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.
Chris Osterman, Ph.D. Geologist, Chief Executive Officer
With a Ph.D. in Geology from the Colorado School of Mines, Chris Osterman is an Exploration Strategist with over forty years of experience in all stages of the mining industry thorough out Africa, North and South America, and Asia. Chris has enjoyed key roles in the reconnaissance and initial discoveries of the Malku Khota silver deposit in Bolivia (370 Moz Ag), the San Jose silver and gold mine in Oaxaca, Mexico (84 Moz Ag equivalent), and the Zuun Mod copper/moly deposit in Mongolia (273 M lbs Mo/ 330 M lb Cu). Recently, he served as a senior executive of First Mining Gold Corp, as the company built a largely indicated gold resource of 12 Moz of gold in Eastern Canada through a series of acquisitions of private and TSX listed companies.
Jose Mario Castelo Branco, Vice President Exploration
Mr. Branco is a senior geologist with over 38 years of experience. He is the managing partner of Geologia e Geotecnia Consultores, a boutique consulting firm specializing in mineral exploration based in Portugal. Prior to that, Mr. Branco was the Regional Exploration Manager, Europe for Lundin Mining overseeing Lundin Mining projects in Iberia and Europe. He led the team credited with discovering the new VHMS Semblana mineral deposit near Lundin’s Neves Corvo mine. Mr Branco also acted as exploration manager for Rio Narcea which was subsequently acquired by Lundin Mining. Prior to that he was a senior project geologist for BP Minerals/Rio Tinto and was a senior member of the team credited with discovering of the Las Cruces Cu-Au VHMS deposit in southern Spain and in the Gralheira intrusion-related gold deposit in northern Portugal.
Mr. Branco has authored and co-authored several technical publications. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology from Porto University in Portugal and was invited as a lecturer at the Geology Department of the Braga University.
Mihai Draguleasa, CPA, CFO, Corporate Secretary
Mr. Draguleasa is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) with over 10 years of accounting experience. He earned his CPA in Vancouver, British Columbia while working in the multinational public accounting firms Deloitte and Ernst & Young. His mining related financial work experience at Deloitte and Ernst & Young included due diligence reviews, audits, and tax recoveries projects for large and medium mining companies. He is the principal of Lazuli CPA Inc, a professional accounting corporation providing tax, financial statement compilation and other accounting related consulting services to small businesses based in BC. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Transylvania in Romania.