Robert Schafer, Executive Chairman
Mr. Schafer has more than 30 years of experience working internationally in business development and exploration roles with major and junior mining companies. He is also Past-President of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC), the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) and Past Chairman of the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame. He serves as a director for a select number of public resource companies.
Kyler Hardy, Director
Mr. Hardy has over 15 years of experience in the global resource sector where he has operated, advised and brought venture capital, private equity and strategic partners to the table. Mr. Hardy has founded and sold several resource focused businesses from services to extraction and development. Mr. Hardy is currently the CEO of Cronin Group, director and CEO of Imperial X Plc and director of Hexa Resources, among other private and public companies.
Rory Kutluoglu, Director
Mr. Kutluoglu is a Professional Geoscientist and Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists with more than fifteen years of notable exploration experience in a wide variety of commodities across North America. Mr. Kutluoglu began his career working with the team that discovered the Broken Hammer deposit for Wallbridge Mining Company Limited. Mr. Kutluoglu then, as a Project Geologist from 2006 to 2009, was responsible for planning, implementing, and reporting on exploration programs across Canada for various clients while working for Equity Exploration. The 2009 field season was spent working with Gold Fields Limited, conducting porphyry exploration in British Columbia. In 2009 thru 2010, Mr. Kutluoglu filled a similar role at Kiska Metals Corp. (acquired by AuRico Metals Inc., and less than one year later acquired by Centerra Gold Inc. for $290 million). From Kiska Metals, Mr. Kutluoglu went on to be part of the team that created Evrim Resources Corp. (now Orogen Royalties Inc. after merger with Renaissance Gold Inc.) and acted as VP Business Development from 2011 to 2012. In 2012- 2015, Mr. Kutluoglu was Exploration Manager for Kaminak Gold Corporation, which was subsequently acquired by Goldcorp Inc. (now Newmont Corporation) for $520 million.
David Robinson, Director
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.