Michael Dehn, President, CEO and Director
Mr. Dehn’s experience spans early grassroots stages to advanced mineral exploration and production, including his well-known expertise in the Red Lake Greenstone Belt. Mr. Dehn began his career as one of the most notable geologists at Goldcorp Inc. (acquired by Newmont Corporation for $10 billion), just prior to the Red Lake High Grade Zone Discovery, working as part of exploration teams instrumental in delivering multiple producing mines. Working with Goldcorp for 10 years, managing off mine site exploration with a team of up to 75 employees and consultants, and annual budgets often in excess of CAN$20 million, Mr. Dehn and his team initiated the deep drilling at the Cochenour Mine in Red Lake District which is now in production (later sold to Evolution Mining Limited alongside Red Lake and Cambell mines and processing facilities for $375 million in cash, with up to an additional $100 million if new deposits are discovered). Mr. Dehn’s expertise in the Red Lake Greenstone Belt is well known, but less know is his abilities and experience in industrial minerals deposits, from discovery through permitting, and metallurgy testing through to customer acceptance. Having worked previously in the La Blache Anorthositic intrusive he worked closely with Process Research Ortech Inc. who have developed a process of leaching, solvent extraction and micritization that has lead to commercially acceptable Titanium(IV) oxide (TiO2) from ilmenite ore for the paint and plastics industry. Mr. Dehn has also work within apatite rich Anorthosite’s across the Grenville, rich in phosphorus for the fertilizer industry. He has permitted Fe-Ti-V rich anorthosites, and the focus of much of his last 10 years of Quebec focused exploration and development has been on ore bodies very similar to Temas Resources’ La Blache deposit.
Ryan Kuhn, Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance
Mr. Kuhn carries a working pedigree of multiple billion dollar acquisitions and financings, holding positions at firms and organizations such as J.P. Morgan and World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE Listed), where he acted as Head of Mergers & Acquisitions. Notably, Mr. Kuhn facilitated the $1.5 billion dollar acquisition of Chloride Group by Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE Listed), as well as the securing of a $1.1 billion dollar credit facility financing on behalf of William Koch’s Oxbow Carbon, one of the world’s largest recyclers of refinery and natural gas byproducts. Having most recently lead a $140 million acquisition of Mach 1 Global by Omni Logistics LLC and acted as advisor to Absolute Resolutions Corporation in their $200 million credit facility refinancing with SVEA Bank AB, Mr. Kuhn’s resume also includes acquisitions by Oxbow Carbon LLC of International Commodities Export Corporation for $170 million, Petroleum Coke Industries Company for $125 million, and the sale of Odyssey Logistics and Technology Corporation to The Jordan Company L.P. at an enterprise value of $700 million. A graduate of Cornell University, he brings 15 years of investment banking experience and has successfully executed advisory and financing assignments for clients across a broad range of industry verticals.
David Robinson, CPA, CA, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Robinson is a CPA and has over 10 years of accounting and capital markets experience. He has provided audit, tax and consulting services to private and public companies for a number of years at MNP LLP before moving to the Telus Pension Fund as a senior analyst, where he gained significant exposure to equity portfolio management and commercial lending. Mr. Robinson is currently the group CFO and a partner in Cronin Group, a natural resource focused merchant bank based in Vancouver, British Columbia.