BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Cynthia Le Sueur-Aquin - President and CEO
Ms. Le Sueur-Aquin has 40 years of mine management experience in the precious metal mining industry. She has been involved in global exploration and production operations including the development and project management of many mines, sand and slimes recovery sites, and gold recovery plants throughout the world. Her postings have provided her with direct exposure to cultural, political and regulatory issues in Indonesia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Canada, Mexico, Mozambique, Zambia, Botswana and other North African States. She also has experience in project financing, mining property asset acquisitions and divestitures, corporate legal work and negotiations, company administration and investor relations. Ms. Le Sueur-Aquin worked for Randgold and Exploration Corporation Limited, Rand Leases (V) Gold Mining Corporation Limited and Gold Fields Limited. She was also Senior Vice-President, Exploration and Mining Projects for Antares Mining and Exploration Corp.
Michael Burmi - Director
Michael Burmi is an entrepreneur with 25 years’ experience building and managing high-end technology manufacturing organizations, coupled with extensive expertise in running a high-revenue, high-growth engineering/manufacturing business. Over the course of his career, he has worked with several global organizations leading to acquisitions and mergers, allowing these companies to redefine business strategies to capture market share.
He currently holds a position as Senior Executive Vice President and Co-Owner of a Canadian technology base company and is responsible for growth and market expansion strategies to capitalize increase market share, expanding the company’s global footprint into the United States by 20% growth in the defense and aerospace sector.
Johnathan Covello - Director
Johnathan Covello has been the Chief Executive Officer and the President of Covello Financial Group Inc. since March 2012. He is also affiliated with Tipi Financial for First Nations Pensions and benefits as well as the Director of Canadian Business Development for Metals House Inc. for procurement of precious metals. Mr. Covello has experience in raising strategic capital in many industries, including the mining industry, using global connections. He works closely with corporations and individuals to maximize tax efficiencies, profitability, and protect their wealth. His business experience over 25 years has provided him with a large network of relationships spanning multiple sectors. Mr. Covello is well versed in niche project financing, corporate legal work and negotiations, company administration and investor relations.
Nick Ierifino - Director
Mr. Ierfino is a chartered accountant and the founding partner of I&A Professional Corp. since 1990, with over 37 years of experience in public accounting. Nick specializes in business advisory and restructuring and has held previous positions at Arthur Andersen and was a director for Olivetti Canada.
Nick is involved in several not-for-profit organizations. He is the Director for the Federation of Calabrese of Ontario, a member of the board for Pier 21 and is involved with the cultural events of Carassauga. He has also been an active member of Aurora Youth Soccer for 14 years. In addition, he is on the board of Vita Nova foundation, and involved with Italian Chamber of Commerce, UBPA, Federation of Portuguese of Business and the Toronto Board of Trade.
Miles Nagamatsu - CFO
Mr. Nagamatsu is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant with over 35 years of experience who serves as Chief Financial Officer and director of public and private companies primarily in the mineral exploration and investment management sectors.
His experience is in financial, accounting and management services, stock exchange listing applications, reverse takeovers, equity financings, prospectuses, governance, compliance, strategic business plans, acquisitions, turnarounds, restructurings, and operating companies in receivership.
Mr. Nagamatsu also serves a s CFO to Cartier Iron Corporation, Eloro Resources Ltd., Artemis Natural Resource Corporation Essex Oil Ltd., United Hunter Oil & Gas Corp., and Forsys Metals Corp.
TECHNICAL ADVISORY BOARD
Dr. Neil D.S. Westoll
Dr. Neil Westoll brings more than 45 years of diverse international experience in resource exploration and business development, having worked with some of the world’s largest mining companies in key management roles, such as Mining Practice Leader and later on as an independent consultant. He has initiated, developed and negotiated agreements with landowners and governments worldwide. He is a previous Chairman of the Toronto Branch of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, and a former member of the board of PDAC.
Dr. William Pearson
Dr. Pearson is an economic geologist with over 45 years’ experience in the national and international mining industry. He has held senior executive positions with junior and intermediate mining companies active in exploration, mine development and production, with experience in all phases of mining. Dr. Pearson is a present and past director of several publicly traded mining companies. He is also the founding President of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO) and a past director of Geoscience Canada.
Scott Biloski is a Civil Engineering Technologist and President and Co-Owner of Biloski Brothers Sand and Gravel Ltd., which has been in business for 71 years serving Northwestern Ontario. Mr. Biloski is a third generation owner of this family business, with over 25 years of experience in the Aggregate and Construction Industry.