Peter D. Berdusco
President, CEO & Director
Mr. Berdusco is a senior executive officer and board member in the public and private sectors. Over the past 20 years he has applied his expertise to corporate restructurings, reverse-take-overs, capital pool companies, board oversight, strategic planning, corporate management and project financing. As a founding director and president of Giantstar a TSX capital pool company, he steered its reverse-take-over of Chalk Media which was later sold to Blackberry. The last ten-year years he has fulfilled the position of Chief Executive Officer for a number of junior resource companies that trade on the TSX Venture Exchange. During his tenure as CEO, he has successfully raised capital and funded mining projects in the Americas and in Africa. Mr. Berdusco brings the executive acumen needed to achieve the exploration upside and mining potential that the Marudi project possesses.
Locke Goldsmith, M.Sc., P. Eng, P. Geo
Chief Geologist and Exploration Manager
Mr. Goldsmith has been a self-employed consulting mining exploration geologist since 1970 and has worked on projects worldwide. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the Canadian Provinces of Ontario and British Columbia, and a registered Professional Geologist in the Province of British Columbia and the States of Oregon, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Mr. Goldsmith is a member of the Society of Economic Geologists, and the American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers. He is a graduate of the Haileybury School of Mines in Ontario, Canada and received his B.Sc. (Honours) in Geology from Michigan Technological University. He received his M.Sc. in Geology from the University of British Columbia, Canada.
Country Manager, Guyana
Mr. Mintz has over 30 years experience in mining, exploration, operations planning and operations management in Asia, Canada and South America. He is owner and partner of Falcon Logistics Inc, a Guyanese company which has been involved in Southern Guyana for over 18 years. Falcon enjoys an overwhelmingly positive relationship with the government of Guyana and the indigenous population of Southern Guyana based on years of positively working together. Mr. Mintz knows Marudi intimately and will oversee bulk sample mining of the gold in saprolite on the property.
Donald J. Birak, M.Sc, Regis. Mem. SME, Fellow AusIMM
Independent Technical Director
Mr. Birak is a Consulting Geologist with over 37 years of experience in the minerals industry. He served as Senior VP of Exploration and consultant for Coeur Mining from 2004 through 2013, VP of Exploration for AngloGold North America from 1999 to 2004, for Independence Mining from 1995 to 1999, and for Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting from 1992 to 1995. Currently, he serves as an Independent Director of Dolly Varden Silver Corp. He is a Registered Member of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) a Fellow of Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) and of the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG). Mr. Birak has been published in a number of scientific and geologic journals and is a Co-recipient of the 'Bill Dennis Prospector of the Year' award given by the Prospectors and Developers Assoc. of Canada. He has a M.Sc. in Geology from Bowling Green State University in 1978.
Scott Davis, CPA, CGA
CFO & Director
Mr. Davis is Chartered Professional Accountant and a partner of Cross Davis & Company LLP Chartered Professional Accountants, a firm focused on providing accounting and management services for publicly listed companies. His experience includes CFO positions of several companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and his past experience consists of senior management positions, including four years at Appleby as an Assistant Financial Controller. Prior to that, he spent two years at Davidson & Company LLP Chartered Professional Accountants as an Auditor, five years with Pacific Opportunity Capital Ltd. as an Accounting Manager and two years at Jacobson Soda and Hosak, Chartered Professional Accountants.
Rodney Stevens, CFA
Mr. Stevens is a CFA charter holder with over ten years’ experience in the capital markets, first as an Investment Analyst with Salman Partners Inc., then as a merchant and investment banker. While at Salman Partners, Mr. Stevens became a top-rated analyst by StarMine on July 17, 2007 for the metals and mining industry. Over the course of his career, Mr. Stevens has been instrumental in assisting in financing’s and M&A activity worth over $1 billion in transaction value.
Dr. Yingting (Tony) Guo, P. Geo
Advisor to the Board of Directors
Dr. Tony Guo is the founder and Chairman of the Association of Chinese Canadian Mining Professionals in Canada which aims to provide a technical and investment networking group for Chinese professionals in the mining industry. He is also a member of the technical committee of the Zijin Midas Exploration Fund, a strategic investment fund that invests in junior mining companies. Dr. Guo has over 30 years' experience in the mining industry having worked for companies such as Jinshan Gold Mines, China Gold International, Behre Dolbear Group. Dr. Guo holds a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from the Nanjing University and a doctoral degree in geology and exploration from the China University of Mining and Technology. He is a registered professional geoscientist in the Province of British Columbia, Canada, and a committee member of the Mining and Metallurgical Society of America.
Sha Liu, M.Sc.
Ms. Liu is currently a marketing director of Gold Mountains Asset Management Limited. Prior to joining Gold Mountains Asset Management Limited, Ms. Liu worked at the Zijin Mining Group as an investment manager between 2010 and 2014, where she was responsible for direct investments. Prior to this, she worked at the China Development Bank from 2014 to 2015, where she specialized in making direct investments in the resources sector and provided M&A advice for mining projects. Ms. Liu received a bachelor degree in Geology Engineering from the Jilin University in 2007 and a master degree in Mineral Resources Engineering from the RWTH Aachen University in 2010, a master degree in Mineral Resource Management from the Exeter University in 2010 and a master degree in Geology Engineering from the China University of Geosciences (Beijing) in 2011.