Board of Directors
ANDREW THOMSON – PRESIDENT & DIRECTOR
Mr. Thomson is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Soltoro Ltd. which defined a significant silver resource on the El Rayo silver project in South Western Mexico. Soltoro was subsequently acquired by Agnico Eagle Mines in June of 2015. Mr. Thomson is an Entrepreneur who has actively been exploring in Mexico, Honduras and Panama since 1993. Mr. Thomson is fluent in French and proficient in Spanish and currently holds positions on the Board of Directors of Gossan Resources Ltd. and Montero Mining and Exploration Ltd.
HUGH AGRO, B.Sc. M.B.A – DIRECTOR
Hugh Agro is a Principal of Carbon Arc Capital Investments Inc., a private equity backed mining investment firm. Prior to co-founding Carbon Arc, Mr. Agro was Executive Vice President, Strategic Development with Kinross Gold Corporation. At Kinross, Mr. Agro was a member of the Executive Leadership Team and responsible for strategic and operational leadership of Kinross’ growth initiatives including corporate development, global exploration and commercial activities in Russia. Previously, Mr. Agro held senior executive positions with Placer Dome, Senator Capital Partners and in investment banking with Deutsche Bank’s Global Metals and Mining Group.
ALISTAIR WADDELL, B.Sc.(hons), mausimm – DIRECTOR
Alistair Waddell is a geologist with over 20 years of diverse resource industry experience, including senior roles with both junior and senior mining companies providing a broad vision of many aspects of the business. He was a founder and former President and CEO of TSX-V listed GoldQuest Mining Corp. principally focused on exploration in the Dominican Republic. More recently, he was Vice President – Greenfields Exploration for Kinross Gold Corp. responsible for global greenfields exploration. Alistair brings with him excellent experience and a broad knowledge of Latin America including Peru where he lived and worked for over three years.
DARIN WAGNER, M.Sc., P.Geo – DIRECTOR
Mr. Wagner is the former President and CEO of West Timmins Mining. Darin and his team were instrumental in the discovery of the high-grade Thunder Creek Gold Zone in Timmins, Ontario and the subsequent acquisition of West Timmins by Lake Shore Gold in an all share deal valued at $424 million which was completed in November of 2009. Mr. Wagner now heads Balmoral Resources who’s team have been twice recognized as the Explorers of the Year in Quebec for Balmoral’s Martiniere and Grasset discoveries. Mr. Wagner and the team at Platinum Group Metals were awarded the NWOPA Explorer of the Year Award in 2004 for the Seagull Pt-Pd discovery near Thunder Bay, Ontario. In addition to his duties with Balmoral Mr. Wagner currently serves on the Board of Directors of Newcastle Gold and is a co-founder of Falco Resources.
JOSE VIZQUERRA-BENAVIDES, M.sc., AIPG - Advisory Board
Mr. Vizquerra is currently the Executive Vice President of Strategic Development and a Director at Osisko Mining Inc. Previously, Mr. Vizquerra served as the President & CEO of Oban Mining Corp. (“Oban”), where he led the successful change of business strategy that resulted in Oban’s acquisition of Corona Gold, Eagle Hill Exploration Corp. and Ryan Gold to form what is now Osisko Mining. Mr. Vizquerra previously worked as Head of Business Development for Compania de Minas Buenaventura, prior to which he worked as a production and exploration geologist at the Red Lake gold mine. He is currently a board member of Alio Gold Inc. Mr. Vizquerra holds a M.Sc. from Queens University in MINEX, and is a Qualified Person (AIGP).
DOUGLAS REESON, M.B.A., - Advisory Board
Over 28 years of experience in capital markets. Mr. Reeson has held a number of positions in the investment industry including the Executive Director of Listings for the Toronto Stock Exchange, VP and Director of Davidson Partners, Midland Doherty & Yorkton Securities and, earlier, as an investment Analyst at Burns-Fry. Currently President of Gossan Resources Limited, a director of Mega Uranium Ltd. and CFO of Mengold Resources Inc.
PHILLIP WALFORD, B.Sc., P.Geo., - Advisory Board
40 years experience in mining and mineral exploration in North and Central America, active in Mexico since 1993, Phillip Walford is currently President of Marathon Gold. Mr. Walford has held senior management positions at Pamour Porcupine Mines Ltd., LacMinerals Ltd. Geomaque Explorations Ltd., and Hudson Bay Exploration and Development and has extensive international experience in gold and base metal deposits.