Mr. Swan is a lawyer and is the general counsel of Superior Gold Inc. Previously, Maurie was a partner at Stikeman Elliott LLP practicing corporate law for over twenty-four years with wide ranging experience, including debt capital markets, securitization, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions, with a particular focus on transactions in the global mining and metals sector.
Mr. Swan earned leading lawyer accolades from publications including Lexpert, International Finance & Law Review, Who’s Who Legal and Best Lawyers. Maurie is also a director of Nickel 28 Capital Corp.
Dr. Bustin is Professor of Geology at the University of British Columbia, President of RMB Earth Science Consultants, and Chief Technical Officer for Renewable Geo Resources Ltd. Marc has over 40 years’ experience as a researcher, consultant and officer in companies engaged in the fields of carbon capture and storage, mineral and fossil fuel exploitation, and renewable and alternate energy resource development. Marc has served as a director, officer and technical advisor for a variety of large and small companies in Europe, Africa, North America, South America, Australia, New Zealand and Asia.
Dr. Bustin received his PhD in geology from the University of British Columbia and MSc and BSc (Dist.) from the University of Calgary. Marc has published over 200 peer reviewed scientific articles and provided industry training courses throughout the world. Past awards include the A. L. Leverson memorial award from the AAPG, the Thiesson Medal from the ICCP, the Sproule career achievement award, the Gilbert H. Cady Award from the Geological Society of America, and the Slipper Gold Medal from the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geology. Dr. Bustin is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a registered professional geologist in the province of British Columbia.
Director, President & CEO
Mr. Cochrane has twenty years of royalty and stream financing, M&A and corporate finance experience. This streaming and royalty expertise was cultivated by responsibilities serving as President and CEO of Nickel 28 Capital Corp. and formerly President & COO of Cobalt 27 Capital Corp. Both companies focused on streaming and royalty agreements on battery metals. Cobalt 27 raised over $1 billion in equity and debt prior to its sale to Pala Investments Limited in 2019.
Prior to Cobalt 27, Justin served as the Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Development for Sandstorm Gold Ltd. With expertise in the structuring, negotiation, execution and funding of royalty and stream financing contracts around the world, Justin managed over $2 billion in equity + debt across 50+ projects. Prior to Sandstorm, Justin spent nine years in investment banking and equity capital markets with National Bank Financial covering the resource, clean tech and energy technology sectors. In addition, Justin is currently a board member of Nevada Copper Corp. and an investment committee member of Duke Royalty Limited.
Mr. Cochrane is a CFA charterholder and a registered and licensed security advisor in Canada.
Mr. Handa is currently the Chief Financial Officer for Metalla Royalty & Streaming Ltd., a TSX-listed and NYSE-listed precious metals royalty and streaming company and is a Director and Audit Committee Chair for K92 Mining Inc., a TSX-listed company with mining operations in Papua New Guinea. Previously, Saurabh held the positions of Chief Financial Officer of Titan Mining Corp., Vice President, Finance of Imperial Metals Corp., Chief Financial Officer of Meryllion Resources Corp., and Chief Financial Officer of Yellowhead Mining Inc.
Mr. Handa is a Chartered Professional Accountant and graduated with Honours from the University of British Columbia with a diploma in Accounting. Prior to joining the accounting profession, Saurabh obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Genetics from the University of British Columbia and a diploma in Computer Systems from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
Mr. Tester is a naturalist and labor advocate. Andy has devoted the last twenty years in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska working to raise awareness on the plight of endangered salmon and steelhead runs through guiding and other efforts to bring people into the outdoors.
Mr. Tester holds a B.A. from Eastern Oregon University and is a member of the International Longshore & Warehouse Union.
Ms. Usonis has over twenty years of corporate finance and capital markets experience and currently is a Director at Regent Advisors LLC, which provides advisory services for equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures. Jeanne has advised on several initial public offerings and reverse takeover transactions on Canadian and London stock exchanges. Previously, Jeanne has structured financings for natural resource projects in emerging market countries at N M Rothschild & Sons (Washington) LLC and structured taxable and tax-exempt financings for corporate and public issuers at Salomon Smith Barney.
Ms. Usonis graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Finance from Villanova University.