Management and Board

David Vincent BEng, Dip. FP
Chief Executive Officer

David Vincent’s background includes consulting and investment banking, 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. He is a professional engineer and commercial pilot with post graduate academic qualifications in management and financial services. David was a senior commissioned officer (Engineer and Pilot) in the Royal Australian Air Force. He has worked throughout Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia region for the last 20 years. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering with Distinction from RMIT, a Diploma in Administrative Studies, an Advanced Diploma in Aviation Studies and a Diploma in Financial Planning from Deakin University, Australia.

 

GREG HAHN, P. GEO, GEO. ENGINEER
President

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.

 

Guy P. Dancosse Q.C., icd.D.
Director

Guy P. Dancosse, Q.C. was a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Human Resources Committee at the Royal Canadian Mint. He was legal counsel for the Royal Canadian Mint for a long period of time. As such he has acquired a deep knowledge of the international currency systems and of Global Mint activity. He also sits on the board of many public and private companies. Guy has extensive experience in arbitration, negotiation and mediation, nationally and internationally, in many areas of business and the public sector. He has pleaded in all levels of the provincial and federal courts in Canada, including the Supreme Court of Canada. He acted as counsel in commercial arbitration, both nationally and internationally. He has undergone post-graduate training in mediation and arbitration at Harvard University, and completed the Director’s Education Program at the Rotman School of Business University to Toronto. Guy is a certified member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and is accredited as an international commercial arbitrator by the ICC (International Chamber of Commerce). He is also a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the International Bar Association and the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (New York).

 

MIKE STARK
Director and Chairman

Mr. Stark has over 34 years of business experience in the private sector as Owner and Operator of two successful companies, and 33 years in the public sector. Mr. Stark’s background includes management and leadership, investor relations, market support, and corporate strategic development. He has experience with corporate financing in the form of equity raises, and has also raised over $750,000 for charities, most notably the Victoria Hospital Foundation & the Vancouver Burn Fund. In the past he worked for Exeter Resources and Extorre Resources which were both purchased by major corporations. Mr. Stark is currently Chairman of Arizona Silver Exploration Inc. and Canamex Gold Corp.

 

FRANK HOEGEL, MBA
Director

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.