Mr. Werner is Past CEO of Ascendant Holdings Ltd which completed two separate IPO’s on TSX for Ecuadorian based mining companies. He was also Founder and CEO of River Hills Resources which joint ventured with Chinese State-Owned company to develop three projects in Ecuador.
Mr. Gallon is a registered professional mining executive with over 45 years experience in all phases of exploration and mining, both open pit and underground, from grass roots exploration through feasibility studies, mine development & construction, to process plant design and operational mine management.
Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Washington has extensive experience in both the capital markets and investment management areas. He has served as Managing Director of Oberon Securities LLC, a boutique investment bank and VP of AQR Capital Management LLC, where he acted as a senior portfolio manager of multi-billion investment funds for top institutional clients and investors. He is also the founder of Mercury Americas, where he has advised natural resources clients in Mexico and Latam in a wide array of capital transactions.
Sr. VP – Legal / Business
Mr. Thatcher has participated as a legal and capital formation advisor for various internationally-based clients and companies. He concentrates in the practice areas of capital formation, venture capital, securities regulation, mergers & acquisitions, cross-border business development and licensing.
Geologist and Global Mining
Andrew is a geologist with over 30 yrs. of international mining, exploration, capital markets and management experience and is former Director, Global Mining Finance at Deutsche Bank. Andrew holds a P. Geo designation and is a QP (Qualified Person) under NI 43-101 for resource estimation and reporting in multiple commodities and deposit types. He has worked for leading international mining houses such as WMC (Western Mining Corporation) Minorc0 Service BV, Anglo American PLC, and Kilborn – SNC Lavalin and through his private consulting practice, he has an impressive client list. Andrew currently serves in many part time roles; EVP Natural Resources, Proudfoot, Europe (management consulting), MD Ploutonic Metals, Ploutonic Resources and Troulli Mining, Europe (private mining exploration and development), Non-Executive Director, Caerus Mineral Resources, U.K. (pre IPO mineral exploration and development) and MD / CEO InDepth Analytics, Canada (Machine Learning and AI driven MINTECH mining valuation and analytical platform).
Mr. Jurika has 20+ years’ experience in mining and finance. In the 90s he was part of Robertson Stephens an investment bank then acquired by Bank of Boston. Later he spent several years as a portfolio manager for a Hedge Fund. Mr. Jurika has brought two mineral exploration companies from startup through IPO. Most recently Dana has been the CFO of CMMC, Redstone, and SensorComm. He previously has sat on the board of several public and private corporations and holds the CFA designation.
EIR & Cryptocurrency Advisor
Elizabeth is Entrepreneur in Residence at a strategic fund with a B2B, enterprise technology focus, and primary technology market research firm in NYC. Elizabeth became majority-invested into distributed ledger technology & cryptocurrency in 2010, while independently researching economics supportive of decentralized systems and marketplaces. Elizabeth currently advises ventures with digital assets under management, and initiatives leveraging blockchain that are long-term impact-oriented [specifically with market, AI/ML, and quality of life/longevity focuses] - as well as Opportunity Zones seeking regulatory framework innovation to adapt for emerging markets and technologies.
Global Commodities Finance
Mr. Gavilan is a global commodities finance executive with over 25 years of finance, risk management, marketing, and mining and metals experience. Mr. Gavilan is a principal and advisor for Gavilan Commodities LLC, a company he founded in March 2019; which provides marketing, financing, supply chain optimization and advisory services to the global commodities industry. Mr. Gavilan developed his extensive finance and risk management knowledge and global relationships during his tenure at four major commodity businesses. Over two decades, he held increasingly senior roles at JPMorgan Chase, ICBC Standard Bank, BNP Paribas and Deutsche Bank.
ACRC is planning strategic North American corporate expansion by partnering with an alternative metals capital provider.
Capital Markets & Investor
Mr. Webster has extensive experience as an executive and advisor in the construction and precious gemstone mining industries. Mr. Webster has advised companies across several industries on capital and debt structures capitalizing on his capital markets expertise. He has successfully lead companies in recapitalizing their balance sheet, a continued focused on growth initiatives, to an eventual sale of businesses. He splits his time between Pennsylvania and Vermont and is a graduate of Villanova University.