Position: President and CEO
Mr. Bonifacio has over 26 years in senior executive positions in the mining industry. Mr. Bonifacio is the founder, President & CEO of Nevada Copper Corp. and has a successful track record of raising equity and project capital for development projects of merit. Mr. Bonifacio is a professional accountant with extensive experience and knowledge in areas of corporate finance, securities matters, project finance and mergers & acquisitions. Mr. Bonifacio has held senior executive roles with Getty Resources Limited, TOTAL S.A. and Vengold Inc.
Mr. Bradley is a Chartered Accountant with over 45 years of experience in the mining industry, including 15 years with Cominco Ltd. and McIntyre Mines Ltd. in a wide variety of senior financial positions from Corporate Controller to Chief Financial Officer. Over the past 30 years Mr. Bradley has founded, financed and operated several mining and advanced stage exploration and development companies, including Yamana Gold Inc. and Aura Minerals Inc. Mr. Bradley served as Yamana's President & CEO and then Chairman of the Board and Lead Director until 2008. Yamana has a current market capitalization of $13 billion. Mr. Bradley is currently Chairman of Osisko Mining Corp. which has current market capitalization of approximately $5 billion. Mr. Bradley has significant experience in corporate acquisitions and has participated in numerous equity and project debt financings for projects of merit around the world.
Mr. Castro is the Chief Executive Officer of Pala Investments AG, the exclusive advisor to Pala Investments Holdings Ltd., a multi-strategy investment company dedicated to investing in, and creating value across, the mining sector in both developed and emerging markets. Pala seeks to assist companies in which it has long-term shareholdings by providing strategic advice and innovative financing solutions. Prior to founding Pala in July 2006, Mr. Castro was Senior Vice President of Investments and Corporate Affairs for Mechel OAO, a NYSE-listed company and one of Russia's largest mining and metals companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Mr. Castro currently serves on the Boards of Alacer Gold Corp, Churchill Mining PLC and Gemcom Software International Inc. Mr. Castro is also Chairman of Sierra Rutile Ltd.
|Jay A. Collins, P.Eng.|
Mr. Collins is currently President of Merit Consultants International Inc., a project and construction management company to the mining industry. Prior to rejoining Merit in the late 90's Mr. Collins was employed in senior project development capacities with Fluor, SNC and Teck as well as Pullman Kellog in the petrochemical industry and as Vice President for a BC based industrial contractor. Mr. Collins is a professional engineer and has been directly involved in the engineering and construction of mining projects for over thirty years. Mr. Collins has extensive management and leadership experience both in the field and during pre-development of projects located world-wide.
Mr. Giuffre has over eighteen years of combined experience in business and legal matters, and has a transaction-based practice in the areas of corporate finance, securities, mining, corporate structuring, project finance, mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Giuffre has extensive experience acting for Canadian public companies with an international focus, many of which have progressed from private start-up companies to publicly-listed emerging companies trading on the TSX Venture Exchange, the Toronto Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange or NASDAQ.
Mr. Matysek is a founding director and President and CEO of Lithium One. He has over 30 years of experience in the mining industry and is an experienced professional geochemist and geologist with a Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Geology. Mr. Matysek most recently held the position of President and CEO of Potash One Inc. In November 2010, Potash One Inc. agreed to a takeover by K+S for a valuation of $435 million. Prior to joining Potash One Inc., Mr. Matysek was the President and CEO of Energy Metals Corporation that traded on the New York and Toronto Stock Exchanges. Energy Metals became one of the fastest growing companies in Canada growing from a market capitalization of only $10 million in 2004 to approximately $1.5 billion when it was acquired by a Uranium One in 2007.
Mr. Wilson is the President and CEO of Mesa Exploration Corp., a mineral exploration company . Mr. Wilson has over 27 years of experience in exploration and development projects ranging from reconnaissance to definition drilling, ore reserve estimation, permitting and feasibility studies. He also formerly worked with Placer Dome 1990-1999 and Echo Bay Mines 1985-1990.