Justin Reid, MSc, MBA
Chief Executive Officer; Director
Mr. Reid is a geologist and capital markets executive with over 20 years of experience focused exclusively in the mineral resource space. Mr. Reid started his career as a geologist with SGS and Cominco Ltd after which he became a partner and senior mining analyst at Cormark Securities in Toronto. Mr. Reid was then named Executive General Manager at Paladin Energy, where he was responsible for leading all merger and acquisition, corporate and market related activities. He is the former Managing Director Global Mining Sales at National Bank Financial, where he directed the firm’s sales and trading in the mining sector. Most recently, he acted as President and Director of Sulliden Gold Corporation, until its acquisition by Rio Alto Mining in 2014. Mr. Reid holds a B.Sc from the University of Regina, a M.Sc from the University of Toronto and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Paul Pint, CPA, CA
Mr. Pint is a capital markets professional with over 20 years of experience. Mr. Pint began his capital markets career on the institutional equity team at a large Canadian financial institution. Over his career, he has held a number of senior positions at various financial institutions and boutique investment banks in Canada. Mr. Pint is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto.
Peter Tagliamonte, P.Eng., MBA
Senior Vice-President; Executive Director
Mr. Tagliamonte is a professional mining engineer with over 25 years of progressive managerial experience building and operating mines. He was formerly the CEO and a Director of Sulliden Gold Corp. (acquired by Rio Alto Mining), President and CEO of Central Sun Mining Inc. (acquired by B2Gold) and Chief Operating Officer of Desert Sun Mining Corp. (acquired by Yamana) where he was responsible for the development of the Jacobina Mine in Brazil into a 4,200-tonne-per-day mining operation. In 2005, Mr. Tagliamonte received the Mining Journal's "Mine Manager of the Year" award in recognition for his work in the mining sector. Mr. Tagliamonte obtained his Mining Engineering degree at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario; he also holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.
Deborah Battiston, CPA-CGA
Chief Financial Officer
Deborah Battiston is a Certified General Accountant with over 20 years of accounting and financial management experience. She has broad international experience having dealt with companies in over fourteen countries and having lived in Japan for several years. Mrs. Battiston holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Guelph.
Joe Milbourne, FAusIMM
Corporate Evaluations Coordinator
Mr. Milbourne is a metallurgist with over 40 years of experience in the development, design, construction and management of mineral processing projects in North America, South America and overseas. Mr. Milbourne is the former Vice-President of Technical Services and Operations for Sulliden Gold Corp., which was acquired by Rio Alto in 2014. Prior to that, he was Technical Director AMEC Mining and Metals where he oversaw process engineering and has international experience with BHP, Eldorado and Cominco. He has a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and a M.S. in Metallurgy from the University of Utah. Mr. Milbourne is a fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a registered member of SME.
Stéphane Amireault, MScA., P.Eng.
Mr. Amireault, MScA, P.Eng., holds a master’s degree in Applied Sciences from École Polytechnique of the University of Montréal and is a good standing member of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec. Mr. Amireault has over 25 years of experience in mineral exploration, particularly in Central and South America. He was formerly the Vice-President of Exploration for Sulliden Gold Corporation Ltd. until its acquisition by Rio Alto Mining in 2014.
Caroline Arsenault, B.Des.
Miss Arsenault has been managing Investor Relations and Corporate Communications for various mining companies since 2008. From 2009-2014 she was Manager of Investor Relations for Sulliden Gold Corp., a publicly traded gold development company with projects in Peru and Quebec. She has also provided consulting services to several other mining companies, including Central Sun Mining, Mason Graphite, Copper One, and Dacha Strategic Metals. She holds a Bachelor of Industrial Design from OCAD University in Toronto.
Blake Hylands, P.Geo.
Corporate Development/ Evaluation Geologist
Mr. Hylands is a professional geologist with experience in gold, base metals and iron ore in Canada and internationally. He has held technical positions for several junior mining companies, including Coastal Gold from 2010 to 2015, where he developed grassroots mapping and sampling programs, managed large scale drill programs, and helped transition projects from early exploration to resource definition stage. Mr. Hylands holds a B.Sc in Geology from Western University in London, Ontario.