Our Team

Graeme Currie
Chairman

Mr. Currie most recently served as Director, Investment Banking at Canaccord Genuity Limited where he concentrated specifically on the junior mining sector. He retired from Canaccord in August 2012. Prior to his role in Investment Banking he was with Canaccord as a Senior Mining Analyst who focused, for over 22 years, on the junior mining sector. Mr. Currie has over three decades of industry experience directed specifically on junior exploration and development companies worldwide, and has extensive knowledge of the capital markets as it relates to the mineral exploration and mining industry.

Mark O'Dea Ph.D., P.Geo.
Director

Dr. O’Dea has played leadership roles in founding, financing and building numerous mining companies, creating over $3 billion in shareholder value. As Co-Founder, CEO and Director, he grew Fronteer Gold from start-up to its sale in 2011 to Newmont Mining, which included the spin-out of Pilot Gold. Dr. O’Dea also co-founded and served as CEO and Director of Aurora Energy which was sold to Paladin in 2011. He co-founded True North Nickel which was sold to Royal Nickel in 2014, and most recently co-founded and served as Executive Chairman of True Gold Mining, which built the Karma Mine in Burkina Faso. True Gold was sold to Endeavour Mining in 2016. He is the founder of Oxygen Capital, and currently serves as Chairman of Pilot Gold and as Director of Pure Gold Mining and NexGen Energy. He has received numerous business and industry awards, including the Globe and Mail’s Top 40 Under 40, winner of the EY Entrepreneur Of The YearTM 2014 Pacific mining and metals category, and the AMEBC’s Murray Pezim Award for perseverance and success in financing mineral exploration.

Robert Pease
Director

Mr. Pease has been involved with mineral exploration and mine development projects worldwide for the past 30 years. In 2006, Mr. Pease formed Terrane Metals Corp. with the intent to develop the Mt Milligan Gold-Copper project northwest of Prince George. Terrane advanced the project through exploration, development, and mine permitting. Construction commenced in the spring 2010, and ultimately Terrane Metals was acquired by Thompson Creek Mining in late 2010 for $700 million. He is also a former Director and Strategic Advisor to Richfield Ventures Corp., a junior gold mining company who discovered Blackwater gold project in British Columbia. Richfield was acquired in 2011 by New Gold Inc for $500 million. Prior to becoming President and CEO of Terrane, Mr. Pease was employed by the Placer Dome group for the majority of his professional career.

Troy Fierro
Director

Mr. Fierro is a successful mining engineer with over 30 years of industry experience. He has previously held executive positions with Fronteer Gold Inc., Metallica Resources Inc., and Coeur d'Alene Mines, where he has overseen the development, construction or management of mines in Nevada, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and Alaska. At Fronteer, Mr. Fierro acted as COO, and at Metallica, he was Vice President Operations where he played the lead role in the construction of the Cerro San Pedro Mine in Mexico. Mr. Fierro was also a director of Grayd Resources as well as Timberline Resources. Mr. Fierro graduated with a Bachelor of Science - Mine Engineering from South Dakota School of Mines where he serves on the Advisory Board.

Lenard Boggio
Director

Mr. Boggio was a Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (and previously Coopers & Lybrand LLP) from 1988 until his retirement from PwC in May 2012. During that time, he was Leader of the B.C. Mining Group of PwC, a senior member of PwC's Global Mining Industry Practice and an audit practitioner for publicly listed Canadian, U.S. and U.K. mineral resource and energy clients. The scope of his clients' activities included exploration, development and production stage operations in the Americas, Africa, Europe and Asia. Mr. Boggio holds a B.A. and B.Comm. from the University of Windsor, Ontario, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia, and a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Darin Labrenz P.Geo.
President, CEO & Director

Mr. Labrenz is a registered professional geologist with over 25 years of experience in the mineral exploration industry. Most recently, Mr. Labrenz was Vice President Business Development for Terrane Metals Corp., a BC based development company that was acquired by Thompson Creek Metals in 2010. Prior to Terrane, Mr. Labrenz was employed by the Placer Dome group, where he was responsible for the design and supervision of exploration programs, management of geological activities at both underground and open pit mining operations, as well as technical support and geological management of several feasibility studies and economic evaluations. Mr. Labrenz has significant experience in the Red Lake Camp, including former Chief Geologist at the Campbell Mine.