Mario Justino, M.Sc., P.Geo., President & CEO
Mr. Justino has worked as a mineral exploration geologist across Canada and internationally for several mineral exploration companies. In Canada, he has worked in Quebec, Ontario, Nunavut, Nova Scotia, Manitoba, and Labrador. His international exploration experience includes working in Finland, Sweden, French Guiana, and in Portugal. He has conducted property visits to Spain, Morocco, and Mexico. Mr. Justino is fluent in English, French, and Portuguese. He is a member of l'Ordre des géologues du Québec, the Society of Economic Geologists and the PDAC. He holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc. Hons.) degree in Geology from McGill University and a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Geology from Acadia University.
Marco Guidi, B.Com. (Hons.), CA, CFO
Mr. Guidi is a Chartered Accountant and holds an Honours Bachelor degree in Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University. Mr. Guidi began his career with an accounting firm where he was as an audit supervisor specializing in serving the audit and tax needs of clients in a variety of industries. He has worked with publicly listed junior mining companies, technology companies, and privately-owned and entrepreneurial companies. In 2010, Marco transi
Adam Szweras, LLB, Secretary
Mr. Szweras is a partner with the law firm Fogler, Rubinoff LLP and a co-founder of Foundation Markets Inc., a Toronto-based investment bank and exempt market dealer. He has practiced securities law for over 12 years and in his corporate finance and legal practice focuses on financing and going public transactions.
Yannis Banks, Chairman of the Board & Director
Mr. Banks leads the natural resource practice of Foundation Markets, specializing in the evaluation, acquisition and financing of energy and mineral assets, identifying strategic M&A opportunities and working with management teams to grow businesses. Prior to joining Foundation Markets Mr. Banks lived and worked in Asia for 2 years including with a rural development NGO focused on water and sanitation, education, health and rural electrification. Mr. Banks is also the CEO of Quia Resources (TSXV:QIA), a Canadian junior gold exploration company active in Colombia, as well as a director of a number of other companies in the mineral exploration and energy sectors.
Jean-Pierre Chauvin, Director
Mr. Chauvin is an engineer holding a B.Sc. in Mining Engineering from Queen's University with over 30 years of experience in the mining and construction industries. From July 2006 to January 2009, Mr. Chauvin has served as Chief Operating Officer of Globestar Mining Corp. and was promoted to President in October 2006. Since 2001, Mr. Chauvin has also acted as President and Senior Consultant of Chauvin Engineering Ltd., based in Oakville, Ontario. This company consults in the mining industry focusing on operational reviews and feasibility studies. He is a director of Khan Resources Inc. and Macusani Yellowcake Inc. He is also currently President and CEO, and a director of PC Gold Inc.
Richard Cleath, Director
Mr. Cleath has more than 25 years of experience as a geologist and in managing, organizing, budgeting, planning and executing various mining exploration projects globally. Mr. Cleath is currently the VP of Explorations for Alpaca Resources Inc., a private junior copper mining company. Mr. Cleath served as Vice President, Exploration with U3O8 Corporation ("U3O8"). Prior to U3O8, Mr. Cleath was Vice President, Exploration with Absolut Resources Corp. where he negotiated and acquired the Chaparra mesothermal gold vein project in southern Peru and led the acquisition of the advanced-stage Andorinhas high-grade gold project in Brazil.
Jeremy Goldman, Director
Mr. Goldman has been actively involved in the Financial and Technology Sectors since completing his MBA in 1995. He worked for TD Bank as a Senior Analyst, then a Senior Manager in their eCommerce group and later joining BCE Emergis as a Director of Product Management. Mr. Goldman has held leading roles in Sales, Operations and Product Management working with early stage technology companies. These roles led to the development of a successful consultancy advising companies on M&A and capital markets transactions. Mr. Goldman holds a CFA charter.
Jean-Francois Pelland, Director
Mr. Pelland has been a member of the Québec Bar since 1994, he has a domestic and international business law practice with an emphasis in the fields of institutional, public and private financing, mergers and acquisitions, structuring and tax planning for private and public corporations and institutions. Jean-Francois is a partner with McMillan Binch LLP, he is also a director of Nevada Exploration Inc. (TSX-V: NGE), of C Level II International Holding Inc. (TSX-V: CII.P) and of Award Capital Inc. (TSX-V: AWD.P)
Andres Tinajero, Director
Mr. Tinajero has over 15 years of business experience, having supported a broad range of industries, including mining, not for profit, manufacturing and retail; establishing a strong accounting and business skill set, transitioning into the public sector serving in leadership roles for small and medium sized companies in extractive industries. During this same period, he has served as Controller and CFO of a number of start-ups and medium sized Public companies across Canada. He holds degrees in Business Administration and an MBA, and is also a Member of the Canadian Institute of Certified Management Accountants, and currently enrolled in the Director's Program through the University of Toronto.