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Gary Lewis

Chairman and Director

Mr. Lewis has 30 years in capital markets and business and strategy development. He has invested and/or operated resource projects or assets over the past ten years valued at more than US$350M, including the acquisition and ultimate sell-down or listing of high-value, multi-commodity resource projects in Australia, UK, SE Asia, Central Asia and the Americas.


George Young, BSc, JD

CEO and Director

George S. Young is a senior executive with over 35 years of engineering, legal, and management experience in mine and resource development, including the acquisition, construction, permitting, and financing of over 20 mining and utility projects in North and South America. He has been involved in over $9 billion in equity and debt financings.

Mr. Young has been a founder or CEO of a number of successful companies, including MAG Silver Corporation, Oro Belle Resource Corporation, International Royalty Corporation, American Resource Corporation, and Lion One Metals Ltd. He served as General Counsel of Bond International Gold, Inc., a NYSE listed company which was acquired by Barrick Gold Corp. after the development of the Bullfrog Mine (300,000 ounces of gold per year) in Nevada and the El Indio Project Expansion (a large gold-copper mine and smelting complex) in Chile.

He was General Counsel and Acting General Manager of the Intermountain Power Agency, developing a $4.5 billion coal-fired power plant and transmission system in Utah, Nevada, and California. He previously served as Legal Supervisor of Getty Mining Company, developing the Mercur Gold Mine (also acquired by Barrick); and the Plateau and Skyline Coal mines in Utah and the Twenty Mile mine in Colorado (acquired by Cyprus Amax). Prior to receiving his law degree, Mr. Young served as a metallurgical engineer at Kennecott Copper Corporation’s Magna Smelter.

Mr. Young received his BSc in Metallurgical Engineering (Magna cum Laude) from the University of Utah in 1975 and his JD from the University of Utah College of Law (Utah Law Review) in 1979. He is a former chair of the Utah Section of the Society of Mining Engineers and a member (inactive) of the State Bar Associations of Colorado, Utah, and Texas.


Dr. Ian Pringle, PhD

Director

Dr. Pringle is an experienced senior mining executive with an outstanding track record of successful mineral resource evaluation, discovery, feasibility studies, project development and operations. As Managing Director of several Australian listed resource companies, he has gained considerable experience and high technical capability particularly in international cobalt, base, and precious metals projects.


Dr. Mike Nelson, PhD

Non-Executive Director

Dr. Nelson is Associate Professor and Chair of the Mining Engineering Department at the University of Utah, and is an experienced and accomplished mining industry professional. He received a BSc degree in Metallurgical Engineering and an MS degree in Applied Physics from the University of Utah, and earned his PhD in Mineral Engineering from West Virginia University. He has previously worked at Kennecott Utah Copper, Western Zirconium, Consol Energy Inc., and EIMCO Process Equipment Co.

In addition, he has consulted for FLSmidth Minerals, Rio Tinto Kennecott, CODELCO El Teniente, BHP Billiton, Consol Energy, and for 19 junior mining companies and equipment suppliers, including a number of gold, copper, and iron mining companies.

Dr. Nelson has co-authored and contributed to 16 books, including 3 chapters in the 3 rd edition of the SME Mining Engineering Handbook . He has published 37 peer-reviewed papers and 24 invited papers. He is a member of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (U.S.); the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum; the Utah Mining Association; the Northwest Mining Association; and the Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute.


Michael Gross, MS, PGeo

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Gross is a senior mining and exploration professional with over 45 years of extensive experience in mine operations and management, mine turnarounds, team building, and financing. He has driven mine turnarounds that have reduced costs by 25 to 50% while ensuring long-term profitability and improved safety. Mike has superior skills in operational analysis, planning, and developing practical solutions to operational problems as a result of decades of hands-on experience, including 19 years at Hecla Mining Company.

He has secured more than $200M of debt and equity financings for small to mid-cap companies with a total of 10 mines that produced a combined 473,000 ounces per year gold and 9,100,000 ounces per year silver. He has managed or acquired companies that have seen over $900M of increased market capitalization.

Mr. Gross earned a BS in Geology at the University of Wisconsin and a MS in Economic Geology at the University of Arizona. He was also mentored by Dr. Cecil Bell, an expert in organizational development, generating an 82% decrease in lost-time accidents in two years and a 50% increase in productivity. Mike has developed this experience into a unique ability to motivate mine employees and increase mining productivity.


Jack R. Cartmel, CPA, CA

Chief Financial Officer

Jack Cartmel is a finance executive with over 12 years of experience in the mining industry. He has expertise in mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and prospectus offerings, public company accounting and disclosure, financial and risk management. Prior to joining Resource Capital Gold Corp., Mr. Cartmel was Senior Manager of Financial Reporting and Internal Audit for Monument Mining Ltd., a mid-size gold producer in Asia. He also worked as Manager of Finance for White Tiger Gold Ltd. (formerly Century Mining Corp.), a mid-sized gold producer in the Americas. Mr. Cartmel is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Capilano University.

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