Our management team has a long history with some of the most successful names in mining.
CEO & Director
Mr. Warman is a professional geologist with over 25 years of experience in all phases of mineral exploration, from grassroots exploration to feasibility and development. He has held board or senior leadership roles with some of the most successful exploration and development companies of the past decade, which have together discovered over 30 million ounces of gold. Mr. Warman is a director of Continental Gold Inc. (since 2010), a leading Colombia-focused explorer which is developing the large-scale and high-grade Buritica project. He was president of Dalradian Resources, which is developing the Curraghinalt gold project in Northern Ireland, from 2012to 2015. At Dalradian, Mr. Warman was responsible for all operational aspects of the company’s exploration, permitting and development activities. Previously, Mr. Warman was vice-president, corporate development, of Aurelian Resources Inc., where he supported the exploration team in Ecuador, initiated and managed early-stage development studies, marketed Aurelian to international investors, and played a significant role in successfully negotiating the $1.2-billion acquisition of Aurelian by Kinross Gold Corp. Prior to Aurelian, Mr. Warman held senior positions in a number of mining and exploration companies in North America, Africa and Europe. Mr. Warman is a graduate of the University of Manitoba (MSc) and McMaster University (BSc), and is a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario.
Mr. MacLean brings over 30 years of experience in the mining industry, having started his career with Cominco and Newmont and progressed through increasingly senior roles in the industry, including General Manager at Taseko Mines’ Gibraltar Mine. Mr. MacLean has successfully managed development, construction and operations across a variety of commodities and is an experienced mining engineer. Mr. MacLean received his bachelor degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Idaho, and holds an MBA from the University of Denver.
Kenneth A. Brunk
Director and Technical Advisor
Over his 40-year plus career, Mr. Brunk has established a proven track record in the areas of mine development, project development, mine operations, technology development, as well as all aspects of mine related management from the corporate level to the mine level. He has successfully lead major multinational mining companies as well as junior mining companies, in various mineral commodity sectors, to accomplish their business goals. Ken’s professional experience includes all levels of management from shift boss to CEO. He recently retired as CEO of Midway Gold Corp., a former gold producer in Nevada. He has held executive and management positions at Romarco, Harrison Western, Bateman Engineering, Newmont Mining Corporation, Unimin, and Owens-Illinois. He is also an active member in several professional organizations, and has received several awards for his technical and social contributions throughout his career. Mr. Brunk is a graduate of Michigan Technological University with a Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering, Mineral Processing option.
Fritz K. Schaudies
Mr. Schaudies has more than 36 years of experience in the mining industry. He served as the CFO of Midway Gold Corp. form March, 2011 until May, 2013. For four years prior to joining Midway Gold Corp., Mr. Schaudies was a consultant to an emerging mining company’s start-up and operation of a gold mine in the State of Sonora, Mexico. Prior to that, Mr. Schaudies held various positions with Newmont Mining Corporation, Echo Bay Mines Ltd., Arch Mineral Company, Morrison Knudsen Corporation, and the Consolidation Coal Company (now Consol Energy). Mr. Schaudies is a registered certified public accountant in Colorado, holds an MBA from Boise State University, completed extensive work towards a M.S. in Accounting at the University of Colorado, holds an undergraduate degree in Accounting from Wheeling College and an undergraduate degree in Botany from Ohio University.
James C. Wilbourn
VP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Mr. Wilbourn has over 10 years of experience representing natural resource companies, manufacturers and contractors in a variety of commercial transactions, financings and litigation matters. He previously served as the General Counsel & Corporate Secretary of Midway Gold Corp. where he managed the legal and corporate secretarial matters required to advance a development stage mining company through development, construction and into production. Mr. Wilbourn was admitted to practice law in the State of Colorado in October of 2005. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Colorado School of Law in 2005, where he was an Associate Editor of the University of Colorado Law Review, and graduated cum laude from Washington & Lee University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts in Politics.