Business Development Advisor
Mr. R. Stuart "Tookie" Angus is an independent business advisor to the mining industry. He was formerly Head of the Global Mining Group for Fasken Martineau. For the past 30 years, Mr. Angus has focused on structuring and financing significant international exploration, development and mining ventures. More recently, he was managing Director of Mergers & Acquisitions for Endeavour Financial and was responsible for merger and acquisition mandates. Mr Angus is the former Chairman of the Board of BC Sugar Refinery Limited, he was a Director of First Quantum Minerals until June 2005, a Director of Canico Resources Corporation until it's takeover by CVRD in 2005, a Director of Bema Gold until it's takover by Kinross Gold in 2007, a Director of Ventana Gold until it's takeover by AUX Canada Acquisition in 2011, a Director of Plutonic Power until its merger with Magma Energy in 2011, and Chairman of Nevsun Resources until June 2017.
Mike Power, P.Geo, M.Sc.
Mike Power has over 30 years' experience in the mineral exploration industry. He holds a Bachelors' of Science in Geology and Masters' of Science in Geophysics from the University of Alberta. In 1988 Mr. Power founded Amerok Geosciences Ltd. and served as President until merging to form Aurora Geosciences Ltd. in 2000 where he held the title of Vice-President until 2010. Since 2010 he has been President of Panarc Resource Ltd., a private mineral exploration company operating in Alaska, Yukon, NWT, Nunavut and Nevada. Mr. Power also serves as CEO and Director at Silver Range Resources.
Gary Vivian, P.Geo, M.Sc.
Gary Vivian is President at Aurora Geosciences. Gary is a geologist with over 35 years experience in mineral exploration. Gary was provided with the Award of Merit from Geoscientists Canada (2014) for his long term commitment to the mineral exploration industry in northern Canada as well as his active role in the professional geoscience associations at both the Territorial and National level. Gary also received the Geoscience Award of Merit (2013) from NAPEG, the professional geoscience regulatory body in the NWT and Nunavut, awarded for his significant contributions to the mineral industry in the NWT and Nunavut. Gary currently sits as the President of the NWT and Nunavut Chamber of Mines. Gary has worked across Canada, in QU, BC, SK, NB, ON, NT and NU. His management skills have been applied to large drill programs throughout the North including projects at Sunrise, Nicholas, Fishhook and Run Lakes in Northwest Territories.
Dave White, P.Geo, B.Sc.
Dave White is Vice-President at Aurora Geosciences. Dave has over twelve years of mineral exploration experience. His experience mostly lies in base and precious metals, REE, and uranium in the NT, NU, YT, QU, MB, SK, and BC. Dave has managed numerous greenfields to advanced exploration projects. David earned post-secondary degrees in Geology and Physical Geography from the University of Alberta and University of Manitoba, respectively. He has been practicing geology as a professional since April of 2009 and is registered to practice in NT/NU/YT and BC.
Business Development Advisor
Mr. Gietl is a Business Development and Operations professional with a strong track record of results across all areas of launching new business, re-branding, expansion, acquisition, procurement, logistics, supply chain, category management, concept development and implementation. He excels at developing and translating corporate strategy (public and private companies) into meaningful plans that impact growth and profitability with outstanding results. Mr. Gietl is a skilled negotiator and change management champion who keeps shareholders' interests met in a timely manner with constant review of all R.O.I’s and operational P&L accountability. As a Project Manager, he has been involved in taking the lead on new construction and renovations of restaurants across Canada., incuding tracking schedules and budgets on construction projects and liaise with general contractors to ensure that projects are being delivered to the highest quality.
U.S. Capital Markets Advisor
Mr. Efimov is the Managing Director at Cross Border Ventures, an investment banking and venture capital boutique. He also currently holds a position of Senior Vice President at Straits Financial LLC, a futures commission merchant, head-quartered in Chicago. Straits Financial LLC is part of Straits Financial Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of one of the largest public commodities and logistics companies in Asia - CWT Limited. For the past 25 years he has worked on Wall Street and in London arranging collateralized/REPO financings, and Trade Finance solutions. Cross Border Ventures represents a wide variety of clients, from high net worth individuals to corporations. Prior to Cross Border Ventures, Mr. Efimov worked at Merrill Lynch, Citibank International, Bank of America NTSA, Credit Suisse, Refco, Pali Capital, New Edge, and Jefferies Bache. Mr. Efimov has an MBA from Columbia University.