Directors & Management
President and CEO
Mr. Pennimpede is a professional geologist focused on business development for mineral exploration and mining. He has extensive experience working with exploration-stage companies advancing mining projects. Mr. Pennimpede currently serves as the VP of Corporate Development of Contact Gold Corp., a Gold exploration company focused on Nevada.
Randy Turner, B.Sc., P.Geol.
Chairman and Director
Mr. Turner is a professional geologist with over 40 years of experience in Canadian and International mineral exploration, business and finance. Mr. Turner spent 20 years with Esso Minerals Canada and AGIP Mining Ltd. exploring for uranium, gold and base metals. As President of Trimin Resources Ltd. he was involved in the development and sale of the McIlvenna Bay copper/zinc deposit in Saskatchewan. Mr. Turner's notable career achievements include guiding Winspear Diamonds Inc. from the discovery of the Snap Lake diamond deposit in northern Canada through to its sale to De Beers Mining for $305 million. In 2011, as President of Silver Quest Resources Ltd., Mr. Turner was involved in the acquisition by New Gold Inc. of the Capoose and Blackwater Projects for $180 million.
Asa East, B. Sc.
Vice President - Exploration
Mr. East brings 15 years of exploration experience throughout the North American Cordillera, Western Africa, and Far East Russian Gold Districts. Asa is a former director of Exploration at Kinross, and a member of the exploration team that discovered Golden Saddle at Underworld Resources.
Andrew Farncomb, B.Comm.
Mr. Farncomb is a founding partner of Cairn Merchant Partners LP, an independent merchant bank focused on principal investing. Previously, Mr. Farncomb was a Partner at Paradigm Capital Inc., a Canadian investment bank focused on small to medium-sized companies. He has extensive experience advising public and private companies on mergers, acquisitions and financing transactions, in the natural resources, healthcare, consumer products, industrial, technology and media sectors.
Mr. Serfass is the Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Investor Relations at Integra Resources Corp. Previously, Josh was the Manager of Corporate Communications at Integra Gold Corp. He was a key member of the team at Integra Gold that grew, developed, and sold the past producing Lamaque Mine in Val-dOr, Québec to Eldorado Gold for C$600 million in 2017.
Committed to thinking differently about mining, Josh worked with the team at Integra Gold to host the 2016 Integra Gold Rush Challenge and the 2017 #DisruptMining Challenge, initiatives that encouraged innovation and technology disruption in the mining industry.
Josh is passionate about attracting millennials to the mining sector, as potential employees, investors or informed voters and is a frequent speaker at industry gatherings.
John McDonald, Ph.D., P.Geo.
Dr. McDonald is a Professional Geologist with over 45 years of mineral exploration and research experience, including 20 years providing technical advice to junior companies and 13 years as a professor at the University of Saskatchewan and the Australian National University. Dr. McDonald was Vice President, Exploration of Winspear Diamonds Inc., where he and his technical team were directly responsible for the discovery and development of the Snap Lake diamond deposit. Dr. McDonald was the first Director and co-founder of the Mineral Deposit Research Unit (MDRU) at the University of British Columbia. In 2000 Dr. McDonald received the HH "Spud" Huestis award for excellence in prospecting and mineral exploration from the BC and Yukon Chamber of Mines. In 2008 he received the Hugo Dummett Diamond Award for Excellence in Diamond Exploration and Development.
Harry Chan, CPA, CGA
Mr. Chan is a chartered professional accountant with over 20 years experience in corporate transactions, public markets and in-depth accounting and auditing, working in several different industries ranging from mineral exploration, development, private practice, sports entertainment, wholesale distribution and telecommunications.