Gerry McCarvill has extensive experience in the origination and execution of global mining and energy, private equity and finance transactions. His career includes more than 30 years in the financial sector holding senior positions with major investment firms including the executive committee of CIBC Wood Gundy. Most recently, Gerry was CEO of McCarvill Corporation, a diversified financial services company, which financed mining and energy companies. He helped establish Repadre Capital Corporation, a mining royalty company, now IAMGOLD (TSX), Desert Sun Mining, acquired by Yamana Gold (NYSE), Consolidated Thompson Iron Mines (TSX) and Metals Royalty Corporation. The combined market capitalizations of these companies is several billion dollars.
Mr. Mitchell is an experienced corporate director and a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and has been a member of three Audit Committees, two of which he currently chairs. Mr. Mitchell is a retired partner of Ernst and Young LLP., and has over forty years of financial experience. Mr. Mitchell is well versed in International Financial Reporting Standards and CEO/CFO certification of the effectiveness of disclosure controls and procedures. Mr. Mitchell is currently a Director, acting Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Orvana Minerals Corp. as well as Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Home Capital Group Inc. Mr. Mitchell brings a tremendous amount of experience to both the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee.
Mr. King has been chairman and CEO of MTHRTY Communications, a social media company, since May 2004. He served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Wood Gundy Ltd. and CIBC Wood Gundy Ltd. from 1988 to 1995. He is a past chairman of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada. He served as chairman of Western International Communications (WIC) from Jun 1994 to January 1998. Mr King also served as Deputy Chairman of Rockwater Capital Corporation from January 1996 to March 31, 2003.
Bryan Keeler is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years of operations and corporate office experience with Canadian Cellulose, Noranda Forest and Denison Mines. Bryan has participated with creative financial engineering work in the building of three successful royalty finance companies and most recently hands on building of VERCOR Canada small to middle market Investment Bank with over a Billion dollars in transactions closed and 19 offices worldwide. Since he first teamed up with Gerry McCarvill in 1993, he has acted as CFO in support of Gerry's various ventures, Repadre Capital Corporation, now IAMGOLD Corporation, Reserve Royalty and McCarvill Corporation.
Sean Charland is a seasoned communications professional with experience in raising capital and marketing resource exploration companies. He has helped raise a significant amount of capital for a variety of venture listed and private companies in mineral exploration and mining, technological and health sectors with the majority of the focus on mineral exploration and mining. His large network of contacts within the financial community extends across North America and Europe. Mr. Charland is currently a Director of Zimtu Capital Corp. - a publicly held investment issuer and company builder focused on private and small-cap resource companies. He is also a Director of Eyecarrot Innovations Corp. and Arctic Star Exploration Corp
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Mr. Lafleur is a Professional Geologist with 30 years plus of experience in various capacities within the mineral exploration industry including company project and property evaluations and audits, project planning and execution, supervision and management, and resource estimations. He received his B. Sc. and M. Sc. degrees in Geology from the University of Ottawa, and has been active in mineral exploration, both in Canada and internationally (Africa, Mexico and Ecuador), with a wide range of industry-leading companies, such as Newmont, Falconbridge and Placer Dome. From 1998 to 2003, Mr. Lafleur worked with McWatters Mining Inc., a Quebec-based junior exploration and mining company, and was instrumental in the discovery of new ore reserves for the company's gold projects in the Val-d'Or and Malartic Mining camps, including developing the bulk gold exploration program at the Canadian Malartic Gold Property which eventually became Osisko's 10 million ounce Canadian-Malartic Deposit, which exhibits many similarities to the "porphyry" zone at Aurvista's Douay property.