Management

  • Justin Canivet, CFA

    CEO

    Mr. Canivet has decades of experience in the global capital markets, and has incubated a deep network of investors, professional advisors and C-suite executives across a number of different sectors. Notably, Mr. Canivet was the Head of Business/Investor Development for the Mining & Global Diversified Industries at TMX Group. He has built out strong IPO advisory teams and helped senior executives properly prepare for accessing growth capital in Canada and the US.

  • Patrick Burns

    Head of Exploration

    Mr. Burns is a Canadian geologist with over 40 years of experience throughout the Caribbean, Central/South America and is a prominent figure in the South American mining sector. He is a professional geologist with over 40 years of experience, 35 of which specifically focused on Chile, including the direct involvement in the discovery of the Escondida porphyry – the world’s largest copper producer. 

  • David Smith

    President

    Mr. Smith is a leader and entrepreneur that is immersed in the mining industry. He has been working in Corporate Development and Finance for the last 8 years. Previously, he co-founded a multi-faceted Real Estate Development and Sales company now in operations for 35 years as well as two successful environment-related companies listed on the TSX. Both companies sold independently and showed shareholders a significant profit.

  • Darryl Jones

    CFO

    Mr. Jones is a finance executive and CPA with 30+ years of public company and project build-out experience. Most recently, he served as CFO of Lupaka Gold Corp. before retiring in June 2018 and was the previous CFO to Corriente Resources, which sold to CRCC-Tongguan in May 2010 for C$680 million.

  • Marla Ritchie

    Corporate Secretary

    Ms. Ritchie brings over 25 years of experience in public markets working as an Administrator and Corporate Secretary specializing in resource-based exploration companies. Currently, she is also the corporate secretary for several companies, including International Tower Hill Mines Ltd., Trevali Mining Corporation and Wealth Minerals.