Management

Keith Henderson

President, CEO & Director

Mr. Henderson has 25 years’ global experience in the mineral exploration industry throughout Africa, Europe, and North and South America. He was educated in Europe, graduating with B.Sc. (Hons) and M.Sc. in geology and has extensive experience in multiple mineral deposit types and commodities.  Keith worked with Anglo American Exploration in Europe and North America, leading a number of exploration projects and ultimately, he was appointed project manager for Anglo Coal as the company made its first entry into Canada. In 2007, Keith joined Cardero Resource Corp. as Executive Vice-President, where he played a critical role in advancing the Pampa de Pongo through a positive scoping study and ultimate sale for US$100 million cash.  He was formerly President & CEO at Dorato Resources and is currently President & CEO at Velocity Minerals Inc. (TSX.V: VLC), focused on gold exploration in Bulgaria.  Keith serves on the board of several public companies.


Eduardo Leon

Exploration Manager, Peru

Mr. Leon worked as a Senior geologist on Lumina Copper's Taca Taca project in northern Argentina from 2011-12, where he helped manage a large drilling campaign which resulted in a major copper-gold porphyry discovery and later, the purchase of Lumina by First Quantum Minerals for US$470M. Thereafter, Eduardo held a variety of senior technical positions with companies working in Peru, Mexico, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Brazil. Most recently, from 2017-19, he served as Exploration Manager in Peru for Auryn Resources, where he contributed to the development of the Sombrero and Curibaya projects. Eduardo holds a degree in Geology from San Marcos University in Lima, Peru and has 16 years of exploration experience.


Daniel MacNeil

Technical Advisor

Mr. MacNeil is a precious and base metal specialist with more than 19 years of experience from continental-scale project generation to in-mine resource expansion in a wide variety of geological settings throughout the Americas and Europe. Daniel currently consults with mid-tier, private and junior mining/exploration companies on mine resource expansion and early through advanced exploration target delineation, drill testing and exploration property evaluations globally.


Dani Palahanova

Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Dani Palahanova is a CPA, CGA with over 15 years of experience in managing and leading finance and accounting functions of publicly listed Canadian companies operating internationally. Ms. Palahanova has held positions as CFO, Controller and Corporate Secretary for various junior exploration and technology companies in Vancouver. She was an instrumental member of the finance team that supported Asanko Gold Inc. transition from a late stage exploration company to a mid-tier gold producer. Ms. Palahanova holds an Executive MBA degree from Simon Fraser University, Beedie School of Business.


Marla Ritchie

Corporate Secretary

Marla brings over 25 years' experience in public markets working as an Administrator and Corporate Secretary specializing in resource based exploration companies. Marla is currently the Corporate Secretary for Cardero Resource Corp., Wealth Minerals Ltd., Corvus Gold Inc., Latin Metals Inc., New Energy Metals Corp., Velocity Minerals Ltd., Xiana Mining Inc. and Altum Resource Corp. She is the former corporate secretary of International Tower Hill Mines Ltd. and Trevali Mining Corporation. Between 1992 -- 2003, Marla was a corporate administrator for Ascot Resources Ltd, Brett Resources Inc., Golden Band Resources Inc., Hyder Gold Inc., Leicester Diamond Mines Ltd., Loki Gold Corporation, Oliver Gold Corporation and Solomon Resources Limited.


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