PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Mr. Hornor is an executive leader with a proven track record in the legal, financial and business development arenas. Mr. Hornor recently served as the Vice President and Executive Vice President for Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. for 10 years. During his time at Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. he negotiated project financings for development projects with international banking syndicates, structured strategic alliances and directly negotiated equity capital raises totalling more than $450 million. Mr. Hornor also acted as Managing Director for Ivanhoe Capital Corporation for 10 years, and sat as Chairman for Ivanplats Holding SARL (owner of the Platreef project) for over 4 years. While serving as the President and CEO of Kaizen Discovery Inc. from 2013 until 2016, Mr. Hornor successfully structured multiple resource project acquisitions, equity financings and delivered a collaboration agreement with ITOCHU Corporation, a prominent Japanese trading and investment house.
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.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Mr. Minty obtained a B.Sc. in Mining Engineering from Queen’s University and has over 26 years of open pit and underground worldwide mine operational and project development experience. From 2008 to 2013, Mr. Minty was the Chief Operating Officer at Thani Dubai Mining Limited (“Thani”) where he was responsible for all project exploration and operation activities in Yemen and Egypt as well as new business development activities. Prior to joining Thani, he was the South African country manager for Hunter Dickinson Inc. Mr. Minty has also served on the board of directors of Asanko Gold Inc. and Oremex Silver Inc. and is currently serving on the boards of Auryn Resources Inc., Callinex Mines Inc., and DNI Metals Inc.
VICE PRESIDENT, TECHNICAL SERVICES
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CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
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