Mr Vaillancourt has 30 years experience in global financial markets, during which time he was involved in over $35 billion of financings for the resource sector. Mr Vaillancourt is currently President of Mount Everest Finance Limited, which invests natural resource companies. Prior, he was at HSBC as Managing Director and Global Head of Metals & Mining. From 1992 to 2009 he was at BMO Capital Markets as Managing Director and Head of European Equity Products. Additionally, he has been a sell-side analyst at RBC Capital Markets and is a graduate of McGill University. He is the chairman of Redstar Gold Corp, a TSX-listed gold exploration company.
James “Jamie” Lesser has 18yrs experience in equity capital markets, of which 12yrs focused on the resource sector. He has spent 6yrs focused on AIM juniors and latterly 6yrs as Director of HSBC’s Top 10 Ranked Mining Team. Mr Lesser is currently Co-founder and Executive Director of Chalkstone Partners Ltd. which mitigates political and social risks in emerging markets by improving community relations. He has extensive experience in the analysis and appraisal of mining companies across the globe as corporate broker and sell-side resources specialist sales.
Sean Keenan is a geologist with a deep and wide ranging experience in finance. Sean is currently General Manager of Corporate Development for Chalice Gold, an Australian based ASX and TSX listed gold mining company. In addition, Mr Keenan is a director of Redstar Gold Corp, a TSX-listed gold exploration company. Mr Keenan spent seven years with Resource Capital Funds (RCF), one of the largest mining focused Private Equity fund management companies. Mr Keenan also spent six years at BMO Capital Markets, one of the world’s leading mining investment banks, in both research and investment banking.
Mr. Keenan has a BSc. in Geology from the University of Western Australia and MSc. from the Imperial College, Royal School of Mines. Sean is currently also a director of Aveyron Capital LLC and Ophir Metals Pty. Ltd. He was previously a director of Pursuit Resources Pty Limited.