Management – As per Commonwealth Silver, Canada
Michael Farrant, B.Comm., CPA, CA – Founder, President & CEO and Director
Mr. Farrant has over 17 years experience in gold mining, including President and CEO of Sierra Minerals Inc. (now Goldgroup Mining Inc.), a TSX-listed Mexican gold producer, CFO of junior gold producers, Vice President and Treasurer and Operations Controller with Kinross Gold Corporation (3 years) and Corporate Controller with Barrick Gold Corporation (6 years). He completed two business combinations in four years creating Goldgroup Mining Inc. and Castle Gold Corporation, subsequently acquired by Argonaut Gold Inc. He received a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Queen’s University in 1992 and earned his CA in 1995 while with Coopers & Lybrand. He is currently a director and chair of the audit committee of Everton Resources Inc.
Hall Stewart, B.Sc., C.P.G., R.G. – Founder, Vice President, Exploration and Director
Mr. Stewart brings to the Company more than 25 years of international experience in specialized cartography, mineral exploration and resource development, and a track record that includes leading roles in the discovery of several gold-silver mines in Mexico. From 1996 to 2002, Mr. Stewart was Project Geologist for a number of exploration companies in the Ocampo district of Chihuahua State, including 4 years as Chief Geologist for Gammon Lake Resources Inc. (now AuRico Gold Inc.). In 2003, Mr. Stewart identified and helped acquire the Palmarejo project in Chihuahua, Mexico, subsequently working through the discovery and development phases. Palmarejo is the flagship silver and gold mine of Coeur Mining, Inc. Most recently, he served as Vice President, Exploration for Nayarit Gold Inc. which was then acquired by Capital Gold Corporation. Mr. Stewart received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Arizona in 1983 and is a Registered Geologist in the State of Arizona.
Eugene Lee, B.Comm., CPA, CA – Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary
Mr. Lee has 9 years experience in mining, including a year as CFO of Premier Royalty Inc., a TSX listed royalty company he helped to take public prior to being acquired by Sandstorm Gold Ltd. Prior to that, Mr. Lee spent 6 years with Northgate Minerals Corporation as Corporate Controller, Vice President, Finance and Assistant Corporate Secretary including a period subsequent to its acquisition by Aurico Gold Inc. Mr. Lee was also Senior Accountant at Centerra Gold Inc. after spending 5 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”) in both the Assurance and Corporate Advisory groups. He received a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Toronto in 1999 and earned his CA in 2002 while with PwC. He is currently a director and chair of the audit committee of Canoe Mining Ventures Inc.
Dennis Peterson, B.Comm., LL.B. – Canadian Legal Counsel
Mr. Peterson is an established lawyer in the area of small cap mining and natural resources law in Toronto. In 1995, he formed Peterson Law Professional Corporation which focuses on securities and corporate finance law. Mr. Peterson has extensive experience with public resource companies and practices primarily in the areas of corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. He received a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Queen’s University in 1983 and an LL.B. from University of Toronto in 1986.