President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Edwards has worked for major and junior public companies with projects in Canada, the United States, Ecuador, Myanmar, Kazakhstan, Argentina and Peru. He most recently served as President & CEO of Lupaka Gold Corp. where he directed that company through its IPO, and guided growth through its strategic corporate acquisition of Andean American Gold Corp.
Mr. Edwards other past corporate positions include President of Ventura Gold Corp. that was acquired by International Minerals Inc., Vice President & CFO of Andean Resources which was acquired by Goldcorp, Vice President & CFO of Queenstake Resources which was acquired by Yukon Nevada Gold. Mr. Edwards was CFO for Ivanhoe Mines, joining the company while still private and taking it through its IPO on the TSX, project debt financing, copper offtake and corporate acquisitions.
Mr. Edwards professional experience includes more than 15 years in open-pit and underground mines in various operations capacities with Kinross, TVX Gold, Minorco, Rio Tinto, and Nerco Minerals. including Mine Manager at the underground TVX Gold Mineral Hill Mine in Montana. Mr. Edwards has a B.S. (Honours) in Geology from Utah State University and an Masters in Business Administration from University of Utah.
Chief Financial Officer
Qualified chartered accountant (CPA, CA) with more than fifteen years’ post qualification experience. Seven years’ industry experience with a consulting company working as CFO for multiple public companies. More than ten years’ experience in public practice with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) audit and assurance practice reaching the level of experienced Manager.
Randall L. Moore
Vice President, Exploration
Mr. Moore is the Executive Vice-President of Exploration of the Company and has over 30 years of mineral exploration experience. Prior to 2004, Mr. Moore was an independent consulting geologist and Resources Specialist for the State of Oregon. From 2004 to September 2007, Mr. Moore was the Vice-President of North American Exploration of General Minerals Corporation (now Sprott Resource Corp.). Mr. Moore is a Professional Geologist who received his B. Sc. degree in geology from the University of Oregon and has worked as the senior U.S. geologist for Cambior Exploration USA, Inc. (“Cambior”) from 1989 until 2000 when Cambior suspended exploration activities. Prior to his work with Cambior he worked for St. Joe Gold Corporation, Bond Gold Corporation, Noranda Inc., and Duval Corporation (a subsidiary of Pennzoil Corp.). He was associated with Bullfrog discovery in Nevada and the Livengood discovery in Alaska. He also identified the Gold Springs Property for the company.
Vice President, Exploration, South America
Mr. Malbran brings over 30 years of exploration industry experience and has served as Vice President of Exploration for South American Silver since its IPO in 2007. Mr Malbran was involved in a number of major mineral discoveries including Malku Khota, Escalones and Vizcachitas. His career has included exploration for precious and base metal deposits throughout Latin America with groups including Teck Cominco, General Minerals and Geoestudios Consultants. Mr. Malbran received his Degree in Geology from the University of Chile in 1983.