Patrick McGrath, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. McGrath is a CPA, CGA with over 15 years experience as a senior executive of junior resource companies including being a founder and former Vice President of Finance of Adriana Resources Inc. (now Sprott Resource Holdings Inc.), a development company focused on iron ore where assisted in raising $50 million in debt and equity. Mr. McGrath has lead corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, capital raises and joint ventures. Mr. McGrath has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Memorial University.
Varun Prasad, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Prasad is a CPA, CGA and had senior roles with development stage mining companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and is well versed in the continuous disclosure requirements. Mr. Prasad has a Bachelor of Technology in Accounting from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
Jack McClintock, Director
Mr. McClintock is a Professional Engineer and is the Chief Executive Officer of Northisle Copper and Gold Inc. Mr. McClintock was a former Exploration Manager with BHP Billiton and has a successful track record of leading and participating in a number of mineral discoveries and acquisitions, including but not limited to, Rio Algom’s discovery of the Spence porphyry copper deposit in Chile for which he was awarded the “Prospector of the Year” award by the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada in 1998, and the acquisition of the Antamina deposit in Peru.
Douglas Urch, Director
Mr. Urch has been the Executive Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Bankers Petroleum Ltd. since February 2008 which was acquired in 2016 for total consideration of approximately $575 million. Prior to Bankers, Mr. Urch was the Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Rally Energy Corp. which was acquired for total consideration of approximately $898 million in 2007. Mr. Urch is a CPA, CMA and a graduate member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D).
Peter A. Ball, Director
Mr. Ball began his career in the late 1980s working as a mining engineer, and subsequently in various management and senior executive roles for numerous companies including Hudson Bay Mining & Smelting, Echo Bay Mines Ltd., Eldorado Gold Corp., Adriana Resources Inc., Argentex Mining Corp., Century Mining Corp., Columbus Gold Corp. and Redstar Gold Corp. Mr. Ball is a graduate of the Haileybury School of Mines, Georgian Business College.
Lutz Klingmann, Technical Advisor
Mr. Klingmann is a Professional Engineer and was a Director/CEO of Golden Queen Mining Co Ltd. (“Golden Queen”) (TSX: GQM) from 2001 to 2015. During Mr. Klingmann’s tenure at Golden Queen, he developed the gold and silver heap leach project known as Soledad Mountain in southern California. Mr. Klingmann secured all major approvals and permits for the Soledad Mountain Project and construction of the mine started in January 2013. In 2014, Mr. Klingmann was involved in securing project financing of US $100 million for he project and Golden Queen declared commercial production on the property in December 2016.
Mr. Klingmann also founded Minto Explorations Ltd. (“Minto”) in 1993 specifically for the acquisition of the Minto property interest held by Asarco Inc., Teck Resources Limited and Falconbridle Ltd. Minto concluded a US $25 million financing agreement with ASARCO to bring the Minto project to production. Minto was acquired by Sherwood Copper Corporation in 2005. Construction was completed and the mine started production in September 2007 and continues in production today under Capstone Mining Corp. (Sherwood Copper and Capstone Mining combined in 2008).
Mike Petrina, Technical Advisor
Mr. Petrina, P. Eng, played a key role in the start-up (restart) of two underground mines and was also the former COO of Probe Mines Limited and former VP Operations of MAG Silver where managed permitting and feasibility studies of advanced stage mining projects.
Lawrence O’Connor, Technical Advisor
Mr. O’Connor, Q.P., has extensive experience in permitting and mine start-ups. Mr. O’Connor was VP Operations at Western Goldfields (now New Gold) where he played a key role in the restart of the Mesquite mine in Southern California. Mr. O’Connor was formerly G.M. of Eldorado’ Gold’s La Colorada mine where he completed the feasibility and permitting for a major expansion of operations.