Management & Board

Michael Lerner

President, CEO and Director

Mr. Lerner brings with him more than 20 years of experience in the natural resources market, starting as an institutional trader at CIBC and Wellington West, and then as a professional trader and financier focused on junior mining stocks at Dominick and Dominick. Since 2012, Mr. Lerner has become more involved in the operations of junior mining companies as an officer or director of public companies including Happy Creek Minerals, Jiminex Inc., Fairmont Resources Inc., Navasota Resources and Randsburg International Gold Corp. where he has helped to rehabilitate these companies.

Claude Ayache

CFO, Secretary and Director

Mr. Ayache is a self-employed consultant and has been President of Exadyn Consultants Inc. (“Exadyn”), a financial management consulting firm specializing in providing financial reporting support and capital market advisory services to public companies, since 1999 in addition to strategic restructuring/reorganization services to both private and public companies. Exadyn’s clients operate in various industries such as oil and gas, mining, clean tech, manufacturing, technology, bio-technology, to mention a few. Mr. Ayache has more than 25 years of experience in various financial roles and has served on numerous private and public boards as well as non-for-profit organizations. In addition, Mr. Ayache currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Findev Inc., a TSX Venture Exchange listed company that that lends money to residential and retail development projects within the Greater Toronto Area.

Zak Dingsdale

Independent Director

Mr. Dingsdale has developed extensive experience in investor relations, financial consulting and management during his career as a businessman and entrepreneur. He has past experience as an executive, a director and an advisor to a number of publicly listed companies in the mineral exploration and technology sectors. He is currently an advisor to RF Controls LLC, a private company developing advanced antenna technology and signal processing techniques for passive RFID systems based in St. Louis, Missouri.

Dyane Duquette, P.Geo.

Independent Director

Dyane Duquette is a Professional Geoscientist with wide experience in the gold mining industry. Over the course of her career, Dyane has gained progressive skill in mine geology, exploration, underground operations, feasibility studies, bulk sampling, project start-ups and project evaluations. She held various positions including Project Geologist and Geology Superintendent with Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd. over a 17-year period at different divisions namely Goldex, Laronde and Technical Services. She fulfilled the role of Director Geology initially for Premier Gold Mines Ltd. (2013-2015) and later for Greenstone Gold

Mines (a 50/50 joint venture between Premier Gold Mines Ltd. and Centerra Gold Inc.) until February 2017. Ms. Duquette obtained a Bachelor of Science degree (Geology) in geology from the University of Ottawa (1993). She is a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario and a member of the Ordre des géologues du Québec where she served as a Director from 2010 to 2016. Currently she is a Senior Advisor with Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd.

Cheyne Poirier

Independent Director

Cheyne Poirier is the President and co-founder of HydroTech Mining Inc., a private Val-d’Or based company specializing in the sale, design and production of pumping and dewatering systems for the mining industry in Canada and overseas. HydroTech’s clients include Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd., Alamos Gold Inc., Iamgold Corp., Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd., Metanor Resources Ltd. and Primero Mining Corp. Mr. Poirier has been involved in the mining industry for over 20 years and holds a diploma in civil engineering technology from the Cégep de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue, and a certificate in business administration from the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue. He has also served as a director on the boards of several community associations in Val-d-Or.