Jeffrey J. Reeder, P. Geo. - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Director
Jeffrey J. Reeder, P. Geo., has a B.Sc. from the University of Alberta and since 1992 has been registered as a professional geologist with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia. Mr. Reeder has over 21 years of experience in Peru and is fluent in Spanish. Mr. Reeder is responsible for identifying and acquiring both Aguila Copper-Moly being developed by Mexican mining company Industrias Peñoles and Pinaya Copper-Gold project currently being explored by Kaizen Discovery.
John P. Thompson, P. Eng. - Director
Mr. John P. Thompson, P. Eng. (Geology) has a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. from Acadia University in Nova Scotia. Mr. Thompson has been a director since June 2006. Mr. Thompson has over 35 years of surface and underground exploration, mine development, and mineral resource estimation experience. He has worked in Canada, the United States, the Dominican Republic, South America, and Asia. Mr. Thompson is currently the President and CEO of Sona Resources Corporation.
Joseph Del Campo, CMA - Director
Mr. Del Campo holds Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designations. He began his career with Falconbridge Limited and spent over 19 years working within the Falconbridge group of companies at progressive financial positions, including Controller and Treasurer of Falconbridge Dominicana, a ferronickel operation in the Dominican Republic; and Falconbridge Gold Corporation, a gold mining company with operating mines in Africa and Timmins, Ontario. Over the past 20 years, Joseph has been a Director and Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of a number of junior exploration companies listed on the TSX and TSX Venture Exchange.
Steve Brunelle - Director
Mr. Brunelle is a Canadian geologist with 29 years of experience in mineral exploration throughout the Americas. He has been an officer and director of several resource companies, most recently, Stingray Copper Inc. and prior to that, Corner Bay Silver Inc. At Stingray, the Mexican bulk mineable oxide copper deposit "Èl Pilar" was taken to feasibility in 2009 and Stingray was subsequently acquired via merger. At Corner Bay Silver, the bulk mineable silver deposit “Alamo Dorado” was taken to feasibility and the Company was acquired by Pan American Silver Corp. Mr. Brunelle is presently a director of Eagle Graphite Corporation, Klondike Gold Corp., and Rio Silver Inc. During the 1990’s Mr. Brunelle was the President of MacMillan Gold Corp. at the time of the assembly of the Aguila area properties in Peru.
William R. (Rick) Brown - Director
Mr. Brown is a geologist with nearly 40 years of experience in both mineral and petroleum exploration. Since the mid-1990s, he has lived in South America, principally working as country manager for TSX Venture Exchange- and Australian Securities Exchange-listed companies, and has been a key player in a number of successful property acquisitions in Peru, Argentina and Brazil. Mr. Brown is also a large shareholder of Duran, owning more than 4 per cent of the outstanding shares of the company.
Oscar Francisco Pezo Camacho – Director and Vice-President, Corporate Development
Based in Lima, Peru, Mr. Pezo is a Peruvian National and is well known in the Peruvian mining and financial communities. From January 2011 to February 2012, Mr. Pezo was the CEO of NCF Bolsa SAB, a Peruvian brokerage house based in Lima. Prior to that, from 2004 to 2010, he was one of the founding shareholders and CEO of NCF Inversiones S.A., a Peruvian financial group experienced in Peruvian capital markets and holding direct investments in junior mining companies with projects in Peru, and the parent company of NCF Bolsa. Mr. Pezo has a degree in Industrial Engineering from Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru and an MBA from Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (Lima, Peru).
Daniel Hamilton, CPA CA – Chief Financial Officer and Secretary
Mr. Hamilton holds Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Administration degrees from the University of Ottawa and he is a Chartered Professional Accountant. He brings over 30 years of post-qualification experience in senior accounting and financial roles. He previously served as Chief Financial Officer of a number of junior exploration companies listed on the TSX and TSX Venture Exchange and his experience includes Vice President, Controller for Amec Americas (a multi-national engineering and project management services firm) and Group Controller, Zinc at Noranda (now Glencore Canada).