Management Team

Michael Collins, P.Geo

President, CEO and Director

Mr. Collins is a Professional Geologist with extensive public market and consulting engineering management experience. Michael worked for 5 years as VP North America with Mining Plus Canada Ltd., a specialized underground and surface mining engineering consulting company. He has also served as management or as a director of five Vancouver based public companies since 2005 and is currently also a director of Nortec Minerals Corp. Over the last 21 years he has developed a strong skill set in mineral exploration, deposit modelling and project development. Michael graduated with a BSc. Honours from Dalhousie University in 1996.

Companies and projects of note include production and exploration at the Red Lake Mine with Goldcorp, exploration work on the South Raglan project in the Ungava Peninsula with Canadian Royalties and as a consulting geologist on cobalt projects in Western Uganda and the Idaho Cobalt Belt. His work has also taken him to such diverse environments such as East Africa, Central and South America and Southeast Asia.

Simon J Anderson

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Anderson is a Chartered Professional Accountant with extensive experience in financial reporting, corporate finance and management with public companies. Mr. Anderson is a director or officer of several Canadian and US-listed companies ensuring public disclosure meets current standards and planning and implementing acquisitions and divestitures.

Previously, Mr. Anderson was a partner with an international accounting and consulting firm practicing in the areas of business valuation, mergers and acquisitions and business planning services.  

Bruce Kienlen, P.Geo

VP Exploration

Mr. Kienlen is a professional geologist with more than twenty years experience working with junior and major exploration companies. He has served as senior geologist with Canterra Minerals and Independence Gold, VP Exploration for Diamonds North Resources and project geologist for BHP Billiton. Bruce has been responsible for project generation, new project assessments, and regional and brown fields exploration programs on many early stage exploration projects in a variety of commodities. Bruce has extensive operational and logistical experience and technical expertise in geochemical evaluation. He played a key role in the discovery of the diamondiferous Repulse Bay (Qilalugaq) and Amaruk kimberlite fields.

Tyler Ross

VP Investor Relations

Mr. Ross has 18 years of capital market work experience. He has been involved in every stage of business development from inception through to exit. Mr. Ross has worked with many successful public companies, including Fronteer Gold, which went on to sell its asset to Newmont for $2.5-billion. Mr. Ross was also a consultant to Fission Uranium, which was a uranium discovery in the prolific Athabasca basin that went on to be sold to Denison for $80-million. Mr. Ross was also a consultant to Mira Resources, a Nigerian junior oil exploration company. Mr. Ross was also responsible for finding and financing Tranzeo Wireless from its seed round financing until its eventual initial public offering to the senior Toronto Stock Exchange at over $1.50 per share.

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