Management, Consultants & Directors
G.W. (Will) Felderhof
Will Felderhof has over 40 years of international experience in the mining industry. Will was the founder and President & CEO of TSX listed Acadian Mining Corporation from March 2003 to February 2010, and President & CEO of TSX V listed Royal Roads Corp. from August 2008 to February 2010. Will headed up the publicly traded companies, Jascan Resources Inc. in the 1980s and East Indies Mining Corporation in the 1990s, and served on the board of a number of mineral exploration companies. Will is a member of member of the Geological Association of Canada, Prospectors and Developers Association, Mining Association of Nova Scotia, and a member and past president of The Mining Society of Nova Scotia.
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Loren Komperdo of Calgary, Alberta, a professional geologist, has been actively involved in the management of public resource companies since 1994. Mr. Komperdo was President and Chief Executive Officer of Keeper Resources Inc., a TSX-V listed company since inception in October 2003 until May 2008 at which time the Company was acquired by Vietnam Resource Investments (Holdings) Limited. Mr. Komperdo was on its Board of Directors from October 2003 until April 30, 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Komperdo co-founded TSX listed Tiberon Minerals Ltd. and served as its President and Chief Executive Officer from January 1995 until June 2003 and as a Director from January 1995 until March 2009. In 2007, Tiberon was acquired by Dragon Capital Management Ltd.. Mr. Komperdo worked as a geological consultant from 1983 to 1994 and as a petroleum exploration and development geologist with Canterra Energy Ltd. from 1981 to 1983. Prior to that, Mr. Komperdo was a geologist with Merlin Petroleum Consulting Ltd. from 1979 to 1981 after receiving a Bachelor of Science (Geology) degree from the University of Alberta in 1979
John M. Clark
Chief Financial Officer and Director
John Clark of Toronto, Ontario, is a Chartered Accountant and has been President of Investment and Technical Management Corp., a corporate finance and merchant banking firm, since 1999. He is a Director of Vista Gold Corp, Crown Point Ventures Ltd and APIC Petroleum Corporation. Previously, he was Executive Chairman of Laurasia Resources Limited, an oil and gas company, from 1988 until its merger with Startech Energy Inc. in 1997. From 1982 to 1987, Mr. Clark was a Senior Manager with Thorne Riddell Chartered Accountants (now KPMG).
Vice President - Exploration
Mark Graves of Wolfville, Nova Scotia, a professional geologist, has 40 years experience supervising multi-million dollar exploration
programs throughout North America in varied geological settings including highly evolved peraluminous granites, Ni-Cu-Co magmatic sulphide deposits, and VMS deposits.
David H. Felderhof
Executive Vice-President and Director
David Felderhof of Halifax, Nova Scotia, holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) Degree and a Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance) Degree from St. Francis Xavier University, obtained in 2002 and 2003 respectively. Mr. Felderhof served as Vice President and Director of TSX-V listed Royal Roads Corp. (predecessor to Buchans Minerals Corp.) from 2007 until 2010. Mr. Felderhof also served as Vice President and Director of TSX-V listed Buchans Minerals Ltd. from 2007 until its amalgamation with Royal Roads Corp. in 2008. Prior to his involvement with Royal Roads Corp., Mr. Felderhof was an Investment Advisor with BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc.
Scott Rhodenizer of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, has over 20 years experience in the investment industry. He is the founder and CEO of OakRun Capital, an investment banking and asset management firm. Prior to that he was Managing Director at Deutche Bank Securities Ltd., Miami, Florida. He has extensive experience advising various financial institutions and government organizations in structuring and managing pension, corporate and treasury portfolios. Mr. Rhodenizer’s career also includes broad experience in traditional and structured investments, fixed income securities, derivatives, global equity, foreign exchange and commodities.
John F. (Ted) Grant
Ted Grant of Halifax, Nova Scotia, is co-founder and President of Fundy Drinks Ltd., a beverage bottling company. Prior to that Mr. Grant served as the Chief Product Officer for Truleaf Plant Science, a sustainable food agricultural company in partnership with McCain Foods. Over the last decade, Mr. Grant has held positions on five continents in both private business and academia, including a senior role as Academic Chair with the Nova Scotia Community College. Mr. Grant brings extensive board governance experience, having served in numerous board seats over the last 12 years.
Dr. Paul Spry
Dr. Spry is professor of economic geology in the Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences, Iowa State University. He earned his B.Sc. and M.Sc degrees from the University of Adelaide, South Australia, and his doctorate at the University of Toronto in 1984. Dr. Spry has coauthored more than 110 refereed papers in international journals and three books. He is an internationally recognized expert on the genesis of ore deposits and in particular Broken Hill-type Pb-Zn-Ag deposits. His work on the geology and geochemistry of the Broken Hill orebody, Australia, and similar metamorphosed ore deposits around the world is particularly relevant to Zephyr’s Dawson-Green Mountain project in Colorado.