals team.
Board of Directors
Keith Weiner is the founder, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of Monetary Metals, an investment firm that is unlocking the productivity of gold. Keith is an economist who is a leading authority in the areas of gold, money, and credit and has made important contributions to monetary theory. He is also a serial entrepreneur who specializes in businesses that solve hard problems.
Before Monetary Metals, he founded DiamondWare, a software company that developed 3D voice technology, sold to Nortel in 2008. Keith also serves as founder and President of the Gold Standard Institute USA. His work was instrumental in the passing of gold legal tender laws in the state of Arizona in 2017. He has met with central bankers, legislators, and government officials around the world. He earned his PhD from the New Austrian School of Economics.*
Jim lives in Jackson Hole and manages the Justice Brown Family Office. His finance career includes ten years as a stockbroker and 20 years as partner and portfolio manager at Brandes Investment Partners of San Diego. Prior to his finance career, he was an Air Force instructor pilot and an airline pilot. Jim is a Chartered Financial Analyst, holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in political science from the United States Air Force Academy.
Simon Guenzl has over 30 years of experience in finance, including over 20 years in private-markets investing. His experience includes advising on mergers & acquisitions at several leading Wall Street investment banks, making venture-capital investments in start-ups, and investing in private-equity and venture-capital funds on both a primary and secondary basis. He holds a law degree from the University of Western Australia and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business.
Keith Weiner is an economist who is a leading authority in the areas of gold, money, and credit and has made important contributions to monetary theory. He is also an entrepreneur who specializes in businesses that solve hard problems. Before Monetary Metals, he founded DiamondWare, a software company that developed 3D voice technology, sold to Nortel in 2008. He is the President of the Gold Standard Institute USA. He earned his PhD from the New Austrian School of Economics.*
Jeff spent ten years as president of the Mises Institute, where he wrote hundreds of articles and delivered countless speeches on topics of monetary policy, gold, and central banking. Prior to that he worked on Capitol Hill as Chief of Staff for Congressman Ron Paul. He previously worked as an attorney in law firms and public accounting firms specializing in private equity, mergers & acquisitions, and tax. Jeff holds degrees in law and taxation.
Nathan Lucas has over 25 years as an accounting professional. After graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce (Major Accounting & Economics) from Monash University, he was admitted to the Institute of Chartered Accountant in Australia whilst working in the audit division of Ernst & Young. Nathan has worked in a variety of senior finance roles including guiding a start-up to IPO, extensive experience in ERP system implementation as well as being CEO and founder of an Accounting Software business.
Saad has served in a number of leadership capacities throughout his career in Finance and Investment Banking. He is the founding partner of Aston Peak, a boutique investment banking advisory firm specializing in generating alternative investment opportunities and corporate solutions across borders and industries.
Prior to Aston Peak, his specialization was in Cross Asset Structures and Solutions, holding the title of Managing Director with that focus at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Standard Bank, Aladdin Capital Management, and Dresdner Bank.
Additional experience includes structured credit, ABS, illiquid or distressed assets, insurance and reinsurance.
William (Bill) Agner has a rich history of technical achievement. After graduating with degrees in Aerospace and Electronics Engineering, he started his career in the cell phone industry when he joined Qualcomm. There he accumulated well over 15 years of department and project leadership. Bill’s software experience is broad having designed and implemented systems for low-level embedded electronics to large global enterprise level applications. His long-standing interest in finance led him to join Monetary Metals in March of 2020.
Addison concentrated in economics at Harvard University and came to embrace libertarian thought while studying for a Master of Divinity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Addison worked as a precious metals specialist at SchiffGold, with additional work experience at Cambridge Associates, a Boston based investment consulting firm.
Dickson Buchanan, Jr
Prior to joining Monetary Metals, Dickson served as Senior Broker and Director of International Development at SchiffGold, where he helped a wide range of investors to obtain a strategic allocation into gold and silver both domestically and abroad. He received a Master‘s in Economics from King Juan Carlos University in Madrid, Spain where he studied under renowned Spanish economists Jesús Huerta de Soto and Juan Ramón Rallo.
Board of Advisors
As an advisor at the SES Services Family of Companies, Greyson brings a diverse background of investment and business expertise. He has over 20 years of experience with stocks and commodities – from working on the trading floor, to becoming a proprietary trader, to starting his own Registered Investment Advisor company. He has spent over 10 years working with insurance products – from collaborating with underwriters as a wholesaler, to seeking out the best-in-class products for individual client needs. Greyson’s experience in investing, insurance, business, tax, and real estate give him a broad spectrum of experience to draw upon when working with clients.
* Keith Weiner studied under Professor Antal Fekete at the New Austrian School of Economics (NASE). NASE is not an accredited university. NASE was founded by Professor Antal Fekete, who previously taught mathematics at the University of Newfoundland and other accredited universities, as a forum in which he could teach his radical approach to monetary science. Professor Fekete is one of two examiners of Keith Weiner’s dissertation. The other is Professor Juan Ramon Rallo, professor of economics at accredited King Juan Carlos University in Madrid. Keith Weiner was awarded his PhD September 2012.