MTB prides itself on having a talented leadership team with in-depth knowledge of the precious metals industry as a whole, and the business expertise to keep MTB in peak form in all future endeavors. Below are a few of the individuals who help guide the success of MTB on a daily basis. 

Manfra Tordella & Brookes

1 Manfra Tordella & Brookes

Based in New York City, USA

Part of the MKS PAMP GROUP since 2002, MTB provides individuals and institutions with a wide selection of international legal tender bullion coins and pure investment bars.

Chris Carkner

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer of MTB since 2019, Chris has extensive knowledge of the bullion and precious metal industry. Prior to joining MTB, Chris was responsible for the global sales for Bullion (including Refinery, Storage and Exchange Traded Products), Numismatics and the Foreign Circulation businesses at the Royal Canadian Mint. Chris started his career at the Royal Canadian Mint in 1996 as an IT consultant and subsequently held progressively senior positions in IT, Marketing and Sales.  Chris holds a Master of Business (MBA) Degree from the University of Ottawa.

Kevin Connell

Chief Operating Officer

Chief Operating Officer of MTB, he has extensive background in both the base and precious metals markets, Kevin came to MTB in 2016 with a keen eye for financials in this unique industry. Overseeing the accounting, finance and IT teams, implementing and securing MTB’s trading and logistics platforms and streamlining operational processes in all facets of the company, Kevin, who worked for J.P. Morgan Metals & Concentrates for seven years and then continued with Freepoint Commodities for another five, also acts as a liaison with our MKS PAMP partners across the globe.

Roy Friedman


President of MTB, he has extensive knowledge in all facets on the precious metals industry. In addition to his trading experience, he is a well-respected commentator and writes a blog that appears several times a week on the MTB homepage. Roy has held executive level positions at several industry leading trading companies through his career. While working closely with all departments, he has principal responsibility for the trading and sales activities of the company.