Management

Daniel J. Kunz, B.Sc. Eng. MBA

CEO and Director

  • Professional engineer and Master of Business Administration with over 35 years of experience in mining, constructing and financing global resource projects.
  • Former CEO of Ivanhoe Mines Ltd., founder and CEO of US Geothermal Inc which sold for $250M.
  • Senior officer of Morrison Knudson Corporation & and CEO of MK Gold Company and Director of Chesapeke Gold (located 90 kms from Los Reyes) for 17 years.
  • Built numerous mines including Castle Mountain and American Girl.

Andrew Bowering

Executive Vice President and Director

  • Venture capitalist, 30 years experience as owner operator of drilling companies and leadership in worldwide mineral exploration and development.
  • Founded/funded Millennial Lithium Corp and built teams to pursue precious, base and industrial metals from exploration to production.
  • Founder/operator of Caldera Environmental, Pinnacle Mines, ATW Gold, Cap-Ex Iron Ore, Millennial and American Lithium Corp.

Scott Smith, P.Geo

Executive Vice-President, Exploration

  • Qualified Person, registered professional geologist, with over 25 years of mine production and exploration experience in Canada, the US, Peru and Chile, across world-class operating mines, brownfield and greenfield situations.
  • Formerly Chief Geologist for Taseko Gibraltar Mines Ltd.
  • Previously was Exploration Manager for Teck Resources Limited for Chile and Argentina based in Santiago; Exploration Manager for Newmont Mining Corp. at Minera Yanacocha in Peru; and Senior Mine Geologist at Antamina Mine in Peru for Compania Minera Antamina SA.

Ian Harcus, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

  • Chartered Professional Accountant with over 12 years of financial and accounting experience.
  • Extensive background in financial management, reporting, corporate transactions & international jurisdictions including Mexico.
  • Former CFO & VP, Finance at Alio Gold Inc. (acquired by Argonaut Gold Inc.)
  • Held public accounting positions with Grant Thornton LLP and Ernst and Young.

Kerry Sparkes, P.Geo

Technical Advisor

  • Registered professional geologist and Qualified Person in British Columbia and Newfoundland.
  • Over 30 years experience in mineral exploration as an exploration geologist & mining executive.
  • Most recently, Past Vice President Geology, Franco-Nevada Corporation responsible for evaluating global mineral deposits.
  • Co-Founder & director of Orla Mining Ltd., & Director of Aurion Resources Ltd.
  • Previously, VP Exploration Rainy River Resources Ltd., VP Exploration Messina Minerals Inc., Senior Geologist for Voisey’s Bay Nickel Co. Ltd.

Alex Tsakumis

Vice President, Investor Relations

  • Public markets specialist with over 25 years of experience in mining industry from exploration to production.
  • Represented mining resource companies listed on major stock exchanges (including TSX and NYSE).
  • Responsibilities have included corporate governance, corporate communications, finance and maintaining strong relationships within investment banking and institutional investors.
  • Former VP of Belcarra Group, Alio Gold/Timmins Gold, Orko Silver and Founding Director of Gold Producer Magna Gold.

Larry Segerstrom, M.Sc. MBA

Project Administrative Manager

  • Senior mining professional with extensive technical, operational experience in exploration, mine geology and project management.
  • Former COO of Paramount Gold and Silver Corp.
  • Also worked for Freeport McMoran, Newmont and Phelps Dodge.

Alejandro Caraveo, P.Geo

Country Manager, Mexico

  • 25+ years in mineral resource exploration and development, strong relationships within government and Mexican business community.
  • Former Managing Director Mineras de Soyopa SA and Gammon Lake de Mexico SA and Metales Interamericanos SA (subsidiary of Mexigold Resources).

Bruce Kienlen, P.Geo.

Senior Geologist

  • Professional Geologist with over 20 years experience in mineral exploration working with junior and major exploration companies.
  • Served as senior geologist with Canterra Minerals & Independence Gold, VP Exploration for Diamonds North Resources and project geologist for BHP Billiton.
  • Played a key role in the discovery of the diamondiferous Repulse Bay (Qilalugaq) and Amaruk kimberlite fields.

Luis Saenz, B.Sc.

Project Technical Manager

  • 31 years  experience in exploration and development, construction and early production phases of both open pit and underground mines at Ocampo and expansion project for the La Guitarra Mine. 
  • Has extensive contacts throughout the Mexican mining industry.
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