Meet Our Team
Monetary Metals® started with an idea that Gold is Money, established a gold hedge fund, and launched a blog. From there, we have grown into the Gold Yield Marketplace™. We are a monetary economics innovation company, serving the needs of gold investors, business users of gold, institutions, and sovereigns.
We have built a world-class team around that idea. Meet the exceptional people who make up the Monetary Metals team.
Keith Weiner is a leading authority in the areas of gold, money, and credit and has made important contributions to the development of trading techniques founded upon the analysis of bid-ask spreads. He is the founder of DiamondWare, a software company sold to Nortel in 2008, and he currently serves as President of the Gold Standard Institute USA. He earned his PhD from the New Austrian School of Economics.*
John Keel has over 35 years’ experience including CPA licensure, senior internal auditor and controller roles with Fortune 500 companies and CFO role within a private equity group. Mr. Keel’s experience includes senior financial management roles in the hospitality, real estate, retail and distribution industries where he’s structured financial reporting systems for complex start-ups, directed accounting department operations and reported financial results to regulatory bodies and investors.
Rudy Mathieu has over 25 years of computer programming experience in several programming languages. He has designed, managed development, and coded on many software projects. He architected military-grade communications technology used in the field by US Special Forces.
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 broker at SchiffGold, with additional work experience at an investment consulting firm in Boston (Cambridge Associates).
Dickson W. 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.
Robert Lamb graduated with a B.S. in Business from the University of Massachusetts Boston in 1982. Shortly after graduating, he began his career as founder of Universal Medical Inc., a company that continues to this day now under the management of Robert’s son Stephen. Robert began to study the Austrian School of Economics, which sparked an interest in the science of economics and the role of gold throughout history and its potential within the modern global economy. He currently lives in Massachusetts.
Arie Levy-Cohen began as an international entrepreneur, later developing his career around generational wealth preservation with an emphasis on gold and commodities. He has been a venture capitalist and a Swiss private banker. Most recently at Morgan Stanley, he provided global advisory services and customized banking solutions to institutions and individuals.
* 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.