An entrepreneurial leader with extensive experience in communicating to multiple stakeholders and providing strategic counsel to senior management and boards utilizing skills in issues management, investor relations, marketing, brand management, and corporate and employee communications. Managing Partner of strategic communications firm Cutler McCarthy servicing multiple natural resources companies (metals and energy) and alternative energy companies on the TSX. Past and present clients include: Northern Skye Resources, Golden Bridge Mining, Energy Fuels, Nemaska Lithium, Treasury Metals, Lions Gate Resources, Everton Resources, GTA Resources, Emperor Oil, Petrolympic.
|Richard Simpson P.Geo|
Position: V.P Exploration and Director
Mr. Simpson is a Professional Geologist with more than 20 years of exploration experience throughout Latin America. He is a graduate from the Universite de Montreal with a B.Sc. in geology and has a strong background in grassroots, advanced project, and mine site exploration. Mr. Simpson has worked for several companies, both majors, such as Iamgold and Cambior, and juniors including Normabec, as an exploration geologist throughout South America and Mexico. This international experience has provided him with good exposure to many geological settings and mineralization processes (lateritic profiles, gold/copper porphyries, epithermal systems and skarns). Early in his career, he has also worked in Northern Quebec (Abitibi), Manitoba and Nunavut on numerous VMS and precious metal projects for Noranda and Aur Resources.
Position: President & CEO and Director
Mr. Atkins is an accomplished mining executive who has successfully lead exploration and development initiatives in the Americas over the past 28 years. He has an extensive background in geology, investment banking, investor relations, management and corporate governance. As a director of investment banking for CIBC World Markets, Mr. Atkins participated in raising over $1.7 billion in equity, combined equity and debt related capital for numberous small to large capitalization companies and advised on numerous M&A mandates. As a senior executive of small to large capitalization international mining companies he has had the responsibility of the planning, executing and communicating short and long-term corporate objectives and initiatives. Mr. Atkins was formerly the CEO of such companies as Rockex Ltd. (now Rockex Mining, TSX listed iron ore company), Castle Gold Corp. (acquired in 2010 by Argonaut Gold Inc., TSX listed gold producer), and Crowflight Minerals Inc. (TSX listed nickel mining company).