Mr. Panneton, is a Geologist with more than 35 years of experience in exploration and development in the Gold mining industry. His main contribution as a founder of Detour Gold Corporation (2006-2013) was to bring the Project from 1.5 Moz in Resources, to gold reserves of + 15.0 Moz. Mr. Panneton also raised 2.6 B$ of capital to bring Detour Lake Project into production in less than 6 years from acquisition as then the largest gold mine in Canada. Mr. Panneton and his team were the recipients of the PDAC 2011 discovery of the year. Mr. Panneton also spent 12 years (1994-2006) at Barrick Gold Corporation, where he was instrumental in putting 2 projects towards Production, Tulawaka and Buzwagi, in Tanzania.
David Suda is a financial services professional with 11 years of experience in capital markets including sales and trading, investment banking, marketing and corporate strategy. Mr. Suda earned a degree in Environmental Studies from York University in 1999.
David spent just under six years in resource focused equity trading at Paradigm Capital before he moved into a Managing Director role heading up the institutional trading desk at Beacon Securities Limited. Mr. Suda has developed extensive networks that enable him to support companies of differing sizes and across industries to cost efficiently raise capital, build and manage teams and develop communications strategies that create enhanced market awareness.
Elif Lévesque has 19 years of experience in finance, treasury and strategic management, including 13 years in the mining industry (exploration, development/construction and operation stage). From 2014 -2020, she served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President Finance of Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd (TSX: OR). Prior to this, Ms. Lévesque was Vice president and Controller of Osisko Mining Corporation and contributed to the financial reporting and planning functions of Osisko from 2008 onwards. She was also a member of the executive team involved in corporate strategy and financing. From 2002 to 2008, she worked at Cambior Inc. which was acquired by Iamgold Corporation in 2006.
Ms. Lévesque is a member of the Ordre des Comptables Professionnels Agréés du Québec and holds an MBA with honors from Clark University, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Laurie Gaborit has over 20 years of investor relations and corporate communications experience in the mining industry. She recently held the position of Vice President, Investor Relations, at Detour Gold Corporation. As a key member of Detour Gold’s management team, she participated in the company’s initial public offering in 2007 and its transformation from exploration company to intermediate gold producer within a seven-year period, during which time Detour Gold’s market capitalization increased from $120 million to over $3 billion.
Ms. Gaborit holds a Bachelor of Science in geology (Hons.) and is a member of the Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI) Board. In 2019, she was the recipient of the CIRI Belle Mulligan Award for Leadership in Investor Relations.
Mr Dionne was an instrumental part of the Detour Gold team and director from 2006 to 2014. He helped build the Detour lake mine into one of today’s largest Canadian gold producers. Prior to his involvement with Detour, he was mine manager at Camflo Mines in Quebec, which eventually became part of Barrick Gold. Mr. Dionne spent over 20 years in the operations and development of gold properties, as Senior Vice President, Underground Operations for Barrick. In this capacity, he had operating responsibility for Barrick's underground operations. He developed the high grade Meikle mine and Rodeo project in Nevada and the Holt-McDermott Mine in Ontario. Mr. Dionne also provided technical input and leadership in the area of corporate mergers and acquisitions for Barrick. Following his tenure at Barrick, Mr. Dionne became President and CEO of Richmont Mines Inc. (2002 -2005), a junior gold producer with operations in Quebec and Newfoundland. Mr. Dionne was also a director of Aurizon Mines from 2006-2013. He is a graduate of Laval University in Quebec where he holds a bachelor’s degree in Mining Engineering.
Russell Starr is a successful mining entrepreneur having most recently been a director and senior member of the management team of Cayden Resources, which was acquired by Agnico Eagle Mines in 2014. He has over 16 years of experience with global investment banks and independent boutique investment dealers; working as a salesperson, trader and investment banker. He is currently a Senior VP at Auryn Resources and holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business and a Master of Economics from the University of Victoria.
Stuart Rogers has been involved in the venture capital community in Vancouver since 1987. He is the President of West Oak Capital Group, Inc., a privately held investment banking firm specializing in the early stage financing of resource projects through the junior capital markets in Canada and the United States, and has served as an officer or director of client companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, Toronto Stock Exchange and NASDAQ Small Cap Market.