President and Founder


In the late 1970s, a young college student decided to put his business studies curriculum to the test. At that time, Bart Kitner was armed with little more than a $700 loan, a nose for opportunities and the doggedness it took to capitalize on them.

He began by occupying a small but significant and overlooked niche, buying scrap gold from jewelers across Eastern Canada, having it refined and selling the resultant pure gold grain on to bigger players. He made this his full-time career upon graduating from McGill University. Eventually, he was able to expand his business into other industrial areas and, by the late 1990s, into precious metals products.

The real breakthrough, however, came in 1995, when the website was launched. Long before the Internet became ubiquitous, he established an online presence for his company. Privileged market information — prices, trends, news — that had once been jealously guarded to protect the knowledge advantage of a few big players was given away to everyone. In short order, became the world's favorite and most trusted source of precious metals market information. With its compelling combination of an online precious metals store, live spot prices, expert market commentaries, up-to-the-minute news and usable market information, our website attracts nearly a million visits every day.

Over the years, Kitner's business outgrew his apartment and moved into an 800 square-foot office in downtown Montreal. Today, it occupies more than two floors of a Montreal office building and two other offices in New York and Hong Kong. The force that drives it, however, is still the entrepreneurial spirit of a college kid with a knack for discovering opportunities.

Kitco's Leadership Team

Bart Kitner


Human Resources Director
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Carmela joined Kitco's leadership team in September of 2005. Energetic and results-focused, she has over 15 years of experience in human resources and talent management. She oversees global HR needs, implementing people strategies, supporting all teams in change and talent management development at Kitco.

Bart Kitner


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Joining Kitco's leadership team in March of 2008, John heads both Kitco’s Media Division and Institutional Business Development. He steers the strategic direction for all content and programming, drives the growth of the division’s digital properties, and oversees the editorial units, online assets, and operational framework. With over 18 years of experience in technology consulting, John is adept at managing complex transformations. He has advised an array of top-tier telecom organizations on innovation, strategy, IT, and business development. His deep expertise is now instrumental in advancing Kitco's position as a leader in financial media, with a particular emphasis on precious metals and blockchain technology sectors, aligning the company’s strategy with emerging market trends.



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Nizar joined Kitco's leadership team in October of 2019. Senior executive with 20 years of extensive technical experience in compliance on national security matters, treasury, financial reporting, accounting cycle and operations in both public and private company environments. Extensive expertise in financing, mergers, acquisitions, divestments and reorganizations.



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Daniel joined our leadership team in June of 2023. He brings over 20 years of customer experience expertise, shaped by impactful roles in the automotive industry. Renowned for his innovative approach to brand strategy and customer engagement, Daniel excels in integrating advanced technologies to enhance brand perception and customer satisfaction. His visionary leadership not only fortifies our brand’s market presence but also deeply connects with our customers, making him an essential asset to our team.