MANAGEMENT AND BOARD
Victor Cantore, President and CEO, Director
Mr. Cantore is a seasoned capital markets professional specializing in the resource and hi tech sectors. He has more than 20 years of advisory and leadership experience having begun his career in 1992 as an investment advisor and then moving into management roles at both public and private companies. During his career he has organized and structured numerous equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, joint venture partnerships and strategic alliances. Mr. Cantore serves on the boards of various companies both private and public.
Jacques Trottier, Executive Chairman of the Board
Mr. Trottier holds a PhD in economic geology from École Polytechnique of Montréal and has more than 30 years experience in mining exploration and has held senior positions with number of public mining companies. He was most recently the CEO of Sulliden Exploration where he bought the Shahuindo Mines in Peru and grew the asset to approximately 3M ounces of gold. This transaction led to the merger between Sulliden and Rio Alto, transforming Rio Alto into a mid-tier producer which later merged with Tahoe Resources.
Pierre Carrier, Chief Operating Officer, Director
Mr. Carrier was President of Opsens (OPS: TSX-V) until January, 2013, a position that he held for almost 10 years. M. Carrier obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Geology from Université du Québec in May 1979. Previously, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Roctest Ltd, a company whose shares were traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange. He has carried out several financing and acquisitions in his career.
Martin Nicoletti, CFO
Mr. Nicoletti has been CFO since 2011, Mr. Nicoletti is a certified general accountant with 23 years of experience. He graduated from the Quebec University in Trois-Rivières in 1987 with a bachelor degree in business administration. He joined Price Waterhouse where he spent the next 4 years serving several clients in the mining industry. He spent the next 11 years with companies as a controller or chief accountant. Since 2004, he has been involved with public junior mining companies carrying exploration activities worldwide, with responsibilities in financial controls and financial reporting.
Wanda Cutler, Corporate Development
Ms. Cutler has 17 years of marketing and communications experience in mineral exploration and alternative energy sectors. During her career she been involved in numerous equity financings for public and private companies as well as go public transactions. In addition, Wanda has facilitated mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances for numerous junior mining companies. She has also served as a Board Member for several public companies.
André Shareck, Director
Mr. André Shareck is currently a consultant, Vice-president Finance for the Société de Développement Angus, a for non-profit organization that is redeveloping the former Canadian Pacific owned Angus Shops in Montreal, from 1996 to 2013, he was an owner-partner of Redbourne Group. From 1987 to 1996, he was senior manager, Real Estate financing for National Bank of Canada, where he was responsible for real estate lending in Quebec and the Bank’s pension fund real estate investments. He served as the Bank’s representative on the board of SITQ Immobilier and Ivanhoé. Mr. Shareck holds a Bachelor degree in geology as well as a Master’s degree in geochemistry from the Université du Québec à Montréal since 1980 and 1983. In 1985, he completed a Master in Business Administration (MBA) in Finance, from HEC-Montreal.
Yvon Gélinas, Director
Mr. Gélinas is a Chartered Professional Accountant (Quebec, Canada) and Certified Public Accountant (Michigan, USA) specializing in both Canadian and American accounting practices. He is the managing partner of the accounting firm, Boily, Handfield CPA Inc. Mr. Gélinas’ expertise covers the corporate auditing, financial reporting, mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructuring. He has facilitated the closings of several successful business transactions between Asian companies and their North-American counterparts.