Wolf Wiese – President, CEO & Director
Mr. Wiese has been involved in the conception and implementation of local and international businesses for the past 30 years, as stock broker and bank owner in Germany. Mr. Wiese has spent the past 16 years in the Mining Exploration Business, primarily as a consultant and financier to public companies. He was the driving force behind Canadian Metals Explorations Ltd, now Hard Creek Nickel Ltd. from 1995 until 2004. During his tenure as the primary Financier/Consultant to the Company, Canadian Explorations Ltd. Discovered one of the largest Sulfide Nickel deposits in the World. Mr. Wiese has been involved with Golden Dawn Minerals Inc since the inception of the company in 2004.
George Sookochoff – Executive Vice-President, Corporate Development & Communications
Mr. Sookochoff obtained a business degree from the University of British Columbia. He has over 30 years of experience in the junior mining industry. He has provided exploration data management, project development and marketing services to junior resource companies throughout North America and has worked on exploration projects throughout the world.
He has served as a director for several junior resource companies and from 2008 – 2012 was CEO and President of International PBX Ventures Ltd., a TSX venture company developing several copper porphyry and gold skarn projects in Chile.
Mr. Stephen M. Leahy – Director
Mr. Leahy has been involved in the resource sector since 1982. He was the founder of North American Tungsten and its Chairman & CEO from 1993-2013. With 250 employees and CDN $100 Million in revenue, North American Tungsten produced annually some 4% of the world’s primary tungsten concentrate from its extensive underground operations. From 2011-2013 Mr. Leahy was president of International Tungsten Industry Association based in London. He is a member of the ITIA Executive Committee for eight years and a member of ITIA itself since 1993. He is a director of Mining Association of Canada from 2011-2013 and a founding member of the Yukon Mine Training Association. In addition, Mr. Leahy serves as a director for four separate junior mining companies.
Mr. Kevin Puil– Director
Mr. Puil is an asset manager with more than 20 years’ experience managing investments.
Kevin is currently Managing Partner at RIVI Capital LLC, a mining focused private equity firm based in San Francisco. Prior to that, he held senior positions at several firms including Senior Analyst at the Encompass Fund in San Francisco, and at Bolder Investment Partners in Vancouver (now Haywood Securities), where he was a Partner and Portfolio Manager.
Kevin currently serves as a Director and member of the Audit Committee of three Toronto Stock Exchange companies. He holds a degree in Economics from the University of Victoria in British Columbia, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder.
Ms. Andrea Yuan, CPA, CGA – CFO
Ms. Andrea Yuan Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA)/Certified General Accountant (CGA) British Columbia and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) New Hampshire. Ms. Yuan obtained her Bachelor of Economics from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in 1994. Ms. Yuan started as internal auditor then team head internal audit department at the Bank of China’s Shanghai Pudong branch China 1994 through to 1999. Ms. Yuan moved to Davidson and Company LLP, Chartered Accountants, in 2004 audit group. November 2006 until 2009, Ms. Yuan was audit manager at Davidson. From 2009 until October 2011, Ms. Yuan was audit principal at Davidson. Ms. Yuan is Chief Financial Officer or financial consultant for several public companies TSX Venture Exchange, Canadian Securities Exchange and OTC Markets.
Dr. Mathew Ball, Ph.D, P.Geo. – COO & Chief Geologist
Dr. Ball is a geologist with over 30 years of worldwide experience including underground precious metals mine development programs. For 5 years he was President and COO at the Bralorne gold mine in B.C. Dr. Ball brings a wealth of practical experience and knowledge of lode and epithermal gold-silver, porphyry copper-gold and related skarn deposits, all of which occur in the Greenwood area.
Andrew Brown, Corporate Secretary
Mr. Brown previously spent 4 years working in corporate finance and has over 6 years’ experience working in the public markets. Mr. Brown has completed his CSC and is also fluent in Portuguese.
Dr. Dieter Benz, Ph.D. Mechanical Eng.
Stefan Bender, Former Chief editor of German information service “The Mining Scout”
Stewart Jackson, Ph.D. & P. Geo.
Michael Dufresne, M.Sc. & P. Geo.
Frank Wright, P.Eng. (Processing Engineer)