Lead Director – February 2011 to Present
William A. Fleckenstein is President of Fleckenstein Capital, a money management firm based in Seattle. He writes a daily Market Rap column for his website (www.fleckensteincapital.com) as well as a popular weekly column for MSN Money, appropriately known as the “Contrarian Chronicles.” Mr. Fleckenstein also wrote a best-selling book about Alan Greenspan, titled “Greenspan’s Bubbles: The Age of Ignorance at the Federal Reserve,” which is available in numerous languages. He can frequently be heard on the radio or seen on TV sharing his views on assorted topics with Bloomberg TV, CNBC, Fox News and more. From 1997-2012, he was a Director for Pan American Silver Corp, serving as the Lead Director from 2000-2012. Mr. Fleckenstein has been the Lead Director of Mongolia Growth Group since February 2011.
Director, CEO – March, 2014 to Present
Mr. Byrne has nearly three decades of experience with real estate development and investment portfolios, various consortia and joint venture projects, combined with organizational leadership experience at the highest levels in leading high profile property companies in both the private and the public sectors.
His specific expertise includes; establishing new businesses, company vision and strategy, organizational restructuring, property acquisitions and development, infrastructure development, private and public partnerships, major joint ventures, town planning and sites master planning, marketing, leasing, design and construction, investment management, asset and facility management, capital markets and funding, recruitment of leadership and management teams. This expertise has been leveraged across; major mixed-use developments, regional retail malls, office towers, hotels and resorts, residential apartment towers, master planned community estates and infrastructure projects, including new airports and associated rail.
A few examples of his experience include the planning phases, design and initial rebuilding of the new World Trade Center in Manhattan, New York, a landmark mixed-use real estate development. In addition, all the real estate developments at the new Hong Kong International Airport.
During his career, Mr. Byrne has held various leadership positions, including Chairman, Board Member, Chief Executive Officer and President, and will be instrumental in leading MGG on the next phase of its significantly scaled growth.
Director– January 2013 to Present
Mr. Shaw brings over three decades of leadership and experience in successful real estate development, operational management, and civic engagement to McWhinney. As Executive Vice President, Mr. Shaw oversees the entire McWhinney portfolio of commercial, community development, and acquisitions. Before Mr. Shaw joined the McWhinney team in 2009, he was instrumental in developing more than 20 million square feet of commercial properties located throughout the western United States. Mr. Shaw led the Opus Denver and Kansas City operations and the execution of all development work undertaken in these regions. The Denver office generated approximately $100 million in revenues annually and successfully completed more than 7 million square feet of commercial properties since opening in January 1995. The Kansas City office created approximately $60 million in revenues annually and successfully completed over 2.5 million square feet of commercial properties since opening in 1999. Mr. Shaw is the most recent addition to the Board of MGG, joining in January 2013.
Director and Audit Committee Chair – February 2011 to Present
Mr. Sweeney is currently an independent business and financial consultant. In addition to the MGG Board, he also serves on the Board of Directors for Tahoe Resources Inc. and Greenville Strategic Royalty Corp. Previously, he was a Chief Financial Officer for both Canico Resource Corp. (acquired by Vale) and Sutton Resources (acquired by Barrick Gold) and was a senior executive for Plutonic Power. Mr. Sweeney has more than 30 years’ experience in financial management of mining and renewable energy companies. Mr. Sweeney joined as a director in February 2011 and is the Chair of the Audit Committee.