President and CEO
Mr. William Heissenbuttel brings more than 30 years of corporate finance experience with 25 of those years in project and corporate finance in the metals and mining industry. He joined Royal Gold in 2006.
Mr. Heissenbuttel was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer and a Class I Director of Royal Gold, effective January 2, 2020. From June 2018 to January 2, 2020, he served as our Chief Financial Officer and Vice President Strategy. From 2007 through 2018, he served as Vice President Corporate Development. From January 2015 to June 2016, he served as Vice President, Operations for the Company, and from April 2006 through January 2007, he was Manager, Corporate Development for the Company.
Prior to Royal Gold, Mr. Heissenbuttel served as Senior Vice President from 2000 to 2006 and Vice President from 1999 to 2000 at N M Rothschild & Sons (Denver) Inc. From 1994 to 1999, he served as Vice President and then as Group Vice President at ABN AMRO Bank N.V. From 1987 to 1994, he was a Senior Credit Analyst and an Associate at Chemical Bank Manufacturers Hanover.
Mr. Heissenbuttel holds a Master of Business Administration degree with a specialization in finance from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Economics from Northwestern University.