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Management and Directors

Gary Nassif

President, CEO and Director
Mr. Nassif is Senior Vice President of Jerritt Canyon Gold, a private gold mining company in Nevada 80%-owned by Sprott Mining Inc. Mr. Nassif has 24 years' experience in mining and exploration in Canada, Nevada and sub-Saharan Africa, where he focused mainly on gold, base metals and diamonds. He was previously a part of the management team of Trelawney Mining and Exploration Inc., which was acquired in 2012 by IAMGOLD for $608 million. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Concordia University, a Master of Science from McGill University, and is a registered Professional Geoscientist.

James Fairbairn

Mr. Fairbairn is a finance professional with over 25 years of experience in corporate governance, leadership, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and financial and management reporting. He is a Chartered Accountant who brings strong financial skills and who has served as a senior officer and/or a director in both public and privately held companies.

Geoff Balderson

Mr. Balderson is the President of Flow Capital Corp. and Harmony Corporate Services Ltd., private business consulting companies located in Vancouver, British Columbia. Mr. Balderson has been an officer and director of several TSX Venture Exchange listed companies over the past 12 years. Prior to that he was an investment advisor at Union Securities and Georgia Pacific Securities Corp.

David Donato

David has extensive experience in investment banking with over 16 years of financing, advisory, and M&A experience. Throughout his career, he has focused on junior and mid-cap resource and non-resource clients. Prior to joining PearTree Securities' leadership team, David was Managing Director & Board Member with Mackie Research Capital, Managing Director with Haywood Securities, and Managing Director and a significant shareholder of Jennings Capital. David began his career as a chartered accountant at BDO Dunwoody and Arthur Anderson and he brings a solid accounting background and tax perspective to augment his role at PearTree. David specialized in tax as a member of Arthur Andersen's tax & business advisory group where he assisted US multinationals with cross-border transactions including structuring mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures.

David graduated from the University of Waterloo (Honours Chartered Accountancy Program), and also holds CPA, CA and CFA designations.

Albert Contardi

Albert is a consultant/adviser with over 15 years of legal, investment and capital markets experience. Mr. Contardi's knowledge involves advising and structuring corporate finance transactions in the mining, tech and bio-tech sectors to maximize the value of projects/assets. Mr. Contardi has extensive experience in advising a broad range of clients, including both senior and junior issuers, underwriters, agents, selling security holders, entrepreneurs and private corporations.

Previously, he was Vice President of Corporate Finance and Compliance at a boutique investment bank, where his responsibilities included advising on public and private equity and debt financings, public listings, mergers and acquisitions and corporate transactions.

Mr. Contardi was also an Associate in the corporate/securities law practices at Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP and Goodman and Carr LLP. He has been called to the Ontario Bar, is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and is a graduate of Queen's University Law School.