Management & Directors
John Anderson – Interim CEO, Chairman of the Board & Director
John Anderson has over 20 years of Capital market experience specializing in the resource sector. He was a founder and Financier of many start up companies with experience on the TSX, NYSE, NASDAQ and London AIM and Swiss Stock Exchange. He was a founder of Deep 6 PLC, American Eagle Oil and Gas as well a founding general partner in Aquastone Capital LLC, a New York based gold fund. Anderson has raised more than $35 million for Triumph Gold (formerly Northern Freegold). Prior to this, he worked in Investor Relations at Bema Gold and corporate Development at Manulife Financial in commercial real estate development.
Tony Barresi, Ph.D., P.Geo – President & Director
Dr. Barresi is an economic geologist with greater than ten years of base and precious metal exploration experience. He has conducted successful exploration programs on grassroots and brownfields projects, and specializes in volcanogenic massive sulfide, porphyry and epithermal deposit exploration. He also has experience conducting exploration for rare-earth-element, Mississippi-valley type, iron-oxide-copper-gold, skarn, orogenic gold, and diamond deposits. Tony obtained his B.Sc. (honours) from Saint Mary’s University in 2004 and Ph.D. from Dalhousie University in 2015. His Ph.D. thesis focused on the interplay between island-arc evolution and metallogenesis as recorded by the Hazelton Group in northwestern British Columbia, within one of Canada’s premiere metal districts. Tony was awarded the prestigious Mary-Claire Ward Geoscience Award for his thesis by the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) and the Geological Association of Canada (GAC).
Rakesh Patel – Chief Financial Officer
Rakesh Patel is a partner in the Audit and Assurance Group at DMCL Chartered Professional Accountants. He provides audit and advisory services to Canadian and US private and public companies. He specializes in guiding private companies entering the public markets and assisting them with the registration process. He also has extensive knowledge of Canadian and US securities rules relating to the public markets, initial public offerings, prospectuses and mergers and acquisitions.
Joseph Campbell – Director
As a professional geologist with 34 years of experience in exploration and mining, his roles included Exploration Manager, Mine Manager, Chief Mine Geologist of various gold and base metal mines, and Project Manager for advanced mine development projects, both open pit and underground. In 2002 he co-founded GeoVector Management Inc., a geoscientific consulting firm based in Ottawa, Ontario. Highlights of Joe Campbell’s career include the definition of a 250 million tonne Nickel laterite deposit in Cuba (Pinares) while Chief Geologist, and the discovery of the Meliadine gold project in Nunavut while Project Manager for a seven year period from discovery through to pre-feasibility.
Gregory Sparks – Director
Mr. Sparks is a registered Professional Engineer and is currently the Managing Director–Metals of John T. Boyd Company Mining and Geological Consultants. He has over 40 years of diverse experience relating to surface and underground mines and plants. Greg has held numerous senior executive roles for both exploration and development projects. Previously he was the General Manager of Genex Construction LLC, a heavy civil construction firm. He was formerly Vice President, Development of Echo Bay Mines Ltd. Mr. Sparks has a B.Sc. in Mining Engineering from the Missouri School of Mines.
Marco Strub – Director
Marco is a principal of Sircon AG, a consulting and investment research company based in Zurich, Switzerland, and was formerly a partner of Exulta AG, a portfolio management company from 1997 to 2003. He is an Independent Director of Triumph Gold Corp., and Canada Zinc Metals Corp. (Formerly: Mantle Resources Inc.). He has also been a Director of Open Gold Corp (aka, Range Capital Corp) since 2009 and Mexigold Corp. (formerly, BCY Resources Inc.) since 2011. He served as a Director at Margaret Lake Diamonds, Inc. (JDV Capital Corp.) from 2011 to 2014, and as a Director of MVE Capital Corp. since 2007. He received a Master of Arts degree from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland in 1982.