Management and Board

Denis Laviolette
President, CEO & Director
  • Over 10 years of experience in exploration, mine operations, and capital markets
  • Worked in Northern Ontario (Timmins, Kirkland Lake and Red Lake), Norway and Ghana and took on a diverse array of tasks, including grass roots exploration, start-up mine management, and advanced mine operations
  • Worked as a Mining Analyst with Pinetree Capital Ltd. and now serves as a Mining Analyst and VP of Corporate Development for ThreeD Capital Inc.
  • President of New Found Gold Corp. and Director of Xtra-Gold Resources Corp., Northern Sphere Mining Corp., and Tartisan Resources Corp.
  • BSc Earth Sciences (Geology) from Brock University
Collin Kettell
Chairman
  • Principal & Co-founder of Palisade Global Investments
  • Entrenched mining family, including AuEx Ventures Inc. and the Long Canyon deposit, a project ultimately acquired by Newmont Mining Corporation for $2.2B
  • Co-founder and CEO of New Found Gold Corp., a gold focused exploration company moving towards a go-public transaction
Sheldon Inwentash
Director
  • Over 30 years of investing experience – prolific name in resource, biotech, and technology
  • Founder, Chairman and CEO of ThreeD Capital Inc.
  • Through two decades leading Pinetree Capital Ltd., created significant shareholder value through early investments including Queenston Mining Inc. (acquired by Osisko Mining Corporation for $550-million), Aurelian Resources Inc. (acquired by Kinross Gold Corporation for $1.2-billion) and Gold Eagle Mines Ltd. (acquired by Goldcorp Inc. for $1.5-billion)
  • BComm from the University of Toronto and is a Chartered Professional Accountant. Honorary degree, doctor of laws (LL.D) from the University of Toronto
Ramón Barúa
Director
  • CFO of Hochschild Mining plc
  • Previously the CEO of Fosfatos del Pacifico, a mining project in northern Peru owned by Cementos Pacasmayo, an associate company of the Hochschild Group
  • During 2008, Mr. Barúa was the General Manager for Hochschild Mining’s Mexican operations, having previously worked as Deputy CEO and CFO of Cementos Pacasmayo
  • Prior to joining Hochschild, Mr. Barúa was a Vice President of Debt Capital Markets with Deutsche Bank in New York for four years and a sales analyst with Banco Santander in Peru
  • Economics graduate from Universidad de Lima and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School
Cejay Kim
VP Corp Dev & Director
  • Chief Investment Officer of Palisade Global Investments
  • Previously served in a senior capacity at ReQuest Equities, a merchant bank in the junior resource sector supported by the KCR Fund, a $100 million venture backed by Marin Katusa, Doug Casey, and Rick Rule
  • BA in Economics from the University of Calgary, MBA in Global Asset and Wealth Management from Simon Fraser University, a CFA charterholder, and a member of the Calgary CFA Society
Binh Quach
CFO
  • Chartered Professional Accountant with over 20 years experience working for both public and private companies;
  • Previously, the Controller of PInetree Capital Ltd for 14 years
  • Currently, the Controller of ThreeD Capital Inc. and CFO of New Found Gold Corp. (private co)
Vincent Dubé-Bourgeois
COO & Director
  • Worked for the Ontario Geological Survey (OGS) and Noront Resources Ltd.
  • MSc project consisted of describing and interpreting the geochemistry and geodynamic setting of the volcanic rocks hosting the gold-rich VMS Lalor deposit, Snow Lake, Manitoba
  • BSc in Geology from the University of Ottawa

