Management Team & Directors
Mr. FranzKozich Koschitzky – President and CEO
Mr. Franz Kozich-Koschitzky studied communications in 1969. He spent one year in Cardiff, UK expanding his knowledge in electronics. In 1972, he received his trading business licenses and started a wholesale and retail business in the fashion and textile business. In early 1991, he started to focus on venture capital business in junior mining companies trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange. Since 2005, he has been serving on the board of Richmond Minerals Inc. as an independent director. He is also a board member of ArtKing Engineering Ltd.; a Hong Kong based mining exploration company, responsible for public relations.
Mr. J. Andrew McQuire – Director
Mr. J. Andrew McQuire received a mining engineering degree from Queen’s University in 1970 and went on to earn his masters degree in mining engineering in 1974, and a CMA in 1980. Between 1972 and 1978, Mr. McQuire worked with Placer Dome as a mining engineer. He went on to join Sunlife Financial as a portfolio manager and analyst until 1987, and was a senior gold analyst with RBC Financial Group until 1990. Mr. McQuire joined Broad Oak Associates as Executive Vice President until 1996. Since 1996, Mr. McQuire has worked as a private consultant and is a director of a number of public companies.
Mr. Warren Hawkins – Exploration Manager
Mr. Hawkins is a professional geological engineer with more than 20 years of mineral exploration and related securities industry experience. My Hawkins has managed exploration projects and conducted mineral property assessments throughout Canada and the United States.
Ms. Victoria Kuklina – CFO
Ms. Kuklina is a CPA, CGA with over 10 years of financial leadership experience in various industries including mining and exploration. Victoria has effectively designed the Company’s financial systems and controls from the ground up and has established efficient processes and procedures that allow the Company to operate cost effectively. Victoria continues to establish accurate and competitive projections for contracts, oversee accounting and administrative functions, execute year-end procedures, financial reporting, and taxation documentation.
Mr. Paul Millar – Director
Mr. Millar has over 25 years of international real estate and finance experience, having worked on Wall Street in New York, London, England, Hong Kong and Toronto. Mr. Millar began his career with the banking arm of the Dow Chemical Company before moving to New York to work in leveraged buyouts. Mr. Millar moved to Asia in the early 1990s to build an international commercial finance business for a leading Malaysian finance company. During this time, Mr. Millar extensively financed property development in the UK and the United States; an activity that continued on his return to Canada. During the past ten years, as President of York London Holdings, Mr. Millar has acquired, built and sold over 1 million square feet of commercial real estate and continues to manage a number of buildings in the GTA. Recent acquisitions include a number of key development sites in the Toronto area, commercial buildings in the downtown core and residential land zoned for future building. Additionally, Mr. Millar is involved in the financing of a number of key mining interests in Canada and the United States. Mr. Millar has long experience of investment with technology companies and is currently involved in building companies that are involved in mobile media. Mr. Millar has a B.Sc. in Land Management, an M.A. in Victorian Literature from the University of London and an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of the City of London.
Mr. Bogdan Nitescu – Director
Mr. Nitescu is a professional geoscientist who trained both as a geophysicist and as a geologist. He obtained his Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Toronto in 2004 and has expertise with geophysical interpretations of the Kapuskasing Structural Zone and the Western Superior Province. Since 2005, he has been actively involved in exploration work for gold, uranium, copper and diamonds with various junior exploration companies. In addition, his previous experience includes participation in government-funded research in the Bathurst Mining Camp and work as a lecturer in Geology at the University of Toronto. Mr. Nitescu is a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario and is a Qualified Person in conformity with the National Instrument 43-101.