James Garcelon, – Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. Garcelon has over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry. He began his career at RBC Dominion Securities where he acted in a number of capacities and areas including investment banking, derivatives and quantitative research. In 1997, he joined Pacific Century Group a Hong Kong based private equity fund. Pacific Century was then a strategic investor in Gordon Capital Corporation, which was acquired by HSBC Securities in late 1998. Mr. Garcelon played an instrumental role in the restructuring and merging of the two organizations. He was appointed Managing Director, Institutional Research at HSBC Securities in 2000. In 2003, Mr. Garcelon joined National Bank Financial and was promoted to Managing Director, Head of Institutional Sales in 2005. Currently Mr. Garcelon is a Principal with, and cofounder of, Grove Capital Group a merchant banking group. He recently acted as an advisor to Homeland Energy Group on business development and acquisition opportunities. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a Masters of Science in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics in addition to a HBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business.
Geoffrey (Geoff) Kritzinger – Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Kritzinger graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto. He then spent four years with KPMG in Edmonton, obtaining his CA designation in 1986. From 2001 to 2008, Mr. Kritzinger was a partner with Shimmerman Penn LLP, a mid-sized accounting firm in Toronto, where he managed a large audit practice, including public company clients in the junior mining sector and private companies in industries such as health care, manufacturing and distribution. From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Kritzinger was Chief Financial Officer of Enquest Energy Services Corp., an oilfield services company with annualized revenues in excess of $150 million. Prior to his appointment as CFO of Enquest, he was also a member of the Practice Inspection Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario. Mr. Kritzinger is also currently CFO of Homeland Uranium Inc.
William (Bill) Trewick – President and Chief Operating Officer and Director
Mr. Trewick joined Anglo American Corporation as a geologist in 1976. He worked his way up through the organization culminating with his appointment as Head of Geology for Anglo Gold’s South African operations in 2001 and of the Africa Underground Mines, after its merger with Ashanti. In 2008 he assumed responsibility for AngloGold Ashanti’s Greenfields Exploration in Africa. Mr. Trewick has presented at both local and international geological conferences; is a Fellow of the Geological Society of South Africa; and, is a member of the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP). He has a BSc Honours degree in Geology and an MBA; he also attended the Ashridge Executive Development Proramme in 1998.