Directors

DAVID ADAMSON, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Executive Chairman & Director


Mr. Adamson has over 25 years of experience in the mineral deposit industry mainly in Canada and the USA. He has a proven record of creating shareholder value by identifying opportunities, making discoveries and advancing them through the exploration stage to development. Mr. Adamson has provided leadership in public companies at both management and board levels. In 2010 he received the AME BC Colin Spence award for Excellence in Global Mineral Exploration. He has played a key role in five mineral deposits, most recently at Newcastle Gold where he unlocked significant shareholder value when he oversaw the development of the geological model.  This lead to its eventual sale and basis of a 3 million oz proven and probable gold mine plan. Mr. Adamson is fully conversant with complex corporate agreements and negotiations including corporate re-organizations, option and joint venture agreements, stakeholder agreements and all aspects of public financings, having raised well over $500 million to date. Mr. Adamson has been a member of senior management and board member of several publicly traded companies, prior to which he was senior geologist with Lac Minerals, a major gold producing company which was acquired by Barrick Gold in 1995. Mr. Adamson holds both an MSc and PhD in economic geology.

MICHAEL GENTILE

Director


From 2003 to 2018 Mr. Gentile worked as a professional money manager at Formula Growth Limited, an independent investment management firm established in Montreal in 1960 with a long-term track record of creating investor wealth. While at Formula Growth his main sector focus was the mining and natural resource sectors. In 2012, Mr. Gentile became the co-manager of the Formula Growth Alpha Fund, a market neutral hedge fund focused on small to mid-cap equities. From 2011 to 2018 the Formula Growth Alpha Fund became one of the largest market neutral funds in Canada, growing its assets under management to over $650 million by the end of 2018. In October 2018, Mr. Gentile retired from full time money management in order to be able to spend more time with his family. Subsequently, he remains a very active investor in the mining space owning significant stakes in several small-cap mining companies and is currently a strategic advisor to Radisson Mining Resources (TSX.V: RDS) and a board member of Roscan Gold Corporation (TSX.V: ROS) and Northern Superior Resources (TSX.V: SUP).

MICHAEL G. LESKOVEC, CPA, CA

Director


Mr. Leskovec is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over sixteen years of financial experience with publicly listed companies and capital markets. He currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Nighthawk Gold Corp. (TSX listed resource company) and as the Vice-President, Financial Reporting of Northfield Capital Corporation (TSXV listed investment holding company).  Mr. Leskovec holds an Honours BAcc from Brock University in Ontario, Canada. Until its sale in 2008, Mr. Leskovec served as an Officer of Gold Eagle Mines Ltd., which was involved in the development of the Bruce Channel deposit in Red Lake, Ontario, and was sold to Goldcorp Inc. for $1.5 billion. Prior to this, he served as an Audit and Assurance Manager at Smith Nixon LLP, where he managed audit engagements of publicly listed corporations traded on the TSX and TSXV. 

KEVIN REID

Director


Mr. Reid is a Managing Partner of Maxit Capital. He joined Maxit Capital in 2017 after 15 years with the mining investment banking team at GMP. Mr. Reid has a wide range of M&A advisory and financing transaction experience including: the origination of Goldcorp's $2.0 billion acquisition of Wheaton River, EMC Metals' $1.6 billion sale to Uranium One, Orko Silver's $400 million sale to Couer D'Alene, GlobeStar's $200 million sale to Perilya Limited and Potash One's $450 million sale to K+S. He has also advised on three acquisitions and ~$250 million in financings for Klondex Mines, and the recent sale to Hecla Mining. Mr. Reid holds a Bachelor Science (Honours) from Queen's University and an MBA (Finance and Investments) from the Schulich School of Business.

BLAIR SCHULTZ

Director


Mr. Schultz brings over 20 years of experience in financial, operational, project finance and capital markets experience. Mr. Schultz is currently Interim President and CEO of Eastmain Resources Inc. (TSX.V: ER) and served on the board of directors since April 2016. He also served as Interim CEO of 1911 Gold Corporation (TSX.V: AUMB) from June 2018 to January 2019. At 1911, he was also Chairman of Board of Directors from its inception in March 2018, and is currently a Director. His prior board memberships include Ring the Bell Capital Corp (CPC launched February 2018) which was successful with an RTO transaction for Arizona Metals Corp. (TSX.V: AMC), Klondex Mines Ltd. (from June 2012 to September 2018), OK2 Minerals (from August 2016 to September 2018), and VMS Ventures Inc. (from July 2015 to April 2016). Mr. Schultz began his career with one of Canada's top hedge funds, spending 13 years from 2001 to 2014 with K2 and Associates Investment Management Inc. He was Vice President and held various positions most notably, Head of Special Situations, Portfolio Management and Trading. Mr. Schultz holds an Honours Bachelor of Mathematics degree from the University of Waterloo with a Business Administration option from Wilfred Laurier University.

CHRISTOPHER TAYLOR, M. Sc., P.Geo

Director


Economic geologist and explorationist with 15 years of industry and research experience with both mid-tier producer and junior exploration companies. Mr. Taylor is a Director of a number of TSXV listed resource companies and the CEO of Great Bear Resources and Chairman of Kodiak Copper.

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