Catalin Kilofliski, Executive Chair and Founder
Mr. Kilofliski has over 25 years of senior leadership and extensive expertise in mining, senior management, capital markets and corporate development within several publicly listed junior exploration companies. Most recently, he has served as the Director Corporate Development for TSX.V listed Tudor Gold Corp and was instrumental in growing the company from $30 million to over $500 million in market capitalization. Prior to that, he was the CEO of TSX Listed Canarc Resource Corp. and served as Director Corporate Development for TSX listed Aurcana Corporation and Selwyn Resources Ltd. In the last decade, he has helped raise over $300M in equity, debt and JV capital and was instrumental in creating significant shareholder value for various junior mining companies.
Based in Vancouver, BC, Canada, Mr. Kilofliski’s academic background includes earning a BA degree in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Economics, Bucharest, Romania.
Deepak Malhotra, Ph.D., Chair of the Board of Directors
Mr. Malhotra is a world-renowned mineral processing expert with over 40 years of mining industry experience. He holds a Ph.D, in Mineral Economics and a M.S. in Metallurgical Engineering. He has managed projects in research, process development for new projects, processing plant troubleshooting, plant audits, detailed engineering and overall business management. He has helped commercialize tens of mineral processing plants with capital ranging from $15 to $750M and has performed more than twenty-five audits of mining operations worldwide. He holds four patents and has published over 60 articles and edited several books.
Andy Marshall, CA, CFA, Director & Chair of Audit Committee
Mr. Marshall is a Chartered Accountant (CA) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) with over 15 years of experience in public company corporate governance, capital markets and technical oversight. He is currently the CFO of First Mining Gold where he assisted in building the company’s gold project portfolio during its initial period of growth in 2015 when it acquired eight companies in just over one year. Prior to this, Andy held roles at two Vancouver based TSX/NYSE MKT-listed silver mining companies with operations in Mexico and Canada. He began his career in public company auditing and assurance with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, training in the London technology, entertainment and mining practice before moving to Vancouver and joining their mining practice in 2008. Andy graduated from the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in England with a BA (Hons).
Lisa Stewart, Director
Ms. Stewart is a partner at a national Canadian law firm, Bennett Jones LLP, and has over 15 years of experience advising public and private companies on a broad range of matters, including corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, continuous disclosure matters and other regulatory requirements. Ms. Stewart holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of British Columbia and is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia.
John Paul (JP) Dau, Director
J.P. is an established professional with significant international operating experience in the mining industry. Mr. Dau’s accomplished role as an entrepreneurial executive in both the private and public sectors has garnered a niche for project generation. He has a unique ability to source and structure deals by leveraging strategic relationships, operational knowledge of foreign jurisdictions, understanding of M&A transactions and IPO transitions. JP is a director of TDG Gold. JP was also President and co-founder of Angkor Gold, a junior explorer that acquired and developed numerous mining assets in Asia.