Mr. Bures brings over 25 years of Canadian and US capital markets experience, with focused expertise on the precious metals, mining, and royalty sectors. He started his career at a top-tier global gold producer in Timmins, followed by ten years in sell-side research with various firms in Toronto and New York. In 2007, he transitioned as an associate portfolio manager to the buy-side working alongside a top-ranked precious metals portfolio manager. He further refined his skillset working in institutional equity sales in New York and additionally broadened his experience by covering royalty and streaming companies as an analyst at Canaccord. In 2013, Mr. Bures founded his own consulting firm which continues to operate to this day and has helped to bring a number of companies public, including Star Royalties, where he was most recently co-founder and Chief Business Development Officer. He continues to advise to the mining sector and is on several advisory boards and holds a number of directorships. Mr. Bures holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree (geological and mineral engineering) from the University of Toronto.
Ms. Tam has over 20 years of progressive finance experience across several publicly traded companies, ranging from financial reporting, financial planning and analysis, and system implementation and treasury. She started her professional career at PricewaterhouseCoopers and was most recently the Chief Accounting Officer at Halo Collective Inc., where she was responsible for financial reporting under IFRS. Prior to Halo Collective Inc., she was the Corporate Controller at Namaste Technologies Inc. Her previous experience also includes five years at Samuel, Son & Co., Limited and seven years at Nortel Networks Corporation. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and is qualified as a Certified Public Accountant in the United States.
Chris Buchanan is a professional geologist with over 24 years of mineral exploration, mining project evaluation, geological modeling, technical writing, and mine development experience throughout Newfoundland, Yukon, British Columbia, the Trans-Hudson orogenic belt, South America, Mexico, and Australia. He holds a Hons. B.Sc. (Geology) from the University of Waterloo and a M.Sc. (Geology) from Memorial University of Newfoundland.
His recent work has focused on structurally controlled gold-bearing quartz systems, unconformity and volcanic hosted uranium deposits, lead-zinc deposits, and copper-gold porphyry systems. He has held key roles with major and junior exploration companies and since 2004 he has worked as an independent consultant providing structural geology expertise and exploration program management services. Most recently he helped guide the PL gold deposit in Manitoba to a positive feasibility study.
Chris is a registered Professional Geologist with the Association of Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta and is registered to practice in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Shawn has over 20 years of experience prospecting gold across the Yukon and has been rapidly expanding his prospecting in Canada’s Newfoundland. A global leader in his field, his prospecting and specialization on advanced soil work led to the discovery of the millions of gold ounces including the Golden Saddle & Arc, Coffee, and QV gold resources. This success has also been recognized with Shawn winning the 2011 PDAC Prospector of the Year Award, 2010 Spud Huestis Award and the 1998 Yukon Chamber of Mines Prospector of the Year Award. Shawn continues to be an active participant with his technical teams, constantly improving efficiencies with his methodological exploration techniques.