Directors & Management
Christopher Pennimpede, P.Geo
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. Previously, Mr. Pennimpede served as the VP of Corporate Development of Contact Gold Corp., a Gold exploration company focused on Nevada. As an exploration geologist Mr. Pennimpede held various roles at Underworld Resources, and Northern Empire Resources.
Andrew Farncomb, B.Comm.
Chairman and Director
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.
Nicklas Coleman, B.Comm.
Mr. Coleman is a business leader and entrepreneur based in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. Mr. Coleman attended the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University where he completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) and further current and past industry designations. Mr. Coleman is currently the the co-owner of Coleman Brothers, an investment holding company which holds diversified investments in personal care homes, commercial real estate and venture stage companies. Prior to focusing his efforts on Coleman Brothers, Mr. Coleman founded the BMO Private Banking group in Newfoundland, where he played a pivotal role in its growth into a billion-dollar wealth management business. Mr. Coleman was also recognized for his ability to attract top talent, inspire teams, and cultivate a client-centric culture that fostered an environment of both exceptional service and trust, solidifying a reputation as a leader in the industry.
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.