Position: CEO, President & Director
Ryan King brings an established approach to business in the natural resource sector, with specific and targeted applications for delivering shareholder value in the mining industry. Ryan has over 15 years of experience in increasingly senior capacities in capital markets in the resource sector and was responsible for leading the investor relations activities for Newmarket Gold, as the company completed a $2 billion transformational merger with Kirkland Lake Gold. Before joining Newmarket Gold, Ryan was involved in starting Terrane Metals which acquired the Mount Milligan Copper-Gold Project in British Columbia. From 2006 through to 2010 Mr. King was involved in financing, corporate development, all investor relation activities and assistance with the acquisition of Terrane Metals in 2010 by Thompson Creek for $800 million. During his career, Ryan has assisted in raising $250 million for previous companies. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Royal Roads University in British Columbia, Canada, he currently sits on the board of Pinecrest Resources, Edgewater Exploration and is the Vice President of Calibre Mining.
Mr. Salamis has previously held senior management positions with well-established mining & mining exploration companies, most notably Placer Dome Inc. and Cameco Corporation, in addition to his successful formation and management of several junior mining companies listed in Europe and North America. Mr. Salamis has over 20 years' experience directing the exploration, development and mining operations of a number of gold, base metal and coal projects in many different regions of the world. In recent years, he has also played an integral role, both executive and non-executive, in several large M&A transactions valued at over $US 1 billion and significant financing initiatives, raising over $US 800 million in equity financing for various resource companies. Mr. Salamis holds a degree in Geology from the Universite de Montreal - Ecole Polytechnique.
|Edward Farrauto, CPA|
Mr. Farrauto has 17 years of experience as a senior financial officer in private and public companies. His experience encompasses financial and regulatory compliance and public company management. Mr. Farrauto has been directly responsible for overseeing private placement financings, prospectus filings, reverse takeovers and merger and acquisition transactions. He has extensive experience with U.S. filings including SEC clearance and reporting issuers.
|Greg Smith, P. Geo.|
Position: VP - Exploration
Mr. Smith, P.Geo. is an exploration geologist with more than 25 years of experience. He has worked for both junior and senior mining companies in various parts of the world which has included the management of multi-million dollar work programs that have been successful in outlining more than 10 million ounces of gold. Greg brings a broad range of experience from the evaluation of grass roots properties to supervision of advanced projects including resource and reserve estimation, oversight of geological and technical activities for active underground and open pit mining operations including grade control, QA/QC programs and NI43-101 compliance, and advanced technical and economic studies including Preliminary Assessments (Scoping Studies), Prefeasibility, and Feasibility Studies.
Mr. Johnson has been involved in the investment community for the past 20 years. As a Vice President of First Marathon Securities, he played a key role in providing institutional financing to junior resource companies. During his tenure at the firm, First Marathon participated in over $5 billion of equity financings for natural resource companies. His work at First Marathon involved equity and debt financings as well as mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Johnson also advised institutional clients on investments. Since 1996 he has managed his own investment and real estate portfolios and has been an active investor in the mining and energy sectors. He is currently the Chairman of Featherstone Capital Advisors.
|Douglas Forster, B.Sc., M.Sc., P.Geo.|
Mr. Forster has been associated with the mining and oil and gas industries for the past 28 years. He holds a B.Sc. (1981) in Geology and a M.Sc. (1984) in Economic Geology from the University of British Columbia, Canada. Mr. Forster has extensive experience and a proven track record in resource project development, mergers and acquisitions, equity finance and public company management. He has been a founder, senior executive and/or director of 12 publicly traded companies listed on North American Stock Exchanges. For almost three decades Mr. Forster has been involved in creating wealth for North American and International investors through natural resource discovery, exploration and development. Mr. Forster is a registered member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia.
|Daniel Wilson, P.Geo, MBA|
Position: Country Manager, Ghana
Mr. Wilson has worked in the mineral exploration field for over 16 years; he has extensive experience managing field exploration and drilling programs in Africa. Mr. Wilson has previously held senior positions with Ashanti Gold Fields and Red Back Mining. During his time at Red Back Mining Mr. Wilson supervised various field exploration programs including the exploration work carried out by Red Back on the Enchi Gold Project during 2005-2006.
Mr. Vint is Vice President of Mining with Endeavour Financial, a leading financial advisor in the natural resources sector providing advice in project financing, structured finance and mergers and acquisitions. Mike brings to the Pinecrest board extensive experience in mine operations and construction for precious and base metals as well as corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Vint has spent the majority of his career working in mining operations across the United States and Canada, he then transitioned to the Research department of CIBC World Markets covering the gold sector. Mike was a director of Newmarket Gold Inc. which was recently purchased for $1.0 billion by Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. Mr. Vint is a registered professional engineer in the Province of British Columbia and received his Mining Engineering degree from the Colorado School of Mines.
Mr. Hurst has over 30 years of experience in the mining and natural resource industries having acted as geologist, consultant, mining analyst, senior executive and board member. Doug was previously a mining analyst with McDermid St. Lawrence and Sprott Securities and a contract analyst to Pacific International Securities and Octagon Capital. He was a founding executive of International Royalty Corporation which was purchased by Royal Gold for $700 million. Recently, Mr. Hurst was one of the founders of Newmarket Gold Inc. which was purchased for $1.0 billion by Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd in November, 2016. Mr. Hurst holds a bachelor of science in geology from McMaster University (1986) and he is currently Chairman of Northern Empire Resources Corp