About
Blue Sail Capital

25+ Years of International Experience

Rahim Kassim-Lakha

Founder & Principal, Blue Sail Capital, Inc. | Principal, Pyfera Growth Capital Corp. | Strategic Advisor, Max Resource Corporation, Storm Exploration Inc., Workforce Wellness.

Rahim Kassim-Lakha is a respected figure in the realm of financial strategy and investment management, with a distinguished career spanning multiple sectors over +25 years. He is acknowledged for his prudent investment approach, award winning fund manager, insightful advisory roles, and strategic foresight.

Dr. Christian J. Grainger

Dr. Christian J. Grainger is a distinguished exploration geologist with over 25 years of international experience, contributing significantly to both grassroots and brownfields exploration, as well as resource definition and development.

Ready to offer a 360º Perspective

Rahim’s successful work experience on the buy as well as the sell side allows him to provide a 360° perspective in guiding his clients

Prior to moving to Canada, Rahim spent 6 years working with U.S. Global Investors in Texas where he managed 3 top-performing equity funds.

His long standing relationships are with executives and board members across multiple sectors as well as sovereign funds, pension funds, mutual funds, hedge funds and high net worth individuals in the North America, LATAM, Europe, Africa and Asia.

Rahim is a graduate of Brown University where he was awarded a dual major in Business Economics and Organisational Management. Rahim began his career as a financial analyst in Boston with Fidelity Capital.

Rahim Kassim-Lakha

Founder & Principal, Blue Sail Capital, Inc. | Principal, Pyfera Growth Capital Corp. | Strategic Advisor, Max Resource Corporation, Storm Exploration Inc., Workforce Wellness.

Rahim Kassim-Lakha is a respected figure in the realm of financial strategy and investment management, with a distinguished career spanning multiple sectors over +25 years. He is acknowledged for his prudent investment approach, award winning fund manager, insightful advisory roles, and strategic foresight.

His current roles include:

  • Founder & Principal, Blue Sail Capital, Inc. a family office that specializes in investing in high-growth private and public companies. Under his leadership, the firm has cultivated expertise in Real Estate, Technology, Healthcare, and Resources.
  • Rahim serves as a Principal at Pyfera Growth Capital Corp., a private equity firm that targets high-growth opportunities and sustainable cash flows from dividends non-resource companies. The firm’s focus on technology and impact investing aligns with Rahim’s strategic outlook. 
  • Rahim’s experience in the resource sector is further evidenced in his role as a Strategic Advisor to Max Resource Corporation and Storm Exploration Inc. These positions enable him to utilize his extensive experience in capital markets and resource investing to guide the companys’ growth and development.
  • Rahim’s experience extends to the realm of technology and healthcare as as a member of the Advisory Board at Workforce Wellness, a private revenue generating software company, where his guidance contributes to advising the CEO and Board.


Previous Experience:

  • Managing Director, Bank owned and Independent Boutiques Rahim’s impressive tenure as a Managing Director saw him contribute to esteemed financial institutions, including GMP, National Bank, and Salman Partners to name a few.
  • Portfolio Manager, U.S. Global Investors Rahim’s role as a Portfolio Manager at U.S. Global Investors marked a pivotal period in his career, where he co-managed three mutual funds with assets exceeding U$1 billion. His expertise spanned a range of aware winning funds, including a global resource fund, a large cap US equities Fund, and an Asia ex-Japan fund.
  • Financial Analyst, Fidelity Capital Markets  Early in his career, Rahim’s role as a Financial Analyst to private equity firm, Fidelity Capital sharpened his financial acumen, where he evaluated funding a broad array business plans and developed intricate financial models.


Rahim Kassim-Lakha is a graduate of Brown University, holding a dual major in Business Economics and Organizational Management.

Dr. Christian J. Grainger

Dr. Christian J. Grainger is a distinguished exploration geologist with over 25 years of international experience, contributing significantly to both grassroots and brownfields exploration, as well as resource definition and development. His expertise particularly shines in the precious and base-metals sector across South and Central America and the Caribbean. Holding a PhD in Economic Geology from the esteemed University of Western Australia, Dr. Grainger’s remarkable career has left an indelible mark on the industry.

Professional Highlights:

Education and Expertise: Dr. Grainger is a proud alumnus of the University of Western Australia, where he earned both his BSc and PhD in Economic Geology. His academic journey was further enriched by sponsorship from Vale Brasil, a testament to his early promise and dedication to the field.

Discoveries and Transactions:

Throughout his illustrious career, Dr. Grainger has played a pivotal role in several game-changing discoveries and commercially successful transactions:

  • Continental Gold (Colombia): Dr. Grainger played a key role in the early stages of the Continental Gold project, conducting rigorous due diligence that led to the recognition of the world-class Buritica Au-Ag deposit. The project’s immense potential was eventually realized when it was acquired by Zijin Mining for a staggering +US$1.4 billion, boasting a remarkable 11.4 million ounces of gold equivalent.
  • Cordoba Minerals (Colombia): Dr. Grainger’s expertise was instrumental in identifying and consolidating the San Matias Cu-Au district, including the Alacran Cu-Au deposit. With an impressive resource of 100 million tonnes grading at 0.6% CuEq, this project was later acquired by HPX, part of the prestigious Friedland group of companies.
  • Collective Mining (Co-founder): Dr. Grainger’s visionary leadership played a pivotal role in the identification of the Guayabales project, culminating in the consolidation of the entire northern Marmato gold district, an area boasting a substantial gold resource exceeding 10 million ounces. Additionally, his involvement contributed to the Apollo Cu-Au discovery, showcasing his consistent ability to uncover hidden potential.


Exploration Pioneering:

Dr. Grainger’s exceptional insight led to the recognition of untapped mineral potential in previously unexplored regions. He identified the potential for sediment-hosted copper-silver systems in the Cesar Basin, NE Colombia (Max Resource Corp), and initiated exploration in a new orogenic gold belt in the Abejorral district, Colombia (Prudent Minerals). Both of these geological belts had never been drilled before, underlining Dr. Grainger’s capacity for groundbreaking exploration.

Dr. Christian J. Grainger’s remarkable career trajectory showcases his profound impact on the minerals industry, from early academic promise to instrumental roles in significant discoveries and transactions. His dedication, expertise, and leadership continue to shape the field of exploration geology and are a great addition to Blue Sail Capital.