Max Porterfield


Over ten years of experience in natural resources and financial markets, previously with Brazil Resources Inc., Uranium Energy Corp. and US Global Investors. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University, with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.


Killian Ruby


A Chartered Professional Accountant and was formerly an Assurance Partner at Wolrige Mahon LLP (now Baker Tilly Canada), and prior to that a Senior Manager with KPMG, working predominantly with public companies.

James Pickell

Consulting Geologist

Over 40 years of VMS exploration experience globally. Notable discoveries include the Callinan North, Konuto Lake and 777 ore bodies within the Flin Flon district of Manitoba, Canada. Mr. Pickell is a recipient of the PDAC Bill Dennis Prospector of the Year Award for his role in the discovery of the 777 Mine.


JJ O’Donnell

Consulting Geologist

Over 25 years of VMS exploration experience within Canada while holding senior positions with Callinex, HudBay, Selwyn Chihong Mining and Granges. Mr. O’Donnell has been instrumental in the exploration and development of the world-class Howard’s Pass Zinc Project located in Yukon, Canada.


Mike Muzylowski

Consulting Geologist and Advisor

Involved in the discovery of 12 VMS mines in the Flin Flon district of Manitoba, Canada. His discoveries include the Trout Lake mine, which operated from 1982-2012. Mr. Muzylowski received the 1988 PDAC Developer of the Year award and is a 2011 inductee into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame.


Alan Vowles

Consulting Geophysicist

Over 35 years of VMS exploration experience within the North America and an integral member of the HudBay team that discovered the Lalor deposit in Saskatchewan. Mr. Vowles is a recipient of the PDAC Bill Dennis Prospector of the Year Award for his role in the discovery of the Lalor Mine.



Keith Minty

An experienced mining engineer currently serving as the Senior VP of Business Development at Stope Capital Advisors and he was previously the Chief Operating Officer of Thani Emirates Resource Holdings Ltd.


Michael Louie

A Principal in D+H Group LLP with 25 years of accounting experience, specifically working on behalf of First Nations organizations and specializing within the Canadian mining sector.


Nico Civelli

An independent financial advisor specializing in natural resources, and the VP of Finance for Pacific LNG which recently sold to Oil Search Ltd. for USD $900 million.




Carlo Civelli

Chairman of Advisory Board

Since founding Clarion Finanz AG in 1980, Mr. Civelli has been instrumental in funding early stage investments, nearly a dozen of which have developed into billion dollar market cap companies.


Steve Swatton

Over 28 years of experience in both technical and senior managerial experience, previously the Global Head of Business Development for BHP Billiton’s Exploration Division.


Jayant Bhandari

A Senior Analyst of Anarcho Capital, distinguished speaker and published author, Mr. Bhandari advises institutional investors about opportunities in the natural resources sector on a global scale.