Well-rounded team with big company exploration
and capital markets experience
Mr. Smith is a seasoned venture capitalist with a focus on the resource sector, known for successful transactions. As CEO of American Pacific Mining Corp., he led the acquisition of Constantine Metals which included the 14M tonne Palmer VMS Project in Alaska, as well as acquisition of the past-producing Madison Mine in Montana – a joint venture earn-in agreement with major, Rio Tinto. Mr. Smith has been globally recognized – nominated for CEO of the Year by S&P Global Platts in 2022 and S&P Global Platts Deal Of The Year in 2021. Prior to joining American Pacific, Mr. Smith was CEO of Western Pacific Resources Corp., leading the acquisition of the Deer Trail Mine (now operated by MAG Silver).
Mr. Lang is an executive leader with 12+ years capital markets & corporate development experience in the resource sector, including negotiating project acquisitions and JV partnerships. He is formerly Executive VP at Maple Gold Mines Ltd. and holds a Bcom degree (honours) from Royal Roads University and Marketing Management Entrepreneurship diploma (honours) from BCIT.
Peter Mercer is experienced in the exploration and development of VMS and epithermal gold deposits. His previous roles include VP at Rambler Metals; GM of Rambler’s Ming Copper-Gold Mine, a VMS operation in Newfoundland and Labrador; and exploration geologist at Altius Minerals. Mr. Mercer is a professional geologist and holds a Bachelor of Science from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Alnesh Mohan is a finance executive with 20+ years experience providing advisory services. He’s been a partner at Quantum Advisory Partners, a professional services firm focused on providing CFO & accounting services to companies, since 2005. He has experience in financial reporting, corporate governance and regulatory compliance.
Mr. Saderholm is a professional Senior Geologist and former Newmont Exploration Manager for the Western US. He has worked on numerous large mines and projects, including Bingham Canyon, Carlin, Midas, Gold Quarry, Twin Creeks, Lonetree, Mule Canyon, Black Pine, Genesis and Yanacocha. He has nearly 3 decades of experience in the minerals industry.
Mr. Cunningham brings 44+ years experience in worldwide diversified mineral exploration and mining geology, from geologist to executive management. He has proven skills in building successful exploration teams, acquiring key projects, negotiating JVs and strategic alliances and building awareness within the investment and financial industry.
Ali Hakimzadeh is the Managing Partner of Sequoia Partners Inc., a capital markets advisory and merchant banking boutique, and has over 25 years of experience in the corporate financial services industry, collaborating and leading multiple transactions across North America. Mr. Hakimzadeh holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, as well as a B.Sc. from the University of British Columbia and an MBA and M.Aq. from Simon Fraser University.
Kristina Pillon has over 12 years of capital markets experience focused primarily in the resource sector. Currently, she is President & CEO of High Tide Consulting Corp., which offers investor relations and communications services for public and private companies.
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