President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director
Mr. Lennox-King brings over 20 years of experience in mineral exploration to the Company, as a geologist, and mining company executive. From April 2011 to November 2015, Mr. Lennox-King was President and Chief Executive Officer of Pilot Gold Inc., a TSX listed gold exploration & development company, active in the Western United States and Eastern Europe. At Pilot Gold, Mr. Lennox-King raised over $70 million in equity financings to support the company’s activities. Prior to joining Pilot Gold, Mr. Lennox-King was a Senior Geologist at Fronteer Gold Inc. where he successfully identified properties and executed multimillion-dollar exploration programs that generated exponential deposit growth for Fronteer Gold. Mr. Lennox-King brings expertise in mineral exploration, finance, corporate governance, M&A and corporate leadership to his role as President & CEO. Mr. Lennox-King holds a B.Sc. in Geological Sciences from the University of British Columbia and was a 2014 recipient of Business in Vancouver's Top 40 Under 40.
Vice-President, Corporate Strategy and Chief Financial Officer
From 2011 to 2017, Mr. Wenger served as Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of Liberty Gold (Pilot Gold), where he was part of a management team that raised over $100 million, and successfully completed multiple property transaction deals and acquisitions. Mr. Wenger worked for Ernst & Young LLP from 2001 to 2011 where he acquired considerable experience in financial reporting for both Canadian and U.S. publicly listed companies, primarily in the mining industry. Mr. Wenger has been a Chartered Professional Accountant with the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia since 2006. Mr. Wenger is also Chief Financial Officer of Inflection Resources Ltd., a CSE- -listed exploration company.
Mr. Spalding's gold exploration experience spans more than 28 years. A Certified Professional Geologist (AIPG), and Qualified Person, he most recently served as Deputy Director of Brownfields Exploration for Kinross Gold Corporation. At Kinross, Mr. Spalding built and led the exploration team at Bald Mountain from January 2016 to June 2017, overseeing 60 km of drilling and adding 1.24 Moz of gold to the mineable reserve base. Mr. Spalding previously worked with Pilot Gold from listing in April of 2011 until January, 2016 serving first as Exploration Manager and then as Vice President of Exploration, identifying projects for acquisition and managing programs at the Kinsley (Nevada) and Goldstrike (Utah) properties, and overseeing budgets of up to $20M per year and 20 full time employees in Nevada and Turkey. Prior to this, Mr. Spalding served as Fronteer Gold's U.S. Exploration Manager from 2009 until the sale to Newmont Mining Corporation in 2011, where he oversaw the generative exploration program as well as early to advance stage drilling and development. He served as Project Manager at Centerra / Cameco Gold from 1997 to 2009, where he led the discovery of 2 Moz of gold at the REN project on the northern Carlin Trend. He also served as Exploration Manager at Centerra's Kumtor Gold mine in the Kyrgyz Republic. Prior to Centerra, he worked with Santa Fe Pacific Gold and Gold Fields Mining on various exploration and development projects in the western United States, including Mule Canyon and Atlanta in Nevada, and Elkhorn in Montana. Mr. Spalding holds a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of Idaho.
Senior Vice-President and a Director
Mr. Farncomb brings extensive experience in the capital markets to the Company. Mr. Farncomb has diverse experience advising public and private companies on mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions across a range of sectors. In the natural resources sector, Mr. Farncomb has worked with exploration to production stage companies in advisory and Board capacities. Mr. Farncomb is a founder and Principal at Cairn Merchant Partners LP, an independent merchant bank focused on principal investing. Prior to forming Cairn Merchant Partners, Mr. Farncomb was a Partner at Paradigm Capital Inc., a Canadian investment bank focused on small to medium-sized companies. Prior to Paradigm Capital, Mr. Farncomb held a business development role at a consumer goods company in Hong Kong. Mr. Farncomb is also a board member of several TSXV-listed and private companies. He is also a member of the Board of Directors and chairs the Investment Committee at the Flavelle Foundation. Mr. Farncomb graduated from the Smith School of Business at Queen's University with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) degree and received the Merrill Lynch Scholarship.
Director, Investor Relations
Extensive experience working for 13+years in investor relations and marketing, primarily within the mining industry, most recently at Integra Gold Corp. Prior to this worked for 20+ years in equity, options, and fixed income trading capacities for several Canadian banks and brokerages, including CIBC World Markets, ScotiaMcLeod, Haywood, Deacon, and Wood Gundy.
Chris Pennimpede, P.Geo
Vice-President, Corporate Development
Mr. Pennimpede brings to the Company 13 years of experience as a professional geologist (P.Geo.) in mineral exploration and mining. Chris has been instrumental in leading exploration teams on projects throughout the Americas. He has been involved in the early exploration and discovery of deposits in northern Canada and Alaska and has acted as VP Exploration and Director for several junior mining companies. Mr. Pennimpede gained global experience evaluating and consulting to numerous projects while acting as Operations Manager for CSA Global. Chris is a graduate of Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Earth Sciences.