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Climb if you will, but remember that courage and strength are nought without prudence, and that a momentary negligence may destroy the happiness of a lifetime. Do nothing in haste; look well to each step; and from the beginning think what may be the end.
— Scrambles Amongst the Alps by Edward Whymper

Massif Capital is an asset manager with an investment process that parallels Edward Whymper's statement about climbing presented above. We invest with caution and conviction, and every decision we make is the result of prudence and calculation. Our goal is good absolute returns, but only after accounting for risk, and prioritizing the preservation of capital.  




Mr. Thomson is the Founder and Managing Partner of Massif Capital, LLC. Mr. Thomson has experience in private equity and credit insurance. Mr. Thomson has also served as a strategic and economic advisor to NATO/ISAF in Afghanistan, focusing on counter-corruption strategy and developing the country’s legal framework for natural resources development. Before starting Massif Capital, Mr. Thomson worked in the New York office of Chaucer, a Lloyd’s of London insurance syndicate, serving as a credit analyst and co-portfolio manager for a $2.6 billion portfolio of credit insurance policies focused primarily on commodity trading and project finance. Mr. Thomson is a Graduate of Trinity College and holds a Masters in Government from Harvard University, where his research and thesis focused on assessing the impact of political risk on the returns of natural resources projects.

Chip Russell
Managing Partner

Mr. Russell is a Managing Partner of Massif Capital, LLC. Mr. Russell is a former energy professional with 7+ years of experience in energy economics and operations. Mr. Russell’s expertise covers a wide range of topics including asset valuation, risk analysis and global electricity markets. Prior to joining Massif Capital, Mr. Russell was the Director of Business Development at Eos Energy Storage, responsible for leading various corporate strategy and international expansion opportunities. Mr. Russell holds a B.A. in applied economics from Bates College and a Masters in Environmental Management with a concentration in energy systems from Duke University. His graduate research focused on the optimization strategies for advanced storage systems in de-regulated electricity markets.

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