Management and Board
Interim President and CEO
Mr. Alec Pismiris, B.Comm, MAICD, IGIA, brings over 30 years’ experience in the securities, finance and mining industries and is currently a director of several ASX listed companies. Since 1990, Mr. Pismiris has served as a director and in senior management positions for numerous ASX listed companies, and notably was a founding shareholder and director of Papillon Resources Limited, which in 2014 was acquired by B2 Gold for $615 million, and in addition Cardinal Resources Limited which discovered the Namdini Gold Project in Ghana and recently announced a Mineral Resource estimate of 7.4 Million ounces of gold. Mr. Pismiris completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Western Australia, is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an associate of The Governance Institute of Australia. Mr. Pismiris has participated numerous times in the processes by which boards have assessed the acquisition and financing of a diverse range of assets and has participated in and become familiar with the range of evaluation criteria used and the due diligence processes commonly adopted in the commercial assessment of corporate opportunities.
Chairman of the Board
Mr. Verdejo has over eight years of business experience in venture capital markets in various management roles in finance, investor relations, corporate development and administration of publicly traded mineral exploration companies. Mr. Verdejo currently serves as a Director of Bullion Gold Resources Corp. and Golden Peak Minerals Inc.
Mr. Caldbick has been active in exploration and mining for the past 32 years throughout Northern Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland and the Northwest Territories in the positions of VP Exploration, mine geologist, and technical consultant. Mr. Caldbick’s career has included VP of Exploration for Golden Chalice Resources, VP of Exploration for Liberty Mines Inc., and Chief Geologist for SGX Resources. Mr. Caldbick was recently with the Ontario Government involved in plans and permitting, as well as consultations with First Nations. He was directly responsible for building and managing the exploration teams that led to the discovery of Golden Chalice Resources' Langmuir W4 Nickel deposit, Amador Gold Corp's Loveland nickel-copper discovery and Liberty Mine’s Hart East nickel deposit.
Richard Boulay, B.Sc. (Geology)
Richard Boulay is a geologist with over 40 years of experience in the exploration and mining industries in Canada and internationally, including 15 years of mining and infrastructure financing experience gained with Bank of Montreal, Royal Bank of Canada and Bank of Tokyo. He has extensive experience in the management and financing of public companies in Canada and the United States. Mr. Boulay also brings extensive lithium-related experience that can be applied to Noka’s Nevada projects as a result of his work as Chairman of Latin American Minerals in combining the large Cauchari lithium brine project in Northern Argentina with an adjoining property and the subsequent spin-off formation and significant financing of Lithium Americas Corporation in 2010.
Richard Kusmurski, M.SC., P.GEO.
Mr. Kusmirski has over 40 years of exploration experience in North America and overseas, and has actively participated in the discovery of a number of uranium, gold and base metal deposits. For several years, in his capacity as Exploration Manager, he directed Cameco Corporation’s uranium exploration projects in the Athabasca Basin. In 1999, Rick joined JNR Resources Inc. becoming Vice President of Exploration in 2000. Subsequently, he directed the exploration program that led to the discovery of the Maverick Zone on the Moore Lake uranium joint venture in the Athabasca Basin with partner Kennecott Canada. Rick became JNR's President and CEO in January of 2001. In February of 2013, Denison Mines Corp. successfully acquired all of the outstanding shares of JNR by way of a friendly all-share take-over bid.
Joseph Meagher, CA
Chief Financial Officer & Director
Mr. Meagher is a Director at Triumvirate Consulting Corp., a financial consulting firm, where he specializes in accounting and financial reporting. Mr. Meagher currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer and a Director for several publicly listed companies. Prior to joining Triumvirate, Mr. Meagher worked at Smythe Ratcliffe LLP as a manager focusing on publicly listed and private company audits, as well as staff training and development. He was a member of Smythe Ratcliffe’s IFRS conversion team as well as a technical reviewer for complex accounting topics. Mr. Meagher holds a CPA, CA designation and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia.