Management

Strong Leadership Team

  • Dr. Rob Carpenter Ph.D., P.Geo.

    President & CEO

    Over 30 years of corporate and technical mineral exploration experience. Co-Founder, President and CEO of Kaminak Gold Corporation and led the company through the discovery of the 5 million-ounce Coffee Gold Project. Completed his Ph.D. at Western University, London, ON.

  • Alex Heath CFA, ICD.D

    CFO & Director

    Alex has a B.Com. with honours from the University of British Columbia and is a CFA Charterholder. He spent eight years with Salman Partners including as a Vice-President of Investment Banking focused on mining financings and merger and acquisition transactions. In 2019, he joined Discovery Group as Strategic Advisor, Corporate Development & Investor Relations. Mr. Heath is also a director of several public mining issuers.

  • Craig Roberts BASc, P.Eng.

    Co-Chairman

    Mining engineer with over 30 years of operations, consulting and investment banking experience. CEO New Found Gold Corp.

  • Michael Murphy BA, MBA, MSc., ICD

    Director

    Co-founder and former director of Torex Gold Resources Inc., President and CEO of Global Battery Metals Ltd.

  • Jo Price MSc., MBA, P.Geo.

    VP Exploration

    Exploration geologist and project manager with 20+ years experience.

  • John Robins P.Geo.

    Advisor

    John Robins is a professional geologist, prospector and entrepreneur with over 35 years of experience in the mining industry. In 2022 he was the recipient of the AME's Murray Pezim Award for his significant contribution to the financing of exploration and development projects over the last 20 years. He was also awarded the Spud Huestis Award in 2008 for having made significant contributions to mineral exploration in British Columbia and Yukon. 

    Mr. Robins has been involved in several notable discoveries, including the 5M oz Coffee Gold deposit in Yukon, the Three Bluffs gold deposit in the Committee Bay greenstone belt, the Aviat / Churchill diamond districts of Nunavut, and the Great Bear project in north-western Ontario. Through his entrepreneurship, John has been instrumental in over CDN$3B in M&A activity and has generated over $1B in direct and indirect mineral expenditures throughout Canada, Latin America, and Australia. Notable recent successes include the sales of Great Bear Resources Ltd. to Kinross Gold Corp. for $1.8B, Great Bear Royalties Corp. to Royal Gold Inc. for $200M, and Kaminak Gold Corp. to Goldcorp for $510M.

    John’s outstanding strategic guidance, technical expertise, strong industry relationships, and steadfast adherence to ethical practices, underpin his status as a leading steward of the junior mining industry. He currently acts as Chairman of Fireweed Metals Corp. and K2 Gold Corp.  Mr. Robins is also a Director of Elemental Altus Royalties and a Strategic Advisor to Defense Metals Corp., Kodiak Copper Corp., ValOre Metals Corp., and Prospector Metals Corp. 

  • Jim Paterson B.Comm

    Advisor

    Jim is the co-founder and principal of Discovery Group and has 23 years of corporate development experience in the mining industry, including capital raises, acquisitions, joint-ventures, spin-outs, and RTOs and IPOs. He was a driving force behind $80 million in equity financing for ValOre Metals, which led to multiple discoveries at the Pedra Branca PGE project.

    He was a long-standing and active director of Kaminak Gold Corp. (acquired by Goldcorp) and founding director of Northern Empire Resources Corp. (acquired by Coeur Mining). He founded Corsa Capital in 2007, and a 2010 transaction created an industry-leading metallurgical coal producer with a C$250M marketing capitalization.

    In addition to being the Chairman and CEO of ValOre Metals, Jim is a Director at K2 Gold and Gold Basin Resources.

  • Jeff Sundar

    Corporate Development Advisor

    Jeff Sundar has over twenty years of experience in the capital markets and mineral exploration sector. Mr. Sundar is active the company’s corporate development, marketing, and financing.

    Jeff was a Director of Northern Empire Resources which was acquired by Coeur Mining for $117 million for the Sterling Gold project in October 2018.

    He was also a Director and VP of Underworld Resources which discovered the 1.6 million oz White Gold deposit and was subsequently acquired by Kinross Gold for $138 million in June 2010.

  • Danica Topolewski

    Corporate Secretary

    Over 15 years of corporate secretary experience with private and publicly traded Canadian companies.

  • Andrew Rockandel

    Executive Director

    Mr. Rockandel is an accomplished entrepreneur whose four decades of business experience span mineral resources, renewable energy, forestry, and specialized chemicals. Involved in the junior mining market for over 25 years, he has helped found multiple junior companies, bringing together management teams, assets, and financing.

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