CEO & Chairman
Mark Billings is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Canamex Resources Corp. (TSX-V: CSQ). He recently served as a Director and as Senior Vice-President, Corporate Development of Argex Titanium Inc. (TSX: RGX), a company he co-founded in 2007. Prior to founding Argex, Mark served as Chief Financial Officer for private and public Internet companies from 2000 to 2004. From 2004 to 2006, he was Vice-President of Corporate Finance with Desjardins Securities Inc., where he led a number of public and private financings and took companies public on the Canadian exchanges. Mark also served as a director or officer with other junior resource companies in Canada. He has a Bachelor of Arts (Highest Honours) in Political Science from Carleton University, an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
Greg Hahn, P. Geo, Geo. Engineer
Mr. Hahn is a Professional Geologist and Geological Engineer, who has over 35 years of extensive experience in exploration and mine development. Mr. Hahn has held senior level management postions with several public mining companies, where during his career, he has used his expertise to take projects from mine development through to production, these include; permitting, engineering, construction and operations for Constellation Copper Corporation, construction and operations for two open pit heap leach gold and silver mines with Coca Mines Inc, exploration for investment opportunities in Latin America for St. Mary Minerals Inc., as well as, exploration and pre-development for Noranda Inc. Additionally, Mr. Hahn has been instrumentally involved in financing and mergers for Metalline Mining Company, which resulted in significant market cap increase and Marathon PGM Corp, which sold in 2010 for $170 million. Mr. Hahn holds a B.A. in Earth Sciences and an M.S. in Geology and Geological Engineering.
Richard Barnett, CGA
CFO and Secretary
Mr. Barnett has extensive corporate experience as a Chief Financial Officer, Controller, and Secretary with over 20 years of accounting experience serving both public and private corporations. His experience covers a wide range of companies producing oil & gas, resource & explorations, engineering, and research & development. Mr. Barnett is a member of the Certified General Accountants of British Columbia. In order to stay abreast of new business procedures, he has taken extensive business and accounting courses in addition to regulatory courses and workshops. In addition to overseeing the accounting functions within the Company, Mr. Barnett’s responsibilities include managing the annual audit, budgeting, preparation of financial statements and management discussions & analyses.
Dr. Dean McDonald, Ph.D., P.Geo.
A seasoned industry professional, Dr. McDonald, Ph.D., P.Geo serves as Hecla Mining Company’s Senior Vice President-Exploration. Dr. McDonald is experienced in all aspects of mineral exploration from grass roots programs through to feasibility studies, ore reserve estimations, and has experience in operations. Prior to his employment with Hecla Mining Company, he was Vice-President Exploration and Business Development for Committee Bay Resource Ltd., and was Exploration Manager for Miramar Mining Corporation and Northern Orion Explorations from 1996 to 2003. From 1990 to 1995 he was Superintendent Technical Services at the Con Mine for Miramar Mining/Nerco Minerals. Dr. McDonald obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree from McMaster University, and completed a Master’s in Economic Geology at the University of New Brunswick. He completed a Ph.D. in Mineral Deposits Geology at the University of Western Ontario.
Mr. Stark has over 32 years of business experience in the private sector as an owner and operator of two successful companies, and 27 years in the public sector. Mr. Stark’s background includes corporate financing, investor relations, market support and corporate strategic development. Companies he has worked with in the past include; Exeter Resources and Extorre Resources. Mr. Stark is currently chairman of Arizona Silver Exploration Inc.
FRANK HOEGEL, MBA
Frank Hoegel began his career with a London interdealer broker institute GFI Group involved in various forms of stocks, warrants and bonds. Mr. Hoegel currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Peter Beck Performance Fonds GbR, and sits on the advisory board of Concept Capital Management, which is an asset management company, focused on evaluating and investing in Canadian resource companies, through equity investments, convertible bonds and gold, silver, and copper off-take agreements. Mr. Hoegel completed his degree in Master of Business Administration (FH) with a focus on Financial Management, Banking and International Business & Management from the University of Nürtingen, Germany. Mr. Hoegel has broad base of experience in global investments, where his expertise has been primarily focused on the structuring, initiation, and completion of international convertible debenture financings.
Jeb Handwerger is President of Mining Development Corp and editor of Gold Stock Trades for over six years. Mr. Handerger studied engineering and mathematics and received his undergraduate degree from University of Buffalo and a Masters Degree at Nova Southeastern University.