Mr. Steven Allen Zadka, a visionary entrepreneur and investor. Mr. Zadka started his career over 15 years ago with a simple task in mind of utilizing financial strength to realize commercial potential of an asset where value is understood. With his vision he has come to the forefront of the natural resources and mining industries in his current executive role at Cerro de Pasco. Over the years Mr. Zadka has orchestrated strategy for dozens of projects around the globe in energy and resource development. Mr. Zadka also has extensive experience in Investment banking, capital markets, M&A, and corporate finance. Mr. Zadka currently holds the title of Managing director at Sunrise Securities LLC / Trump Securities LLC, a New York City based Investment Bank. Prior to that Mr. Zadka was an investment banker at Adar Capital Advisors, Associate at Casimir Capital LP, and senior consultant at Mine Management. Mr. Zadka has spent a significant amount of time in South America. Mr. Zadka holds a B.S. from Baruch College in New York City.
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Guy Goulet, is the Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Corporation since April 6, 2017. Mr. Goulet graduated from Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal in 1986 in geological engineering. He has been active in the mining sector for more than 30 years. From 1995 to 2000 he has been a member of the Board and CEO of five publicly traded Canadian mining companies. He has been co-credited for the restart of the Wrightbar gold mine in Val d'Or, Québec in 1996. In parallel, he has conducted in collaboration with Hydro-Québec (LTD division) and Group STAS the only project leading to the production of lithium metal from high purity lithium carbonate. From 2000 to 2008, he served as co-founder, president and chairman of H2O Innovation Inc., a water treatment company that manufactures and installs integrated systems for various markets. He joined Maya Gold & Silver Inc. (now Aya Gold & Silver) as President and CEO from November 2008 to June 2017 and was co-credited for the restart of the Zgounder silver mine in Morocco. During his career, Mr. Goulet capital raised over $150 million through the TSX Venture Exchange (the “TSXV”).
Manuel Lizandro Rodriguez Mariategui Canny
Manuel a Peruvian mining executive with more than 30 years of experience in the mining sector. He leads the board of directors of Austria Duvaz, a company with over 100 years of mining history and over 700 workers. He is also CEO of Minera Valor, Executive Director of a Peruvian Aquaculture Company and President of the Investment and Risk Committee of Inversiones Don Lizandro. Manuel has succeeded in taking these companies to the forefront of technology, increasing its value through high productivity, as well as social and environmental responsibility.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Lozano is a Mine Engineer with a diverse background and 20 years of experience in mining operations and engineering experience in managing operations and projects in the US, Latin America, and Asia. Jorge's management experience ranges across all aspects of mine operations and processing facilities. He is a Qualified Person (QP) under the Mining and Metallurgy Society of America. Jorge is also a Six Sigma Black Belt (techniques and tools for process improvement) and Project Management certified, with experience in LEAN process systems, behavior-based safety, and change management.
Previously, Jorge has worked as Director of Mining for Alio Gold, Senior Operations Manager for Cobre del Mayo, Mercator Minerals, and MPI, as well as Senior Consultant and Project Management with JDS Mining, Proudfoot, Certitude, Accenture, Unison and independently, in both open pit and underground operations. Mr. Lozano is a graduate of the University of Idaho with B.S. in Mining.
James (Jay) Cardwell
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Cardwell has over 16 years of experience as Chief financial officer and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Cardwell has served as Chief financial officer for several entities including but not limited to NanoVibronix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAOV), a medical device company, from June 2019 to October 2020; Esports Entertainment Group (NASDAQ: GMBL), an esports and online gambling company, from February 2020 to June 2020; Stemtech Corporation (OTC:GNTW) , a nutrition supplement company, since May 2020; Ehave, Inc. (EHVVF), a health data platform company since October 2020; Artemis Acquisition Corporation, a SPAC in the Healthcare Industry June 2021 to December 2021; NewGioco Group Inc., a gaming technology company, from August 2018 to December 2018; and VerifyMe Inc., a company that provides comprehensive brand protection and customer engagement solutions, from January 2018 to May 2018. Mr. Cardwell started his public accounting career at Arthur Andersen & Co. (St. Louis) and worked as a Tax Accountant from 1981 to 1985, with clients including General Dynamics, Anheuser-Bush, May Department Stores and others. Mr. Cardwell has extensive experience in corporate structure, financial reporting and modelling, mergers and acquisition, quality of earnings and business analysis, SEC reporting, tax and compliance. He currently serves as the Trustee of John Street United Methodist Church and John Street Trust Fund Society. He is also the Treasurer and Director of Southold Historical Museum.
