Ernie Ortiz

Co-Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Lithium Royalty Corp

Ernie is a Co-Founder, CEO, and President of Lithium Royalty Corp. He managed the origination, structuring, and execution of the  27 royalties within the portfolio  which involved cross-border negotiations with parties in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, Serbia, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States. Ernie has visited many of the world’s lithium deposits, as well as several of the chemical and battery plants that service the EV industry. Ernie is a regular presenter at industry and investor conferences, including Fastmarkets and LME Week.  


Prior to LRC, Ernie was the Senior Materials analyst at Tide Point Capital Management, based in Greenwich, Connecticut. At Tide Point Capital, Ernie led investments into lithium companies that included Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile, Albemarle Corporation, Galaxy Resources Limited, Orezone Gold Corp and others.  


Prior to Tide Point Capital, Ernie was a senior associate at Credit Suisse based in New York City. In 2014, Ernie led the Credit Suisse team in publishing one of the seminal lithium primers that helped companies in the space raise capital based on its in-depth analysis of the industry.  

Ernie sits on the London Metal Exchange Lithium Advisory Committee and serves as a Director on the board of Li-Metal Corp. Ernie is a CFA charterholder and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Chicago.