Management & Directors
Gary Freeman, Director, President & CEO
Mr. Freeman is a Vancouver based entrepreneur and financier who has held a number of executive positions and been instrumental in financing, marketing and shareholder relations' capacities with several junior exploration companies. Mr. Freeman has over 32 years of valuable experience in the industry, including a number of years in the brokerage industry. Mr. Freeman was President and CEO of Pediment Gold Corp until it was acquired by Argonaut Gold Inc. in January 2011.
Craig Roberts, P.Eng, Director & Vice President of Corporate Development
Mr. Roberts is a mining engineer with over 30 years of operations, consulting, and investment banking experience. This includes work on feasibility studies for numerous mining projects worldwide, investment banking/due diligence roles in over 200 institutional mining equity financings, and significant experience advising management and boards on both friendly and hostile transactions.
Hendrik Van Alphen, Director
Mr. Van Alphen has been in the mining business for over 27 years, first as an exploration drilling contractor, then as President of Pacific Rim Mining Corp. Mr. Van Alphen laid the foundation for Pacific Rim which became a successful South American-based resource company. He was also instrumental in the Company's entrance into South America. He has been a director of Cardero Resource Corp. (TSX) since 1999, was the Chief Executive Officer of the Company from May 14, 2001 to November 9, 2011 and President of the Company from April 10, 2000 to June 1, 2011. He is also currently President & CEO and a director of Wealth Minerals Ltd. (TSXV), and a director of Indico Resources Ltd. (TSXV).
Peter Mordaunt, P.Geo, ICD.D, Director
Mr. Mordaunt is a Registered Professional Geoscientist with over 25 years of experience in mining, mine development and advanced exploration, including 18 years of experience in Mexico. Mr. Mordaunt recently retired in January 2010 from his role as Chairman and CEO of Stingray Copper Inc., which he founded, managed and merged with Mercator Minerals Ltd. in December 2009. Previously he founded, managed and merged Corner Bay Silver Inc. with Pan American Silver Inc in 2003. Mr. Mordaunt's business skills have been focused on advanced project development leading to bankable feasibility studies, finance, mergers and acquisitions for more than 20 years. Mr. Mordaunt graduated from the University of Guelph in 1984. He is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and has the Professional Certification as ICD.D which is recognized both nationally and internationally.
Darren Devine, Director
Mr. Devine has been the director and a principal of CDM Capital Partners Inc., a private British Columbia company involved in the business of venture capital financing and investments, since April 2011. Mr. Devine is also the President of Chelmer Consulting Corp. a Canadian a corporate financing advisory group specializing in structuring, financing and listing of companies in the energy and natural resource sectors. Previously, Mr. Devine was a securities and M&A lawyer qualified in Canada and the UK. In addition, currently he is also an advisor, director and/or senior officer of numerous private and publicly listed companies in the energy sectors.
Scott Kelly, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Kelly has over 12 years of experience acting as an officer and director in the resource sector, having served as Chief Financial Officer for various public companies during this time. At present, Mr. Kelly also serves as Chief Financial Officer for Sonoro Metals Corp., Ely Gold and Minerals Inc., and Marlin Gold Mining Ltd.
Dayna Leigh, Corporate Secretary
Dayna Leigh has 10 years of experience as a Corporate Secretary for junior exploration companies. Ms. Leigh has been Corporate Secretary of Ethos Gold Corp. since June 2010, previously she was Corporate Secretary for Pediment Gold Corp. from April 2007 until January 2011, when Pediment was taken over by Argonaut Gold Inc. Ms. Leigh has also been the Corporate Secretary for Sonoro Metals Corp. (formerly Becker Gold Mines Ltd.) since May 2008. Ms. Leigh graduated with distinction from Capilano University in 2014, earning a certificate in Paralegal studies.
John Robins, Advisor
Mr. Robins is a professional geologist with over 30 years' experience in the mining industry. His career has focused on mineral exploration and project development. In 2008 he received the Spud Huestis award for having made "a significant contribution to enhance the mineral resources of British Columbia and the Yukon". Mr. Robins is the cofounder of Hunter Exploration, Stornaway Diamond Corporation, Kivalliq Energy Corporation, North Country Gold Corp. and Kaminak Gold Corporation. Mr. Robins was also involved in the successful sale/merger of several pubic companies including Grayd Resources Corporation (Agnico Eagle), Troon Resources (Grenville Strategic Royalty), Arauco Minerals (Kinross), Creston Moly Corporation (Mercator) and Northair Silver (Kootenay Silver). Mr Robins is currently the Executive Chairman of Kaminak Gold Corporation and also a director of Kivalliq Energy Corporation, Northern Empire Resources Corp. and West Melville Minerals Inc.