Silver Mountain Mines is comprised of a diversified team of professionals with combined backgrounds in business, financing, mining, evaluation and exploration experience including scoping, due diligence, management of production projects, mine development and planning.
Steve Konopelky, President/CEO and Director, Steve brings a dynamic leadership approach to the company through his 17 years of business experience, including corporate structures, finance and marketing across various industries. Steve is a founding Director and past President a medical/insurance technology company. Steve was Vice President of a power development company, responsible for business development and marketing for a private subsidiary of a large insurance company’s thermal power division. Steve holds a degree from the University of Toronto and also accredited designations in financial, investment and risk management areas.
Stuart Crichton, CA, CFO of Silver Mountain Mines. Stuart is a seasoned professional Chartered Accountant with more than 35 years of working in both public and private resource and investment companies, as well as experience in public accounting practices for a major accounting firm. Stuart brings expertise in accounting, treasury, business start-up, planning and analysis as well as both internal and external auditing following 11 years as financial executive with a private specialty fund manager and investment holding company. He also had significant involvement in formation and growth of royalty entities through transactions valued in excess of $190 million. Stuart previously spent four years as Controller/CFO of Canada’s largest, independent, crude oil marketing company and 10 years of increasing responsibility with a large public oil and gas company.
Vince Goegan, Chairman, is a retired corporate executive from Canadian Pacific Railway with over 30 years business experience. He continues to consult in the areas of business management, logistics and has worked with numerous multi-national companies such as Exxon, McKinsey, Bowater and Petro Canada.
James Macintosh, B.Sc. is a Director, who brings over 26 years’ experience in the mining industry and as a mining analyst. For the past 20 years he has held various executive and directorial positions with numerous public and private companies in Canada and the United States. James is currently President and CEO of Continental Mining and Smelting Limited, an emerging North American gold and silver producer and CFO of Canuc Resources Corporation, a junior natural resource company. He spent ten years as the President, COO and a Director of Innovium Media Properties Corp., and sits on the Board of Directors and chairs the Audit Committees of Carlisle Goldfields Limited, GTA Resources and Mining Inc., Parkside Resources Corporation and Asia Now Resources Corp. Mr. Macintosh is also a Director of Continental Mining and Smelting Limited, Atlas Precious Metals Inc. and CircuitMeter Inc. Mr. Macintosh graduated from Queen’s University with a B.Sc.(Honours, Geological Sciences) and is on the Queen’s University Geology Council.
Daniel G. Belot, BA, Director, has over 27 years of extensive financial experience. Dan is currently the CFO of Bow River Energy Ltd, a private oil and natural gas company. Prior to this, he was the CFO of Skope Energy (a public natural gas production company), Petrodorado Energy (a public international oil exploration company) and was the Vice President Finance, CFO and co-founder of Trafalgar Energy Ltd (a Canadian public oil and natural gas producer). Mr. Belot was also the Vice President Finance and CFO of Baytex Energy Trust (a Canadian oil and gas energy trust). He has previous former relevant experience as an investment and corporate banker. Mr. Belot holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Calgary.
Mary P. Webster, B.Sc. Geology, is a Director, who brings extensive technical and corporate experience to the Company, including over 20 years field experience as geologist and project manager involving project planning, operations and new project generation. Two career technical highlights include Exploration Manager for Geddes Resources Ltd. (responsible for developing Windy Craggy, the largest copper deposit in the western world) and President of Liberty Mineral Exploration during its transition from the Yukon, NWT to Timmins, ON for launch as a nickel producer. Mrs. Webster served as the trusted in-house mining analyst to three corporate finance firms in Toronto. In addition, she was Founder and President of a 100% First Nation owned and controlled mining project development company involving 17 First Nations from Yukon and B.C. Mrs. Webster has instigated and managed cross-jurisdictional project compliance programs involving fisheries, wildlife, forestry, communities and First Nations, with all proponent and stakeholder considerations. Mrs. Webster also delivered a $25 million alliance between Major Operator/Banking Group and First Nation Company and was recognized for Best in Canada performance of junior resource fund management. She attended the Colorado School of Mines and holds a degree in geology from McMaster University.
Rick Walker, B.Sc., M.Sc., P.Geo., Rick has over 25 years of geology and structural mapping experience in the mineral exploration business. Rick has a strong background ranging from complex structured areas to advanced exploration definition. Rick worked on a variety of deposit types; porphyries, sedimentary exhalative (SEDEX), volcanogenic massive sulphides (VMS), low tonnage vein-type, industrial minerals; gold, silver, base metals, rare to strategic metals and diamonds. Rick has delivered significant geological value throughout is career for several junior and major resource companies.
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