Management Team

David Greenway

President & CEO

Mr. Greenway brings more than two decades of experience in managing, financing and developing growth strategies for various TSX Venture Exchange- and Canadian Securities Exchange-listed companies, including involvement in acquisitions, business valuations and investor relations. His key expertise lies in the management and development of junior public resource companies, especially in the mining, and oil and gas sector. He has held directorships, senior management and business development positions, including his role as the chief executive officer of Stamper Oil & Gas Corp., Veritas Pharma Inc., Chief Consolidated Gold Mines, SNS Silver Corp., Moneta Resources Inc. and Sterling Mining Company and his board position in Mountain View Conservation Centre. Mr. Greenway attended University in Bournemouth England, where he studied accounting and finance.

Natasha Sever

Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Sever is a CPA designated in both Canada and Australia with a BCom from Edith Cowan University. She joins the company with more than 10 years of experience in senior finance roles over a wide range of industries, including mining, retail and technology. Ms. Sever has held officer positions at a number of publicly listed companies in both Canada and Australia and has a proven record of working in alignment with and to the benefit of the board and associated stakeholders. Her extensive experience with company financings as well as Toronto Stock Exchange and Australian Securities Exchange regulatory compliance will serve to ensure the company manages its affairs in a transparent and proper fashion.

Joel Warawa

VP of Corporate Communications

Mr. Warawa has over twenty years of experience in public and private businesses as a financial and marketing consultant including business development, negotiations, mergers and acquisitions, and increasing brand awareness in a broad spectrum of markets including commodities, automotive dealerships, and the mining sector. He previously worked with the largest auto group in Canada at the dealership level including Audi, BMW, Infiniti, and Mercedes-Benz assisting in productivity and efficiency. He has also experience running businesses and has been the owner operator of multiple small businesses throughout Canada and has seen tremendous success with them throughout the years.

Kelly Pladson

Corporate Secretary

Ms. Pladson has acted as Corporate Secretary and provided corporate governance and regulatory compliance services to many TSX Venture and CSE listed companies since 2009. She works closely with the company’s CEO and legal counsel in maintaining corporate records, managing the day to day operations of the company and ensuring the company’s filings with the securities commissions and exchanges are accurately filed and in accordance with their deadlines. Prior to 2009, Ms. Pladson was an investment advisor’s assistant for two years.

Yari Nieken

Director

Mr. Nieken has an extensive range of public company and capital market experience. As a founder of Foremost Capital Inc., an exempt market dealer, he continues to provide in depth consulting for numerous publicly listed issuers in the health care, mineral extraction, technology, and wellness industry. Throughout the years, he has served on the boards and as an officer of several public and private issuers. His involvement in those companies has led to the numerous financings that raised substantial capital in his career. He was formerly an investment adviser at Union Securities Corp., where he gained a variety of knowledge in the public market. Mr. Nieken holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Sydney Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia.

Brad Dixon

Director

Mr. Dixon is an attorney based in Boise, Idaho, and a partner with Givens Pursley LLP. He is the co-chair of the Givens Pursley Litigation Group and focuses his practice on a variety of complex commercial litigation matters. In his 20 years of experience, Mr. Dixon has amassed a significant portfolio of trial experiences in a variety of commercial disputes including construction litigation, secured transactions, real estate, employment, and natural resources. He is a graduate of Boise State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science (1997) with an emphasis on constitutional law and public policy and received his Juris Doctor from Willamette University College of Law (2000) in Salem, Oregon.

John Ryan

Advisory Board

Mr. Ryan has been an active entrepreneur in the resources sector for over twenty years. He has extensive experience in the natural resource sector having served as an officer and/or director of companies such as Bunker Hill Mining, Premium Exploration, Cadence Resources. High Plains Uranium, U.S. Silver Corporation, and Western Goldfields, Inc.  Mr. Ryan has extensive executive experience with start-up companies and provides valuable insights regarding mining and other operations as well as public company expertise. Mr. Ryan has also acted as a professional Director in a number of cases of turnaround and/or distressed company scenarios. Mr. Ryan obtained a B.S. in Mining Engineering from the University of Idaho in 1985 and a Juris Doctor from Boston College in 1992. 

Dr. Mike Ressel

Advisory Board

Dr. Ressel currently works with Mine Development Associates (a division of RESPEC), a consulting company that conducts mineral resource studies for the mining industry. Prior to MDA, Mike was an economic geologist and assistant professor for the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology at the University of Nevada, Reno (“UNR”), where he led field-based studies and published numerous papers on ore deposits of the Great Basin, conducted quadrangle mapping, taught courses and advised graduate and undergraduate students in economic geology, and engaged in extensive public service. Prior to UNR, Dr. Ressel spent more than 15 years working in mining and exploration. He was chief geologist for North America for Newmont for several years, which followed several years working in mine production and development as well as near-mine and generative exploration for Newmont, Kinross, and Victoria Resources in the Great Basin, Alaska and other parts of the U.S., Western Canada, Mexico, Africa, and Australia. He also worked for 5 years in geotechnical and groundwater consulting. Dr. Ressel obtained his PhD from UNR, and is a fellow with the Society of Economic Geologists, an AIPG certified professional geologist, and active in many professional geoscience and mining organizations.

Buster Hunsaker

Advisory Board

Buster has been engaged in exploration and evaluation of quality mineral deposits for 40 years in the western United States, Mongolia, and Argentina. In 1995, Hunsaker Inc. was formed as a full-service, geological consulting business providing field services and all aspects of prospecting, early-stage exploration, and project management to mineral exploration companies. Hunsaker Inc. has been retained by numerous junior Canadian mining and exploration companies as well as major Nevada gold companies including Barrick Gold Corporation, Newmont Exploration, AngloGold Mining, Vista Gold, and Kennecott.  Prior to forming Hunsaker Inc. he was employed by mid-size and major mining companies, including Newmont, Atlas Precious Metals, and Echo Bay, as Project Geologist, Senior Geologist, and Chief Mine Geologist.  

John Percival

Advisory Board

Mr. Percival is an accomplished entrepreneur and board member of several private and public mining companies in Australia, Canada and the United States. Previously as General Manager of Investments with Barclays Bank New Zealand Ltd., he was a successful fund manager where he managed over $450-million. Recently, he has played an integral role in raising over $100-million for resource investments in both Australia and New Zealand.

With over 50 years’ experience in the financial markets with a focus on mining, he is considered an expert and specialist in investment strategies, with a special interest in precious metals, commodity markets and global investments. His experience and well-established network have assisted in funding numerous mining companies both private and public. He is considered by many to be a “go to” source for advisement on mining assets globally.

Larry Segerstrom

Advisory Board

Larry Segerstrom is a senior mining professional with over 35 years of technical, operational, and business experience, including exploration, mine geology and operations.

Mr Segerstrom is currently Director of Almadex Minerals Limited. Past management positions include COO of Paramount Gold and Silver Corp and Senior Manager of Geology of the Grasberg Mining District for Freeport-McMoRan. Larry has been involved in several discoveries, including leading the teams that discovered and developed new resources of more than 750,000 ounces of gold and 60 million ounces of silver with Paramount, and new ore reserves totaling 3.4 billion pounds of copper and 3.6 million ounces of gold with Freeport.

He holds a M.Sc. in Economic Geology, a M.B.A. in Global Management, and is a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 (“NI 43-101”). Larry is fluent in both English and Spanish, having grown up in Chile and worked there and in Mexico for 14 years.