Comprised of individuals with decades of experience in finance, exploration and mine development
President, Chief Executive
Officer (CEO) & Director
Mr Emerson has worked with several publicly-traded companies in the resource and technology sectors. His roles have included senior management positions and directorships responsible in areas of finance, business development, strategic planning and corporate restructuring. Mr. Emerson was involved with International Mahogany (Jolu Mine) and was the founding President of Golden Peaks Resources, operating in South America for 18 years. Mr. Emerson has extensive experience dealing with the financial, regulatory, legal and accounting issues that are relevant in the investment community.
Mr. Kieran Downes is a Professional Geologist with over 40 years diversified experience in gold, base metals, uranium and diamond exploration. He holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Geology from University College Galway (1971) and a Ph.D. in Geology from Dublin University (1974). He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Institute for Industrial Research & Standards, Dublin (1974-1977). He is a Registered Professional Geologist in British Columbia and president of Tristia Ventures Corp., a company providing services in mineral exploration, property valuation and geochemistry.
Rodney B. Johnston
Mr. Rodney Johnston, FCPA, FCA, retired from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP after serving 35 years with the firm in British Columbia, with the final 25 years as a partner. Mr. Johnston was previously the President and CEO of a private REIT investing in U.S. commercial real estate. Mr. Johnston has had a long track record of providing taxation and financial advisory services to businesses in a variety of industries involved with financings in the capital markets. Mr. Johnston has also had extensive experience in advising mining companies throughout his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Johnston holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia and is a member in good standing of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia.
Chief Financial Officer (CFO) & Director
Mr. Demare is the President of Chase since 1991. Chase is a private company which provides accounting, management, securities regulatory compliance and corporate secretarial services to companies listed on the Toronto and TSX Venture Exchanges and their predecessors. He also serves as an officer and/or director of a number of public companies listed on the Toronto and TSX Venture Exchanges. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia and is a member in good standing with the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia.
Mr. Carlos Garza is an Industrial and Systems Engineer. Mr. Garza's activities have been mostly dedicated to providing consulting services. As a principal in a mining consulting company, Mr. Garza is involved in numerous exploration projects in Mexico and is focused on the acquisition, maintenance, and management of mining concessions, community relations, operational processes of mineral exploration. He is also directly involved in production, processing, and commercialization of minerals.