Board of Directors
Gerry has extensive experience in the origination and execution of global mining and energy private equity and finance transactions. His career includes more than 30 years in the financial sector holding senior positions with major investment firms including the executive committee of CIBC Wood Gundy. Most recently, Gerry was CEO of McCarvill Corporation, a diversified financial services company, which financed mining and energy companies. He helped establish Repadre Capital Corporation, a mining royalty company, now IAMGOLD (TSX), Desert Sun Mining, acquired by Yamana Gold (NYSE), Consolidated Thompson Iron Mines (TSX) and Metals Royalty Corporation. The combined market capitalizations of these companies is several billion dollars.
Bryan is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years of operations and corporate office experience with Canadian Cellulose, Noranda Forest and Denison Mines, creative financial engineering work in the building of three successful royalty finance companies and most recently hands on building of VERCOR Canada a small to middle market Investment Bank with over a Billion dollars in transactions closed and 19 offices worldwide. Since he first teamed up with Gerry McCarvill in 1993, he has acted as CFO in support of Gerry's various ventures, Repadre Capital Corporation, now IAMGOLD Corporation, Reserve Royalty and McCarvill Corporation.
David is a mining professional with more than 15 years experience in Exploration, operations, & Corporate Development with a number of both junior and senior mining companies including and Hudson Bay Mining. & Smelting Ltd. Mr. Meyer also spent more than 6 years as a senior mining analyst and corporate finance professional. Mr. Meyer obtained a BSc.(Hon) in Mining Geology in 1985.
Ruben was Managing Director of Emerging Markets trading globally at Scotia Capital and VP/Director for Latin America and Caribbean at TD Securities in Toronto. He was also Director of Securities Bureau at the Mexican Banking and Securities Commission / MOF and member of a committee at the Bank for International Settlements in Basle. He holds a BBA and MBA from UDLA, a Ph.D in finance from Mexico National Autonomous University (UNAM) and post-doctoral studies from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. He was a lecturer at the University of Calgary and at UNAM and holds two national research awards in finance. He is a member of several mining boards and leads Latin America initiatives for Norvista.
Paul has acted in corporate finance strategy and development for several mid-market growth stage companies, including mergers and acquisitions and financing initiatives, where he has had past success with multiple investments, buyouts and disposition for portfolio companies. Mr. Crath has also worked extensively in a senior role with several groups in structured product development and marketing of investment funds. He currently is a director of Accilent Raw Materials Group Inc. and provides advisory services in the following areas; (i) specialty mergers and merchant banking transactions and investment products and (ii) investment development services, where his focus is on product development and institutional/high net worth sales and marketing and legal and financial structuring. He began his career as a corporate lawyer at White & Case, LLP in New York City, specializing in acquisition financings.
Don recently served as CFO of Continental Gold Limited, a Colombian based gold exploration company, and also served as the Chairman of the audit committee of a TSX listed gold exploration company (San Anton Resource Corporation) with operations in Mexico. Don has 28 years of experience in Canada's institutional debt and equity markets. Prior to the establishment of a structured debt consulting practice in 2001 and joining Alexander Capital, Mr. Christie served as Senior Vice President and Director of Newcourt Credit Group Inc , Canada's largest non-bank financial institution. Here he was involved in the origination of structured debt and equity financings ranging in size from $20 million to $425 million and the syndication of approximately $1.5 billion of private debt to both Canadian and U.S. life insurance companies and pension funds. Don has an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen's University and received his chartered accountant designation in 1981 while working for PriceWaterhouse Coopers.
Rick Adams, P. Eng.
Rick holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Mining Engineering) degree and an MBA from Queens University. He is a Professional Engineer with hands-on experience in all aspects of the mining industry, at all levels, having worked in several mines throughout Canada and South Africa. Rick has been employed by or consulted to most of the world's largest resource companies including AngloGold, Barrick, Placer Dome, Xstrata, Cambior, Inco, Falconbridge, TeckCominco, Hudson Bay Mining & Smelting, De Beer's, Rio Tinto, and Syncrude. Most recently, Rick was a founder and Director of Castle Gold Corporation, a profitable gold mining company later sold to Argonaut Gold for $110 million. Rick serves as the President and CEO of Highvista Gold Corp, a subsidiary of Norvista Resources. Highvista currently has a highly prospective oxide gold project in the Sonora State of Mexico.
Mike is a highly accomplished senior level financial services professional with over 13 years’ experience marketing investment products. Mike brings a wealth of experience in the sales and development of Structured Products, Hedge Funds and Flow Through LP’s. Prior to joining Norvista, Mike was Vice President Regional Sales at Sprott Asset Management, and has held senior sales positions at First Asset Management, TD Asset Management and Skylon/VentureLink Capital. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario.
John has over 25 years of business experience including senior management, advisory and board appointments. John was involved in the formation of Metals Royalty Corporation and is a founding principal in Norvista Resources Corporation where he oversaw the formation of four publicly traded gold companies. He was also recently an advisor on the sale of US$260million of potash concessions to a State Owned Chinese coal company. He has served as a sub-manager to the Pavillion Resources Flow-Through Fund LP, a tax-advantaged investment vehicle focused on private and public Canadian mining companies. He was instrumental in establishing WindRisk Corporation, an environmental services company providing an integrated set of risk management, condition monitoring and enterprise management services to wind farm operators and their financial counterparts.