Chairman & Director
Mr. Hogel serves as Chief Executive Officer of Peter Beck Performance Funds and sits on the advisory board of Concept Capital Management Ltd. He has an MBA degree from the University of Nurtingen, Germany and is Chairman of Nicola Mining (TSX-V “NIM”)
President, CEO & Director
Mr. Espinosa is a mining executive with 25 years of experience within Canadian capital markets, international business development and commercial banking. He is former Head of Business Development, Global Mining at the TSX and TSXV. He is former Head of Business Development, Global Mining at TSX and TSXV and former Deputy Trade Commissioner of Mexico, in Toronto. Mr. Espinosa holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BBA from Univesidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico; he is fluent in Spanish.
Paul Ténière, M.Sc., P.Geo. has 20 years of experience in the mining and oil & gas sectors taking projects from exploration to mine development. Mr. Ténière has held senior to executive roles with small cap to large mining companies developing precious metal, base metal, and metallurgical coal deposits, and has significant capital markets and corporate finance experience. Mr. Ténière is currently President and CEO of Eastern Zinc Corp and was Chief Geologist for Sherritt International Corp and an Exploration Manager for Vale S.A. and Solid Energy New Zealand.
Mr. McVicar is a senior partner of Peterson McVicar LLP in Toronto with 20 years of experience focused in corporate finance and mining law. He previously spent close to three years as legal counsel in the Corporate Finance Branch of the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) and later in his career was appointed to the OSC’s Securities Advisory Committee for a 2-year term.
Mr. Reilly is a graduate of the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, and is a Chartered Accountant (1985). For the past twenty plus years, Bruce Reilly has successfully developed and managed a chartered professional accounting firm. Mr. Reilly also sits on the Board of Platinex Inc. (TSX-V “PTX”) and iSign Media Solutions (TSX-V “ISD”)
Michael R. Smith
Executive Vice President, Exploration & Qualified Person
Mr. Smith has 38 years of experience in the mining, working for Barrick Gold, Continental Gold, Oremex Silver and continues to provide Qualified Person services. He is an SME Registered Member, ID 4167376RM. He graduated from Arizona State University in 1979 (BS) and the Mackay School of Mines in 1981 (MS) in Geology. Mike lives in Mexico and is fluent in Spanish.
Mr. Pacheco is a geologist with more than 25 years of experience in exploration, development and operations, with major Mexican mining and Canadian junior companies. He also has significant experience managing community relations and business development activities in the mining sector. He graduated from Instituto Tecnológico No. 7 de Cd. Madero, México in 1985 (BS).