Board and Management

 

Peter M. Clausi,

BA, JD

President, CEO and Director

Mr. Clausi is an experienced investment banker, C-level executive and Ontario lawyer with extensive experience in mining finance, shareholder rights and corporate growth. As CEO of Green Swan Capital Corp, he is overseeing the exploration of Canada’s pre-eminent cobalt property, in the world-famous Sudbury Basin. With GTA Resources in 2016, he helped create an innovative mining finance model to access recent securities regulatory amendments. He is General Counsel of GTA Resources and Mining Inc. (TSXV), an independent director of Baja Mining Corp. (TSXV), and past Interim CEO of Eastern Platinum Limited (TMX) after leading a successful proxy battle for control.

 

Brian Crawford,

B. Com., CPA, CA

CFO and Director

Brian has over thirty years experience as a financial officer of private and public corporations. Brian is a chartered professional accountant and is currently chief financial officer and a director of several other Reporting Issuers including GTA Resources and Mining Inc., Falcon Gold Corp. and Tempus Capital Inc., CFO of a private company, and the CEO of a private corporate finance company.

 

Dr. Tom E. McCandless,

B. Com., CPA, CA

Director

Dr. McCandless is an economic geologist with over 30 years of experience in exploration and early stage development of mineral properties. He served as Chief Mineralogist for Ashton Mining of Canada and for Stornoway Diamonds Corporation, and was directly involved in the discovery and assessment of the Renard diamond deposit, soon to be Quebec’s first diamond mine. Dr. McCandless is a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists and Engineers and as such is a Qualified Person for reporting purposes. He is principal of MCC Geoscience Inc. (North Vancouver. B.C.) and provides advice to international companies including advice on budgets, greenfields and brownfields exploration programs, due diligence, and project audits. He is also Adjunct Professor of Geosciences at the University of Arizona and the University of Alberta. As a Professional Geoscientist (APEGBC) and Qualified Person under NI 43-101, Dr. McCandless will work with the rest of the management team to plan and execute a spring and summer work program.

 

Edward Stringer

Director

Edward has over forty four years of extensive experience in mining and mineral exploration and has held senior management positions in several private and public mining related companies. Edward is currently President and CEO of Colibri Resource Corporation.

Previously Edward has served as a director and Executive Chairman of Garson Gold Corp., as a director and CEO of Garson Resources Ltd., as CEO and a director of Falcon Gold Corp., and as a director of Landdrill International Inc. Edward is a permanent life member of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada.

 

JUDY BAKER,

BSc, MBA

Director

Judy has 25 years of experience in capital markets including equity analysis, restructuring, fund management, and mineral exploration and mining company activity. Ms. Baker serves on the board of directors of Nemaska Lithium, Star Gold and Arbitrage Exploration Inc.  Ms. Baker holds an Honours B.Sc. Geological Engineering in Mineral Resources Exploration from Queen’s University (1990) and an M.B.A. from Ivey Business School (1995).

From June 2011 to January 2014, Ms. Baker was the CEO, a director and the founder of Superior Copper where $3.5 M in capital was raised for copper exploration at the Coppercorp Mine Project in Ontario and the Rivière Doré Project in Quebec.  Previous to this, Ms. Baker was a consultant for American Lithium Minerals and was responsible for acquiring the large Borate Hills boron lithium project in Nevada and having Japan Oil (JOGMEC) invest $4 M to advance the 350 M ton project through the pre-feasibility stage.  From September 2007 to June 2009, Ms. Baker was the President, CEO, a director and the founder of Canada Lithium.  Ms. Baker was instrumental in restructuring the prior company debt, raising $8 M in capital and strategically positioning the company in lithium business; including acquiring the Quebec Lithium project and initiating lithium exploration in the Great Basin of the United States.

 

 

CONSULTING GEOLOGIST

 

Joerg Kleinboeck,

P.Geo.

Mr. Kleinboeck is a professional geologist with over 15 years of mineral exploration experience.  Mr. Kleinboeck holds a BSc (Geology) from Laurentian University and is a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario.  Mr. Kleinboeck has held senior positions for several junior mining companies including Canadian Continental Exploration Corp., Mineral Mountain Resources Ltd., and Fletcher Nickel Inc.  He has been involved in grass roots exploration through to advanced projects.  Mr. Kleinboeck operates JMK Exploration Consulting, a geological consulting and services company located in North Bay, Ontario.

 

 

Advisory Board

Green Swan’s Advisory Board advises the Directors and Management from time to time on specialized discrete complex issues.

 

Dr. Stephen Coutts

Dr. Coutts is a 25-year member of the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is the Medical Director for three clinics in northeastern Ontario and, as a clinical physician co-ordinator, treats patients with chronic pain and addiction issues.

He graduated from The University of Western Ontario, following which he completed his post graduate training in Victoria, British Columbia. Dr. Coutts practiced Emergency Medicine in the United States for several years before returning to the role of Medical Director.

Further, Dr. Coutts was a registrant with an IIROC member firm for four years. He acts as a lecturer and consultant to major pharmaceutical companies on chronic musculoskeletal pain and novel pain therapies.

 

Mr. Jeffrey Robbins

Mr. Robbins is an attorney and practice head of the Entrepreneurial Services Group at Messerli & Kramer P.A. in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For over 30 years, he has represented entrepreneurs, early-stage investors, high-growth private enterprises, and publicly traded companies.

He is a member of various investor networks, a judge for the annual Minnesota Cup business plan competition and a regular adjunct lecturer at the Carlson School of Management (University of Minnesota). Mr. Robbins was named for 2011 as one of “200 Minnesotans You Should Know” by Twin Cities Business magazine.

