Management and Directors

Bill Williams, Ph.D., CPG*

Chair of the Board

Dr. Williams is an economic geologist with nearly 40 years experience related to the exploration and development of mining and oil & gas projects as well as oversight of mining operations. He is a Director of Western Copper and Gold and recently served as the Interim CEO and Director of Detour Gold Corporation as well as a Director and COO of Zinc One Resources Inc., with whom he led the team that made the discovery of the Mina Chica zinc-oxide deposit in the Bongará district, north-central Peru. He is the former CEO, President, and Director of Orvana Minerals Corp., prior to which he was a Vice President for Phelps Dodge Exploration overseeing activity in the Americas, which included the discovery of the Haquira porphyry copper deposit in Peru. He holds a Ph.D. in Economic Geology from the University of Arizona and is a Certified Professional Geologist.

Mike Bandrowski

President & CEO, Director

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).

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 45 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.

Nick Tintor*


Nick is a geologist and mining executive with more than 35 years of experience in mineral exploration, project generation, evaluation and company management. For the past 30 years, Nick has been involved with junior company start-ups, financing and corporate management, leading to deep relationships In the Canadian mining banking community. A Qualified Professional Member of the Mining and Metallurgical Society of America, Nick is a Qualified Person as defined under NI 43-101.

James Maxwell


James is a professional geoscientist with over 20 years of industry experience with a focus on the exploration and development of Archean gold projects, and has been part of the discovery teams responsible for five major gold discoveries in Nunavut and Red Lake, Ontario. James is the current VP of Exploration and Project Operations for First Mining Gold Corp. and was previously with Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. as Director of Exploration. He is a long-standing member of the PDAC Health & Safety Committee and actively involved in supporting innovation and best practice for exploration and project development within an evolving environment. James holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Manitoba with a focus on geological sciences and is registered with the Professional Geoscientists Ontario (“PGO”) and the Ordre des Geologues du Quebec (“OGQ”).

Kristina Bates, CPA, CA


Kristina Bates is an accomplished financial executive, board director and volunteer with over 20 years of investment, strategic and governance expertise with mining, technology, and high growth companies. Ms. Bates has spent the majority of her career in capital markets and investment advisory, raising equity and debt financing for early- and mid-stage companies. She is a Director and the Audit Chair of Wellfield Technologies Inc. Ms. Bates is Chief Financial Officer of Rogers & Company, a private importer and distributor of fine wine in Ontario. Ms. Bates is a Canadian CPA, CA, holds an MBA and started her career in finance with Ernst & Young LLP.

Paul Pint, CPA, CA


Mr. Pint is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 30 years of capital markets experience. Mr. Pint started his professional career in 1991 with Ernst & Young in the Financial Services Group. Beginning in 1995, he moved into Institutional Equities with CIBC World Markets. Over the next 20+ years he worked in various senior roles in the investment banking and equity sales industry, holding several senior roles with large Canadian banks as well as boutique investment banks and dealers. He has worked on initial public offerings and private placements across all industry sectors. He has taken public or financed more than 500 companies throughout his career. In 2016, Mr. Pint co-founded and was President of Troilus Gold Corp., helping the company in its early-stage financing and assisting in taking the company public on the Toronto Stock Exchange. He has been a director of public and private companies across various sectors. Mr. Pint holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Toronto and is a Member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario.

* Is a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101

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