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.
Board of Directors
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.*
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.
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.
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 broker at SchiffGold, with additional work experience at an investment consulting firm in Boston (Cambridge Associates).
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.
* 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.