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 – 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.
Sokhie Puar – Director
Mr. Puar joined Ardonblue in 2016 and has more than 28 years of experience in senior management, corporate finance and corporate development in the public markets. From 1987 to 1998, Mr. Puar was with Canaccord Capital Corporation (Canada) and Noram Investments (USA) as an Investment Advisor. Mr. Puar is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering Technology, Design and holds an Advanced Diploma in Business Administration from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. He left the capital markets in the fall of 1998 to join a publicly traded Internet-based technology company as Vice President of Corporate Development and has since held numerous management positions with public companies. Mr. Puar also sits on the Board of Governors of Southpointe Academy, an independent school located in Tsawwassen, BC.
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.