Team

  • Paul Matysek M.Sc.
    Founder & Executive Chairman

    Serial entrepreneur, geochemist and geologist with over 40 years of experience in the mining industry.

    Since 2004 as CEO or Chairman, Mr. Matysek has primarily focused on the exploration, development and sale of five publicly listed companies, in aggregate worth over $2 billion.

    Most recently, he was Executive Chairman of Lithium X Energy Corp. which was sold to Nextview New Energy Lion Hong Kong Limited (“Nextview”) for $265 million in cash.

    He was awarded EY Entrepreneur of the Year for Mining & Resources in September 2018.

  • Collin Kettell
    Founder & CEO

    Founder and Manager of Palisade Global Investments Ltd., a resource focused investment company.

    Comes from a family with deep ties to mining, including co-founding AuEx Ventures, the company responsible for discovering the Long Canyon deposit, a project ultimately acquired by Newmont Mining for $2.3 billion.

    Founder of New Found Gold Corp; Co-founder of GoldSpot Discoveries; CEO of Casino Gold Corp.

  • Bassam Moubarak
    CFO

    Raised in excess of $200 Million to finance and develop mines and sold four assets in aggregate worth over $850 Million.

    Chartered Professional Accountant with expertise in corporate finance, financing, corporate reporting, financial processes, and risk management.

    Has held senior executive positions for various mining companies for over 10 years including most recently Lithium X Energy Corp. where he played a key role in its sale to Nextview New Energy Lion Hong Kong Limited for $265 million.

  • Craig Roberts P.Eng.
    Director

    Mining engineer with over 30 years of operations, consulting and investment banking experience.

    Includes work on feasibility studies for numerous mining projects worldwide, investment banking/due diligence roles in over 200 institutional equity financings.

    Significant experience advising management and boards on merger and acquisition transactions.

  • Doug Forster B.Sc., M.Sc. & P.Geo.
    Director

    Involved in the mining industry and capital markets for over 35 years having acted as geologist, founder, director, senior executive and financier.

    Most recently he was Founder, President & CEO of Newmarket Gold Inc., which acquired and then operated three gold mines in Australia with annual production of over 225,000 oz/year. Newmarket was acquired by Kirkland Lake Gold in a $1.0 billion transaction in 2016.

    Extensive experience and a proven track record in resource project development, mine operations, capital markets, equity and debt financing, and mergers and acquisitions.

  • Cal Herron P.Geo.
    VP of Exploration

    President of Quest Geological Consultants, a geo-consultancy group focused on minerals exploration in North America.

    Over 40 years experience in the evaluation, design, and management of base and precious metals exploration projects in the United States and Asia.

    M.A. in Geology from California State University (1981); Professional Geoscientist (P. Geo.) registered in Ontario, Canada with APGO

  • Jeffrey Woods B.Sc.
    Chief Metallurgist

    Over 35 years of experience as a specialist in mineral processing and hydrometallurgical operations, with an emphasis on; heap leaching, crushing and grinding, flotation, plant construction, commissioning, operations and process optimization.

    Strong background in metallurgical and mineral processing testing and process flow sheet development. Using experimental design methods and statistical analyses.

  • EM Strategies
    Environmental Permitting

    Multidisciplinary environmental consulting firm assisting in project development; evaluate environmental effects and ensure compliance with local and federal regulations.

    Contracted to begin environmental and cultural surveys, liaise with the Bureau of Land Management, and assist with permitting.

  • Mine Development Associates
    Engineering

    World renowned mineral engineering group based in Sparks, NV, with over 30 years of experience. Provides geological and engineering services to the mining industry; responsible for publishing thousands of technical documents.

    Advising Victory Metals on spotting of holes for future drilling, as well as understanding the potential resource at Iron Point.

  • McClelland Laboratories
    Metallurgy

    Laboratory and testing facility based in Sparks, NV, specialized in metallurgical recovery and analytical services. Focused on precious and base metals, with experience in vanadium recovery.

    Currently running all metallurgical testing and analysis for Victory as company moves towards demonstrating an economic, hydrometallurgical recovery process.

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