Jason Weber, P.Geo – President & Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. Weber is a geologist with over 20 years of experience in the minerals exploration industry.He most recently held the position of President and CEO of Kiska Metals Corporation, a junior exploration company focused on the exploration and development of the Whistler gold-copper porphyry project in Alaska. Mr. Weber was President and CEO of Rimfire Minerals Corporation from 2007 to 2009 when Rimfire merged with Geoinformatics to create Kiska. He initially joined Rimfire in 1999 as Manager of Corporate Communications. Prior to Rimfire, Mr. Weber was engaged by Equity Engineering as a project geologist working on projects in Canada and Central America. He was the President & CEO of Estrella Gold and also sits on the Board of Tarku Resources Ltd.
John R. Wilson, M.Sc., CPG – Director
Mr . Wilson has over forty years of experience and success in all aspects of base and precious metals exploration, discovery, reserve definition, and mine development. His work has included discoveries in Brazil, Nevada, and Peru. He has also done detailed evaluations of numerous deposits and prospect types in varying geological settings throughout the western U.S., Russia, Chile, Peru, Brazil, Mexico, Central America, and Asia. His work for Cyprus Minerals Company, Codelco Corporation, Amoco, AMAX Mining Corporation, and Essex has ranged from initial prospect evaluation to the design and management of regional exploration, deposit modeling , and development programs.
Marc G. Blythe, M.B.A, P.Eng. – Director
Marc Blythe has a Master of Business Administration from La Trobe University in Melbourne and a Bachelor of Mining Engineering degree from the Western Australian School of Mines. Mr. Blythe was Vice President, Mining of Almaden Minerals Ltd from 2006 to 2011 and President & CEO of Tarsis Resources Ltd. He is currently Vice President of Corporate Development at Nevsun Resources Ltd.
Prior to that he was Corporate Senior Mining Engineer for Placer Dome Inc. based in Vancouver from 2004 until 2006, where he completed internal and external mine evaluation, including advising on potential acquisitions and mining technology implementation.
Prior to this, he managed mines in Kalgoorlie, Australia for Placer Dome. Mr. Blythe has a strong understanding of mine feasibility and led two feasibility studies which resulted in successful operating mines; Raleigh Mine and Bullant Mine, both located in Kalgoorlie, Australia and owned by Barrick Gold Corp. The Raleigh Mine exceeded its projected production rate, in part due to the development of a novel mining method by Mr. Blythe.
Mr. Blythe holds a Western Australian First Class Mine Manager’s Certificate of Competency and has managed mines for both Placer Dome and WMC Resources (formerly Western Mining Corporation).
Mr. Blythe is a third generation prospector.
Craig Lindsay, CFA – Director
Mr. Lindsay has in excess of 20 years experience in corporate finance, investment banking and business development in both North America and Asia. He is currently President and CEO of Otis Gold Corp, a gold exploration company focused on developing projects which have multi-million ounce potential located in mining-friendly jurisdictions and Managing Director of Arbutus Grove Capital Corp., a private company offering corporate finance and merchant banking services. Mr. Lindsay was a Founder and President of Magnum Uranium Corp. until its merger with Energy Fuels Inc.(TSX: EFR in June 2009). As well, Mr. Lindsay was a Vice President in the Corporate Finance and Investment Banking Group at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Mr. Lindsay was Founder of Malaspina Capital Ltd., a junior capital pool company, and was responsible for indentifying its merger with Miranda Mining Corp (a Mexican-based gold producer that was subsequently acquired by Wheaton River Minerals).
Geoff Chater, B. Sc. Geology – Director
Mr. Chater is the principal of Namron Advisors, a capital markets consultancy he founded in 1998 that provides advice related to corporate strategy, transaction related business development and capital markets relationship development, financing and communications. He has over 29 years of experience in the mineral and mining industries operating in North America, South America, Europe and Africa. He has spent the majority of his career as a liaison between public companies and the financial industry, in particular with analysts and institutional investors. He is currently a Director of Nevsun Resources Ltd. He has held positions with First Quantum Minerals Ltd., Eldorado Gold Corporation, Greystar Resources Ltd., Luna Gold Corp., Great Panther Silver Ltd., Valley High Ventures Ltd., Bearing Resources Ltd., Ivanhoe Capital Corporation, Nevada Pacific Gold Ltd, Fairbanks Gold Ltd. and Cornucopia Resources Ltd.
Mark T. Brown, CA-CPA – Executive Chairman
Mark Brown obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 1993 while working with PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Vancouver B.C., Canada. Mr. Brown has lead the financial aspects of Tarsis Resources Ltd. since 2007, including financing, regulatory and reporting issues. Before Tarsis, Mr. Brown was the controller of two operating gold mining companies with operations in northern Canada and South America.
Mr. Brown leads a team of 8 people in the Vancouver office of Pacific Opportunity Capital Ltd., a financial consulting and merchant banking firm active in venture capital markets in North America, and also sits on the Board of other public companies.
Winnie Wong, CA-CPA. – Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Wong is the Vice President of Client Services at Pacific Opportunity Capital Ltd., a firm the Company has retained to provide financial management and accounting services. Following her graduation from Queen’s University, Ms. Wong worked with Deloitte & Touche where she earned her Chartered Accountant designation. Ms. Wong currently acts as the CFO and Corporate Secretary on a number of TSX Venture Exchange companies and was CFO of Rare Element Resources ($500 million market cap), as well as Animas Resources and AQM Copper.