CORPORATE / Our Team
President & CEO
Brendan Purdy is a corporate lawyer in Toronto, Ontario focused on the mining sector. In his private practice, he has developed extensive experience with respect to public companies, capital markets, securities law and other facets fundamental to the natural resources sector. Prior to receiving his J.D. from the Common Law Section at the University of Ottawa, Mr. Purdy completed a Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies Degree from the University of Western Ontario, majoring in Finance and Administration.
Mr. Purdy currently holds the titles of Corporate Counsel and Acting Secretary at Advanced Explorations Inc., (TSXV:AXI) an iron-ore exploration and development company, and General Counsel at CanUrsa Finance Inc., a private Toronto-based financial advisory firm. Mr. Purdy is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. He has been a director of the Company since December 2016.
David Garofalo currently serves as Chairman of Great Panther Mining Limited, Chairman and CEO of Gold Royalty Corp. (a subsidiary of GoldMining Inc.), and the Chairman and CEO of the Marshall Precious Metals Fund. Prior to these roles, Mr. Garofalo was the President and CEO of Goldcorp Inc., a position he held from 2016 until its 2019 sale to Newmont Corporation. Prior to Goldcorp, he was President, CEO and Director of Hudbay Minerals Inc. (2010-2016), Senior Vice President, Finance and CFO and Director with Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited (1998-2010) and Treasurer of Inmet Mining Corporation (1990-1998).
Mr. Garofalo was recognized as the Mining Person of the Year by the Northern Miner (2012) and was named Canada's CFO of the Year by Financial Executives International Canada (2009), among other industry awards. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a Certified Director of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D), holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto and is also a Director of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
Bob Komarechka, former CEO of Supreme Metals Corp, is a practicing professional geologist registered both in Alberta and Ontario and is currently president of Bedrock Research Corp., a firm offering consulting services primarily to the mineral exploration industry. Bob has been involved in a wide variety of commodities in his exploration work, including gold, base metals, platinum group metals, diamonds, industrial minerals and oil and gas.
He has also been a director of several junior exploration companies and was formerly the president of the Sudbury Prospectors and Developers Association, a founding director of the Ontario Prospectors Association (OPA) and a member of the Ministers Mining Act Advisory Committee (MMAAC) for the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Mines. He has been a director of the Company since January 2015.
Maceij Lis is a corporate advisor and business consultant based in Toronto. Mr. Lis received an Honours Degree in Economics from the University of Toronto and currently holds interests in various sales, distribution and logistics companies which he helped build over the preceding decade.
Mr. Lis has also acted in a number of business development and investor communication roles for both public and private small-cap and mid-cap natural resource sector companies operating globally. He has been a director of the Company since January 2017.