Strategic Advisory Board

ARI BLAINE

Mr. Blaine is a Partner with Uptick Capital, a financial consulting firm which advises public and private companies. In addition, Mr. Blaine is the CEO of Zahav Resources and the non-executive founder of Rimrock Gold.  Prior to forming Uptick Capital Mr. Blaine was a Managing Partner of Samson Strategic, a long short equity hedge fund from 2001-2005. From 1992 to 2001 Mr. Blaine was a Managing Director at Sands Brothers & Co., a member firm of the NYSE where he managed assets for high net worth individuals and small institutions. Mr. Blaine was also the Trustee of the Retirement and Pension Fund at Sands Brothers and a founding member of the Round Table Committee which formulated investments ideas for the firm. From 1989 to 1992 Mr. Blaine was a Senior Auditor at the firm Deloitte and Touche, servicing clients such as Merrill Lynch and TIAA- CREF. Mr. Blaine graduated in 1989 from Yeshiva University’s Syms School of Business.

ALAIN CHAMPAGNE

Mr. Champagne has more than 30 years experience developing, structuring and financing public and private companies in the mining sector. Mr. Champagne is currently the  CEO of Minexco, a private mining consulting company. Mr. Champagne in addition to Minexco owns a drilling rig company in Canada. Mr. Champagne is a significant shareholder, and was instrumental in the formation of Nemaska Lithium (NMX) on the TSX Venture Exchange as well as Monarques Resources ( MQR) on the TSX Venture Exchange.

LARRY KORNZE

Mr. Kornze, as a member of the Consultant Technical Advisory Board of the Corporation, is responsible for advising the President and Board of Directors with regard to business decisions regarding conduct of the operations of the Corporation as well as toward new corporate acquisitions and joint-venture strategies, and evaluation of the potential worth of mineral properties. Mr. Kornze is having an exceptional career in international gold exploration. He retired from Barrick Gold Corporation as the General Manager of Exploration for Mexico and Central America, and International Evaluations. Prior to working internationally, Larry was the US Exploration Manager for Barrick Gold Exploration Inc. and was responsible for the Goldstrike Mine (+ 30,000,000 ounces gold) and exploration with discoveries at Betze, Meikle, Deepstar, Screamer and Rodeo. Prior to joining Barrick in 1985, Larry held various positions with Newmont and Getty Mining Co. in North America.

Mr. Kornze is a Registered Professional Engineer with APEG of B.C., a Geological Engineer, and a Qualified Person under NI 43-101. Larry has more than 40 years of exploration and mining industry experience throughout North, Central, and South America, Europe and Australia, for gold-silver, copper, uranium and other commodities. He has been involved with numerous major and junior mineral exploration and mining companies, and most recently with Goldex Resources Corp. He is a Director of Candente Gold Corp., Dynasty Gold Corp., Duncan Park Holdings, Mexivada Mining Corp., and other companies. He is a Member of the Geological Society of Nevada, the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, the BC Chamber of Mines, and the Prospector’s and Developer’s Association.