Chairman of the Board of Directors
Mr. Everett is a geologist with more than 14 years of surface and underground exploration experience with senior mining companies. He moved to the financial sector in 1990 and spent 12 years with BMO Nesbitt Burns focused on resource equities, and seven years with PI Financial Corp. in senior resource institutional sales and capital markets. From 2008 to 2015, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Axemen Resources Capital. Currently Mr. Everett is the President & CEO of Liberty Gold. Mr. Everett holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economic Geology from the University of New Brunswick.
Marc Prefontaine, M.Sc., P.Geo.
Director, President & CEO
Marc has been a professional geologist for over 30 years, having started his career working for both majors and juniors. In 2003, he became President and CEO of Grayd Resources where he put together the La India land package in Sonora, Mexico. He, and a tight-knit team, discovered the La India deposit, advancing it to a stage where Agnico-Eagle Mines purchased Grayd Resources for C$275 million in 2011. Agnico-Eagle Mines completed the build in one year of the acquisition and the La India mine has been in commercial production for the past 9 years. Marc then co-founded Orla Mining Ltd. in 2014 and worked as its President and CEO for 4 years. During that time Orla Mining Ltd. purchased and advanced the Cerro Quema deposit in Panama as well as the Camino Rojo deposit in Mexico. Camino Rojo has now been in commercial production for one year. Marc is also a director of Prime Mining Corp. which is also focused on Mexico.
Marc Sontrop, CFA, MBA
Marc Sontrop is the President and CCO of Interward Asset Management Ltd, a Toronto-based investment firm. He brings over 25 years of diverse capital markets experience dealing with private and public investments across multiple sectors. As a Portfolio Manager, Marc has particular expertise in researching and investing in small- to mid-cap mining opportunities. These investments have been global in reach and cover multiple commodities. Previous experience includes sell-side equity research at BMO Capital Markets and investment banking at Scotia Capital. Marc is a CFA Charterholder and holds both BComm and MBA degrees from McMaster University. Marc also serves on the board of a private multi-family real estate company and is the founder of various capital pool companies.
Mark Santarossa, CPA, CA, MBA
Mr. Santarossa brings almost 20 years of mining experience in various corporate, capital markets and investment banking roles. He is currently the Vice President of Corporate Development for Aurion Resources Ltd. Prior to joining Aurion, he was a Director at Origin Merchant Partners, Canada’s largest independent Mergers and Acquisitions advisory firm based in Toronto. He has deep capital markets experience, with an extensive list of institutional buy-side and corporate relationships, having worked at both bank-owned and independent Canadian investment dealers, devoting much of his career to the resource sector. He has also been the President of NewOrigin Gold Corp. as well as the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Corporate Development for GT Gold Corp. Mr. Santarossa holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business and a Chartered Professional Accountant designation.
Alexandria Marcotte, P.Geo., MBA
Ms. Marcotte, P.Geo., is the Vice President, Project Coordination for Osisko Mining Inc. having started at Osisko as a Senior Geologist in March 2017. Prior to joining Osisko, Ms. Marcotte held increasingly senior roles in junior exploration companies internationally and across Canada. She started her career working underground at the Kidd Creek mine. Ms. Marcotte received an Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University. Ms. Marcotte is a member of the Professional Geoscientists of Ontario and the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada’s Sustainability Committee.