Mark was the President, CEO and director of Geodex Minerals Ltd. from May 2009 to June 2014 and the President of his own consulting company, MC Fields Ventures Inc. since 2007. Previously he has been a senior executive and director with a number of junior mineral companies, receiving the E.A. Scholz Award for excellence in mine development for his role as Executive Vice President of Pine Valley Mining while bringing the Willow Creek metallurgical coal mine into commercial production. Earlier in his career he was involved in the acquisition and development of the Diavik diamond mine for the Rio Tinto Group. Mr. Fields holds a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of British Columbia and a B.Comm., (Honours) from Queen’s University. He is an accredited P.Geo, with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC.
Mark Fields P.Geo, B.Comm (Hons)President, Director
Rodney Stevens CFAVice President, Interim CFO, Director
Mr. Stevens is a Chartered Financial Analyst (“CFA”) charterholder with over a decade of experience in the capital markets, first as an investment analyst with Salman Partners Inc. and subsequently as a merchant and investment banker. While at Salman Partners, he became a top-rated analyst by StarMine on July 17, 2007 for the metals and mining industry. Mr. Stevens was also a Portfolio Manager registered with Wolverton Securities Ltd. and over the course of his career, he has been instrumental in assisting in financings and mergers and acquisitions activities worth over $1 billion in transaction value.
Richard GilliamDirector and Majority Shareholder
Mr. Gilliam is a graduate of the University of Virginia’s College at Wise, has spent 30 years building and operating coal mining companies. He is the past president and founder of Cumberland Resources Corporation, which was one of the largest privately-owned coal mining companies in the United States. In March 2010, Massey Energy purchased Cumberland for US$960 million in cash and shares. Richard brings to the board a fundamental understanding of building and operating a new resource company.
Andrew Hancharyk B.Bus.Admin, JD, LL.MDirector
Andrew is a consultant who was formerly the Chief Legal Officer at Largo Resources Ltd. in Toronto. He was also a director of CVC Cayman Ventures from September 2010 through the RTO by Discovery Harbour Resources. He served as senior legal counsel and consultant for CHC Helicopter Group of companies in Vancouver. From November 2007 to February 2010, Mr. Hancharyk was National Policy Manager of the TSX Venture Exchange in Vancouver. From September 2005 to September 2007, he was General Counsel of First Quantum Minerals Ltd. in Vancouver and prior to that, Associate Counsel at Sherritt International Corporation in Toronto. Andrew is a corporate and securities lawyer with a business degree, a JD and a Master of Laws.
Mr. Merrin has had increasingly senior positions in mining operations over the past 25 years. He recently served as Chief Operations Officer of The Washington Companies, a multi-billion dollar private conglomerate of heavy industrial businesses, including mining, located within Canada and the United States. Previous to that he was Senior Vice President of Canadian Operations of Goldcorp Inc. (now called Newmont Corporation) and held various senior positions with Hudbay Minerals Inc.