Prof. Bernhard Dold
Chief Technology Officer
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Dold has more than 25 years of experience in environmental mine waste management/acid mine drainage and sustainable mining around the world, but with special emphasis on Peru and Chile. He is Guest Professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP), Lima, Peru and was Chair Professor in Applied Geochemistry until 04/2020 at the Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden. He is also President of SUMIRCO (Sustainable Mining Research & Consultancy.EIRL), Chile. He taught and investigated at the University of Chile and University of Concepción, Chile, University of Lausanne and Geneva, Switzerland, University of Waterloo, Canada, and at the International University of Andalucia (UNIA), Huelva, Spain. He received his Diploma degree in geology (Dipl. Geol.) from the University of Bremen, Germany and his Ph.D. from the University of Geneva, Switzerland. His research and consultant work focus on biogeochemical and hydrogeological processes controlling element cycles in ground- and surface waters, soils, industrial waste environments, bioleaching operations, ore formation. In 2004 he started together with 3 Master students the first scientific investigation of acid mine drainage formation at Cerro de Pasco. He believes that resource efficiency is the key to sustainability in the mining process. Now, as Chief Technology Officer, the application of this knowledge to increase the resource efficiency at Cerro de Pasco to build up a more sustainable mining operation is his vision.
Chief Strategy Officer
- Equity capital markets (ECM) and corporate finance advisory (CFA) professional with a broad range of experience.
- Pioneered equity research that drew resurgence in equity investment into Latin American bolsas during the nineties.
- Advised in several privatization processes in Peru.
- Since 2000 led private equity and direct investment into the region with a focus on resources, renewable energy and agriculture.
- As Managing Director of the Peru Privatization Fund, he sat on the boards of several leading Peruvian companies.
- Held senior positions at Merrill Lynch, James Capel, Morgan Grenfell, Deutsche Bank and HSBC after formation in London at Nomura and Citicorp Scrimgeour Vickers.
- Graduated in Languages at Durham University, UK.
Vice-President Safety, Health, Environment & Community
Mr. Edwin Mitchell has over 20 years of international experience in Environment, Health and Safety, Permitting, Community and Stakeholder Relations. Mr. Mitchell worked previously for Southern Peaks Mining LP, Compañía Minera Condestable, and Compañía Minera Quiruvilca in Peru and has operational and advisory experience with Walsh Peru, Ecology & Environment, Vector (Ausenco) the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in West Africa. BSc. Environmental Science (Professor Van Hall Institute); MA Public Administration and Management Science (Catholic University Nijmegen - KUN), The Netherlands.
David Shaw, Ph.D
Mr. Shaw has almost four decades of experience in the technical and financial sectors of the mining and oil and gas resource industries. He has specialized in the investigation of the structural controls of mineral deposits, in the financial side he has focused on financial and risk analysis of resource project investment. After graduating from Carleton University, Ottawa, with a Ph.D. in Structural Geology, he was employed by Chevron Resources Canada as an in-house structural consultant in both the mining and hydrocarbon divisions. He founded the Resource Research Department at Charlton Securities Ltd before assuming the position as Senior Analyst at Yorkton Securities. Since the mid 1990’s he has worked as an independent consultant and actual serves on the Board of Great Quest Fertiliser Ltd. (TSXV); Medallion Resources Ltd. (TSXV); Trigon Metals (TSXV) and Genius Metals Inc. (CSE). Mr. Shaw is a member of the Governance Committee and assisted the whistle-blowing reporting.
Neil T. Ringdahl
Mr. Ringdahl is a South African mining engineer with 25 years of executive and operational experience in Latin America, Africa and Europe. Mr. Ringdahl has held executive management positions in companies including Cerro de Pasco Resources (2020/2022) Volcan Compañía Minera (2007/2009), Anglo Platinum, Golden Star Resources, Korea Zinc Orvana, and is the COO of Ascendant Resources. Mr. Ringdahl holds a bachelor's degree with Honors in mining engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa.