RICK TROTMAN PRESIDENT AND CEO
Rick is a professional geologist with a broad range of experience within the mining industry, having worked in both buy-side and sell-side positions as well as technically focused responsibilities with major mining companies. Rick was previously with Resource Capital Funds, a leading mining-focused private equity firm, where he was involved in executing a broad range of investments spanning the precious, base and minor metal spaces and was also responsible for establishing and managing the firm’s portfolio of exploration investments. Prior to Resource Capital Funds, Rick worked as a mining industry equity research analyst in New York City and was an exploration geologist with leading gold producers such as Barrick Gold Corp, Meridian Gold Inc. and Yamana Gold Inc. in both the USA and Mexico. He holds a Master of Science in Economic Geology from the University of Nevada Reno and a Bachelor of Science in Geology from Washington State University.
MICHAEL N. WALDKIRCH CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Mr. Waldkirch is a Senior Partner with the Public Accounting firm Michael Waldkirch and Company, Certified Public Accountants in Vancouver, BC. He has extensive experience in providing a wide variety of financial and business consultancy services to public and private companies. Mr. Waldkirch currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer of TSX listed Gold Standard Ventures. Mr. Waldkirch holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of British Columbia and has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1998.
LEWIS TEAL PROJECT MANAGER
Lewis is a Certified Professional Geologist with over 35 years of experience in minerals exploration spanning both North and South America. Lewis worked with Newmont Mining Corporation in a variety of senior positions including Group Executive South American Exploration/Development from 2011 to 2015, Director South America Generative Exploration from 2006 to 2011 and Exploration Manager, Newmont - Minera Yanacocha from 2002 to 2006. Lewis holds a Master of Science in Economic Geology and a Bachelor of Science in Geology, both from the University of Texas at El Paso.
PETER MEGAW SENIOR TECHNICAL ADVISOR
Peter is a Co-founder and Chief Exploration Officer of Mag Silver Corp (“MAG Silver”) with more than 30 years of relevant experience focused on silver and gold exploration in Mexico. He has a Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Arizona and is a registered Certified Professional Geologist by the American Institute of Professional Geologists and an Arizona Registered geologist. Peter has been instrumental in a number of mineral discoveries in Mexico including new ore bodies at existing mines such as Excellon Resources' Platosa mine, as well as MAG Silver's Juanicipio and Cinco de Mayo properties. Peter is the author of numerous scientific publications on ore deposits and is a frequent speaker at academic and international exploration conferences. He is also the 2017 recipient of the prestigious Thayer Lindsley Award for mine finding from the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada.
Richard Silas Corporate Secretary
Mr. Silas is the principal of Universal Solutions Inc., private company providing management consulting services specializing in the areas of regulatory compliance, corporate governance for publicly listed companies, as well as private companies preparing to become publicly listed on the Toronto Venture Exchange.; Richard is former Director of Gold Standard Ventures Corp., from Aug 2009 to Sep 2017 and former Corporate Secretary of Gold Standard Ventures from July 2010 to June, 2017.
Terri Anne Welyki Vice President of Corporate Communications
Ms. Welyki has more than 15 years of experience working with public and private mining companies, including Calico Resources and EMC Green Group S.A. She has broad knowledge of the mining industry, including financing, permitting, and stakeholder management and has worked across the United States, Peru and Canada.