CEO, President & Director
Mr. Palmiere, a CA-CPA by training, has more than 35 years of experience in the mining industry both from a financial and operational perspective. His international experience includes South Africa, Central America, Guyana and Brazil and 10 years of experience in China. Mr. Palmiere's expertise includes operations, executive management and financing, both debt and equity. Additionally, Mr. Palmiere has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Palmiere's former executive positions include CEO and Chairman of the Board, HudBay Minerals Inc., Executive Chairman, Barplats Investments Ltd., Vice President, CFO, Zemex Corporation, and President and CEO, Breakwater Resources Ltd. Mr. Palmiere has also served as a director of numerous public companies. Mr. Palmiere is responsible for the development and execution of strategic planning and direction for the Company. Mr. Palmiere is a member of the Advisory Committee.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Reyes, a mining P.Eng of Ontario, has more than 20 years of experience in the mining industry in an operational capacity. His international experience includes working throughout North and Latin America, Africa, Southeast Asia, and Australia. Mr. Reyes’ expertise includes developing healthy community and government relationships, building operational excellence, developing cost-saving strategies, and evolving strong professionals. Mr. Reyes has progressively held more senior roles in Newcrest Mining LTD, GoldFields International Ltd. Luna Gold Corp, and Vice President of Operations at Coeur Mining. Mr. Reyes possesses a Bachelor of Engineering in Mining from Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario; he is a professional engineer in Ontario and an AusIMM Chartered Professional, Mining.
Interim Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Holyoak, a Certified Public Accountant, has more than 15 years of mining industry experience. Mr. Holyoak holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Economics from Southern Utah University and a Master of Business Administration from Strayer University. Prior to joining the company as the Corporate Controller, Mr. Holyoak served as the Director of Corporate Accounting for Tata Chemicals Limited and held positions for Barrick Gold Corporation, including Senior Accountant, Accounting Supervisor, and Accounting Superintendent.