Board of Directors

Daniel Nocente BA, MBA

Director and Chairman of the Board

Mr. Nocente was formerly Vice-Chairman of National Bank Financial (Corporate and Investment Banking) based in Vancouver.  Prior to joining National Bank, he was Vice-Chairman and the BC Geographic Head for RBC Capital Markets.  In addition, he has held positions at several other prominent investment banks in Canada and has worked at various times in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and New York.  Mr. Nocente currently sits on the Vancouver Coastal Health board.  He has a BA from the University of British Columbia and an MBA from George Washington University in Washington, DC.

Don Dudek


Mr. Dudek has held various roles with junior to senior exploration and mining companies over the past 30 years. Mr. Dudek recently served as Senior Vice President, Technical Services for Endeavour Mining Corporation while managing a feasibility study for the Houndé gold project in Burkina Faso. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President Exploration of Avion Gold Corporation, a successful junior gold producer and explorer in West Africa and as Exploration Manager for Aur Resources Inc. Mr. Dudek holds a B.Sc. Geology (Honors) from the University of Saskatchewan.

Paolo Lostritto


Mr. Paolo Lostritto is a former Director in the Mining Equity Research Group for National Bank Financial. Over the past 17 years he has worked in mining equity research at Wellington West, Scotia Capital and TD Securities. Mr. Lostritto holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Geological and Mineral Engineering from the University of Toronto and is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario.

Mr. Thomas Olesinski


Mr. Thomas Olesinski, CPA, CMA has over 20 years finance and management experience.  Mr. Olesinski worked as a managing forensic accountant for BDO Dunwoody where he earned a Certified Fraud Examiner’s designation, before moving into the marketing communications industry where he worked for Cossette Communication Group in various roles including Director of Finance and Operations.   Mr. Olesinski currently works as the Chief Executive Officer for Havas Media Canada as well as serving as the Chief Financial Officer for the Havas Worldwide Canada.

Craig Pearman BSc


Mr. Pearman has over 20 years experience as an exploration and mining geologist in Ghana, Tanzania and South Africa.  Mr. Pearman is currently the President and CEO of Midlands Minerals Corporation and prior to that he held the roles of Chief Exploration Geologist for Kinross Gold Corporation at the Chirano Mine in Ghana, Consultant Geologist for Newmont Ghana Gold at the Ahafo and Akyem gold mines, and Exploration Manager and Managing Director for Volta Resources in Ghana.  Mr. Pearman received his BSc (Honours) from the University of Natal, Durban, South Africa in 1991 and is a member of the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions.