President, CEO, Chairman & Director
Mr. Fitch, the
founder of South American Silver Corp., High Desert Gold
Corporation and their predecessor, General Minerals Corporation
(now Sprott Resource Corp.), is a
creative geologist with over forty years of international
exploration management and field experience. His prior positions
included Chief Geologist (Worldwide) and Manager of United States
Exploration for the Chevron Minerals Group. His broad exploration
experience includes living and exploring in the British Isles,
Australia, West Africa (Liberia), South Africa and the United
States, as well as extensive exploration experience in South
Mr. Fitch was
awarded the Chevron Chairman’s Award for his part in the discovery
of the Ujina ore body at the Collahuasi copper porphyry project in
northern Chile, for which he initiated the use of, interactively
processed and interpreted the Landsat/Spot satellite images. He
also directed the ore reserve estimations for the Lisheen zinc
project in Ireland, another Chevron discovery, and the Stillwater
platinum group metals project in Montana while he was Chief
Geologist. Chevron’s interests in Collahuasi and Lisheen, which
have been developed into mines, were sold for $260 million.
Earlier in his career he was involved in the discovery of the
mineralization at the Bend and Horseshoe massive sulphides in
Wisconsin, the Henkries uranium deposit in the Northern Cape in
South Africa, the Coppins Gap Archaen porphyry copper molybdenum
deposit in the Pilbara in West Australia, and the Pah-My-Yah
diamond field in Liberia.
Mr. Fitch received his B.Sc. (Special) Honours Degree in Geology
from the Imperial College of Science and Technology, London in
Randall L. Moore
Executive Vice President of
Mr. Moore is the Executive Vice-President of Exploration of the
Company and has over 30 years of mineral exploration experience.
Prior to 2004, Mr. Moore was an independent consulting geologist
and Resources Specialist for the State of Oregon. From 2004 to
September 2007, Mr. Moore was the Vice-President of North American
Exploration of General Minerals Corporation (now Sprott Resource
Moore is a Professional Geologist and has worked as the senior
U.S. geologist for Cambior Exploration USA, Inc. (“Cambior”) from
1989 until 2000 when Cambior suspended exploration activities.
Prior to his work with Cambior he worked for St. Joe Gold
Corporation, Bond Gold Corporation, Noranda Inc., and Duval
Corporation (a subsidiary of Pennzoil Corp.).
He was associated with Bullfrog discovery in Nevada and the
Livengood, Alaska discovery also. Mr. Moore received his B. Sc.
degree in geology from the University of Oregon.
of Investor Relations & Secretary
Mr. Doran is the Executive Vice-President
and Secretary of the Company and has over 30
years of mineral exploration experience. From 1995 to 2004, Mr.
Doran was the Manager of Investor Relations of General Minerals
Corporation (now Sprott Resource Corp.) and was the Vice-President
of Investor Relations of General Minerals Corporation from 2004 to
September 2007. He has been the Executive Vice President of
South American Silver Corp. since September 2006. Mr. Doran has a professional engineering degree
from the Colorado School of Mines and Masters of Science from
Pennsylvania State University.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Filtness is Chief Financial Officer of the
Company. Mr. Filtness is a Chartered Accountant (B.C., 1980) who
has been involved in the mining industry since 1987 as a director
or officer of a number of public companies. Mr. Filtness is
currently Senior Consultant of Malaspina Consultants Inc., a
private company that provides accounting and administrative
infrastructure to junior public companies, and is President of KCT
Consulting Inc., a private company that provides financial
consulting services to junior public companies. Mr. Filtness was
previously CFO of General Minerals Corporation and South
American Silver Corp. and is currently CFO of Colonial Coal International Corp., a TSX
Venture Exchange listed company.
Mr. Haber is a director of the Company. He is the
Managing Director of Haber and Co. Ltd., a consulting firm. From
2004 to March 2007, he was the Vice-President, Chief Financial
Officer and Corporate Secretary of QuStream Corporation, a
manufacturing company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (QVC).
From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Haber held various positions with Protana
Inc., formerly MDS Proteomics Inc., including Senior
Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer (2004), Vice-President
Finance, Corporate Controller and Treasurer (2002-2004) and
Director of Finance and Corporate Controller (2001-2002).
Mr. Haber is a Chartered Director, Chartered Accountant, and Certified Public Accountant.
Mr. Kingsmill is a director of the Company. Mr. Kingsmill brings an investment banking and
wealth management background to the board of the Company. He was
the lead investment banker who took the Company public in 2007 and
has been involved in more than 100 corporate finance transactions
in both Canada and London, England. Mr. Kingsmill provides both
strategic and investment advice to private and institutional
clients in his current role as an investment advisor with BMO
Nesbitt Burns. He holds an MBA from the University of Toronto's
Rotman School of Management, a Master's from the Sorbonne and an
undergraduate degree from Quebec City's Laval University.
Mr. Paul is a
director of the Company. Mr. Paul has over 20 years experience in
the mining and petroleum industries. Prior to his retirement in
June 2006, Mr. Paul held various legal positions with Chevron
Corporation since 1988. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Paul was the Legal
Department Manager of Chevron Munaigas Inc. in Almaty, Kazakhstan
and from 1999 to 2001, he was the Legal Department Manager of
Chevron Niugini in Cairns, Australia and Port Moresby, Papua New
Guinea. Mr. Paul has a B.B.A., M.B.A. and J.D. and is admitted to
the state bars of Colorado and California.
Tina M. Woodside
Ms. Woodside is a director of the Company. She has been
a partner with the Canadian law firm Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
(formerly Smith Lyons LLP) since 1996. Ms. Woodside has advised
numerous Canadian and foreign companies
involved in the mining sector on a wide range of matters including
public offerings and mergers and acquisitions. She has her B.A.
and LL.B from Queen’s University and is a graduate of the
Institute of Corporate Directors/Rotman School of Business
Directors’ Education Program and has been awarded the designation
“ICD.D” (certified director).