Stephen G. Roman, B.A., Chairman, President & CEO
Mr. Roman is an entrepreneur/financier who has been involved in the resource industry over the past 40 years and has successfully identified, financed, developed, and brought into commercial production many mining and oil and gas projects. His past experience includes acting as a director and senior officer of Denison Mines Limited, Lawson Mardon Group, and Zemex Corporation. He also worked to modernize Canada’s Armed Forces in 1984/85 as Policy Adviser to the Minister of National Defense. In addition, Mr. Roman spearheaded the privatization of two major petrochemical companies in Central Europe and was appointed Chairman of Novácke Chemické Závody, a.s., in 2002, Slovakia’s largest petrochemical company with 2,800 employees.
In recent years, Mr. Roman’s focus has been to finance and develop emerging junior, publicly-listed companies, which included: Gold Eagle Mines Ltd., Gabriel Resources Ltd., Verena Minerals Corporation (now Belo Sun Mining Corp.), Exall Energy Corporation, Polar Star Mining Corporation, Silvermet Inc., and Global Atomic Fuels Corporation (a private Ontario corporation). Mr. Roman was recently the founder, Co-Chairman and Director of Gold Eagle Mines Ltd., which was acquired by Goldcorp Inc. for $1.5 Billion. He is currently Chairman, President & CEO of Global Atomic Fuels Corporation, Harte Gold Corp. and Silvermet Inc.
Since 1991, when Mr. Roman started his own Mining and Resource house, he has successfully completed approximately $2.5 billion in transactions in the mining, oil & gas and petrochemical sectors. Mr. Roman holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Guelph, Ontario in the field of Geology and Geography. He is also a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum and a former director of the Advisory Board of the College of Management and Economics at the University of Guelph. Most recently, Mr. Roman was awarded the honour of “Prospector of the Year” for 2016 and has received the “Bill Dennis Award” from the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) in March, 2016.
George A. Flach, P.Geo., Vice President Exploration
Over 25 years in mineral exploration, instrumental in the discovery of several gold deposits and mines including the 20mm oz GoldFields, Tarkwa Mine, Ghana.
Derek C. Rance, P.Eng., MBA
Mr. Rance is a principal of Behre Dolbear & Company Inc. a global mining industry consultancy, industry experience includes President and COO of Iron Ore Company of Canada, Mine Manager at the Dickenson Mine, Red Lake, Ontario.
Richard R. Faucher, P.Eng.
Mr. Faucher is a retired metallurgical engineer with extensive experience managing large mining projects, formerly Vice-President, Brunswick Mining & Smelting (Noranda Inc.) President & General Manager, Falconbridge Dominicana.
Douglas Scharf, C.P.A. (ret’d)
Mr. Scharf is a retired Chartered Professional Accountant with over 35 years’ experience in international precious metal and base metal mining. As Chief Financial Officer of the Dome Mines Group of Companies, he was instrumental in the formation of Placer Dome Inc. and served as Director and Chief Financial Officer of Inmet Mining Corporation and other public issuers.
Richard Sutcliffe, Ph.D., P.Geo.
Mr. Sutcliffe is a Professional Geoscientist with 30 years’ experience in global mineral exploration and development. He has had key management roles in developing several gold, platinum group metals, and copper-nickel mining projects. Dr. Sutcliffe was formerly President and CEO of TSX listed Ursa Major Minerals Inc. and TSXV listed Auriga Gold Corp. and is currently an associate of P&E Mining Consultants Inc.; a mining industry consultancy.