• About Us

Executive Team

  • Brandon Bonifacio

    President, CEO, Director

    Mr. Bonifacio is a mining executive with expertise in project development, mergers and acquisitions, and project evaluations with over 10 years of experience. He was the finance director of the Norte Abierto Joint Venture (Cerro Casale/Caspiche) in the Maricunga Region, Chile and a member of the corporate development team at Goldcorp Inc. (now Newmont Corporation). Mr. Bonifacio holds a MASc - Mining Engineering and MBA from the University of Nevada, Reno and a Bachelor of Commerce - Finance from the University of British Columbia.

    He is currently Director of Terra Balcanica Resources Corp., and Director of Angold Resources Ltd.

  • Bob McKnight

    Executive VP, CFO and Corporate Development

    Mr. McKnight is a mining executive with over 40 years of relevant experience in the mining industry. He has been directly involved in over $1.5 billion in project debt, equity, stream, and M&A transactions. As Executive VP and CFO of Nevada Copper Corp., Mr. McKnight has participated in the arrangement over $500 million in debt, equity, and metal stream financings for the Pumpkin Hollow Project. He holds a P.Eng., B.A.Sc., and MBA.

  • Derick Unger

    VP Exploration

    Mr. Unger is a geologist with over a decade of experience leading exploration teams in the discovery of gold and silver deposits. His prior experience includes serving as Chief Geologist for NuLegacy Gold Corporation where he led the exploration team at NuLegacy’s Red Hill project in Nevada. Under his leadership, the NuLegacy team discovered the Serena zone, the highest-grade Carlin-type gold zone recognized at Red Hill and the Vio zone, a previously unidentified low-sulfidation epithermal gold-silver deposit. Prior to that, Mr. Unger held progressively senior roles with Nyrstar, Newmont, and Victoria Gold and he played a key role in Newmont’s discovery of the East veins at the Midas Mine, Nevada and Victoria Gold’s discovery of the high-grade Helen zone at the Cove Project, Nevada. Mr. Unger most recently served as a Resource Geologist at Mine Development Associates in Reno, Nevada, where he gained valuable experience in completing resource estimations and authoring technical reports on projects in Nevada, Idaho, Nicaragua, and Mexico. Mr. Unger holds a MS degree in geology from Auburn University and a BS degree in geology from Indiana State University.

  • Eugene Toffolo

    Capital Markets

    Mr. Toffolo has over 35 years of relevant experience in the investment sector with an in-depth understanding of public companies and raising capital in the resource industry. He acts as the key liason with investment advisors, institutional and retail investors. He was previously VP-Investor Relations of Nevada Copper Corp.

  • Catherine Cox

    Corporate Secretary

    Ms. Cox has over 20 years of experience as Corporate Secretary to a variety of public and private companies in the resource sector.  She was the former VP- Corporate Secretary for Nevada Copper Corp. and has an extensive securities and corporate paralegal background working with both Canadian and US law firms.

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