Mr. Wilson has been the lead ﬁnancier for public and private companies raising over $300 million worth of equity and debt ﬁnancings in the mining and energy ﬁelds internationally during the last 20 years. As president of Hana Mining Ltd based in Vancouver, Canada, he orchestrated the creation and discovery of a major copper/silver district in Botswana, Africa positioning Hana into a market capitalization of over $580 million dollars.
Mr. Howard is a minerals exploration geologist with forty years mining industry experience obtained in ventures involving a variety of commodities and geological settings around the world, with an emphasis on gold. A number of projects he was instrumental in advancing are currently in production.
Mr. Howard obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Geology from the University of Toronto, in 1979, and his Master’s degree in Geology from the University of Colorado at Boulder, in 1992, his thesis having been written on a gold-silver telluride deposit in the Colorado Mineral Belt. Avrom has served in both a technical and executive capacity in a number of public resource ventures. He is registered with the Professional Geoscientists of Ontario.
Mr. Rogers is a geologist with forty years of experience in the gold mining and exploration industry. Starting as a mine geologist in 1980, Jim has almost 30 years in the Red Lake Gold mining camp in roles as Chief Geologist, Exploration Manager and as president of a junior exploration company.
In 1988 Jim was awarded the CIM Professional Proficiency metal when he was Chief Mine Geologist at Dickenson Mine, predecessor to the Red Lake Gold Mines. The first exploration drill holes into what ultimately became Goldcorp's High Grade Gold Zone were drilled on his watch.
Jim also spent 9 years as chief geologist at the Eskay Creek Mine where grade control and metallurgical study were critical to profitable mining and to expanding reserves. While at Eskay Creek Mine as Chief Geologist, he was part of the team that received the E.A. Schultz Award for Mine Development.
Mr. Hodgson is a graduate of the University of Calgary and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science. He has held senior positions in both the public sector for the Northwest Territories and British Columbia governments. He has served on the Board of Directors of various companies including Grandﬁeld Paciﬁc Corporation, Arimex Resources Inc., Equitable Real Estate Investment Corp., Sea Breeze Power Corp. Silvermex Resources Inc., Chair of Paciﬁc Cascade Minerals and Director of Timmins Gold Corp. a TSE and NYSE listed company.
Mr. Tsakumis has over 25 years investment experience within the North American capital markets with private and public companies. Beginning his career in 1989, he has experience in capital formation, management and growth of listed companies including mergers and acquisitions, ﬁnance, corporate governance, marketing and corporate communications. Born and raised in Vancouver, Mr. Tsakumis is a graduate of University of British Columbia with a BA in Economics.