Position: President, CEO & Director
Mr. Wagner is a Professional Geologist with 20 years of exploration and corporate development experience. Mr. Wagner spent the first 10 years of his career with two of Canada's largest and most successful exploration and mining companies (Noranda (now Xstrata) and Cominco (now Teck)) as a project geologist and manager in North and South America.
In 1999 Mr. Wagner became Vice-President, Exploration for New Millennium Metals Corp. which was successfully merged with Platinum Group Metals Ltd. in 2002. Mr. Wagner served as Exploration Manager for TSX listed Platinum Group Metals through the acquisition, discovery and initial delineation of the multi-million ounce West Bushveld PGE deposit in South Africa.
Mr. Wagner became President of Sydney Resource Corp., in September 2005 and helped engineer the successful merger between Sydney and Band Ore Resources to form West Timmins Mining Inc. in 2006. He then served as a President, CEO, Director and Qualified Person for West Timmins Mining through the discovery of the high-grade Thunder Creek Gold Zone in Timmins, Ontario and the acquisition of West Timmins by Lake Shore Gold in an all share deal valued at $424 million which was completed in November of 2009.
Mr. Wagner currently serves as a director of Druk Capital Partners and as a technical and/or corporate advisor to several other publically listed resource companies including MAG Silver Corp., Abzu Gold Ltd. and Metals Creek Resources Corp.
|Henk van Alphen|
Mr. van Alphen has been in the mining business for 24 years. He began his career as a successful exploration/drilling contractor, and then became the President of Pacific Rim Mining Corp. ("Pacific Rim") where he laid the foundation for Pacific Rim to become a successful South American based resource company. He served as Vice-President of Corriente Resources Inc. from 1994 to 1999, following which he became the President of Cardero Resource Corp. ("Cardero") in 1999, the cornerstone of the Cardero Group of companies which currently includes 9 publically listed resource companies.
Mr. van Alphen also holds directorships with the following companies; International Tower Hills Mines Ltd., Ethos Capital Corp. and Wealth Minerals Ltd.
Mr. Neal has more than twenty-five years experience in advising public companies and providing corporate finance services.
After serving as a Senior Associate at Vickers and Benson Advertising where he developed communication programs for Petro-Canada, Computerland, Wang Computers and others, Gordon founded Neal McInerney Investor Relations in 1991. Through marketing more than $4 billion in debt and equity financings, the company grew to be the second largest full service Investor Relations firm in Canada. Clients included; BCE, Nortel, Bell Canada International, Bell Mobility, Intrawest, Canaccord Capital, BMO Nesbitt Burns, and TVX Gold.
In 2002, Mr. Neal was appointed to the position of Vice President, Investor Relations at Pivotal Corporation, a Vancouver based software company, and assisted the board with the sale of Pivotal to China.com in 2003.
Mr. Neal is currently the Vice President Corporate Development at MAG Silver Corp. He was also an advisor on corporate finance and investor relations to West Timmins Mining. He has assisted in raising more than $450 million for mining and resources companies since 2004. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Rockgate Capital Corp., Dorato Resources Inc. and Druk Capital Partners Inc.
|Lawrence W. Talbot|
Mr. Talbot is a mining lawyer with over 23 years experience representing a wide range of clients in the mining industry, from individual prospectors and junior and mid-size explorers and producers through to major mining companies, in both the hard-rock and industrial mineral fields. He has extensive experience acting for public natural resource companies and providing advice on all aspects of their businesses, including corporate finance, securities and regulatory matters, corporate governance and shareholder issues, and all aspects of corporate acquisitions, takeovers, divestitures and reorganizations.
He is a director and/or officer of a number of public natural resource companies, including Cardero Resources Corp., International Tower Hill Mines Ltd. and, Wealth Minerals Ltd., Pedro Resources Ltd. and Remstar Resources Ltd. Prior to July 1, 2006, he was a partner in one of Canada's largest law firms, and now acts as general counsel to a select group of public companies.