Management & Directors

Vince Sorace

President, CEO & Director

Mr. Sorace is a mineral exploration and mining entrepreneur with over 25 years of international business and capital markets experience. Mr. Sorace has financed and led several resource companies with assets in the U.S., Canada and Europe, and has raised over $200M in equity and debt financings for public and private entities. He has been the founder, served as a Director and held CEO positions for numerous companies with extensive experience in development, management and public company governance in the resource and alternative energy sectors. Mr. Sorace is also an officer and director of Kutcho Copper Corp.


Rob Duncan, BSc MSc

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Duncan brings over 26 years of experience in the mineral exploration business having worked for both major mining companies, including Rio Tinto and Inmet Mining Corporation, as well as junior explorers, such as Rimfire Minerals/Kiska Metals Corporation and Evrim Resources Corporation, where he held senior management positions and was an integral part of generative exploration, project evaluations and joint venture negotiations. Mr. Duncan has conducted exploration throughout the North American Cordillera and Canadian Shield on a wide variety of deposit types including orogenic gold, porphyry copper (gold), VMS, and high sulphidation gold-silver.

Rory Kutluoglu, BSc P.Geo.

Vice President of Exploration

Rory Kutluoglu is a professional geologist with over a decade of exploration experience in a wide variety of commodities across North America. Mr. Kutluoglu has held executive management roles in Canadian junior exploration companies spanning VP Exploration and Business Development. As Exploration Manager for Kaminak Gold Corp. from 2012 to 2015, he was instrumental in delivering the maiden resource, positive preliminary economic assessment and positive feasibility study for the Coffee Gold Project in the Yukon which was acquired by Goldcorp Inc. in 2016 for approximately $520 million. Mr. Kutluoglu obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Lakehead University, is a Professional Geoscientist registered with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC, and is a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists.


Nikolay Petrov, PhD

Exploration Manager

Dr. Petrov is an exploration geologist with 16 years of experience at all levels of the mineral exploration project pipeline and across a spectrum of commodities. From 2011 to 2016, Dr. Petrov was a senior geologist for First Quantum Minerals, prior to which he held exploration geologist roles at several major mining companies including Dundee Precious Metals, Newmont Mining and Ivanhoe Mines.


Gavin Cooper, CPA CA

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Cooper is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in all aspects of corporate and financial management. For the past 35 years, Mr. Cooper has been providing strategic and financial advice and corporate administration services, and has held senior positions with a number of public and private companies with local and international operations. He was formerly the CFO of VRB Power Systems Inc., a TSXV listed company involved in the development and production of flow-battery energy storage systems, CEO and a director of a ship-construction project with a budget in excess of $400 million, Director of Finance & Administration at a shipyard that had employed over 1,000 workers. He currently acts as CFO, corporate secretary and director of various other TSXV listed companies. He has a Hons. Bachelor of Accounting from the University of South Africa and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia.


Craig Parry

Chairman of the Board

Mr. Parry has over 20 years of experience in the resources sector as an exploration and business development geologist. Mr. Parry is the current President and Chief Executive Officer of IsoEnergy Ltd. and is a co-founder, former director and now senior advisor of NexGen Energy Ltd. He is also a founding partner and shareholder of EMR Capital and former senior advisor to the Fund and was a co-founder of the Tigers Realm Group and was responsible for the business development activities since inception in 2008 to 2015.  Mr. Parry acted as CEO of Tigers Realm Coal where he oversaw the acquisition of the Amaam Coal projects, led the discovery of the Amaam North Coal deposit and led the development of the Amaam North Coal mine and related transport and port infrastructure. He was also the Business Development Manager for G-Resources Limited responsible for mergers and acquisitions from 2009 to 2012 and Principal Geologist - New Business at Oxiana Limited responsible for strategy and business development initiatives in bulk and energy commodities. At Rio Tinto he led exploration programs for iron ore, copper, diamonds, coal and bauxite in Australia, Asia and South America and was Principal Geologist for the Kintyre Uranium project pre-feasibility study. Mr. Parry holds an Honours Degree with University Medal in Geology from the University of New South Wales and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.


James Yates

Director

James Yates is an independent businessman with extensive experience in resources and development. Mr. Yates founded Hycroft Resources & Development Corporation, which developed the Crofoot property in Nevada, a gold heap leach producer for over 20 years, known as the Hycroft mine. He was a founding director of Alpha Exploration, which developed a uranium deposit and merged with Fission Uranium with a valuation of $189 million in 2013. As a director of Nevada Geothermal Power, over $200 million was raised for the development of a geothermal plant. Mr. Yates has continuously been involved in establishing and financing numerous public companies.