John A. Ryan, CPA, CGA , President & Director
Over 35 years of corporate and financial management experience. In 2000, Mr. Ryan became President of Spruce Ridge Resources, where he has expanded the company’s property holdings and exploration efforts. He is the CFO of Metalore Resources Ltd. a natural gas producer in Southern Ontario. The company is also engaged in exploration of precious metals. He is CFO of Sokoman Iron Corp., a junior exploration company. He also serves as a Director of other public and private companies.
Colin Bowdidge, Ph.D., P.Geo., Vice President, Exploration
A consulting geologist with 40 years’ worth of practical expertise in the mineral industry, he has worked in all phases of exploration and mine development, on projects in Canada, Europe, Latin America, and the United States. Colin’s experience covers exploration and development projects for a wide variety of mineral commodities. He is perhaps best known for his work on gold and uranium projects. He has served as a director and officer of several publicly traded mining and exploration companies.
Zoran Popovic, Director
President and CEO of DXStorm.com Inc. an E-Business applications service provider and developer since December 2001. Zoran Popovic is also President and CEO of Desi Enterprises Inc., a financial management company with interests in several industries and President of System 55, Inc. a transportation company.
Marc Askenasi, Director
Marc has founded numerous companies, orchestrated transactions with, and acted as a consultant/advisor to both private and public companies in the following sectors: advertising, marketing, media, publications, governments, gaming (lottery and casino), telecom, healthcare, mining exploration, restaurant & hospitality. Marc also acts as Senior Strategic Advisor to B’nai Brith Canada and is an active member of the Special Advisory Council to the League of Human Rights. Marc graduated with honours from McGill University, where he focused on industrial relations; management, economics and sociology.
Pierre G. Gagnon, Director
Mr. Pierre Gaston Gagnon, B.Comm. is President of Brukar Inc., a manufacturer of industrial components for the food equipment industry. He is the Chairman of Pheet Inc., a chain of clinics specializing in foot care. He is also the President and Managing Director of Chancery Investments Inc., an investment company. Mr. Gagnon has over 25 years of experience in commercial banking and M&A. He serves as a Member of Advisory Board at The Shotgun Fund, L.P. and The Succession Fund, L.P. He also serves as a Director of number of public and private companies. He is an Associate of the Institute of Canadian Bankers. Mr. Gagnon studied Commerce at the University of Toronto.