Michael Loreman – Entrepreneur in Residence, Mining & Energy
Mike Loreman has over 35 years of experience in the coal and mineral industries, with a focus on physical and financial trading, coal investing, and coal asset management. Mike’s career experiences have grounded him in a particular strategic and analytical approach that is vital for making sound investment decisions in a challenging commodity environment. Since forming Loreman Coal & Mineral Advisory, LLC in early 2016, Mike has provided sell side advisory services to two independent coal producers in the US, successfully closing one.
Mike has provided coal marketing consulting services to several project owners as well. Since 1998, Mike has headed up coal and emissions trading desks at Koch Carbon, Williams Energy, Citadel Investments, and DTE Coal Services, Inc. Most recently, at Mercuria Energy Trading, Inc. he was responsible for coal asset management and coal business development, structuring and investing, including the structuring ad management of an integrated working capital finance and exclusive marketing transaction with one of the largest independent coal producers in Central Appalachia. Mike spent his early career with Shell Mining Company and Zeigler Coal Holding Company in a variety of roles including lead roles in planning and engineering, metals trading, coal sales and marketing, business development, and human resources. He has experience in evaluating coal properties in every coal producing region in the US and Canada, as well as experience in Russia and Indonesia.
Mike is a graduate of the University of Idaho with a BS in Mining Engineering.