Peter Tagliamonte, P.Eng., MBA | Chairman
Mr. Tagliamonte is a professional mining engineer with over 25 years of progressive managerial experience building and operating mines. He was formerly the CEO and a Director of Sulliden Gold Corp. (acquired by Rio Alto Mining), President and CEO of Central Sun Mining Inc. (acquired by B2Gold) and Chief Operating Officer of Desert Sun Mining Corp. (acquired by Yamana) where he was responsible for the development of the Jacobina Mine in Brazil into a 4,200-tonne-per-day mining operation.
In 2005, Mr. Tagliamonte received the Mining Journal's "Mine Manager of the Year" award in recognition for his work in the mining sector. Mr. Tagliamonte obtained his Mining Engineering degree at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario; he also holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.
Scott Moore, MBA | Director
Finance executive with + 20 yrs of experience in the resource sector. He presently serves as COO of Forbes & Manhattan, Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.
Stan Bharti, P.Eng. | Director
Mr. Bharti has worked for over 30 years in the mining industry as an engineer, manager, executive and entrepreneur. He has served as CEO, Director, Chairman and/or founder for more than 30 public mining and resource companies over the past 15 years, as well as numerous private companies.
Before entering the public markets Mr. Bharti founded and ran BLM Engineering, a large, privately-held mining engineering services business. He earned a Masters Degree in Engineering from the University of London and has worked as a mining engineer in Europe, Africa and North and South America.
David Danziger, CA | Director
Chartered Accountant with 30 yrs of experience in audit, accounting and management consulting and +10 yrs experience specific to the mineral resource sector. He is currently a senior assurance partner at MSCM LLP, Chartered Accountants with a practice that specializes in public company work.
He is a director of American Apparel Inc. (NYSE), Eurotin Inc. (TSX-V), Renforth Resources Inc. and is also on the Board’s of two Capital Pool Companies that he initiated. Mr. Danziger is a member of the Small and Medium Enterprises Committee formed to advise Ontario Securities Commission staff.
Michael Barton, CA | Director
Michael Barton is a Portfolio Manager at Orion, a mining-focused investment business with approximately $3.7 billion under management (at December 31, 2017) that provides flexible capital investment solutions to mining companies in the base and precious metals sector. Orion has demonstrated capability in debt, equity, and production-linked investments, such as streams, offtakes and royalties. Mr. Barton holds a First Class Honours degree in Geography from the University of Leicester. He is a qualified chartered accountant (ICAEW).
Matthew Simpson, P.Eng., MBA | Director
Professional mining engineer and current CEO of Black Iron Inc. He previously worked for the Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC), a subsidiary of Rio Tinto plc.. At IOC he held several progressive roles in Business Evaluation, Operations Planning, Continuous Improvement and for the past three years as Mine General Manager.
His work with the IOC primarily took place at their Carol Lake iron ore deposit in Labrador. Prior to joining IOC, Mr. Simpson worked as a process engineer for Hatch Ltd. designing and debottlenecking metallurgical refineries around the world. Mr. Simpson has extensive experience in mine design, operations and project management. He holds a Master of Business Administration as well as a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering both from Queen’s University.
Justin Reid, M.Sc., MBA | Director
Mr. Reid is a geologist and capital markets executive with over 20 years of experience focused exclusively in the mineral resource space. He is currently CEO of Troilus Gold Corp. and former CEO of Sulliden Mining Capital. He formerly held senior positions at Paladin Energy and National Bank Financial, where he directed the firm’s sales and trading in the mining sector.