Technical and R&D Team

Chris MacInnis, P.Geo.
Vice President
  • P.Geo, Resources Geologist with over 15 years of experiences
  • Previously a Senior Resources Geologist at SRK Consulting, providing resource estimation, geostatistics, drill hole/exploration program planning and project evaluation
  • Co-author of over 20 NI 43-101 technical reports and memos, both on local and international poly-metallic projects, including gold, silver, nickel and uranium
  • Prior to SRK, was the Lead Trainer for CAE Datamine Canada, with duties including resource estimation, project management and investor relation presentations.
  • BSc in Geology and Biology from Saint Mary’s University
Brenda Sharp, P.Geo, M.Sc.
Chief Geophysicist
  • P.Geo, Geophysicist with over 25 years of experiences
  • Worked for CGG as part of the Interpretation Consulting Services Group, interpreting magnetic, EM and gravity datasets flown in the search for iron ore, groundwater, coal, hydrocarbon, diamond, uranium and base metals
  • Previously processed TDEM and magnetic data for CGG Geoterrex-Dighem followed by Fugro Airborne Surveys – picked the anomaly which aided in the discovery of the Matagami Perseverance Deposit
  • BSc in Geology from the University of Auckland and MSc in Geology with a focus on geophysics from the University of Auckland. Member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO), the Canadian Exploration Geophysical Society (KEGS) and the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada
Sarah Sun
Chief Data Strategist
  • Decade of experience in financial services & Data Science
  • Previously Senior Manager, Data Strategy at TD Bank and Principal Data Scientist at Capital One Canada. Experienced in Data Strategy, Data Monetization, Innovation planning, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science and Data Governance
  • BMath, double major Mathematical Finance and Statistics from the University of Waterloo
Sarane Sterckx, M.Sc.
  • Worked for the Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources Naturelles in Quebec, Geological Survey of Belgium, the Royal Observatory of Belgium, with field experience in France, Indonesia and Morocco
  • MSc project consisted of working on the geochemistry of the Archean volcanic rocks of the Blake River Group in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt in relation with occurrences of VMS deposits
  • BSc in Geology/Earth Science from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, MSc in Geology/Earth Science from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, and MSc in Geology/Earth Science from the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique
Vivien Janvier, Ph.D.
  • Worked for Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd participating in the management of an exploration campaign around Meadowbank mine, and at Services Technominex Inc developing the core library
  • PhD thesis focused on the geology and metallogeny of the Paleoproterozoic banded iron formation-hosted Meadowbank gold deposit in Nunavut
  • BSc in Earth and Planetary Sciences from the Université de Bretagne Occidentale, MSc in in Earth Sciences with a Specialization in Mineral Resources, and PhD in Earth Sciences – Economic Geology from the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique
Mireille Pelletier, M.Sc.
  • Over seven years experience working on grassroots to advance stage mapping and drilling projects in Yukon territory, British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, western USA, Colombia, Chile and Turkey
  • Worked for Metallic Minerals Corp., Equity Exploration Consultants Ltd., Rainy River Resources Ltd., First Point Minerals Corp., and the Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources Naturelles in Quebec
  • MSc project consisted of working on the style, geometry, timing and structural controls on ore distribution and grades in the Rainy River gold deposit, Ontario
  • BSc in Geology from the University of Quebec and MSc in Geology from the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique
William Oswald, Ph.D.
  • Worked on geological risk analysis and GIS for Bouygues Construction and field, geological and structural mapping in Tanzania for Quebec-based MDN Inc
  • PhD thesis focused on the geology and metallogeny of the Goldcorp-owned, Musselwhite BIF-hosted gold deposit in Ontario
  • BSc in Geology/Earth Science from the UniLaSalle, MSc in Geology/Earth Science from the UniLaSalle, and PhD in Earth Sciences – Economic Geology from the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique
Charles Bérubé, Ph.D.
  • Worked as a geophysical surveyor for Abitibi Geophysics, Inc. and a lecturer at École
    Polytechnique Montréal
  • Ph.D. thesis focused on the petrophysical properties and mineralogy of the Archean
    intrusion-related Canadian Malartic gold deposit in Québec
  • Past research experience includes the development of open-source software for
    probabilistic inversion of induced polarization data
  • B.Sc. in Physics from the Université de Montréal and Ph.D. in Mineral Engineering —
    Applied Geophysics from École Polytechnique Montréal
Fabien Rabayrol, M.Eng.
  • Worked for Balmoral Resources Ltd. in Québec and Teck Resources Ltd. In Turkey on grassroot exploration programs
  • Currently working on the tectonic-magmatic evolution of the AnatolideTauride metallogenic belt in Turkey as a part of the industry-sponsored MDRU-Western Tethyan Metallogeny project
  • BSc in Geology/Earth Science from the UniLaSalle, MEng in Economic Geology from the UniLaSalle, and a PhD candidate in Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences from the University of British Columbia
Shervin Azad, P.Geo, M.Sc.
  • Professional Geophysicist with advanced experience in oil & gas and mining
  • B.Sc. in Physics and M.Sc. in Earth Sciences (Geophysics) from Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Experienced in processing a wide variety of seismic data
  • Active member of PEGNL, CSEG, SEG and AAPG
Véronique Bouzaglou, Ph.D.
  • Ph.D. in Earth Sciences from INRS, M.A.Sc. in Mineral Engineering and B.Eng. in Geological Engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal;
  • Post-doctoral Mitacs fellow at École de Technologie Supérieure in collaboration with Pangeos;
  • Past research experience includes working at the Forschungszentrum Jülich laboratory in Germany developing an algorithm for the full-waveform inversion of GPR data, and at Lafarge Holcim as a Junior Engineer working on statistical analysis of the cement production process.
Tao Lei, Ph.D.
  • Eight years experience in the area of stochastic process, probability theory and random discrete structure, and interest in the mathematics related to machine learning theory and capital market
  • Ph.D. and M.Sc. in mathematics from McGill University, B. Sc. in mathematics from University of Science and Technology of China
  • Ph.D. thesis focused on the study of scaling limits of random forest with prescribed degree sequences, M.Sc. thesis focused on the study of mixing time of random walk on Newman-Watts small world model
Grace Dupuis, Ph.D.
  • Over five years of experience in scientific and quantitative research
  • Ph.D. and M.Sc. in theoretical particle physics from McGill University, and B.Sc. in physics from the University of Victoria
  • Doctoral thesis work involved a phenomenological study of dark matter and physics beyond the Standard Model, relating to collider experiments
Louis Beaupre
  • Worked for Midland Exploration Inc., IOS Services Géoscientifiques Inc., and Research Assistant in Hydrogeology for Laval University
  • BEng in Geological Engineering from Laval University
Frédéric Courchesne, M.Sc.
  • B.A. in Economics from Université du Québec à Montréal, M.Sc. in applied financial economics from HEC Montréal
  • M.Sc. project focused on optimal contracting theory in the labor force
Lindsay Hall, M.Sc., P.Geo.
  • Geoscientist with over 25 years of field-based experience
  • Canadian and international work experience with both mineral exploration and government focussing on structural and geologic mapping predominantly in greenstone gold and epithermal/porphyry environments
  • B.Sc. in Biology and Geology from Carleton University and M.Sc. in Earth Sciences from Memorial University. M.Sc. project was field-based structural and geologic mapping that yielded a new model for the Ordovician tectonic evolution for the southern Long Range Mountains of Newfoundland