Ernie Ortiz is President and Managing Director of LRC, an Affiliate of WARATAH Capital Advisors who manages C$1.4bn of outside capital. LRC looks to invest in the battery materials space with a main focus on lithium companies. Ernie was previously an investment analyst at a hedge fund in Greenwich, CT that was a top 10 shareholder of many lithium companies for the past 3 years. Prior to his hedge fund experience, Ernie was a senior associate at Credit Suisse in New York as part of the Chemical team where he led the bank’s primer on Lithium in 2014 “Lithium – A Powerful Story for Investors”. Ernie graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Chicago. Ernie is a CFA Charterholder.