Management & Directors
President & CEO & Director
Mr. Blythe, P.Eng., has a Master of Business Administration from La Trobe University in Melbourne and a Bachelor of Mining Engineering degree from the Western Australian School of Mines. Mr. Blythe is an independent mining consultant who provides diligence reviews and operational advice to mining companies and financiers. His previous roles include Vice President of Corporate Development at Nevsun Resources Ltd. from 2017 until its acquisition by Zijin Mining Group Ltd. for $1.9 billion in 2018. Mr. Blythe was President & CEO of Tarsis Resources Ltd. (now Alianza Minerals Ltd.) (TSXV: ANZ) from 2007 until 2015 and concurrently served as Vice President, Mining of Almaden Minerals Ltd. (TSX: AMM, NYSE MKT: AAU) from 2006 to 2011.
Mr. Blythe previously served as a Corporate Senior Mining Engineer for Placer Dome Inc. based in Vancouver from 2004 until 2006, where he completed internal and external mine evaluation, including advising on potential acquisitions and mining technology implementation. Mr. Blythe has also managed mines in Australia for Placer Dome Inc. and WMC Ltd. Mr. Blythe has a strong understanding of mine feasibility and led two feasibility studies which resulted in successful operating mines, Raleigh Mine and Bullant Mine, both located in Kalgoorlie, Australia. Mr. Blythe is registered professional engineer in British Columbia.
Mark Brown, CPA-CA
Mr. Brown, CPA, CA, is the President and a director of Pacific Opportunity Capital Ltd. (“Pacific Opportunity”), a financial consulting and merchant banking firm active in venture capital markets in North America. Mr. Brown’s role at Pacific Opportunity focuses on providing constructive financial support to a range of companies that Pacific Opportunity Capital Ltd. invests in. Mr. Brown’s background includes founding one company which became a $500 million company. Mr. Brown has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia and became a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1993.
Mr. Burns, P.Geo., is a geologist with 25 years of extensive international experience in exploration, mining and resource evaluation. He is currently the Vice President of Technical Services at Wheaton Precious Metals where he is responsible for the technical review of potential precious metals stream financing opportunities. He has been with the company since 2008 and prior to Wheaton, Neil held numerous positions with mining and consulting firms including Corporate Resource Geologist and Project Geologist for Lundin Mining Corporation and Resource Consultant for Snowden Mining Industry Consultants. Neil holds a Masters degree in Mineral Exploration from Queen’s University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Dalhousie University and is a registered Professional Geologist with Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia.
Mr. Trebicock, B.Sc., MBA, is the Chief Executive Officer and director of KORE Mining Ltd. (TSXV: KORE). Mr. Trebilcock has over 25 years of experience as a process engineer, management consultant, and mining executive. Prior to joining KORE Mining, he was Chief Development Officer of Nevsun Resources Ltd. (“Nevsun”), responsible for strategy, corporate development, investor relations and exploration. Nevsun was sold to Zijin Mining Group Ltd. for $1.9 billion. Mr. Trebilcock also drove mergers and acquisitions at Nevsun, including the 2016 acquisition of Reservoir Minerals Inc. Mr. Trebilcock holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering, a Master of Business Administration degree from Queen’s University and is a Chartered Director (C.Dir.).
William (Bill) Wengzynowski
Mr. Wengzynowski, P.Eng., is a registered professional engineer in British Columbia and holds a Bachelor of Applied Sciences degree in Geological Engineering from the University of British Columbia. He spent most of his professional career in Yukon mineral exploration with the geological consulting firm of Archer, Cathro & Associates (1981) Limited where he started in 1983 and served as President from 2000 to 2011. He was part of the team that led ATAC Resources Ltd. (TSXV: ATC) to the discovery of the Tiger Gold Deposit and then Carlin-type mineralization at the Rackla Gold Project. He is a two-time recipient of the Yukon Prospector of the Year Award, once in 2000 and again in 2011. He was also co-recipient of the H.H. Spud Huestis Award for excellence in prospecting in exploration in 2013 for the discovery and development of the Rackla Gold Belt.
Winnie Wong, CPA-CA
CFO and Corporate Secretary
Ms. Wong, CPA, CA, is the Vice President of Client Services at Pacific Opportunity Capital Ltd., a firm that provides financial management and accounting services. Following her graduation from Queen’s University, Ms. Wong worked with Deloitte & Touche, where she earned her Chartered Accountant designation. In the past 21 years, Ms. Wong has acted as CFO and Corporate Secretary for various TSX Venture Exchange listed companies, including Strategem Capital Corporation (TSXV: SGE), Avrupa Minerals Ltd. (TSXV: AVU), Animas Resources Ltd., and AQM Copper Inc. Ms. Wong has been involved with several publicly traded companies that have become successful for the shareholders through building value or being taken over.