Management and Board
VICTOR CANTORE, President and CEO, Director
Mr. Cantore is a seasoned capital markets professional specializing in the resource and hi tech sectors. He has more than 20 years of advisory and leadership experience having begun his career in 1992 as an investment advisor and then moving into management roles at both public and private companies. During his career he has organized and structured numerous equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, joint venture partnerships and strategic alliances. Mr. Cantore serves on the boards of various companies both private and public.
JACQUES TROTTIER, Executive Chairman of the Board
Mr. Trottier holds a PhD in economic geology from École Polytechnique of Montréal and has more than 30 years experience in mining exploration and has held senior positions with number of public mining companies. He was most recently the CEO of Sulliden Exploration where he bought the Shahuindo Mines in Peru and grew the asset to approximately 3M ounces of gold. This transaction led to the merger between Sulliden and Rio Alto, transforming Rio Alto into a mid-tier producer which later merged with Tahoe Resources.
PIERRE CARRIER, Chief Operating Officer, Director
Mr. Carrier was President of Opsens (OPS: TSX-V) until January, 2013, a position that he held for almost 10 years. M. Carrier obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Geology from Université du Québec in May 1979. Previously, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Roctest Ltd, a company whose shares were traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange. He has carried out several financing and acquisitions in his career.
MARTIN NICOLETI, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Nicoletti has been the Chief Financial Officer of the Company since 2010, Mr. Nicoletti is a certified public accountant with 31 years of experience. He graduated from the Quebec University in Trois-Rivières in 1987 with a bachelor degree in business administration. He joined Price Waterhouse where he spent the next 4 years serving several clients in the mining industry. He spent the next 11 years with companies as a controller or chief accountant. Since 2004, he has been involved with public junior mining companies carrying exploration activities worldwide, with responsibilities in financial controls and financial reporting.
KELLY MALCOLM, Vice President Exploration
Mr. Malcolm is a Professional Geologist with extensive exploration experience focused on precious metal exploration. He specializes in the integration and interpretation of geological, geochemical, and geophysical data to guide exploration and development activities. He was recently involved in the discovery and delineation of Detour Gold’s high grade 58N gold deposit, and has acted as director, advisor, or management for several public and private mineral exploration companies. He holds a Bachelor of Science Honours in geology and a Bachelor of Arts in economics, both from Laurentian University.
BRYAN COATES, Director
Mr. Coates has over 35 years of experience in the mining industry. He was President of Osisko Gold Royalties from its formation in June 2014 to December 31, 2019. He was Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Osisko Mining Corporation from May 2007 to June 2014 and was part of the team that developed the Canadian Malartic Mine. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant ( CPA) and is a graduate of the ICD- Rotman Directors Education Program. He has served on a number of publicly traded mining companies’ board of directors, and is currently Chair of Falco Resources Ltd.
ANIK GENDRON, Director
Ms. Gendron is an attorney specialized in securities laws and corporate governance issues. Ms. Gendron represents several mining explorations companies and has served as general counsel and corporate secretary of Metanor Resources Inc. (and its successor Bonterra Resources Inc.) from 2012 to February 2020. Ms. Gendron holds a B.Sc (economics), a LLB. from the University of Montreal and is a member of the Quebec Bar.
ANDRE SHARECK, Director
From 1996 to 2013, Mr. André Shareck was owner/partner with the Redbourne Group. Since 2015 Mr. Shareck has acted as VP Finance for Société de Developpement Angus. From 1987 to 1996, he was senior manager, Real Estate financing for National Bank of Canada. Mr. Shareck holds a Bachelors degree in geology as well as a Masters degree in geochemistry from the Université du Québec à Montréal since 1980 and 1983. In 1985, he completed a Master in Business Administration (MBA) in Finance, from HEC-Montreal.
YVON GELINAS, Director
Mr. Gélinas is a Chartered Professional Accountant (Quebec, Canada) and Certified Public Accountant (Michigan, USA) specializing in both Canadian and American accounting practices. He is the managing partner of the accounting firm, Boily, Handfield CPA Inc. Mr. Gélinas’ expertise covers the corporate auditing, financial reporting, mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructuring. He has facilitated the closings of several successful business transactions between Asian companies and their North-American counterparts.