Tommy Humphreys
Tommy Humphreys, 28, is an entrepreneur, investor and writer from Vancouver, Canada. He founded CEO.CA, one of the top resource development investment web sites, known for its professional interviews of dynamic mining and energy entrepreneurs, in 2012. He has been the President of Pacific Website Company Inc., a privately owned marketing consulting and investment firm, since 2007. Tommy is an occasional contributor to Globe and Mail's Streetwise and other publications. He speaks at select conferences. Reach him by email: tommy@ceo.ca. Follow him on Twitter: @TommyHump
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POSTED ON November 21, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

On a recent trip to California, I visited the Getty Museum in Los Angeles and the Getty Villa in Malibu, two extraordinary art institutions paid for by the extraordinary career of American oil tycoon J. Paul Getty (1892-1976). In his day, Getty was the wealthiest man in America. The son of a lawyer who had… Continue Reading

POSTED ON November 21, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

In 1852 the clipper ship The Flying Cloud sailed from New York to San Francisco in 89 days, a world record time that would stand until 1989. What is truly remarkable about the story of The Flying Cloud is not only the speed, but the motivation behind it. The clipper’s record setting voyage took place… Continue Reading

POSTED ON November 19, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

When a businessman of the calibre of Brett Wilson grants CEO.ca an interview, we aren’t going to waste his time with softball questions. I think the ex-Dragon’s Den star, Nashville Predators co-owner and co-founder of FirstEnergy Capital, was a bit surprised with our directness. But as one of Canada’s most approachable titans, he generously obliged… Continue Reading

POSTED ON November 12, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

Legal marijuana is staking its future in Canada as a rush of investors and venture capitalists compete to win the easy, early profits from medicinal sales. Yet every one of the hundreds of companies jumping into the fray have their sights set on one development they all believe is inevitable: recreational pot use. Last year… Continue Reading

POSTED ON November 12, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

In a capital intensive business such as mineral exploration and development, the ability for a company president or CEO to find new money is of paramount importance. One such junior mining CEO, John-Mark Staude of Riverside Resources (RRI.TSXV), is an experienced, hard working geologist and deal-marker we trust. Luckily for Riverside they do not need… Continue Reading

POSTED ON November 10, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

Several years ago when I was considering career choices with the potential to make me rich I was attracted to the mining space because of the extreme volatility of the sector. In bear markets, or at times when commodity prices are going lower, there is little to no appetite for early-stage mineral projects. But when… Continue Reading

POSTED ON November 07, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

Small-cap growth oriented Colombian oil and gas venture, Petroamerica Oil, symbol PTA on the TSX-Venture, announced two high-impact exploration wells are currently being drilled in Colombia with results expected by the end of the year. The Zampona-1 and Langur-1x wells are both 50% net working interest to PTA. They are located in the Llanos Basin of Colombia,… Continue Reading

POSTED ON November 04, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

Travis and I went to the Lighthouse Labs graduation/Demo Day in Vancouver last night and we are so glad we did. The event was an inspiring chance to meet some up-and-coming web development talent, see what they’re working on and learn about what matters to them. Lighthouse Labs is an intensive 8 week course for… Continue Reading

POSTED ON November 03, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

Dilution is the single greatest enemy to junior mining investors. Pre-revenue stage juniors are always coming back to the market for more cash while they explore for and develop new mines, and if the share price hasn’t gone up, these financings can be dramatically dilutive to current shareholders’ positions. A little over 18 months ago a well… Continue Reading

POSTED ON November 02, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

Natural resources are an extremely risky and volatile segment of the markets. To increase your odds in this dangerous but sometimes spectacularly profitable space, you will want to rely on some expert help. Start with Lawrence Roulston, geologist and private equity investor, who has found 6 such 50 baggers in his 18 years of editing… Continue Reading