CEO & Director
David Vincent is a professional engineer and commercial pilot with post graduate academic qualifications in management and financial services. David was a consultant and investment banker providing corporate advisory, corporate public relations and capital raising services within the resources sector. David was a senior executive with BAE Systems, a global aerospace company, where he gained significant skills and experience in international business development, feasibility studies, market analysis, business planning, project financing, project management and marketing within the United Kingdom, the Middle East and Europe. David was a senior commissioned officer (Engineer and Pilot) in the Royal Australian Air Force. David has worked throughout Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia region for the last 20 years.
GREG HAHN, P. GEO, GEO. ENGINEER
Mr. Hahn is a Professional Geologist and Geological Engineer, who has over 35 years of extensive experience in exploration and mine development. Mr. Hahn has held senior level management postions with several public mining companies, where during his career, he has used his expertise to take projects from mine development through to production, these include; permitting, engineering, construction and operations for Constellation Copper Corporation, construction and operations for two open pit heap leach gold and silver mines with Coca Mines Inc, exploration for investment opportunities in Latin America for St. Mary Minerals Inc., as well as, exploration and pre-development for Noranda Inc. Additionally, Mr. Hahn has been instrumentally involved in financing and mergers for Metalline Mining Company, which resulted in significant market cap increase and Marathon PGM Corp, which sold in 2010 for $170 million. Mr. Hahn holds a B.A. in Earth Sciences and an M.S. in Geology and Geological Engineering.
DONG H. SHIM
CFO and Secretary
Dong H. Shim is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia and a Certified Public Accountant registered in the State of Illinois, United States.
Mr. Shim has served as an audit partner on numerous audit engagements with a mid-size firm located in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he audited various publicly traded companies, primarily focusing on junior mining, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, and high-tech industries. As an audit partner, Mr. Shim also assisted various start-up companies in achieving public listings on the TSX Venture Exchange, Canadian Securities Exchange and the OTC Market.
Mr. Shim is currently the President of Golden Tree Capital Corp. and SHIM Accounting Corporation with a primary focus on business advisory, corporate consulting and regulatory filings both in the United States and Canada. In addition, Mr. Shim teaches accounting as an instructor at a local college in Vancouver and acts as a facilitator at CPA Western School of Business mentoring CPA candidates enrolled in the CPA Professional Education Program.
DR. DEAN MCDONALD, PH.D., P.GEO.
A seasoned industry professional, Dr. McDonald, Ph.D., P.Geo serves as Hecla Mining Company’s Senior Vice President-Exploration. Dr. McDonald is experienced in all aspects of mineral exploration from grass roots programs through to feasibility studies, ore reserve estimations, and has experience in operations. Prior to his employment with Hecla Mining Company, he was Vice-President Exploration and Business Development for Committee Bay Resource Ltd., and was Exploration Manager for Miramar Mining Corporation and Northern Orion Explorations from 1996 to 2003. From 1990 to 1995 he was Superintendent Technical Services at the Con Mine for Miramar Mining/Nerco Minerals. Dr. McDonald obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree from McMaster University, and completed a Master’s in Economic Geology at the University of New Brunswick. He completed a Ph.D. in Mineral Deposits Geology at the University of Western Ontario.
Director and Chairman
Mr. Stark has over 32 years of business experience in the private sector as an owner and operator of two successful companies, and 27 years in the public sector. Mr. Stark’s background includes corporate financing, investor relations, market support and corporate strategic development. Companies he has worked with in the past include; Exeter Resources and Extorre Resources. Mr. Stark is currently chairman of Arizona Silver Exploration Inc.
FRANK HOEGEL, MBA
Frank Hoegel began his career with a London interdealer broker institute GFI Group involved in various forms of stocks, warrants and bonds. Mr. Hoegel currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Peter Beck Performance Fonds GbR, and sits on the advisory board of Concept Capital Management, which is an asset management company, focused on evaluating and investing in Canadian resource companies, through equity investments, convertible bonds and gold, silver, and copper off-take agreements. Mr. Hoegel completed his degree in Master of Business Administration (FH) with a focus on Financial Management, Banking and International Business & Management from the University of Nürtingen, Germany. Mr. Hoegel has broad base of experience in global investments, where his expertise has been primarily focused on the structuring, initiation, and completion of international convertible debenture financings.