Eduardo (Ed) Baer, ICD.D, LLM, MSL – Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Baer has extensive experience in strategic planning and business development spanning over 30 years in the mining sector. He has held senior executive positions and directorships including TVX Gold Inc. and while he was Interim Chairman and CEO of European Goldfields Ltd., he effected the transformation of the company through strategic initiatives that leveraged his project management, financing and capital markets experience. Mr. Baer also served in a senior corporate development capacity to Greystar Resources Ltd. Mr. Baer holds a Master of Laws (LLM) from Osgoode Hall Law School and a Master of Science (Leadership) with Distinction from Northeastern University. He is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and obtained the ICD.D designation in 2009.
Pat Dubreuil, MBA – Vice-President, Community and First Nations Engagement
Pat is a businessman and entrepreneur who was named the “2016 Northern Ontario Business Entrepreneur of the Year”. In 2017, he was appointed President of Manitou Gold Inc., a junior mining company with projects in Ontario. From 2014 to 2018, Pat was the Research and Development Director for the Centre of Excellence in Mining Innovation’s ‘Ultra Deep Mining Network’ (UDMN). Previously, he held the positions of Vice-President of Business Development & Marketing at BESTECH Engineering, General Manager at ACR Fuller Industrial and Director of Sales at Les Entreprises Boréal. He holds an MBA from Athabasca University and an Honours degree in Psychology and Business from the University of Ottawa.
Fiona Fitzmaurice, ACCA, CPA, CGA – Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Fitzmaurice is a chartered accountant with over 12 years of experience in accounting and financial control for both private and publicly listed companies. Fiona is currently CFO of MacDonald Mines Exploration Ltd. (TSX-V: BMK), Pasofino Gold (TSX-V: VEIN) and was previously CFO for Mojave Jane Brands and the financial controller for Noront Resources Ltd. Fiona has been involved in private placements, prospectus filings, flow-through financings and corporate audits. Fiona holds a bachelors’ degree in accounting and finance from Athlone Institute of Technology, Ireland.
Edmond Thorose, Geo, MBA – Vice-President, Corporate Development
Mr. Edmond Thorose spent over 12 years as a geologist, advancing exploration projects in Indonesia, Canada and the DRC, followed by 5 years in a Corporate Development role with Victoria Gold Corporation, where he was responsible for identifying and evaluating M&A opportunities in the gold sector. Mr. Thorose holds a Bachelor of Science in Earth Sciences from the University of Toronto and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business.
Donna Yoshimatsu – Vice-President, Investor Relations
A seasoned investor relations professional whose career in the mining industry encompasses over 25 years. An early background in capital markets with a leading global investment banking firm and precious metals investment fund, paved a career in investor relations beginning with the original Franco-Nevada Mining group, later to be followed by an exclusive number of major industrial and mining industry peers including SNC-Lavalin Group and North American Palladium.