Our Team

Gordon BubDirector

Graduate Mining Engineer with 40 years’ industry experience, including 20 years in investment banking. Director of Glencairn Gold Corporation and Western Canadian Coal Corporation. Previously Chairman and CEO of Breakwater Resources Ltd., Chairman of Black Hawk Mining Inc. and Executive Vice-President, Merchant Banking, at Dynamic Capital Inc. Formerly a mining analyst, director of research and in corporate finance for Toronto based investment firms.

Miloje Vicentijevic, President, CEO, and Director

Miloje is Mining Engineer with over 24 years of engineering and operations experience. He held positions of the technical director of Mining for Worley Parsons Canada and the mining division manager for Tetra Tech Wardrop Engineering, where he was responsible for business development, organizational, operational, and technical areas; and technical services manager for Sherritt International Luscar’s mine operation in Alberta. He received his BSc degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Belgrade, Serbia , and his Master’s Degree in Engineering Management from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, and is a registered professional engineer in BC.  Miloje acts as a Qualified Person for mine planning and design, financial analysis, and overall NI 43-101 technical report for Benz.

Ron Hall, B.Sc. Chairman & Director

Ron Hall has over 35 years professional experience in the management, operation, evaluation and design of global mining projects. A graduate from Cardiff University in Wales, Ron has lived and worked in the UK, South Africa, Botswana, Canada, Australia and China and in addition has been involved in business and mining opportunities in India, Russia, North America, Chile, Brazil and Mexico. He was recently appointed as a Non – Executive director on the board of Chinalco Mining International (a subsidiary of the Chinese State Owned Enterprise Chinalco) engaged in the development of the Torromocho copper project in Peru. Ron is also President of Global Mineral Research Ltd., a Vancouver based metallurgical testwork laboratory.

Carlos EscribanoCFO and Director

Carlos is a Chartered Professional Accountant and graduate of the University of British Columbia. He has held several senior level accounting and financial reporting positions with producing and development stage publicly-listed companies in the mining industry. In his previous role, Carlos served as CFO and VP Finance for a resource company publicly listed in Canada and the USA. His experience includes financial and strategic management, debt and equity financing, regulatory compliance, business development and acquisition analysis, treasury and budgeting.

Michael B. Gareau, VP Geology & Exploration

Michael has a BSc. (Hon.) in geology with 40 years international mining industry experience including regional and project exploration, mine site geology and exploration, evaluation, and acquisition of early to advanced projects; resource estimation and feasibility studies. Commodities range includes gold, silver, copper, molybdenum, base metals and some strategic metals. Worked 15 years with Placer Dome in technical and management positions, as VP Exploration for Black Hawk Mining, Glencairn Gold & Wega Mining, and as a consultant over the past 7 years.

Michael Konnert, VP Finance & Corporate Development, and Director

Michael has nearly a decade of experience in the natural resources industry, specifically in executing successful corporate development and capital market strategies for leading mining companies. Mr. Konnert started his career with Pretium Resources (TSX-PVG) in investor relations following their $265 million IPO, then moved to the role of Associate with Advanture Capital Partners, a mining focused merchant bank. Following that, he spent three years with Riverside Resources (TSX.V-RRI), a prospect generator. Most recently in a development role, Mr. Konnert helped grow SNL Financial’s Metals and Mining arm, the industry’s largest database, research and consulting group, toward their $2 billion merger with Standard and Poor’s Capital IQ. After the sale of SNL, Mr. Konnert formed Mine Capital Corp., a private equity partnership, which acquires and develops mining assets. Mr. Konnert’s specific skill set includes comprehensive investor communication, capital raising, restructuring and taking companies to market. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Royal Roads University and a Diploma in Entrepreneurship British Columbia Institute of Technology.