Board of Directors
President and Chief Executive Officer
David Grondin has worked in the financial and mining sectors for over 20 years. He has been President and CEO of the Company since December 2011 and is a director of AM Resources. He was President and CEO of NQ Exploration Inc. from October 2007 to May 2018. He also acted as a financial analyst for CTI Capital Inc. from 1997 to 2000. Mr. Grondin has a bachelor degree in business administration (finance) from HEC Montréal and experience in initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions and reverse takeovers.
Michel E. Labrousse
StormHarbour Securities Hong Kong
For the past twenty years, Michel Labrousse has developed various businesses in investment banking and financial markets in Europe and Asia. Currently a Senior Advisor for StormHarbour Securities Hong Kong, a small debt capital markets securities firm focusing on China-related businesses and having some areas of expertise in infrastructure, natural resources and real estate. Until July 2009, he was in charge of the financial markets businesses and subsidiaries in Asia of Natixis, the French banking group where he focused his efforts to build the public markets franchise with an emphasis on the equity, commodities and fixed income derivatives businesses. He was also involved in developing a Strategic Solutions business for both corporate and institutional to cover their funding and risk hedging needs. Previously he ran the same business in Japan for ten years. His teams have developed various financing solutions to liabilities management optimization. While based in London he also developed a global macro internal hedge fund when he served as Deputy Head of the markets and investment banking activities covering all asset classes.
Cavendish Investment Corp.
Jean-Sébastien Jacquetin has over 20 years of corporate finance and merchant banking experience for small and medium-sized enterprises. He is currently Managing Partner at Cavendish Investment Corp., a multi-family office in Hong Kong. Mr. Jacquetin began his career as a Project Officer for UNESCO in Paris and then worked as an Investment Manager for Natixis Banque both in Paris and New York, where he coordinated fund sponsors and capital markets contacts. After Natixis Banque, Mr. Jacquetin was with both Meredith Financial Group and Du Pasquier in New York, where he was involved in corporate finance, advisory, and institutional brokerage. Since 2016, Mr. Jacquetin has spent his time in Asia, where he worked for Citic Hyperion, helping his corporate clients with investor diversification, corporate finance advisory, and strategic partnerships. Mr. Jacquetin has a B.Sc. and an M.Sc. in political science from the University of Montreal and an MBA from Institut d’études politiques - Sciences Po Paris.
Founding Partner and Owner, Fladgate Exploration Consulting
Caitlin Jeffs received her Honours B.Sc. in Geology from the University of British Columbia in 2002. Caitlin has worked for several junior and major companies since 2002 in both gold and base metal exploration. Most of her experience has been with Placer Dome CLA Inc. and Goldcorp Inc. managing all aspects of deep exploration projects and specializing in GIS technology and 3D modeling of ore bodies. She is a founding partner and 33% owner of Fladgate Exploration Consulting Corporation of Thunder Bay, ON, a full service mineral exploration consulting firm.
President and CEO
Albert Contardi is a consultant/adviser with over 15 years of legal, investment and capital markets experience. He is currently President of Generic Capital Corporation, a Toronto based EMD finance firm as well as Interim President and CEO of QcX Gold, a Quebec based junior exploration company. Mr. Contardi's experience involves advising and structuring corporate finance transactions in the mining, tech and biotech sectors to maximize the value of projects/assets. He has been called to the Ontario Bar and is a graduate of Queen's University Law School. In addition, Mr. Contardi sits on various public company Boards.
Wanda Cutler has worked with reporting issuers for more than 20 years in capital markets, corporate development, marketing, and investor communications. She has acted as a strategic advisor to a number of public companies including: multiple junior mining companies, investment companies and alternative energy companies. During her career she has been involved in a numerous equity/debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances and has incubated new companies. In addition, she sits on the boards of various public companies. Wanda holds a Bachelor of Social Science (Political Science) from the University of Ottawa and is President of Cutler McCarthy, a capital markets advisory firm.