MANAGEMENT & DIRECTORS
Stephen is the CEO and Director of Orefinders Resources Inc. and PowerOre Inc., both TSX Venture listed companies, while also being a Director of Mistango River Resources, a CSE-listed company. He is also Managing Partner of Minvest Partners, a private group focused on natural resource discovery and development.
Stephen is the Founder and Chairman of the Young Mining Professionals Scholarship Fund, the largest mining-focused charitable organization and fund, which supports mining engineering and geology education in Canada.
Stephen holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and a Master of Science from the University of Florida.
Alex has over 40 years of experience in the practice of corporate and securities law and natural resource investments. He has been a director of numerous public companies on various exchanges including Nasdaq, AMEX, TSX and TSXV. For the last fifteen years he has focused exclusively on the mining and metals sector and has been instrumental in sourcing, funding and developing high-quality mineral assets in North and South America. In the past he was the founder, seed financier and principal behind a number of mining projects including the Cote Lake Project, acquired by IAMGOLD in 2012 for over $580m and the Eagle One polymetallic project now owned by Noront Resources. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western University, a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Toronto Law School and a Diploma, LCE, from the University of Madrid.
Charles is a P. Geo with over 35 years experience in project generation, business development, exploration geochemistry and hands-on project management. Charles previously held the position of General Manager of new business opportunities with IAMGOLD Corporation from 2008 until 2009, after having spent nearly 17 years in various capacities for Noranda-Falconbridge-Xstrata, including as country manager of Brazil from 1996 to 2001 and manager of the Frieda River Project in Papua New Guinea from 2005 to 2006. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Geology from the University of Ottawa and a Masters of Geology from McGill University.
Gautam is currently the VP of Corporate Development for Orefinders Resources and Power Ore Inc. Prior to joining Orefinders, he was a research associate at Canaccord Genuity, covering base and precious metal equities. Gautam was previously an independent consultant focused on providing research and analysis on the general mining space, and more specifically in fertilizer commodities such as phosphate and potash. He holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Geology from the University of Toronto, and a Master of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University.
Dr. Keith Benn
Dr. Benn holds a PhD in structural geology as well as a post doctoral degree in the structure and tectonics of Precambrian greenstone belts. Most recently Keith was Director of Structural Geology for Goldcorp Inc., and he has extensive and relevant experience in the Abitibi region as well as in other Precambrian greenstone regions in Canada, Africa and South America. Keith will be collaborating with Charles Beaudry who will remain a key member of Orefinders and Mistango exploration brain trust.