CEO & Director
Luke Norman is a seasoned growth executive with 20 years of experience in the venture capital markets. He has raised in excess of $300M for both public and private companies predominantly in the resource sector. In recent years, Mr. Norman has operated a consultancy company to the metals and mining industry. He also co-founded Gold Standard Ventures Corp., a TSX-V and NYSE Market listed gold exploration company and US Gold Corp., listed on the Nasdaq exchange. He is the Chairman of Silver One Resources, a silver pre-development and exploration company listed on the TSX-V. Mr. Norman brings expertise in mineral exploration, finance, corporate governance, M&A and corporate leadership to his role as President & CEO
Russell Starr is an entrepreneur and financial professional, focused on private and public mining & exploration, corporate advisory, corporate development, and M&A. Mr. Starr has over 20 years of corporate finance, M&A, investment and business development experience. Mr. Starr held senior positions and advisory roles with financial institutions including RBC Capital Markets, Scotia Capital, Orion Securities, Blackmont, Lawrence and Company, where he helped raise over a billion dollars for junior and mid-tier companies. Mr. Starr is also a co-founder and part owner of Echelon Wealth Partners, a large Canadian investment dealer. After leaving Bay Street, he held executive positions at Cayden Resources and Auryn Resources. As Senior Vice President with Cayden Resources, and board member, Russell was integral in the marketing, financing, development and ultimate sale of Cayden for CAD$205 million to Agnico Eagle.
Krisztian Toth is an experienced mining, capital markets and M&A lawyer. His experience in mining finance and M&A stretches across all jurisdictions and minerals. Krisztian has been recognized by a number of legal publications as a leading lawyer in mining, capital markets, private equity and M&A. Krisztian is a partner at the law firm of Fasken Martineau, a leading international business law and litigation firm with more than 750 lawyers across 10 offices in Canada, South Africa, the United Kingdom and China providing expertise in more than 40 practice areas and industry groups. Krisztian is a member of Fasken’s Global Mining Group, which has been ranked #1 globally 11 times since 2005, including for the past five years in a row.
CFO & Director
Mr. Richards brings a decade of resource-focused accounting and finance experience. He has accumulated extensive experience with Toronto Stock Exchange and venture-listed companies throughout the world, including Australia. His professional experience has included officer and director positions on the TSX and TSXV; experience in various debt and equity financings; implementation of ERP systems to manage mining operations; managing domestic and international tax planning strategies; and implementation of corporate governance and internal control policies. Mr. Richards is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia as well as Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand.
Jeremy Crozier holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in geology, and has over 25 years of exploration, discovery, and mineral project evaluation experience gained in North America, Africa and Europe. Mr. Crozier’s previous roles include those of Exploration Manager for TSX-listed Taseko Mines Limited, where he led the discovery and definition of the 400 million tonne Aley Niobium deposit in British Columbia; President and CEO, Volcanic Gold Mines, Inc., and Vice President-Project Services at Hunter Dickinson, Inc. Mr. Crozier has also served extensively as an independent mineral exploration and business development consultant in Europe and Africa on behalf of a variety of private and corporate clients, and is the current President and CEO of TSX-V listed Medgold Resources Corp.
MAusIMM, CP (Geo), Qualified Person
Keith Whitehouse holds a BSc degree in Geology and has over 40 years of experience in the exploration, development and exploitation of a variety of mineral deposits with experience in Australia, South East Asia, Southern Africa and South America. Mr Whitehouse has previously led an ASX listed company, Iron Mountain Mining, which successfully explored several iron ore deposits in Western Australia and Tasmania. He has extensive exploration and mine development experience in the Victorian goldfields and has authored or co-authored numerous JORC and 43-101 technical reports and mineral resource statements.