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PETER M. CLAUSI,

BA, JD

President, CEO and Director

Mr. Clausi is an experienced investment banker, C-level executive and Ontario lawyer with extensive experience in mining finance, shareholder rights and corporate growth. As CEO of Green Swan Capital Corp, he is overseeing the exploration of Canada’s pre-eminent cobalt property, in the world-famous Sudbury Basin. With GTA Resources in 2016, he helped create an innovative mining finance model to access recent securities regulatory amendments. He is General Counsel of GTA Resources and Mining Inc. (TSXV), an independent director of Baja Mining Corp. (TSXV), and past Interim CEO of Eastern Platinum Limited (TMX) after leading a successful proxy battle for control.

 

BRIAN CRAWFORD,

B. COM., CPA, CA

CFO and Director

Brian has over thirty years experience as a financial officer of private and public corporations. Brian is a chartered professional accountant and is currently chief financial officer and a director of several other Reporting Issuers including GTA Resources and Mining Inc., Falcon Gold Corp. and Tempus Capital Inc., CFO of a private company, and the CEO of a private corporate finance company.

 

DR. TOM E. MCCANDLESS,

M.Sc., PhD

Director

Dr. McCandless is an economic geologist with over 30 years of experience in exploration and early stage development of mineral properties. He served as Chief Mineralogist for Ashton Mining of Canada and for Stornoway Diamonds Corporation, and was directly involved in the discovery and assessment of the Renard diamond deposit, soon to be Quebec’s first diamond mine. Dr. McCandless is a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists and Engineers and as such is a Qualified Person for reporting purposes. He is principal of MCC Geoscience Inc. (North Vancouver. B.C.) and provides advice to international companies including advice on budgets, greenfields and brownfields exploration programs, due diligence, and project audits. He is also Adjunct Professor of Geosciences at the University of Arizona and the University of Alberta. As a Professional Geoscientist (APEGBC) and Qualified Person under NI 43-101, Dr. McCandless will work with the rest of the management team to plan and execute a spring and summer work program.

 

EDWARD STRINGER

Director

Edward has over forty four years of extensive experience in mining and mineral exploration and has held senior management positions in several private and public mining related companies. Edward is currently President and CEO of Colibri Resource Corporation.

Previously Edward has served as a director and Executive Chairman of Garson Gold Corp., as a director and CEO of Garson Resources Ltd., as CEO and a director of Falcon Gold Corp., and as a director of Landdrill International Inc. Edward is a permanent life member of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada.

 

JUDY BAKER,

BSC, MBA

Director

Judy has 25 years of experience in capital markets including equity analysis, restructuring, fund management, and mineral exploration and mining company activity. Ms. Baker serves on the board of directors of Nemaska Lithium, Star Gold and Arbitrage Exploration Inc.  Ms. Baker holds an Honours B.Sc. Geological Engineering in Mineral Resources Exploration from Queen’s University (1990) and an M.B.A. from Ivey Business School (1995).

From June 2011 to January 2014, Ms. Baker was the CEO, a director and the founder of Superior Copper where $3.5 M in capital was raised for copper exploration at the Coppercorp Mine Project in Ontario and the Rivière Doré Project in Quebec.  Previous to this, Ms. Baker was a consultant for American Lithium Minerals and was responsible for acquiring the large Borate Hills boron lithium project in Nevada and having Japan Oil (JOGMEC) invest $4 M to advance the 350 M ton project through the pre-feasibility stage.  From September 2007 to June 2009, Ms. Baker was the President, CEO, a director and the founder of Canada Lithium.  Ms. Baker was instrumental in restructuring the prior company debt, raising $8 M in capital and strategically positioning the company in lithium business; including acquiring the Quebec Lithium project and initiating lithium exploration in the Great Basin of the United States.

 

 

CONSULTING GEOLOGIST

 

Joerg Kleinboeck,

P.GEO.

Mr. Kleinboeck is a professional geologist with over 15 years of mineral exploration experience.  Mr. Kleinboeck holds a BSc (Geology) from Laurentian University and is a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario.  Mr. Kleinboeck has held senior positions for several junior mining companies including Canadian Continental Exploration Corp., Mineral Mountain Resources Ltd., and Fletcher Nickel Inc.  He has been involved in grass roots exploration through to advanced projects.  Mr. Kleinboeck operates JMK Exploration Consulting, a geological consulting and services company located in North Bay, Ontario.

 

 

ADVISORY BOARD

Green Swan’s Advisory Board advises the Directors and Management from time to time on specialized discrete complex issues.

 

DR. STEPHEN COUTTS

Dr. Coutts is a 25-year member of the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is the Medical Director for three clinics in northeastern Ontario and, as a clinical physician co-ordinator, treats patients with chronic pain and addiction issues.

He graduated from The University of Western Ontario, following which he completed his post graduate training in Victoria, British Columbia. Dr. Coutts practiced Emergency Medicine in the United States for several years before returning to the role of Medical Director.

Further, Dr. Coutts was a registrant with an IIROC member firm for four years. He acts as a lecturer and consultant to major pharmaceutical companies on chronic musculoskeletal pain and novel pain therapies.

 

MR. JEFFREY ROBBINS

Mr. Robbins is an attorney and practice head of the Entrepreneurial Services Group at Messerli & Kramer P.A. in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For over 30 years, he has represented entrepreneurs, early-stage investors, high-growth private enterprises, and publicly traded companies.

He is a member of various investor networks, a judge for the annual Minnesota Cup business plan competition and a regular adjunct lecturer at the Carlson School of Management (University of Minnesota). Mr. Robbins was named for 2011 as one of “200 Minnesotans You Should Know” by Twin Cities Business magazine.