J. Patricio Varas, P Geo.
Executive Chairman and CEO
Professional Geoscientist with over 30 years’ experience in exploration, project development and corporate management. Mr. Varas has worked at operating mines, exploration projects (concept inception to discovery), feasibility studies of world-class deposits and mine development. Patricio founded and led Western Potash Corp. as its President and CEO, where his team discovered and developed the world class Milestone Potash deposit in Saskatchewan. In difficult financing markets, Patricio and his partners raised over $240 Million for Milestone, where a change of control transaction was delivered in 2016. Patricio was instrumental in the discovery of the Santo Domingo Sur, deposit in Chile with Far West Mining, and was a member of the discovery team for the Diavik Diamond mine as a project manager while at Kennecot Canada Inc.
Alexandra Woodyer Sherron
Vice President of Corporate Development and CFO
Alexandra has over 20 years of management experience in the mining industry. Alexandra started at PricewaterhouseCoopers before joining Endeavour Financial, a global mining finance advisory firm. During her investment banking career in London, she was Director Structured Financing and involved in the successful completion of over US$1.5 billion in financings for clients including Bema Gold (Kupol Mine), European Minerals (Varvarinskoye Mine), Nevsun Resources (Bisha Mine), Uranium One and Wheaton River Minerals.
Daniel MacNeil, MSc, P. Geo.
Vice President of Exploration
Precious and base metal specialist with over 16 years of experience with continental-scale project generation to in-mine resource expansion, in a wide variety of geological settings throughout the Americas and Eastern Europe. Expertise include exploration strategy, target and opportunity identification, district entry strategy, business development, strategic evaluation of geologic terranes, and execution of target testing. Significant experience with major, mid-tier and junior mining companies exploring for gold in orogenic, VMS, and epithermal setting.
Vice President of Capital Markets
Don has been involved in the Canadian Capital Markets for over 30 years. He worked for Union Securities Ltd as a registered representative from 1986 through 1998. In 1998 accepted the position of Manager of Investor Relations with Napier Environmental technologies until 2003. He was also a founder of B & D Capital Partners, a consulting business that advises publicly traded companies in regards to marketing, fund raising, head hunting and other challenges facing management teams. Recently Don was a Director and VP of Capital Markets for Hempco Food and Fiber, assisting in the initial fund raising that resulted in their public listing. He was also instrumental in Aurora Cannabis Inc making a strategic investment in the Company that has resulted in a control position. Previously Don has served on several other boards and management teams, as well as serving as CEO of Rodinia Minerals Inc.
David Maher, PH. D.
Over 24 years of mineral exploration and mine geology experience in Arizona and Nevada. David has worked in copper exploration and mine modeling with Magma Copper Co, BHP, and other companies in Arizona, Nevada, and Mexico. David joined Bronco Creek Exploration in December 2007, and Eurasian Minerals in 2010.
Rodney Allen, PH.D
Rodney Allen is an economic geologist with 39 years of experience in mineral exploration and geological research of complex ancient volcanic regions. Mr. Allen has carried out assignments for over 50 mining and mineral exploration companies, universities and government agencies in Australia, Europe, Canada, Turkey and Japan. He was Manager, Geology Research and Development for the Boliden Group, in Sweden for ten years and is currently Consultant Geologist and CEO for Volcanic Resources. Mr. Allen’s geological interpretations were instrumental in the discovery of zinc-lead-copper-silver-gold ore bodies worth over $33 billion at Garpenberg and Renström in Sweden and Rosebery in Australia.