CEO & Director
Mr. Smith is a venture capitalist specializing in corporate finance and development for publicly traded companies. He has a background in marketing and finance, and formerly served as co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Western Pacific Resources Corp. (TSXV: WRP). During his tenure, he raised over $36 million for the Company, bringing in a financial partner and the management team to run Western Pacific’s primary asset at the time. Previously to this, he provided corporate services for Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (NYSE: FSM). He was also a founder of Riverside Resources Inc. (TSXV: RRI). Mr. Smith brings with him extensive media contacts and a strategic capital markets network built over two decades in the capital markets.
President & Director
Mr. Saderholm is a professional Geologist, American Pacific's President and Newmont’s former Exploration Manager for the Western US. Mr Saderholm has worked on many large mines and projects including Bingham Canyon, Carlin, Midas, Gold Quarry, Twin Creeks, Lonetree, Mule Canyon, Black Pine, Genesis and Yanacocha. He has almost 3 decades of experience in the minerals industry with leadership in exploration, project development, property management and mining. Mr. Saderholm has been integral to geologic teams that added millions of ounces of gold to reserve bases in Nevada, Washington and Peru. Mr. Saderholm was Vice President, Project Development at US Gold from August 2006 until early 2008. Prior to that position, he was at Newmont Mining Corp for 12 years where his final position was Carlin Trend Exploration Manager, Regional Geologist. At Newmont, he also held the positions of Chief Geologist at the Phoenix Mine, Lone Tree Complex and Mule Canyon Mine. Mr. Saderholm served as the President of Western Pacific Resources Corp. from its inception in June 2009 to July 2015.
Mr. Cunningham is a geologist with over 44 years of world-wide exploration experience. During his professional career he worked for Houston Oil and Minerals, Tenneco Minerals and Uranerz Exploration and Mining. From 2003 until 2016 Mr. Cunningham served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Miranda Gold Corp. During his tenure as CEO of Miranda he was instrumental in building Miranda’s exploration team, acquiring key projects, negotiating joint ventures and strategic alliances as well as building awareness of Miranda in both the financial and investment communities. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of CopperBank Resources Corp. and has also served as a director with Red Eagle Mining Corporation and Teras Resources Inc. Mr. Cunningham has a BS degree in geology from Oregon State University and an MS degree in geology from Texas Christian University. He is a licensed Professional Geologist and a past president of the Geologic Society of Nevada.
Director, CFO & Corporate Secretary
Mr. Wareham has over 40 years of financial, accounting and international management experience. He has provided management consulting and accounting services to public companies in Canada and the United States. He brings a success-driven and fiscally responsible approach to the public companies he has been a director/officer of. He studied accounting with the Certified General Accountants Association of B.C. Mr. Wareham is currently Vice-president and CFO of a craft brewery located in Ontario, Canada and a Director of Canamara Titanium & Iron Ore Corporation in Vancouver, B.C.
Mr. Lang is an executive leader with 12+ years of capital markets and corporate development experience in the natural resource sector. Mr. Lang has led or co-led more than $50 million in capital raises and has significant transaction experience negotiating and structuring project acquisitions, as well as joint-venture and strategic alliance partnerships. Joness is currently the Executive VP with Maple Gold Mines Ltd. (TSX-V: MGM) and has served as an executive / provided advisory services for numerous clients in the precious metals sector throughout his career. Mr. Lang holds a BCom degree (honours) from Royal Roads University and a Marketing Management Entrepreneurship diploma (honours) from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
Mr. Rushton is a Geologist and Corporate Development professional who has worked in the mining industry for over 28 years. He is the Executive Vice President of Business Development at Prospero Silver. He also serves as a director on the boards of a number of listed resource companies including Revelo Resources Corp., Focus Ventures Ltd., and Medgold Resources Corp. Since 2003, Mr. Rushton has assisted public companies in marketing and business development with a focus on junior mining and exploration companies. Mr. Rushton has worked in the mining industry for almost three decades, initially as a mine geologist in South Africa and then as an exploration geologist working with Anglo American plc in the Middle East and Eastern Europe. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology from Portsmouth Polytechnic (UK) and a Master’s of Science in Economic Geology from the University of Alberta.