Arthur Brown Chairman and Director
Mr. Brown served as CEO and Chairman of Hecla until retiring in 2006. During his 39 year tenure at Hecla he held many senior positions in operations including becoming the company's President in 1986, and Chairman and CEO in 1987. Mr. Brown serves as a director on the boards of AMCOL International Corporation (NYSE: ACO) where he also serves as a member of the audit and compensation committees. Mr. Brown is also a director of the Idaho Independent Bank. He is a former Director of the National Mining Association and served as a Director of The Gold Institute and The Silver Institute (Past President).
Warwick Smith CEO & Director
Mr. Warwick Smith has worked as a corporate development specialist for various public companies since 1999, bringing with him extensive media contacts and industry specific relationships. Mr. Smith founded and provided corporate development services to Riverside Resources Inc. (TSXV: RRI) in February 2007. After developing a team and securing financing, Riverside Resources was listed on the TSX Venture Exchange in August 2007. During his tenure Mr. Smith and the team at Riverside Resources Inc. successfully raised financing from numerous key strategic shareholders.
Michael Callahan President
Mr. Callahan served as Vice President of Hecla Mining Co. and President of Hecla's Venezuelan Operations from 2006 to 2009. Joining the company in 1989, he held various positions including Vice President of Corporate Development and Director, Accounting & Information Services and Senior Financial Analyst. From 1997 to 1999, he served as Financial Manager of Silver Valley Resources. Between December 2009 and July 2012 he served as President of Silvermex Resources Ltd. (TSXV: SMR), until the Company was acquired by First Majestic.
Eric Saderholm Vice President, Exploration & Director
Mr. Saderholm has over 25 years of experience in the minerals industry with leadership in exploration, project development, property management and mining. He has been integral to geologic teams that added over 18 million ounces of gold to reserve bases in Nevada, Washington and Peru. Mr. Saderholm was Vice President, Project Development at US Gold from August 2006 until early 2008. Prior to that position, he was at Newmont Mining Corp for 12 years where his final position was Carlin Trend Exploration Manager, Regional Geologist. At Newmont, he also held the positions of Chief Geologist at the Phoenix Mine, Lone Tree Complex and Mule Canyon Mine, all located in Nevada as well as Project Manager, Grupo Carachugo, Peru. In January of 2008 he co-founded Sirius Exploration, LLC and has been developing exploration projects throughout Nevada.
Douglas Ford CFO & Director
Mr. Ford is the Chief Financial Officer of Rockgate Capital Corp., Rockridge Capital Corp. Falkirk Resource Corp. and Bama Gold Corp. Since 1987, he has been the General Manager of Dockside Capital Group Inc., a private merchant banking and venture capital firm specializing in providing services to, and arranging funding for, emerging growth companies. Mr. Ford is a principal of Pemgroup. Mr. Ford has been a director of a number of public companies and he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia.