CEO & Director
Mr. Isaacs has a 30-year career on Bay Street specializing in the resource sector both as a corporate executive of resource companies and as an investment banker.
This extensive experience has allowed him to successfully seek out and engage and acquire significant resource assets and financing to support exploration, development and mining activities for his operating and investee companies. Mr. Isaacs has been involved as principal in 30 listed companies and has served as a director and / or senior officer of over 35 listed companies. He was the President and Director of Forsys Metals Corp. from 2003 to 2007, a TSX listed company with uranium properties in Namibia, Africa which he managed from start up to in excess of $750 million in market capitalization raising over $70 million to advanced its uranium property from the exploration stage to the production decision stage. Mr. Isaacs is currently a Director of AM Resources Corp. (TSX.V: AMR), a mining company engaged in the exploration of coal, hydrocarbons and gold mining sites located in Colombia. He is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and has held numerous securities certifications and licenses.
Anthony James Nieuwenhuys
Mr. Nieuwenhuys has significant experience in greenfield and brownfield exploration projects and transitioning these projects into world-class mines.
Mr. Nieuwenhuys is currently Chief Executive Officer at Eurasia Mining PLC, a PGM and battery metals company, listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM), focused on Russian PGE and battery metals assets. Previous he was the Chief Operating Officer at Polyus Gold, Russia’s largest gold miner and the Chief Executive Officer at South African Lesego Platinum Mining Limited. James has an engineering background and has also held senior executive positions at a number of EPC organizations, including SNC Lavalin and Bateman Diamonds.
Mr. Vieira is a sole practitioner specializing in securities and corporate law. From 2016 to 2019, Mr. Vieira was Vice President, Corporate & Legal Affairs for Distinct Infrastructure Group Inc.
Prior to joining Distinct Infrastructure Group Inc., Mr. Vieira was a partner at the law firm Blaney McMurtry LLP and Fogler Rubinoff LLP. Mr. Vieira was called to the Ontario Bar in 1999.
Mr. Spiro is a well-known litigator and successful investor. Mr. Spiro has been a partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP since October 2017.
Prior to that, Mr. Spiro had been an attorney at Brafman and Associates in New York City since July 2013. Mr. Spiro is a former prosecutor and the former coordinator of an autism children’s program at McLean Hospital, Harvard’s psychiatric hospital. Mr. Spiro is a graduate of Harvard Law School where he continues to teach. He has lectured and written on a variety of subjects related to psychology and the law. Mr. Spiro serves as a board member and strategic advisor to a number of public and private companies. Mr. Spiro serves as the Chairman of Glassbridge Enterprises. We believe Mr. Spiro is qualified to serve on our Board of Directors because of his significant analytical and overall business leadership skills.
VP Corporate Development & Director
Mr. Panoulias is a capital markets professional with over 15 years of experience.
He has previously worked at Echelon Wealth Partners, Fraser Mackenzie, and Dundee Capital Markets, raising over one billion dollars for issuers in the mining sector and advising senior management teams on numerous merger and acquisition transactions. Prior to entering capital markets, Mr. Panoulias held senior roles at Kinross Gold Corporation and TVX Gold Inc. in corporate development, responsible for managing various acquisition and divestiture activities. He currently is the Vice President of Corporate Development for Freeman Gold Corp and on the Board of Bonavista Resources Corp. Mr. Panoulias holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and is a member of the Canadian Institution of Mining and Metallurgy and the Toronto Society of Financial Analysts.
VP Exploration & Director
Richard holds an M.Sc. in Economic Geology from the University of Witwatersrand. Richard worked on Anglo Platinum’s Mogalakwena Mine prior to joining Umbono in 2005.
He has been involved in several exploration programs in South Africa and Northern Canada, including various Ni-PGE, diamond, coal, coal-bed methane, zinc and gold exploration projects. Richard provides sound geoscience input in development planning to ensure effective data acquisition and management from exploration through to feasibility. Richard successfully acted as Project Manager for the 50 Moz Lesego Platinum project, advancing the project from an inferred resource to a completed bankable feasibility study with proven and probable reserves, on time and under budget, managing all aspects of the programme, from exploration design to various licencing applications.
Mr. Zorbas is an entrepreneur with a proven track record in the metals exploration and development industry and the investment banking. He has held senior advisory positions in various facets of business including operations, marketing, sales, strategic planning and structured finance.
He also serves as URU Metals Ltd. Chief Executive Officer since 2 June 2014. He has served as Director of Captor Capital Corp since 2008. He was appointed Chairman of Management Resource Solutions PLC in April 2017. He also served as the President of MGM Productions Group Inc. a company focused in media and retail investments, as well as Director of both ZorCorp Capital Holdings and Starline Capital Holdings Infrastructure Fund. He served as the Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Monchhichi PLC (former: Mercom Capital PLC) until 23 December 2016. Mr. Zorbas also served as a Director of Stratton Capital Corp. until 20 October 2016. He is a founding shareholder of Asian Coast Development Ltd. Mr. Zorbas holds an Honors Bachelors in Economics from the University of Toronto.