About MetalMiner

MetalMiner is the only metals procurement platform.

Our cloud technology (MetalMiner Insights) provides a competitive advantage for buyers. It combines actionable should cost models (real-time), price forecasting and sourcing strategy recommendations. These are integrated with pricing data, charting, news and more. And we back it up with Managed Sourcing cost reduction, risk mitigation and should-cost modeling services.

We also sell PDF price forecast reports for those that want a monthly report and digest a printed copy (and look at the metals industrial drone photography we obsess over, and sometimes take ourselves, every month).

MetalMiner is part of the Azul Partners portfolio of procurement solutions.

Our Story

We’re used to putting our own dollars on the line.

Our DNA starts with metals trading, with our own capital, rather than economics or procurement. After apprenticing at an aluminum trading company, Lisa Reisman, owned and operated her own aluminum import-export company, in addition to later leading cost reduction initiatives as a management consultant. Stuart Burns, the one with the posh accent, is a lifelong metals trader and sourcing expert.

Together, we have over 50 years of metals industry experience between us, which all started with being on different sides of the same trade in New York and London (which is how we met). Trading eventually led to metals sourcing and supply chain consulting. In fact, we started MetalMiner in 2007 to drive lead generation efforts for our metals cost reduction practice.

Since then, we’ve assembled a motley crew of technologists, grizzly metals-buying industry veterans, engineers and quants to build a platform we selfishly wanted for ourselves — a solution that is a shortcut that shows how to buy, when to buy and what to pay.

MetalMiner solutions include:

  • Insights (cloud platform, price data, should-cost modeling)
  • Outlook (PDF monthly forecast report, with buying recommendations)
  • Managed Sourcing (and related solutions)

Whether you’re looking for a metals procurement platform, price forecasting, pricing data or cost reduction, we’d love to hear from you.

Our Team

Lisa Reisman MetalMinerLisa Reisman – Founder/Executive Editor A third-generation metals enthusiast, Lisa is co-founder and executive editor of MetalMiner CEO of MetalMiner parent company, Azul Partners. – Read full bio.
stuart burns metalminerStuart Burns – Founder/Editor-at-large Stuart has over 35 years of international metal supply experience including ten years running a metals distribution business with sales in 26 countries on five continents. He is considered an expert in global metals trading and sourcing. – Read full bio.
don hauser metalminerDon Hauser – Vice President, Business Solutions
Don negotiated over $300 million of annual global steel purchases for a world leader of agricultural equipment and achieved cost savings of $34 million over two years when compared to historical purchasing practices. He has executed purchasing strategies in Brazil, Mexico, Europe and the U.S., maintains strong relationships with both steel producers and service centers, and is considered one of the world’s foremost expert steel buyers. Don has both his bachelor’s in manufacturing engineering and MBA from Western Illinois University.
Marcos BrionesMarcos Briones — Product Development Data Analyst
Marcos completed his dual master’s degree in industrial engineering and operations from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He now serves as a product development data analyst at MetalMiner and Spend Matters. He holds a BSc and Master in Industrial engineer (concentration in Supply Chain & Management engineer) from the Technical University of Madrid.
Maria Rosa GobitzMaria Rosa Gobitz — Senior Research Analyst
Maria Rosa is from Peru, and she has over 8 years of experience in the mining industry. She started her career as a geotechnical engineer at Knight Piesold. She later transitioned into research analysis at Wood Mackenzie as a supply and cost analyst for base and precious metals. Maria Rosa joined the MetalMiner team in 2020 as a senior research analyst. She holds a geological engineering degree from the Colorado School of Mines and is working on her graduate degree from Queen’s University.
Nick AthanisNick Athanis — Client Services Manager
Nick comes to us as a graduate of Marquette University, with a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management and Marketing. As a Client Services Manager for MetalMiner, Nick is excited to combine his marketing skills with knowledge of supply chain in his role. His intellectual curiosity and communications skills make for a great chance to provide real value to clients. In his free time, Nick enjoys being with friends and family, listening to music, playing guitar, watching films, and sharpening his chess game.
Fouad Egbaria — Editor, MetalMiner.com
Fouad joined the MetalMiner team as its newest editor, coming from a journalism background. He previously covered local news in the northern suburbs of Chicago. He holds a bachelor’s in English from the University of Michigan and a master’s from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism. – Read full bio.

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