Fernando Berdegue

Mr. Berdegué is a Mazatlán-based entrepreneur with a BA Degree in Financial Management from Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey and a Masters Degree in International Management from Instituto de Empresas Business School in Madrid, Spain. He holds a degree in Finance with a specialization in corporate law (ITESM), and a Masters in Management (IE Business School), and holds certificates in mining studies (UBC) and advanced corporate finance (LSE). He is a Founding Partner and CEO of Durango Gold Corp., a private US-based mining exploration company with a strong focus on ESG, and was a Co-Founder and Strategic Advisor to Tonogold Resources, Inc. until 2020, which consolidated the historic Comstock Lode in Nevada and where he proposed an innovative multidisciplinary approach for exploration. He brings to the Company a diverse range of education, experiences, and interests including law and humanities, environment, sustainability, governance, venture capital, and responsible mining, including  extensive experience in Mexican business as a Member of the Advisory Board of the family business, El Cid Mega Resorts (CIDMEGA.MX).

Larry Taddei

Larry Taddei brings sixteen years of experience as a senior executive in the mineral resource industry, culminating in twelve years as the Chief Financial Officer of MAG Silver Corp. where he was instrumental in the growth of MAG and in forming good working relationships with Mexican senior silver producer Fresnillo plc at the world-class Juanicipio silver project. His relationships extend to the investment community, playing a lead role in defining capital structure and balance sheet management. He was responsible for all aspects of MAG’s financial operations, including treasury, taxation, IT systems, insurance, and risk management. He also played a key role in the company’s governance guidelines, policies, and procedures, as well as expanding ESG disclosures and policies.

Eric Zaunscherb

Mr. Zaunscherb is a Canadian geologist with over thirty-two years, and six cycles, of experience as a mining analyst. He most recently served as Managing Director, Research – Metals & Mining Analyst at Canaccord Genuity where he co-ordinated the firm’s global mining equity research team. He has enjoyed experiencing best practices in Capital Markets at several leading firms, and reviewing and evaluating hundreds of exploration, development, and mining projects globally. He embraces new technologies and industry initiatives in diversity and socially responsible investing, ensuring that local communities receive lasting benefits from mineral resource development.

Trevor Woolfe

25 years experience in exploration, mining and public company management. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree, majoring in geology, from Monash University (Australia). His previous positions with Australian companies included CRA, Metana Minerals NL and Newcrest Mining Limited, as well as four years with Canadian major, Placer Dome in Chile and Brazil. He is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (MAusIMM – 27 years), Australian Institute of Geoscientists (MAIG – 4 years), a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD – 10 years), and also holds a Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance and Investment (SIA).

Mr. Woolfe’s most recent experience involved Managing Director and CEO positions of Australian (ASX) listed and unlisted companies including Oro Verde Limited, Serena Resources Limited and Anchor Resources Limited, as well as the founder of his independent consultancy company. Most recently he led the Oro Verde Limited exploration efforts in Nicaragua. Mr. Woolfe is a Latin American specialist and speaks fluent Spanish and Portuguese.

Marcio Fonseca

20+ years of mining and financial industry experience; Former Division Director for Macquarie Bank – Metals and Energy. 10+ years assessing/leading/ investing in business opportunities in Mexico and Latin America. Extensive experience in many jurisdictions through all phases of mineral asset development including senior positions with Vale, Phelps Dodge, and Echo Bay Mines in Latin America. Track record of successful transactions while managing natural resource portfolio at Macquarie Bank, key role in the recent CDN$155M acquisition of SilverCrest by First Majestic Silver Corp. (Mexico, 2015).

Laura Diaz

Ms. Diaz is a lawyer in Mexico City, Mexico, and serves as a Mining Project Advisor in the areas of production, exploration and development. She is a well-renowned lawyer, expert in corporate commercial and mining law in Mexico. Ms. Diaz has served in the mining and exploration industry for over 25 years as Legal Counsel to several Canadian/US public companies. She served as an Independent Director of Marlin Gold Mining Ltd. (formerly Oro Mining Ltd) and of Magna Gold Corp. Ms. Diaz was also an Independent Director of the Company from March 2013 – November 2018. Thereafter, Ms. Diaz held the position of General Director of Mines, within the Ministry of the Economy (Mexico) (December 2018 to June 2019).