Ivan Bebek

Executive Chairman and Director

Mr. Bebek has over 18 years’ experience in financing, foreign negotiations, and acquisitions in the mineral exploration industry. His understanding of the capital markets and ability to position, structure and finance companies that he has been associated with has been instrumental in their successes. Mr. Bebek was formerly the President, CEO and co-founder of Cayden Resources Inc., which was sold to Agnico Eagle Mining Limited for $205 million in November 2014, a co-founder, Co-Chairman and a Director of Torq Resources Inc., a co-founder of Keegan Resources Inc. (now Asanko Gold) and serves on the advisory board of Gold Standard, since February 2015.

Shawn Wallace

President, CEO and Director

Mr. Wallace has been involved in all aspects of the mining industry, from mineral exploration and project management, to financing, mergers & acquisitions, and corporate development. Over the past 25 years, Mr. Wallace has been instrumental in building numerous high-quality mineral exploration, development, and production stage companies including co-founding Cayden Resources, which was acquired by Agnico Eagle Mining for $205 million in 2014. Mr. Wallace is also a co-founder and Director of Asanko Gold Inc. and Stratton Resources Inc.

Michael Kosowan


Mr. Kosowan holds a Master’s of Applied Science degree, is a Mining Engineer (P.Eng.) and a former Investment Advisor of Sprott Private Wealth (Canada) and Sprott Global Resources Inc (USA). Michael is also an industry expert with over 20 years experience in the junior mining sector. For the past 17 years, he has been leading mining investment and financings in the USA and Canada through his work with Sprott and other premier brokerage houses. Previously, Mr. Kosowan worked for a number of top-tier Canadian mining companies such as Placer Dome, Falconbridge and Inco, as a project Engineer, and for Atapa Minerals in Indonesia and Peru, as an Exploration Manager.

Steve Cook


Mr. Cook is a practicing tax partner at the law firm of Thorsteinssons LLP, Vancouver, British Columbia. Mr. Cook received his B.Comm. and LL.B. degrees from the University of British Columbia and was called to the British Columbia Bar in 1982 and the Ontario Bar in 1992. Mr. Cook is a specialist in corporate and international tax planning, offshore structures, representation, and civil and criminal tax litigation. Mr. Cook has served on the board of Brett Resources Ltd. prior to it being acquired by Osisko Mining Corp. and Cayden Resources Inc. prior to it being acquired by Agnico Eagle Mining Limited. Mr. Cook currently serves as a director of Stratton Resources Inc.

Keith Minty


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 Limited (“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 Inc.Mr. Minty has also served on the board of directors of Asanko Gold Inc. and Oremex Silver Inc. He currently serves on the boards of Callinex Mines Inc. and Hunter Bay Minerals Plc.

Gordon Fretwell


Mr. Fretwell holds a B.Comm. degree and graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1979 with his Bachelor of Law degree.Formerly a partner in a large Vancouver law firm, Mr. Fretwell has, since 1991, been a self-employed solicitor (Gordon J. Fretwell Law Corporation) in Vancouver, practicing primarily in the areas of corporate and securities law. He currently serves on the board of several public companies engaged in mineral exploration including: Asanko Gold Inc., Quartz Mountain Resources Ltd., Canada Rare Earth Corp, and Coro Mining Corp.

Antonio Arribas


Antonio Arribas holds a BA and MSc in Geology from the Universidad de Salamanca and a PhD from the University of Michigan. He is a world-renowned expert in his field with over 20 years experience in the resources industry across multiple companies, commodities and geographic regions. Mr. Arribas has held a variety of positions including Vice President Geoscience at BHP Billiton Minerals Exploration in Singapore (2013), Senior Manager Geosciences at Newmont Mining Corp. (2012) in Denver, Colorado, and Exploration Manager South America at Placer Dome Exploration in Reno, Nevada (2006). Mr. Arribas is currently a Professor at the Graduate School of Mineral Resource Sciences of Akita University, Japan. He is an experienced lecturer and has contributed to over 40 publications. In 2013, Mr. Arribas was elected President of The Society of Economic Geologists, Inc., (SEG) where he continues to be a member.

Daniel T. McCoy


Dr. McCoy obtained his doctorate at the University of Alaska and has worked extensively in the exploration sector for over 27 years, specializing in precious metals exploration. Dr. McCoy has a wealth of experience in North America, South America and in Africa. Dr. McCoy was previously employed at Placer Dome as manager for US generative exploration and was formerly President and CEO of Asanko Gold Inc., where he led the exploration team that discovered the Esaase Gold deposit in Ghana, West Africa. Most recently, Dr. McCoy was Chief Geologist and a Director of Cayden Resources, where he led the exploration team that led to the acquisition of the El Barqueño project, resulting in the acquisition of the Company by Agnico Eagle Mining.

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