Management

Management & Directors

Rana Vig

CEO and Director

Mr. Vig has over 30 years of business experience during which time he has helped to launch five business ventures in private industry. He has been involved in several publicly traded companies since 2010, serving first as an executive at an industry leading algorithmic securities trading systems company and then of an award winning automated referral marketing solutions company that powered loyalty and referral marketing programs across 39 countries for brands including AT&T, Sprint, Telus, Envision Financial and others.

From 2011 to 2016 Mr. Vig served as President of Musgrove Minerals, an Idaho focused gold and copper mining exploration company, and from 2013 to 2016, he was the Chairman and CEO of Continental Precious Minerals Inc., a TSX senior board exploration company with a focus on advancing one of the largest uranium projects in the world, located in Sweden.

Mr. Vig is a former chair of BC Open Learning Agency, and serves on several public company boards and committees. He is active in many charitable and community organizations acting as director or advisor.

In November 2017, he was invited to the Canadian Senate to receive the Senate 150th Anniversary Medal - which were awarded to top Canadians actively involved in their communities who, through generosity, dedication and hard work, make their hometowns and communities, a better place to live.


Bill Cronk, P.Geo

Chief Geologist

Bill Cronk has over 25 years of experience as a geologist and manager of exploration programs for precious and base metal deposits. Mr. Cronk has worked in Africa, Europe as well as North and South America with expertise that ranges from grass roots reconnaissance up to advanced stage and pre-feasibility work.

Mr. Cronk worked for mining industry leaders such as Dundee Precious Metals, and Northern Empire - which was acquired by NY listed Coeur Mining (NYSE: CDE), where he gained invaluable management experience and honed his skills in business development, project generation, program design, budget implementation and project management.


Norman Brewster

Director

Mr. Brewster is the President, Director and CEO of Cadillac Ventures Inc., with development projects in Ontario (copper) and New Brunswick (tungsten). Mr. Brewster has served on many public and private company boards over his career in the mineral industry.

Prior to joining Cadillac Ventures Inc., Mr. Brewster was the interim President and Executive Chairman of Iberian Minerals Corp., successfully financing, developing and putting into production the Aguas Tenidas Mine in Andalucia, Spain, which became the region’s largest employer. During his tenure Mr. Brewster led negotiations for the purchase of the Condestable Mine in Peru by Iberian Minerals Corp., and as a final duty Mr. Brewster led a committee in reviewing the successful bid by Trafigura Group Pte. Ltd. (revenue in 2015 of 97 Bn) to acquire Iberian Minerals Corp., in an all cash takeover.

Mr. Brewster also sat on a committee, as a Director of Spider Resources Inc., which reviewed the successful all cash acquisition of Spider Resources Inc., by Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. Mr. Brewster holds Bachelor of Science and Education Degrees from Acadia University and was approved as a Member of the Association of Geoscientists of Ontario.


Gurdeep Bains

Director

Mr. Bains is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) who in 2003 received his Chartered Accountant Designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC and in 2004 graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Business Administration. From 2000 to 2005, he was a Senior Auditor, Assurance Services at KPMG.

From 2005 to 2014, Mr. Bains was with Canaccord Genuity as Vice President, internal audit and financial analysis where he was involved in the company’s global expansion by performing the due diligence and integration of $850M in acquisitions in Canada, US, UK, Australia and China.

From June 2014 to October 2017, he was the CFO at OK Tire Stores Inc., an automotive company with over 330 locations across Canada. From October 2017 to March 2019, Mr. Bains was CFO at Zenabis Ltd., contributing in both finance and business development roles.


Carmelo Marrelli

CFO

Mr. Marrelli is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA, CGA) and a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, a professional body that certifies corporate secretaries. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and has over 17 years of experience offering regulatory compliance services to listed companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, and the Canadian Securities Exchange.