Wesley C. (Wes) Hanson, P.Geo.
President & CEO, Director
Mr. Hanson provides over 35 years of industry experience covering all aspects of mineral exploration, resource and reserve estimation, project evaluation, development, construction, operation and corporate management.
He worked on a number of large capital projects as a consulting geologist with Kilborn - SNC Lavalin before transitioning into senior management roles with Kinross Gold, Western Goldfields and Silver Bear Resources. Wes served as President and CEO of Noront Resources from 2009 through 2012. Since then he has provided contract geological services for various junior companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.
Wes graduated from Mount Allison University with a BSc Geology (1982) and is a practicing member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario.
Charles Edgeworth, MBA
CFO & Director
Mr. Edgeworth is currently the Managing Director of Union Merchant Capital. He has over 20 years of experience in debt, equity and project finance as well as cash management and risk mitigation. He has advised and structured numerous financings for junior and senior mining companies globally. He has an extensive network of corporates, banks, law firms, accounting firms, multilateral finance agencies & foreign governments throughout North & South America, UK, Europe and Africa.
Previously, Charles was responsible for corporate banking in Europe and Africa for Export Development Canada and prior to this, he was with HSBC Bank and Canaccord Genuity. In addition, Charles has served as a senior officer in the Royal Canadian Navy.
Charles holds a B.A. in Political Science & Economics from the University of Victoria, BCom in Entrepreneurial Management from Royal Roads University and MBA in Finance from HEC Montreal.
Robert Brain, LL.B
Corporate Secretary & Director
Robert Brain is a practicing lawyer and currently works as a Deputy Judge Advocate with the Office of the Judge Advocate General. He has over 29 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces. He also has over 16 years of legal and executive experience while previously working as the Chief Legal Officer for private and publicly traded international corporations, such as Huawei, Redknee, Infor and Workbrain, where he was entrusted to advise on and manage all legal issues for his clients. Robert is also active in the community and sits on a number of Boards and Committees.
Robert holds a B.A. (Hons.) in Law and Society from York University, a LL.B. from the University of Windsor, and is called to the Ontario Bar.
James Hyland, BCom
Mr. Hyland brings more than 25 years of experience in the public markets as a financial and marketing consultant, a corporate founder and manager of numerous early stage public and private businesses. His industry expertise includes mining, publishing, financial services, oil & gas, hospitality, technology, alternative energy and healthcare appliances. He is currently a Director of Tasca Resources Corp. (TSX.V: TAC), Resolve Ventures Inc. (TSX.V: RSV) and BLOK Technologies Inc. (CSE: BLK). Mr. Hyland has an extensive network of contacts within the financial community including brokers, fund managers, industry analysts and media, throughout North America, the United Kingdom and continental Europe. He earned a Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management from Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC, Canada.
David Patterson, MBA
For more than 30 years Mr. Patterson has been involved in the administration and finance of exploration companies based in North America. He has also been a director and/or officer of several public companies listed on the TSX Venture. Mr. Patterson holds a Master of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University (1991) and a Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser University (1977).
Tim McGuire, B.Comm
Mr. McGuire is a 20-year banking executive focusing on corporate debt, credit structuring, loan syndications, M&A, project finance, credit and political risk insurance. The past 12 years have been spent on leading global business development and management of a $20 billion portfolio for companies in the mining, energy and banking sectors. Mr. McGuire earned a Bachelor of Commerce (with Distinction) in International Business from the University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.