MRC Corp’s consultative approach to search is carefully designed to meet our client’s specific needs. We closely coordinate each phase of the search with you and adapt it as necessary throughout the duration of the consulting assignment.

Our associates have Mining and HR backgrounds with extensive experience in both corporate settings and executive search. Our 30+ years experience and capability, as a full spectrum consulting firm, enables us to attract, select, develop and retain the best possible talent for our clients.

Robert K Schultz


I founded MRC Corp. in 1984 after working in executive search with two other firms for about seven years in Colorado and New Mexico. After growing up in NYC and working in Philadelphia and Denver, I’ve chosen to reside in NM – ‘The Land of Enchantment’, a welcome base of operations.
I’m privileged to have recognized the opportunity to work with the mining community worldwide. As a working, hands-on manager I’ve had the responsibility for the overall strategic direction, human capital and business objectives of MRC Corp. Most importantly however, is my appreciation and respect for the industry, its challenges and its people. It has been and continues to be my pride and my reward to have a business that acts as a vehicle to engage and connect the people and the companies I’ve had the good fortune to work with for 40 years.

MRC’s highly accomplished mining associates live in Albuquerque New Mexico, Denver and Colorado Springs Colorado and Hilton Head South Carolina with a combined mining search/consulting experience base of over 120 years.


Corporate Vice President

I’ve had the good fortune of working with my Father, Robert Schultz and MRC for most of my life. I was quite young when I started collecting resumes from the mail and fax machine and organized them for our Search Consultants. Eventually, it was my job to answer phones, sort annual reports, and code resumes. Often Robert would have me tag along on a business trip, where everyone always asked if I was “keeping him in line”, a question I still get to this day! Although, I hadn’t planned on working with MRC as a career, I am thankful to have has this remarkable opportunity and orientation to our business and the Mining industry.
Officially, I have worked with MRC since 2001 in a variety of roles; beginning as an Intern and HR Search Consultant, while attending the University of New Mexico in pursuit of my B.B.A in Human Resources and Organizational Behavior. I continued my education and went on to Arizona State University and obtained an M.B.A., and have since worked as a Mining Search Consultant and as MRC’s Corporate Vice President. I help to lead the strategic direction and tactical initiatives of our organization – to develop strong personal and professional relationships with our clients and candidates to ensure the success of our engagements within the broad spectrum of the mining space that we work globally.


Vice President – Mining Search & HR Consulting

James Sanwick joined MRC in 1998; he currently resides in the Hilton Head area of SC. He has over 35 years experience in both general management and as a HR Executive. During his career he has worked in both the public and private sector from start-up operations to large multinational companies, with a decade working for one of the world’s largest mining conglomerates. James focuses on Executive recruiting in the Mining space for MRC.

David McCallum-Price

Senior Consultant – MRC Mining Search

David MacCallum-Price joined MRC’s Mining Group as a Senior Consultant in 2010. David brings almost 20 years of professional experience to our group. David has over 8 years on-the-ground experience in Africa; including gold, coal and uranium operational experience. He followed this operational experience with over 6 years serving as a professional recruiter for the mining industry out of both the UK and Denver.

Knute Sorenson, Ph.D.

Vice President – HR Consulting

Dr. Sorenson is an Executive HR Professional with more than 35 years experience and over ten years as a consultant. His expertise includes Business Improvement, Disaster Recovery, Quality Programs, Strategic Human Resource Management, Organizational Development, Human Performance Improvement, Succession Planning, Leadership Development, and Executive Coaching.


MRC Corp has experience working mining searches across a range of commodity areas including but not limited to:

Precious & Base Metals

Industrial Minerals & Metals

Aggregates/Sand & Gravel

Industrial Chemicals 

Oil Sands/Tar

Terminal/Met Coal



MRC Corp has experience working mining searches across a range of commodity areas including but not limited to:

Juniors, Mid-Caps, Majors

Start-ups & Turn-arounds

Health, Safety & Environmental

Mining Consulting/Advisory

Mining Products & Equipment

Laboratories & Research


Arizona Mining Association

Colorado Mining Association

Denver Region Exploration Geologists Society

New Mexico Mining Association

GSN – Geological Society of Nevada

Mining & Metallurgical Society of America

NMA – National Mining Association

SME – Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration

AIPG – American Institute of Professional Geologists

AEMA – American Exploration & Mining Association

Women in Mining

Women’s Mining Coalition


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