Management and Directors
President & CEO
Mr. Bandrowski has over 15 years of capital markets and exploration experience on both domestic and international markets. Most recently he was Director, Mining Investment Banking at a Canadian bank where he focused on small and mid-cap mining companies. Previously, he was a mining research analyst covering precious and base metals. Mike has a B.Sc., an MBA and has previously served on public and private company Boards.
Jim Kirke, CPA, CA
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Kirke is a Canadian Chartered Public Accountant with over 35 years’ experience in public accounting and corporate management. In addition to 12 years of international experience in public accounting and consulting with Coopers & Lybrand, Mr. Kirke has held senior finance roles in the natural resource and entertainment industries, including roles as CFO of a number of TSX and TSXV listed companies. Most recently, Mr. Kirke served as CFO of Marathon Gold Corporation and its predecessor Marathon PGM Corp. from 2005 to 2019, where he was involved in raising over 150 million in equity, assisting in the purchase and subsequent resale of NSR’s on Marathon’s Valentine Gold Project, financial reporting, budgeting and planning, treasury, taxation, and investor relations.
Mr. Kirke holds a B. Comm. From McMaster University (1985) and received his Chartered Accountant designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (1989).
Duncan has over 20 years of public company and capital market experience. Duncan currently serves as the President of Ivy Capital Corp., a firm dedicated to providing financing services and strategic plans for companies seeking guidance through the capital raising process. He was formerly a Vice President and Senior Investment Advisor at Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management. Duncan’s long-term focus and support of the junior mining industry has led to a niche specialization as a leading financier who has raised over $500M throughout his career.
Rick Mazur, P. Geo.*
Mr. Richard Mazur, P. Geo, MBA is a geoscientist who has held positions in the international exploration and mining industry for over 35 years as a project geologist, financial analyst and senior executive on uranium, gold and base metals. Director of Forum Energy Metals Corp., Impact Silver Corp., and Midnight Sun Mining Corp. Mr. Mazur graduated with a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of Toronto in 1975 and obtained an MBA from Queen's University in 1985.
David’s career in the finance industry has spanned more than twenty-five years. David is also the Managing Director of Endeavour Financial, Endeavour is one of the top mining financial advisory firms, with an award winning track record of success in the mining industry, specialising in arranging multi-sourced funding solutions for development companies. Endeavour additionally has an asset management and developing insurance business. Prior to joining Endeavour over fourteen years ago, he was at Standard Bank London Limited, Barclays Capital and Royal Bank of Scotland. At Standard and Barclays, he sourced, structured and syndicated finance for mining projects and companies on a global basis. Having lived and worked in London and New York he has international experience of the North/South American, European, CIS and African markets. As a result, he has arranged over US$18 billion of funding for mining companies.
Jeremy has over 13 years of experience across funds management and financial advisory. He has run the Terra Capital Natural Resource Fund since 2010 and has returned over 300% since inception. Jeremy has run the Terra Capital Emerging Companies Fund since 2016. Prior to Terra Capital, Jeremy worked at UK Hedge Fund RAB Capital’s Special Situations Fund, rated the “Best Energy and Natural Resource Fund” by Hedge Fund Review and ranked No.1 in Barron’s Hedge Fund 50 Global rankings in 2007, during Jeremy’s tenure. Prior to RAB Jeremy worked at Azure Capital, a boutique investment bank. Here he worked on numerous M&A transactions and financings in the resources and small industrials sectors. Jeremy has a Bachelor of Commerce, Economics and Arts.
* Is a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101