Director, President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Black is currently a Partner of Almonty Partners LLC and has over 15 years of experience in the tungsten mining industry. From June 2005 to December 2007, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Primary Metals Inc. (“PMI”), a former TSX-V listed tungsten mining company. Mr. Black also formerly served as head of sales and marketing for SC Mining Tungsten, Thailand.
Mr. Trachuk currently serves as Counsel at Norton Rose Fulbright, a leading global law firm, where he practices corporate and securities law with an emphasis on mergers, acquisitions and strategic alliances. Mr. Trachuk is the former General Counsel and was previously a director of Entertainment One, Ltd. (LSE:ETO), a global entertainment studio, that was a constituent member of the FTSE 250. Prior to joining Entertainment One he was a Senior Partner in the Business Law Group at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, a Canadian-based law firm, where he practised from 1989 to 2018. Mr. Trachuk currently serves on the board of directors of Playmaker Capital, Inc. (TSXV: PMKR), a digital sports media company, where he serves on the Audit Committee and as Chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee, and Thunderbird Entertainment Group Inc. (TSXV: TRBD), a film and television company, where he serves as Lead Director and Interim Chair of the Audit Committee. Mr. Trachuk holds a B.A. in Economics from Carleton University, a J.D. from the University of Ottawa and an LL.M. in Corporate Law from the London School of Economics. Mr. Trachuk also received the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors through the University of Toronto – Rotman School of Management. Mr. Trachuk is called to the bar in the provinces of Ontario and British Columbia and is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales.
Dr. Thomas Gutschlag
Dr. Gutschlag is a qualified economist with a degree in economics from the University of Heidelberg and a doctorate from the University of Mannheim.
Mr. Hanick currently serves as the Chief Legal Officer and is a member of the Investment Committee at Starlight Investments, a leading global real estate investment and asset management firm with over 77,000 multi-residential suites and over 9 million square feet of commercial property space valued at more than CDN$25B in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.
Prior to joining Starlight Investments, David was a corporate partner and co-head of the Mining and Natural Resources Group in the Toronto office of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP where he focused on public and private mergers and acquisitions as well as capital markets transactions acting for issuers, underwriters and private equity firms. He has more than 20 years of legal, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance expertise, and has participated in transactions valued at more than $40B. Mr. Hanick currently serves on the board of directors of Process Fusion Inc., a software and cloud computing organization and as corporate secretary for each of Starlight Western Canada Multi-Family (No. 2) Fund, Starlight U.S. Multi-Family (No. 2) Core Plus Fund (TSXV: SCPT.A / SCPT.U) and Starlight U.S. Residential Fund (TSXV: SURF.A / SURF.U).
Mr. Hanick was awarded the 2020 and 2021 Law Department Leader of the Year Excellence Award by Canada Law Awards and was a finalist for the 2021 Canadian General Counsel Awards in the Business Achievement category. Mr. Hanick is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and holds a joint Master of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business and Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School.
Mr Frazer has over 30 years of capital markets experience and is the founder and managing director of Lazarus Corporate Finance Pty Ltd. He formerly held senior roles at Morgan Stanley, Patersons Securities, Hartleys, Azure Capital, focused on equity capital market transactions with clients both locally and internationally. Mr Frazer graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce – Honours, Bachelor of Jurisprudence and a Bachelor of Laws, and has also obtained his CFA Charter, along with a Diploma from the Securities Institute of the Australian Stock Exchange.
Mark Gelmon, CPA, CA
Mr. Gelmon obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of British Columbia and subsequently attained his Chartered Accountant designation in 1995 and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of B.C. Mr. Gelmon has provided his expertise to several TSX Venture Exchange listed companies in the capacity of director, chief financial officer and consultant. His background as a CPA, CA, provides the Company with the necessary skills required for financial management, reporting operating results to the Board of Directors, liaison with financial institutions, and compliance with today’s complex regulatory reporting requirements.