Denis Laviolette
Executive Chairman & President
  • 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
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Vincent Dubé-Bourgeois
CEO & Director
  • Co-founder of GoldSpot Discoveries
  • 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
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Cejay Kim
Chief Business Officer
  • Ten years of experience in capital markets, previously serving as the CIO of a private merchant bank specializing in the resource sector. Before that he 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 managed by Marin Katusa
  • 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
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Shawn Hood, Ph.D., M.Sc., P.Geo
Chief Technology Officer
  • P.Geo Economic Geology with over 14 years of experience
  • University Associate at CODES – the Centre for Ore Deposit and Earth Sciences (University of Tasmania, Australia)
  • Ph.D. demonstrates the application of machine learning towards mineral exploration
  • M.Sc. characterised the structure, geochemistry, and geochronology of the Minto Cu-Ag-Au mine, Yukon, and B.Sc. Hons. distinguished a basin transition formation and structural overprint at the Howard’s Pass Pb-Zn deposit, Yukon
  • A broad base of previous exploration and mine geologist roles ranging across open pit, underground, brownfields and greenfields projects in Canada, Australia, and Mongolia
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Binh Quach, CPA, CMA
  • 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)
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James Dendle, M.Sc., P.Geo
Independent Director
  • P.Geo, with ten years of global experience in both the private sector and in consultancy services.
  • Currently serves as the VP, Geology & Investor Relations at Triple Flag Precious Metals Corp., a streaming and royalty company
  • Broad background in estimating and auditing resources and reserves, multi-disciplinary due diligence and technical studies
  • Prior to joining Triple Flag, was a Senior Consultant at SRK Consulting, working globally on a wide range of operating mines, development and exploration projects, across predominantly base and precious metals
  • BSc in Applied Geology (1st Class Honours) and a MSc in Mining Geology (Distinction) from the University of Exeter, Camborne School of Mines, and is a Chartered Geologist of the Geological Society of London
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Gerry Feldman, CPA, CA
Independent Director
  • Managing Partner of DNTW Toronto LLP, brings 35 years of experience in advising both private and public companies on their acquisition, divestiture and tax strategies
  • Extensive experience in a broad range of sectors and mandates. In his Assurance and Advisory role, serves clients from many private and regulatory sectors including Investment dealers, Mutual funds, EMD’s and professionals including medical and legal
  • Heads up the public and private audit practice of DNTW specializing in small to medium size companies listed on all stock exchanges or companies registered with provincial securities commissions
  • Holds and has held Senior Officer and Director positions in several companies that are listed on various stock exchanges
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Jay Sujir
Independent Director
  • Independent business advisor to the mining industry, and a lawyer and Partner in Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP’s Mining
  • Over 30 years of experience acting for mining and other natural resource companies and is a member of the British Columbia Advisory Committee of the TSX Venture Exchange
  • Currently a Director of several junior exploration and mining companies, including Leagold Mining, Red Eagle Mining and Excelsior Mining Corp.
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Brenda Sharp, M.Sc., P.Geo
Chief Geophysicist
  • P.Geo, Geophysicist with over 30 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
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Lindsay Hall, M.Sc., P.Geo.
Chief Geologist
  • Geoscientist with over 30 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
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Britt Bluemel, M.Sc.
Senior Geochemist
  • MSc in applied exploration geochemistry from MDRU (Mineral Deposit Research Unit, UBC, Canada)
  • Over 10 years mineral exploration across government (BCGS), major mining companies (Barrick Gold), geochemical consulting groups (ioGlobal, now REFLEX Geosciences)
  • Specialist in biogeochemistry, alteration modelling with a strong emphasis on hyperspectral, and regional prospectivity analyses (including catchment basin analysis)
  • Geochemical data expertise in Au, Cu, Ni, Zn, and REEs
  • Field experience in Canada (BC, Yukon, NWT, Northern Quebec); USA (NV, MN); Chile; and Sweden.
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Chris MacInnis, P.Geo.
Senior Geologist
  • 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
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Javiera Álvarez
Database Administrator
  • B.Sc. in Geology from University of Chile
  • Previously worked as a Knowledge Management Officer for Quantum Discoveries, which included responsibilities for maintaining the company database (SQL and acQuire), generating and reviewing QC reports, and creating tolls to optimize their processes
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Louis Beaupre, P.Eng.
Geological Engineer
  • Worked for Midland Exploration Inc., IOS Services Géoscientifiques Inc., and Research Assistant in Hydrogeology for Laval University
  • BEng in Geological Engineering from Laval University
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Ludovic Bigot, M.Sc., P.Geo.
Senior Geologist
  • Professional geologist with nearly 10 years experience greenfield and brownfield exploration projects in Canada, West Africa, and South America, and in scientific research applied to mineral exploration
  • Master’s degree in economic geology from the Universite du Quebec a Montreal
  • Previously worked as an exploration geologist for mining and consulting companies in Canada, including Osisko Mining and Effigis, and as a research geologist for the Mineral Exploration Research Consortium (CONSOREM)
  • Expertise includes spectral geology, geochemical and geophysical data processing, structural interpretation, 2D-3D geological modeling and mineral targeting
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Matthew Bodnar, M.Sc.
Senior Geologist
  • Over 15 years experience in the mineral exploration and mining industry from grass-roots targeting through to mature mining environments.
  • M.Sc. in applied exploration geochemistry as part of the Exploration Geochemistry Initiative (EGI) at the Mineral Deposit Research Unit (MDRU), UBC, Canada.
  • Significant experience in magmatic sulphide Ni-Cu-PGE deposits with additional experience in Sediment-Hosted Base Metals, Cu-Porphyry, Au, VMS, and Uranium deposits.
  • Previously worked with Anglo American, CSA Global Consultants and Impala Canada Ltd (subsidiary of Implats) contributing to projects across the world.
  • Specialties include: greenfield data compilation and data integration, landscape geochemistry and terrain analysis, novel geochemical methods (biogeochemistry, passive soil hydrocarbon, etc.) portable field technology (XRF), GIS and geospatial technologies (GNSS and Drone photogrammetry) and machine learning tools to enhance mineral exploration workflows.
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McLean Trott
  • Professional geologist/geochemist with 15 years of industry experience
  • Specialties include: integrated interpretation of datasets, SWIR spectroscopy, portable field technology (XRF and SWIR), and machine learning applied to mineral exploration
  • Extensive experience in Latin America focused on porphyry Cu exploration
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Michael Cain, P.Eng.
Senior Geophysicist
  • P.Eng., Geophysicist with over 20 years of experience in Earth Sciences
  • Worked as an Interpretation Geophysicist at CGG and Fugro Airborne Surveys. Experienced in the interpretation of time and frequency domain EM, gravity and magnetics in mining, oil and gas and environmental sectors
  • B.Eng. in Geological Engineering, Geophysics major from Queen’s University
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Mireille Pelletier, M.Sc., P.Geo.
Senior Geologist
  • 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
  • MSc in economic geology at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique )INRS) studying the Rainy River gold deposit
  • BSc in Geology from the University of Quebec and MSc in Geology from the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique
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Pejman Shamsipour, Ph.D., M.Sc.
Senior Geophysicist

