President, CEO & Director
Bryan Wilson has more than 37 years of experience in the mining exploration and development business in varying geographies, management and executive positions, and for major companies like Falconbridge, Shell Canada Resources, and Centerra Gold, plus a variety of junior exploration companies. In these roles, he was pivotal in the early exploration and development of the East Kemptville Tin Deposit (Nova Scotia), the Magino Gold Mine (Wawa, Ontario), and the Oksut Gold Mine (Turkey). Previously, Mr. Wilson was the CEO and President of St. Genevieve Resources Inc., and a director of Spider Resources, both of which were take-over targets in 2007-08 and 2010 respectively. In addition, Mr. Wilson has 12 years of varied experience in the financial services sector, where he was a Financial Advisor with ScotiaMcleod, a Mining Analyst with C.M Oliver and Dominick & Dominick Securities Inc. and a partner in Thames Capital, a boutique merchant bank. Mr. Wilson holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Waterloo.
Sameer Uplenchwar, CPA, CMA, CFM
Interim Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Uplenchwar brings more than 17 years of financial and business experience, working in commodities and related industries as an insider as well as an advisor. He spent most of his career as an investment banker most recently serving as Managing Director Head of US Equity Research with GMP Capital in Houston and prior to that as Managing Director with Global Hunter Securities in Calgary. Before that, he served as Senior Energy Analyst supporting a $550M gross long/short strategy fund in New York for Surveyor Capital LLC. Previously, Mr. Uplenchwar worked for Morgan Stanley in New York, as well as KPMG and LaSalle/ABN AMRO Bank. Mr. Uplenchwar is a CPA, CMA and has a Masters in Accounting from Illinois State University and a Masters in Economics as well as a B.Com from Pune University.
Ms. Diges has been in private practice as a partner or principal of various law firms based in Toronto, Canada for more than twenty-five years. She holds a CFA Charter, a Master of Laws (Tax) from Osgoode Hall Law School, a Bachelor of Laws from Dalhousie Law School, as well as a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.
Advisor to the Board
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. Mr. Everett holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economic Geology from the University of New Brunswick.
Advisor to the Board
Mr. Pate is the General Partner of Pate Capital Partners LP, which he founded in 2004 to invest in publicly traded companies with an emphasis in the energy and resource related sectors. Prior to founding Pate Capital Partners LP, Mr. Pate spent more than 20 years at Morgan Stanley & Co. as a principal of the firm, where he managed fixed income and equity portfolios for entrepreneurs, foundations, and corporations. Mr. Pate also served on the Board of Directors of ClearSign Technologies Inc. where he was Chairman of the Governance/Nomination committee and sat on the Audit and Compensation Committees.
Advisor to the Board
Joseph Mullin has served as the CEO of QuestEx Gold & Copper Ltd. since August 2019. He is a Partner of Mount Arvon Partners LLC, and he was previously the CEO and a director of Buckingham Copper Corp. He is an Independent Director of Pure Energy Minerals Limited and FireFox Gold Corp. Mr. Mullin has more than 20 years of experience in corporate finance, private equity, restructuring, resources and consulting. He began his career as a Financial Analyst in the Corporate Finance Department at Goldman Sachs, was a Private Equity Analyst at WL Ross / Invesco Ltd. and a Portfolio Manager at Millennium Global Investments Ltd. He has a B.A. from Harvard University.
Ms. Pryde is an Investor Relations professional with over 12 years’ experience building and implementing strategic investor relations and communications plans for publicly traded issuers. Her experience ranges from small cap exploration companies to large cap producing companies, with assets in North America, Latin America and Europe. She has served at a variety of companies including, Victoria Gold Corp, Gabriel Resources Ltd., Continental Gold Inc., Ascendant Resources Inc. and Red Cloud Financial Services Inc. Ms. Pryde is a CPA, CMA and has a Masters of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University.