Corporate

 


Management

 

Vern Baker, P.Eng., MBA 

Executive Chairman & Director

Mr. Baker has over 30 years of experience in the mining sector and is currently the CEO of Jaguar Mining (TSX).  He has also served as General Manager of Goldcorp’s Cerro Negro Mine, VP Operations at FNX Mining (TSX) and President at Duluth Metals (TSX).

 

Jason Jessup, MBA

CEO & Director

Mr. Jessup has 23 years of experience in the mining industry, the majority committed to underground mining operations management and project evaluation. He is the co-founder of Magna Mining and founder of Mine Management Partners Ltd.  Formerly, FNX Mining, Sandstorm Gold, Bridgeport Ventures and INCO.

 

Derrick Weyrauch, CPA, CA

CFO & Director

Mr. Weyrauch is an experienced mining CEO, CFO and corporate director with 27+ years in the Canadian and United States capital markets, and operational expertise in scaling and restructurings companies. Currently he is the Interim CEO of Palladium One (TSXV). Formerly he was the CFO of Jaguar Mining (TSX) and Andina Minerals Inc. (TSXV) and director of Banro Corp (TSX/NYSE) and Jaguar Mining Inc.

 

Peter Lightfoot, P.Geo, PhD

Vice President - Exploration

Dr. Lightfoot has over 30 years of experience in the nickel industry. Formerly, Chief Geologist- Base Metals Division, Chief Geologist - Nickel Global Technical Services,  Principle Geologist - Nickel Sulphide, Global Project Generation each at Vale. He is also the founder of Lightfoot Geoscience and Hutchinson Visiting Professor at the University of Western Ontario. 

 

John Seaman

Director

 

John Seaman ICD.D is an accomplished executive with more than 22 years experience in the mining industry from exploration through development and production. Mr. Seaman is currently the Lead Director of Premier Goldmines (PG:TSX) and chairs both the audit and compensation committees. In addition, he serves as an independent director of Wolfden Resources Ltd. (WLF-TSXV) since 2018 and chairs the audit committee. Previously Mr. Seaman has served at the CFO of Premier Goldmines from 2006-2012, in addition, he has served as CFO and/or director of both Pediment Goldcorp (2007-2011) and Wolfden Resources Inc. (2002-2007) until they were acquired.  Mr. Seaman was previously a director and/or officer of other small-cap companies and is an ICD.D member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.


Advisory Board


Dr. Catharine Farrow, Advisor

Dr. Catharine Farrow is a director of Franco-Nevada and President of FarExGeoMine Ltd. (a private consultancy). Dr. Farrow previously served as founding Chief Executive Officer and a Director of TMAC Resources Inc. and Chief Operating Officer of KGHM International Ltd. (formerly FNX Mining Company Inc.). She holds a Doctorate in Earth Sciences from Carleton University, a Master’s degree in Geology from Acadia University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Mount Allison University.

 

 

Gord Morrison, Advisor

Mr. Gord Morrison is an Executive Advisor for TMAC Resources. Previously he served as President and Chief Technology Officer of TMAC, Chief Technology Officer of KGHM International Ltd and SVP of Exploration for FNX Mining. Prior to FNX Mining, Mr. Morrison worked 32 years for INCO Ltd. Mr. Morrison is an acknowledged expert in the exploration of the Sudbury Basin and played an integral part in numerous major discoveries in the Sudbury Basin.


Mynyr Hoxha, Technical Advisor

Dr. Hoxha has 30 years of experience in the mining and exploration industry, with over 10 years working in the Sudbury Basin for FNX Mining. He has a PhD in Structural Geology from National Polytechnic Institute of Lorraine (France) and was key member for the discovery of numerous deposits at the McCreedy West Mine throughout his tenure. Dr. Hoxha previously held senior exploration and mining geologist roles in Quebec and Northern Ontario for TVX Gold Inc, EXALL Resources Limited and Barrick Gold, Inco Technical Services, OGS, Laurentian University. Currently he is the Chief Geologist at Alamos Gold’s Young-Davidson Mine.


Dan Wilton, Advisor

Mr. Wilton is an experienced mining corporate financier and investor. Currently he is the CEO of First Mining Finance Corp. while previously, he was a Partner at Pacific Road Capital, a mining private equity investment fund with $800 million under management. Prior to that he was Managing Director and Head of Global Mining at National Bank Financial.

 

Carl DeLuca, Advisor

Mr. Carl DeLuca was most recently the Chief Legal Counsel for Detour Gold until they were acquired by Kirkland Lake Gold in January 2020. He has more than 13 years of experience with Vale (Inco) in various roles including Head of Legal, Corporate and Assistant Secretary. He is experienced in significant business transactions including complex M&A, JV and financing of projects.