• Over 15 years of experience working with geophysics/geostatistics teams at Geological Survey of Canada, Canadian Mining Innovation Council (Footprint project) and in the  oil and gas industry

• Developing a series of new 3D stochastic methods and algorithms for inversion and joint inversion of geophysical data

• M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Geophysics/Geostatistics from Polytechnique de Montreal

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Peter McIntyre, P. Geo.
Senior Geologist
  • P.Geo Geologist with over 15 years exploration experience in Gold, VMS, and Ni-Cu-PGE deposits.
  •  Previously VP Exploration for New Found Gold Corp., and Project Geologist with Transition Metals Corp., Peter has designed and executed exploration and drill programs across Canada
  •  Specializes in 3D modeling, Resource and Reserves, QAQC, GIS, Compilation, and database management.
  •  Part of the award winning team for the NWOPA’s Bernie Schneider Discovery of The Year Award 2014, for the discovery of the Sunday Lake PGE deposit, Thunder Bay, Ontario.
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Pierre de Tudert, M.Sc., P.Geo.
  • MSc from Institut Polytechnique LaSalle Beauvais in France, with a focus on  sustainable exploitation and global mineral exploration
  • Conducted mineral exploration in both Africa (Glencore) and Quebec (Canadian Malartic) on various gold properties
  • He has also worked with Goldcorp, where he organized their SIG database and reinterpreted their historical data to create a new regional-scale exploration programme
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Sarane Sterckx, M.Sc.
  • Co-founder of GoldSpot Discoveries
  • 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
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Shervin Azad, M.Sc., P.Geo
Senior Geophysicist
  • Professional Geophysicist with over 12 years of advanced experience in mining and oil & gas
  • Expertise includes image processing, seismic processing, pattern recognition, deep learning and computer vision
  • MSc in Earth Sciences (Geophysics) from Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Previously worked as senior geophysicist for Pangeo Subsea and Acoustic Zoom Inc
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Véronique Bouzaglou, Ph.D.
Data Scientist
  • 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.
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Vivien Janvier, Ph.D., P.Geo
Structural & Modeling Geologist
  • 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
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William Oswald, Ph.D.
  • Co-founder of GoldSpot Discoveries
  • 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
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Frédéric Courchesne, M.Sc.
Data Scientist
  • 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
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Shervin Manzuri Shalmani, M.Sc.
Data Scientist
  • MSc in Computer Science from McMaster University
  • BSc in Computer Engineering from Sharif University of Technology
  • Data Scientist skilled in Image Processing, Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision
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Anand Vemparala, M.Sc.
Data Scientist
  • Software Engineer with over 5 years of experience in data domain 
  • Masters of Data Science from University of British Columbia 
  • Previously worked as Software Development Engineer at Intel and Societe Generale 
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Amin Aghaee, M.Sc.
Data Scientist
  • MSc in Computer Science from University of British Columbia
  • BSc in Computer Engineering from Sharif University of Technology
  • Data Scientist skilled in Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision
  • Previously worked as lead software engineer at Avestec Technology Inc.
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Kelly Latcham
Office Manager
  • Office manager with 10+ years of experience in administrative and office management duties
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