Our Team

Experienced professionals

With extensive commercial and technical experience in the mining industry

Joseph Archibald
Co-Founder & Partner

Joseph Archibald is a co-founder and Partner at Pandion Mine Finance, LP.

Prior to co-founding Pandion, Mr. Archibald most recently served as a Senior Vice President in the Precious Metals group of Jefferies LLC, Director at Deutsche Bank, and Senior Vice President at HSBC. Mr. Archibald has a 20 year background in commodities covering every aspect of prepay and strategic hedging transactions including business development, deal origination, analysis, structuring, due diligence, and documentation.

Mr. Archibald received his BS in Finance from Sacred Heart University in 1995 and his MBA from New York University in 2001.

Ryan Byrne
Co-Founder & Partner

Ryan Byrne is a co-founder and Partner at Pandion Mine Finance, LP.

Prior to co-founding Pandion, Mr. Byrne most recently served as the Global Head of Precious Metals for Jefferies LLC and Head of Base Metals Americas for Jefferies LLC.  Prior to his 4 years with Jefferies, Mr. Byrne served as Global Head of Precious Metals at Prudential Financial.  Mr. Byrne has a 21-year background in metals covering most aspects of the precious metals industry. Mr. Byrne launched the Prepaid Metal Mine Finance business at Jefferies in 2012.  Mr. Byrne’s responsibilities included oversight of all aspects of the Precious Metals business including metals finance, business development, market / operational / credit risk, technology development and new business initiatives.

Mr. Byrne received his BA in History from Boston College in 1994 and his MBA from New York University in 2003.

David Geraghty
Vice President

David Geraghty joined Pandion Mine Finance, LP in May 2016.

Mr. Geraghty most recently served for 2 years as an Assistant Vice President in the Structured Commodity Trade Finance team of Deutsche Bank.  Prior to his position with Deutsche Bank, Mr. Geraghty served in a number of roles over 4 years in the Mining & Metals Finance teams of Standard Bank, BNP Paribas and WestLB.  Mr. Geraghty has over 7 years of experience in the origination, execution and management of project / structured finance transactions in the natural resources sector, with more than 4 years of such experience directly related to the metals and mining industry.

Mr. Geraghty received his BA in Mathematics & Economics from Lafayette College in 2009.

Mike Lashutka
Associate

Mr. Lashutka most recently served 2 years as Investment Banking Analyst in the Natural Resources coverage group of Morgan Stanley at the firm’s New York office and engaged in business development as well as the execution of M&A, equity, and debt transactions.  Prior to his position with Morgan Stanley, Mr. Lashutka served 4 years in the United States Marine Corps initially as Infantry Platoon Commander and later as Infantry Company Executive Officer.

Mr. Lashutka received his BS in Business Administration from Boston University in 2010.