Michael A. Hendrickson
Board of Directors
Mr. Hendrickson has served as a director since August 2017. For nearly 40 years Mr. Hendrickson has been a successful investment banker, entrepreneur and senior executive in the mining, energy, real estate, high-tech and insurance industries. In 2012, Mr. Hendrickson founded StoneBridge Securities, LLC, an international investment banking firm and NASD Broker/Dealer based in Seattle, Washington where he remains the managing partner.
In 2012, Mr. Hendrickson was a founding principal in Base Capital, a private investment and merchant banking firm with a specialty in real estate development and financing. The firm made direct investments in real estate projects and mature businesses along with serving as a developer. Additionally, Mr. Hendrickson was the principal founder of West Coast Management Production and Capital, LLC in 1995, a real estate developer and property manager based in Bellevue, Washington with which he is currently still active. These firms developed mixed use projects, malls, housing projects, multi-family housing and high-rise construction, including the preparation and permitting of raw land.
In 1994 Mr. Hendrickson founded and is currently Chairman and CEO of Hendrickson Exploration & Mining, located in Anchorage, Alaska since he founded the company in 1994. His experience in mining and exploration started 50 years ago in his father’s mining operations followed by additional experience working for the Anaconda Copper Mining Company in Anaconda, Montana, and mining operations in Alaska. He has experience in placer, open pit and load mine operations primarily in the Western US and Alaska.
Mr. Hendrickson also has over 30 years in the insurance industry, including over 25 years with Prudential Insurance Company of America retiring as an officer.
Mr. Hendrickson has served on the Board of Directors of private companies including, Smart Starters from 2000-2005, Tectonic Audio Labs from 2008-2013, Whooshh Innovations, LLC from 2014 to present, Native Network 2015 to present, Big Sky Development Group from 2005 to present, Ignition Wireless from 2014 to present, He served on the Dow Airforce Base Advisory Committee in 1970, SEAPAC Aviation from 2012 to present, Arlington Airport Owners Association since 1991 to present and L&L Energy in 1997.
Mr. Hendrickson attended the Montana School of Mines, the University of Montana, and holds designations as a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Chartered Financial Consultant designation from the American College along with being designated a Life Underwriting Training Council Fellow (LUTCF).
Our board of directors believes that Mr. Hendrickson’s expertise and experience in finance, his perspective, depth and expertise in managing a variety of businesses and leadership as a member of the board of directors in a variety of industries provide him with the qualifications and skills to serve on our board of directors.