Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
Mr. Gross has served as our Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our board of directors since January 2021. Mr. Gross has more than two decades of experience in the resource and mining sector as an active investor and a hands on participant. He has worked extensively in both the physical and financial aspects of the sector and has extensive mining experience including as CEO of an OTC listed mid-tier gold producer. Mr. Gross has previously worked for some of the largest global commodities supply chain management firms. His commodity repertoire ranges across the spectrum of metals, mining and agriculture with a heavy focus on project development and execution. During the past five years as CIO of Temple Asset Management, Philip has been active in a variety of resource strategies working together with hedge funds and family wealth funds, including relating to gold mines in Brazil, iron ore in Chile, cocoa in Ecuador and cashews in Nigeria.
VP of Resource Development and Director
Mr. Schultz has served as our VP of Resource Development since October 20, 2021 and as a member of our board of directors since December 2019. Mr. Schultz served as our Chief Operating Officer and Secretary from December 2019 to October 20, 2021. From 2019 Mr. Schultz also managed the exploration program on the Estelle project in Alaska for Nova Minerals Limited. From 2018 through 2019, he completed field mapping and sampling of the Temagami green stone belt for Temagami Gold Inc. and Progenitor Metals Corp. Between 2017 and 2018, Mr. Schultz managed a 4000m diamond drill campaign on the TBL property (now owned by Snow Lake Resources) for the previous operator, Nova Minerals Limited. From 2016 to 2017 while working for Cobalt Power, he logged core in the Northern Ontario Cobalt Mining Camp. Mr. Schultz has 30 years of exploration and mining experience through roles at Echo Bay Lupin Mine in the Summer of 1986 and 1987, Claude Resources Seabee Mine from March of 1992 to April 1995, Battle Mountain’s Hemlo Camp and Kori Kollo Mine from May of 1995 to April of 2000, and TVX New Britannia Mine, in Snow Lake, Manitoba, from December of 2002 to January 2004. Mr. Schultz has also provided geological consulting services in South and Central America and Asia, and is currently the Principle Geologist with DJS Consulting. He is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan with a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Geological Sciences and is a member of the Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba.
Mr. Labkowski has served as a member of our board of directors since November 2018. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer and principal investor in Halevi Enterprises, a private equity firm which Mr. Labkowski founded in 2010 that holds equity in more than 30 private companies and invests in real estate worldwide. Mr. Labkowski’s unique approach to investing has provided significant returns from those companies he has invested in to date.
Allan David Engel
Mr. Engel has served as a member of our board of directors since September 2021. Mr. Engel has three decades experience in managing investments on behalf of private and family trusts in the United Kingdom, Europe and Israel. He holds a Diploma in Law from KT College, Jerusalem, Israel, where he studied from 1984 to 1988. Since 2014 he has built up a portfolio of investments in the UK concentrating mainly on real estate, but also publishing and broadcast media. From February 2014 to date, he has been employed by Daymar (London) as Chief Operating Officer, where his duties include acquiring and managing a portfolio of commercial real estate investments on behalf of private and corporate clients.
Ms. Slater has served as a member of our board of directors since October 2021. Ms. Slater brings with her 10 years of leadership experience as President of the Board of Directors for a large Canadian non-for-profit company. Ms. Slater has created a $33 million dollar non-profit center in Toronto, Canada using various government and private charitable funds and grants. From August 2017 to present, she has been the President of the Board of Directors at Kayla’s Children Center, a non-profit organization that aims at creating opportunities for children with disabilities by offering therapy, education and adapted recreation. Her latest project created an endowment fund for this non-for-profit with plans of future exponential growth. From April 2011 to August 2017, Ms. Slater worked as the President of Board of Directors for Project Aim Programs, which is a summer camp and year round respite program for children with disabilities. Her experience in strategic business direction, employee leadership, government lobbying, and investor relations is valuable. Ms. Slater studied for her Master’s in Business Administration in an international program at Bar Ilan University from 2006 to 2007.