Mr. Culter is an experienced start-up entrepreneur and co-founded Rover Metals in 2014. Mr. Culter has over ten years of international finance, capital markets, and accounting experience. He has helped to raise over $25MM in private and public financings for start-ups and growth orientated companies in the Pacific Northwest, Asia Pacific, and South America. He has taken several mineral resource companies public, most recently Rover Metals, and prior to that the Dolly Varden Silver project (TSXV: DV), whereby he was a co-founder and also managed the exploration drill program (pre-Hecla Mining investment).
Keith Minty, P.Eng, MBA
Mr. Minty obtained a B.Sc. in Mining Engineering from Queen’s University, Kingston Ontario, Canada in 1978. He has over 26 years of open pit and underground mine operational and project development experience in North America, Central America and in Africa. From 2008 to 2013, Mr. Minty was the Chief Operating Officer at Thani Dubai Mining (“Thani”) where he was responsible for all project exploration and operation activities in Yemen and Egypt as well as new business development activities. Prior to joining Thani, he was the South African country manager for Hunter Dickinson. Mr. Minty has also served on the board of directors of Asanko Gold and Oremex Silver and served as COO at Aurvista Gold. He currently serves on the boards of Auryn Resources, and Callinex Mines.
Oliver Foeste, CPA, CA
Oliver Foeste is currently the Managing Partner of Invictus Accounting Group (based in Vancouver, BC), and brings over a decade of financial and business advisory as well as executive and directorship experience across a number of sectors including mining, natural resources, technology, real estate, cannabis, and more. Oliver currently holds strategic CFO roles for a select number of private and public companies, and previously held senior management and executive positions in multinational and small capitalization companies listed in both Canada and the United States. During the earlier years of Oliver’s career he was at Deloitte where he led audit and assurance engagements for both private and public companies, and at Walsh King Chartered Accountants where he prepared tax returns and financial statements for private clients.
Mr. Turner has been involved in the capital markets for over 15 years and has built an international network of financial contacts across numerous industries. During that time, Mr. Turner has been involved in a number of public and private transactions and raised hundreds of millions for companies in the resource sector, aviation, bio medical and media space. Most recently Mr. Turner sits on the Board of Alzex Bio Medical and is the Chief Operating Officer & Founding Partner of the LIVV Group.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & TECHNICAL ADVISOR
Mr. Schafer has nearly 40 years of experience in the mineral industry, working in the international sector with both major and junior mining companies. He is founder and Managing Director of Eagle Mines Management, a globally active private natural resources corporation. He has held executive and senior management positions with Hunter Dickinson Inc., Kinross Gold Corp., and BHP Minerals over the past 20 years. Throughout his career Mr Schafer has worked internationally, with notable experience in the far east of Russia, Southern Africa, South America and Australia.
His work has included the structuring and implementation of successful exploration strategies, project reviews and valuations leading to acquisitions, and the management of local and expatriate exploration teams operating in a wide variety of geologic environments. In addition, he is the Past-President of the PDAC and Past-President of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (CIM) in Canada, and a Past President of the Mining and Metallurgical Society of America and the Geological Society of Nevada in the USA. Mr. Schafer will be SME President in 2020-21. Mr. Schafer was the recipient of the Dreyer Exploration Award in 2018 and the William Lawrence Saunders Gold Medal from AIME (2002) and the Daniel C. Jackling Award from SME (2017) for career achievements.
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.
Abingdon Capital Corporation (“Abingdon Capital”) is a boutique provider of innovative corporate finance & advisory solutions. Abingdon offers advisory services to public and private companies including traditional equity, M&A, debt advisory, but has unique capabilities with extensive cross-border expertise and relationships with decision-makers across the globe. Abingdon works closely in partnership with select clients to identify and unlock market opportunities and is a registered Exempt Market Dealer (EMD) with the Ontario Securities Commission.
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 Chairman 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 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.
Gary MacDonald, BComm; MBA
Corporate Development Advisor
Mr. MacDonald has over 25 years of natural resource experience, specializing in mining operations on a global basis. Mr. MacDonald holds a bachelor of commerce from UBC and a master of business administration from Erasmus University in Rotterdam. Mr. MacDonald’s roles have been all-encompassing from field to boardroom. Mr. MacDonald has been the president and chief executive officer of American Mining Corp. since 2006 and currently holds numerous board positions in the resource sector
Raul Sanabria, P.Geo, EuroGeol., M.Sc.
Raul has over 20 years of progressive experience mainly in precious metals in the mining and exploration industry worldwide, having worked in Europe, West Africa, all over Canada and in several countries of Central and South America. Currently he serves as VP Exploration of Ares Strategic Mining and most recently the positions of Exploration Manager for Tudor Gold Corp., Chief Geologist for Red Eagle Exploration, VP Exploration of American Creek Resources, G4G Resources, Northern Iron Corp, and Principal Geologist and CEO for Condor Precious Metals Inc. Raul is also an early mover in private mining projects such as Malabar Gold Corp focused in Colombian assets, where he is mining high grade gold at small scale generating cash flow for funding larger exploration plays in the country.