Leigh W. Freeman – President & Chief Executive Officer, Director
35 years in the minerals industry, as both an engineer and geologist/geophysicist working in technical, managerial and executive positions. BSc Geological Engineering - Montana Tech
Co-founder and President - Orvana Minerals Corp. (TSX: ORV), recognized as one of the fastest growing companies on the TSE. Listed in the TSE 300 and TSE Precious Metals Index (mid-1990s) – Orvana discovered the Don Mario deposit, which became the largest producing gold mine in Bolivia
Owner & Principal, Downing Teal Inc. (N.A.), based in Denver. Australian parent company is the world’s largest global resource industry executive placement firm.
Former Chief Geophysicist – Placer Dome; Former trustee of the Society of Economic Geologists. Serves on industry advisory boards for University of Arizona, Montana Tech, Queen’s University and South Dakota School of Mines.
D. Barry Lee – Chief Financial Officer, Director
Extensive experience in resource industry senior management both in start-up companies and in mergers and acquisitions, public & private
Has provided strategic planning, corporate governance and corporate finance expertise for resource sector companies over the past fifteen years
Co-founder & director - Velocity Minerals Inc. (TSX); co-founder & former director - Choice Resources (merged with Twin Butte Energy – TSX): co-founder & former director - Watch Resources (merged with BlackPearl Resources – TSX); former Co-Chairman - Canadian Phoenix Resources Corp. (TSXV)
Jose Pinedo – Vice President Administration, General Counsel
Multi-cultural attorney with 20+ years experience in resource industry
Former VP & General Counsel for Placer-Dome Americas. Former President of Placer-Dome’s subsidiary in Venezuela for Las Cristinas and Director of Business Development for Placer’s Zaldivar subsidiary in Chile
Patrick Highsmith, BSc, MSc - Independent Director