Over the last 15 years Mr. Laviolette has worked as a production and exploration geologist in Timmins, Kirkland Lake, Red Lake, Norway, and Ghana. After his time in the field, he worked as a mining analyst with Pinetree Capital. Most recently, Mr. Laviolette has acted as founder and President of New Found Gold (TSXV:NFG) and founder and Executive Chairman of Goldspot Resources (TSXV:SPOT). Mr. Laviolette remains at the cusp of technology and exploration success as Goldspot levers its advanced AI technology for advanced target generation. Sterling Metals will be levering the Goldspot technology, Mr. Laviolette’s understanding of a successful Newfoundland exploration program, and his extensive geological knowledge as it advances its project forward.
Mr. Malcolm is a Professional Geologist (Ontario) with extensive exploration experience focused on precious metal exploration. He is currently Vice President Exploration at Amex Exploration Inc. (TSXV:AMX), which has made several discoveries on the Perron project in Quebec. He was involved in the discovery and delineation of Detour Gold’s high grade 58N gold deposit, and acts as director, advisor, or management for several public and private mineral exploration companies. He holds a BSc in geology and a BA in economics from Laurentian University. Sterling will rely on Mr. Malcolm and his extensive experience in successfully leading exploration programs on some of the most exciting new discoveries in Canada over the last several years.
Mr. Raguz manages the royalty portfolio at Altius Minerals Corporation (TSX: ALS). Prior to his current role, he was Vice President, Investment banking at several leading full-service boutique investment dealers. He was previously a mining and metals analyst in both buy-side and sell-side research. He has served as a director of various TSX Venture listed companies. Mr. Raguz holds a Bachelor of Applied Science from the Lassonde Mineral Engineering Program at the University of Toronto. Sterling has already benefited greatly from its partnership with Altius Minerals Corporation as it advances its Sail Pond asset forward in Northwest Newfoundland. Sterling will further lever its partnership by drawing on his 12 years of successful and diverse exploration experience.
Dr. Neil O’Brien
Dr. Neil O’Brien is a consulting economic geologist and former mining executive with a PhD from Queen’s University in Geological Sciences and over three decades of industry service with expertise in base metal and polymetallic mineral systems, including silver-rich polymetallic deposits. Dr. O’Brien has international experience on six continents in all stages of mineral exploration and development of economic mineral resource projects, mining project evaluation and strategic corporate development activities. He retired in 2018 from Lundin Mining Corporation as Senior Vice President, Exploration and New Business Development, the longest serving member of an executive team that successfully built a significant international base metal mining and mineral resource development company. Dr. O’Brien is currently President of MOAR Consulting Inc. and has experience as a director of several private and publicly traded companies, including NGEx Minerals, a Lundin Group company.
Dr. Stephen J. Piercey
Dr. Stephen J. Piercey is an award-winning geologist with over 25 years of experience in academia and in the field. He is currently the President Elect of the Society of Economic Geologists, and a Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.) in Newfoundland and Labrador and Ontario. He was awarded Fellow of Geoscientists Canada for his contributions to the geoscience profession in Canada and previously won the Lindgren Medal (SEG), W.H. Gross Medal (GAC), Howard Street Robinson Medal (MDD-GAC), and Hutchison Medal (GAC). Dr. Piercey holds BSc (Hons) and MSc degrees from Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada and a PhD from the University of British Columbia, Canada. His experience includes Assistant and Associate Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences and Mineral Exploration