Opus Partners

The team at Opus compliment each other well, both with their skillsets, knowledge and work ethic. They are based in London, Aberdeen and Toronto, our associates are based in Moscow, Johannesburg, Sydney and Houston. The business is overseen by its Founder.

Brian M Martin – Founder

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Photo of Brian MartinBrian has over 34 years domestic, European and International Search experience exclusively within the Energy and Natural Resources industries and the investment communities supporting these sectors.

He is the founder and Managing Partner of Opus Executive Partners. The founder of the Natural Resources Forum, an independent ‘invitation only’ institutional investor forum where he still sits on the advisory committee, co-founding Partner of Sita Capital and former Special Advisor to Highgate Capital. He was also the co-founder of one the world’s largest truly independent industry specialist search firms where he built the company over 19 years and created its Board and Mining Practice. He has co-authored publications on the link between corporate governance and share price performance and wrote the guidelines for the appointment of Directors and Non-executive Directors quoted by the LSE and Small Quoted Companies Alliance. He has worked with and advised institutional investors, PE and VC funds with their efforts to either acquire an investment or help turn one round. He has directly led the efforts to transform the performance of many public and private companies by changing out, in-part or sometimes the entire Board, on behalf of activist shareholders.

He is a firm supporter of protecting clients’ confidentiality, their brand and reputation. He believes in his clients and takes great pride in being an ambassador for them. His advice is forthright and honest and welcomes this in return, he is known to be committed and determined with a can-do attitude. His straightforward and honest advice and opinions are sought and valued by business leaders and investors alike. He is very hands on and still works on specific client’s needs, this is and always has been his passion.

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