Mr. Steven Allen Zadka, a visionary entrepreneur and investor. Mr. Zadka started his career over 15 years ago with a simple task in mind of utilizing financial strength to realize commercial potential of an asset where value is understood. With his vision he has come to the forefront of the natural resources and mining industries in his current executive role at Cerro de Pasco. Over the years Mr. Zadka has orchestrated strategy for dozens of projects around the globe in energy and resource development. Mr. Zadka also has extensive experience in Investment banking, capital markets, M&A, and corporate finance. Mr. Zadka currently holds the title of Managing director at Sunrise Securities LLC / Trump Securities LLC, a New York City based Investment Bank. Prior to that Mr. Zadka was an investment banker at Adar Capital Advisors, Associate at Casimir Capital LP, and senior consultant at Mine Management. Mr. Zadka has spent a significant amount of time in South America. Mr. Zadka holds a B.S. from Baruch College in New York City.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Director
Mr. Guy Goulet, is the President, the Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Corporation since April 6, 2017.
Mr. Goulet graduated from Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal in 1986. He has been active in the mining sector for more than 30 years. From 1995 to 2000 he has been a member of the Board and CEO of five publicly traded Canadian mining companies. He has been co-credited for the restart of the Wrightbar gold mine in Val d'Or, Québec in 1996. In parallel, he has conducted in collaboration with Hydro-Québec (LTD division) and Group STAS the only project leading to the production of lithium metal from high purity lithium carbonate. From 2000 to 2008, he served as co-founder, president and chairman of H2O Innovation Inc., a water treatment company that manufactures and installs integrated systems for various markets. He joined Maya Gold & Silver Inc. as President and CEO from November 2008 to June 2017 and was co-credited for the restart of the Zgounder silver mine in Morocco. During his career, Mr. Goulet capital raised over $150 million through the TSX Venture Exchange (the “TSXV”).
John G. Booth
Mr. John Geoffrey Booth, has been a director of the Corporation since June 22, 2017. Mr. Booth holds a BSc(Hons) in biology and environmental science, both Canadian and US law degrees (LLB, JD) and a Masters in international finance, tax and environmental law from King's College, University of London (LLM). He is called to bars of Ontario, New York and District of Columbia and has over 25 years of international experience in financial services as an investment banker, broker, strategy consultant, fund manager, director and chief executive officer. He has worked with Merrill Lynch International, ICAP, ABN AMRO Bank NV, CIBC, the World Bank, Climate Change Capital and Conservation Finance International over his career and has also co-founded three financial services businesses, the most recent being Midpoint Holdings Ltd. the world's first peer to peer foreign exchange netting and international payments platform which he listed on the TSXV in 2013, and where he served as Chairman and CEO until December of 2015. Mr. Booth currently serves as the non-executive Chairman of Laramide Resources Ltd. (TSX/ASX), the non-executive Chairman of European Electric Metals (TSXV), and as a non-executive director and head of the Audit committee of Cub Energy Ltd. (TSXV). He has served as a nominee non-executive director for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development nominee and as a non-executive director of the Ottawa RiverKeeper environmental charity. Mr. Booth resides in London, UK.
Mr. Frank Hodgson, has over 30 years’ experience in the Central London residential property market as a developer and investor. Mr. Hodgson’s years of experience in the Central London residential market started in the 1980’s Docklands boom, trading hundreds of properties as a principal. Mr. Hodgson then pioneered the ‘Swale Project’ a major scheme in Kent with partners, Bovis, Medway Port Authority, Bowater and UK Paper providing 2000 homes, a 250 acre extension to the existing Sheerness Docks and 300 acres of Business Par working closely with Central Government to improve road links to the region. Thereafter Mr. Hodgson took full advantage of the last property correction in the early 1990’s by acquiring £200m of distressed opportunities from liquidators, banks and other forced sellers in Central London extending leases, refurbishing, redeveloping, managing and finally disposing, for an average return in excess of 15% p.a. Mr. Hodgson is now a corporate investor via Small Private Equity Companies based in Mayfair London.
Manuel Lizandro Rodriguez Mariategui Canny
Managing Director, Director
Mr. Manuel Lizandro Rodriguez Mariategui Canny, is a Peruvian entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience in the mining sector. He leads the board of directors of Austria Duvaz, a company with over 100 years of mining history. He is also CEO of Minera Valor, Executive Director of the Peruvian Aquaculture Company and President of the Investment and Risk Committee of Inversiones Don Lizandro. Manuel has succeeded in taking these companies to the forefront of technology, increasing its value through high productivity, as well as social and environmental responsibility.
Keith Philip Brill
Mr. Keith Philip Brill, has been a management consultant with Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT), the world’s leading research and advisory company, since 2016. At Gartner, Inc., he advises commercial and public sector organizations on business and IT transformation programs involving technology modernization, strategic sourcing, organizational design and change, people/talent management and IT financial management. Prior to joining Gartner, Inc., Mr. Brill was a principal consultant for PA Consulting Group, Inc., a leading UK-based global consulting firm. There he worked with multinational Fortune 500 companies leading financial and operational aspects of IT outsourcing and operational efficiency projects across the health care, pharmaceutical and manufacturing sectors. Mr. Brill received an International Master of Business Administration (IMBA) from the Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina in May 2005. He graduated from the South Carolina Honors College, University of South Carolina in May 2003 with a Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, major in Economics and Finance, minor in Spanish.
David Shaw, Ph.D
Dr. David Shaw has in excess of three decades of experience in the resource and finance industries with specific emphasis on technical and financial due diligence of resource projects. He attained a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of Sheffield, England in 1973 and his Ph.D in Structural Geology from Carleton University, in Ottawa, in 1980.
Dr. Shaw spent seven years with Chevron Resources in Calgary, AB, and Vancouver, BC, employed initially as an in-house structural consultant on both metal and hydrocarbon exploration programs. Upon leaving Chevron he initiated and developed the Resource Research Group at Charlton Securities Ltd., Calgary, before assuming the position of Senior Mining Analyst, Corporate Finance, at Yorkton Securities Inc. in Vancouver.
Throughout Dr. Shaw’s career, he has built strong relationships with European financial institutions and the global mining community. He is currently director and interim CEO of First Mining Gold Corp. and director of First Majestic Silver Corp., Great Quest Fertilizer and Medallion Resources Limited.