Risks and rewards part of innovation

To be more competitive and grow, Canadian companies need to take more risks – and HR can help, according to 4 CEOs we talked to across the country
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/17/2013

Nolan Watson, president and CEO, Sandstorm

The Vancouver-based company and its subsidiary Premier Royalty have about 30 employees

In 2004, Nolan Watson was a 25-year-old CFO at Silver Wheaton. He and mining entrepreneur Ian Telfer were involved in executing a new finance business model called silver streaming, in which an upfront cash payment is exchanged for the right to purchase a mining company’s silver production at a certain predetermined price.