President, CEO & Director
Mr. Swinoga is a highly accomplished mining executive with over 25 years of executive and management experience in the areas of capital markets, project advancement, development and project construction.
Most recently, he was the National Mining and Metals co Leader at EY Canada. Previously he was President and CEO of First Mining Gold, Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) of Torex Gold Resources Inc. (“Torex”) where, during his four-year tenure, he led the US$400 million financing of Torex’s US$800 million El Limon-Guajes gold mine on the Morelos property and led his team during Torex’s transition from an exploration and development company to a mid-tier gold producer.
of over $2 billion. Mr. Swinoga also spent seven years at Barrick Gold Corporation as a senior officer with responsibilities that included project financing of Barrick’s Bulyanhulu and Veladero projects. He is
a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the
University of Toronto as well as a Bachelors degree (Honours) in Economics from the University of Western Ontario. Mr. Swinoga was also elected to the Board of PDAC this year and is also a member of their audit committee.
While working towards a CGA designation in the early 1990, Mr. Sutton was a Senior Management Accountant with MacMillan Bloedel preparing budgets, analyzing costs, and assisting in the design and implementation of new accounting systems. Mr. Sutton has also worked in accounting for private companies in various consulting and advisory roles.Read More
Monty Sutton’s first experience in the investment industry was a brief stint on the Vancouver Stock Exchange trading floor in 1987. Mr. Sutton has worked for most of his career as an investment advisor, trader, and insurance specialist with PI Financial Corp. in Vancouver. During this time he participated in raising over $100 million for junior mining companies and managed over 1,500 client accounts. On the public market side of the exploration business, while Mr. Sutton was the Corporate Development Manager with eCobalt Solutions they raised over $30 million for the development of their Idaho Cobalt Project.
William M. Sheriff
An entrepreneur and visionary with over 30 years’ experience in the minerals industry and the securities industry and has been responsible for capital raises in excess of $300 million. Mr. Sheriff was a pioneer in the uranium renaissance as co founder and Chairman of Energy Metals Corp.Read More
Mr. Short was born and raised in Carbonear, Newfoundland. He is a CPA, CGA, a CFP, a CIM and Portfolio Manager with ShortFinancial , Industrial Alliance, a full service wealth management practice with registered offices in St. John’s and Toronto serving clients across Canada, the US and the Caribbean.Read More
Rod Husband, B.Sc. Geology, P.Geo , is an economic geologist with over 30 years experience in the junior resource sector. He served as director and officer of several Canadian public companies where he focused on their management and corporate development including the evaluation, financing, exploration and development of several quality projects culminating the development of a 3 million ounce gold mine.Read More
Siri C. Genik
Ms. Genik is the principal of BRIDGE© and during the course of her career has spent over 25 years working on major capital projects, from the Americas to the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Eurasia. Her experience lies primarily in Non-technical Risk Assessments and Strategic Planning, ESG and Sustainability, Stakeholder Relations and External Affairs. Siri also has extensive experience in negotiating agreements and mediation. Her focus has been developing strategies that bring together the business solution with the governmental policies, socioeconomic concerns and community priorities. Siri builds bridges between the boardroom, the project world and the teams on the ground, focusing on providing long-term value and achieving cost-driven results.Read More
Ms. Genik holds a Mediation certification (Canada), is a member of the Bar of the Province of Québec; holds her LL.L from the Université de Montréal plus holds both a Business Administration Certificate and B.A., Political Science and Economics from McGill University. Siri perfectly tri-lingual (English, French and Spanish).
Mr. Huggins’ experience with grassroots exploration geology, mining, construction, and technology industries provide a broad range of insights to the company. Following a Bachelor of Science in Honours Geology from the University of British Columbia, Mr. Huggins began his career as an exploration geologist with Homestake Mining in regional exploration around Eskay Creek Mine, Snip Mine and Stewart camps, and including project evaluations and large scale geological and structural mapping in northern Chile.Read More