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Management
Team

Kevin Drover

President, CEO and Director

Mr. Drover has more than 40 years of both domestic and international experience in operations, project development, management and process re-engineering, with both developing and producing companies.

Mr. Drover was the Chief Operating Officer of Glencairn Gold Corporation, responsible for two gold mining operations located in Latin America. Prior to joining Glencairn, he was the Vice President of Operations for Kinross Gold Corporation, overseeing six operating mines located in various parts of the World. He has considerable experience in turning around challenging projects and has worked in operations located in Canada, Russia, Peru, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and the USA.

During his career, Mr. Drover also worked for Oracle Mining, Black Hawk Mining, Lac Minerals, BP Canada Resources, Noranda Mining, Dome Mines and The Iron Ore Company of Canada.

Brian Briggs

Chief Operations Officer

Professional Engineer (CO & WY) with 30 years of mining industry experience in both underground and surface mine development and operation. Mining experience from exploration, feasibility study, construction to production. Significant enviromental work and rehabilitation of mine sites. Previous senior management roles President/CEO and General Manager in domestic and international organizations. BS in Mining Engineering and MS in Agricultural engineering for University of Wyoming. 6th generation mining engineer form Ouray, Colorado.

Salvador Huerta

Chief Financial Officer

With training at Harvard Business School, Mr. Huerta has over 30 years work experience as a CFO for large multinational Companies, such as: H.J. Heinz; Timex Corp; Rheem Manufacturing and other global Mexico based Groups. Mr. Huerta has extensive knowledge and experience in business, finances, manufacturing, planning, treasury and accounting, as well as international joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining Aurcana, he acted as an investment opportunities advisor for Nichimen Japanese Co, now Sojits Corporation a large multinational corporation with 483 subsidiaries all over the world. Mr. Huerta is Fluent in English and Spanish

 
 

Kevin Francis

Vice President, Project Development

Mining executive with broad experience in development projects and operating mines. Over twenty-five years of mine management and re-engineering efforts, project leadership and consulting experience. Led successful environmental permitting initiatives at county, state and federal levels of government. Championed best practices in mine geology, engineering and resource estimation at base and precious metal mines worldwide.

Donna M. Moroney

Corporate Secretary

Donna Moroney is President of Wiklow Corporate Services Inc., a Vancouver company that provides corporate secretarial services and other services to public companies. She has over 30 years of extensive experience in regulatory and corporate compliance in both Canada and the United States, and as a senior officer for various public companies, and has instructed and provided training in regulatory compliance.

 
 

Board of Directors
Team

KEVIN DROVER

Director

Mr. Drover has more than 40 years of both domestic and international experience in operations, project development, management and process re-engineering, with both developing and producing companies.

Mr. Drover was the Chief Operating Officer of Glencairn Gold Corporation, responsible for two gold mining operations located in Latin America. Prior to joining Glencairn, he was the Vice President of Operations for Kinross Gold Corporation, overseeing six operating mines located in various parts of the World. He has considerable experience in turning around challenging projects and has worked in operations located in Canada, Russia, Peru, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and the USA.

During his career, Mr. Drover also worked for Black Hawk Mining, Lac Minerals, BP Canada Resources, Noranda Mining, Dome Mines and The Iron Ore Company of Canada.

JOSE MANUEL BORQUEZ

Independent Director

Mr. Jose Manuel Borquez is an attorney based in Santiago, Chile who has worked in the natural resources sector for 25 years. An International Natural Resources lawyer specialized in Latin America, he is a graduate of the School of Law of the Universidad de Chile with Law, Economics and International Relations studies at the graduate level at the Diplomatic Academy of Chile (1985-1986) and at Georgetown University Law Center and the School of Foreign Service in Washington, D.C. (1987/1988). He was admitted to the Bar in Chile in 1985. He has been involved in assignments throughout the Americas as well as Africa and the Middle East. Clients range from multinational mining companies to privately-owned mines, financial institutions and government agencies. Corporate clients of note have included Placer Dome Inc, Antofagasta, Xstrata and Codelco, among many other companies. His broad experience in the precious metals and base metals sectors ranges from exploration and mining to reclamation.

MICHAEL GROSS

Independent Director

Mike has over 45 years of experience as a successful Mining / Operations / Exploration professional with expertise that is built on a foundation of Operational and Management training combined with extensive hands-on experience. He has served in senior operating and geology roles over his long career, including over 18 years in progressive management roles at Hecla. Mike is a Qualified Person under NI 43-101 and has a MS in Economic Geology from University of Arizona and a BS in Geology from University of Wisconsin.

 
 
 

DAVE KAPLAN

Director

David is a founding partner of Lascaux Resource Capital, a private equity fund focused solely on financing mining companies. He has over 25 years of experience investing in the metals and mining sector spanning small and large capitalization public mining companies, private equity and structured financing, metals futures trading, and physical metals trading. David started his career with Glencore where he culminated his 11years as head of the global copper raw materials division in Zug, Switzerland. David holds a BS in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

ELLIOT ROTHSTEIN

Director

Elliot is a founding partner of Lascaux Resource Capital, a private equity fund focused solely on financing mining companies. He has over 18 years of experience investing in the metals and mining sector spanning small and large capitalization public mining companies, private equity and structured financing, and metals futures trading. Elliot also has over 8 years of engineering and operating management experience with Procter and Gamble. Elliot holds a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Yale University.

 
 

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