Dan Stuart – Director, President & CEO
Mr. Stuart is the Senior V.P. Western Canada of Aberdeen Gould Capital Markets Ltd., located in Toronto, and has over 20 years of experience in finance focused on natural resources. He has closed on over $100 million in funding for both public and private corporations, and has long standing relationships with a network of high net worth individuals and institutional clients in both the Americas and Europe. Mr. Stuart previously built large client businesses within some of the world’s leading natural resource based financial institutions.
Jim McCrea – Director
Mr. McCrea has more than 25 years experience in exploration and mining geology, and than 20 years experience in mineral resource estimation. Jim’s experience was gained through working for junior mining/exploration companies and engineering companies SRK and Snowden. His geological expertise ranges from technical review and due diligence to resource estimation and feasibility studies. Jim has experience in a range of commodities, but primarily gold, silver and copper, in a variety of geographic settings around the world with particular focus on North and South America. Having performed ore body modelling and resource estimation for the successfully targeted take over company Cumberland Resources Ltd. by Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd. and more recently Mr. McCrea completed a mineral resource estimations underpinning the purchase of Duran Ventures’ Aguila porphyry by Peñoles and recent work for companies such as Minera San Cristóbal S.A. of Bolivia, Arena Minerals Inc. and Montan Mining Corp. to mention but a few.
Bill Jung – Director & CFO
Mr. Jung, also the Company’s Corporate Secretary, graduated in accounting at the University of British Columbia, is a former chartered accountant and has over 35 years of experience in the areas of finance and business. He has worked with a major international chartered accounting firm as well as in private industry. During the past 25 years Mr. Jung has mainly been involved in the management of companies publicly listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.
Peter Bryant – Director
Peter Bryant is a businessman with over 45 years experience in international finance and investment banking providing advice to public and private companies. Prior to coming to Canada in 1989 he had served with the Hill Samuel Group and subsequently with Guinness Mahon Holdings, two of the prestigious merchant banking houses in London, England, and worked in England, Spain, South Africa and the Far East. He was based in the Far East from 1973 to 1986 where he was responsible for the establishment and growth of the Guinness Group’s merchant banking operations. Activities included corporate advice, public issues and company reconstructions as well as loan portfolio development and administration.
Mr. Bryant came to Vancouver, Canada in 1989 as Director of Investment Banking with the Standard Chartered Group with the responsibility, “inter alia” of developing technology-transfer partnerships between the Bank’s Far Eastern clients and North American high-tech and industrial companies. He continues to provide services to a number of private and publicly listed companies. He is currently an active board member of several public companies.
Chris Verrico – Director
Mr. Verrico joined Ardonblue in 2011 and has served as a director and officer of numerous start-up companies, most of which became publicly traded companies. Chris has managed mineral exploration projects in North America, Mexico and throughout western South America. He also has prior experience as a contractor with extensive northern rural-remote infrastructure construction and contract mining projects throughout BC, the Yukon, Alaska and Nunavut.