Team

Our Team

An experienced management team and a resourceful board of directors is at the helm.
  • Nicolas Febres Cordero

    Director, Founder & Seed Investor
    Ecuadorian citizen. Over 25 years of executive business experience in Ecuador. Currently CEO of Ecuasal, S.A., the largest salt producer & distributer in the Ecuador. Also CEO of Papercorp S.A., that owns a producing gold mine in Ecuador. Nico is from an established Ecuadorian business family Graduated B.A. Franklin Marshall University, Pennsylvania, USA, 1986 and subsequently graduated MBA equivalent from Institute of Entrepreneurial Development(IDE), Ecuador 1996.

  • Mark Tory

    Director, President & CEO
    Australian citizen. An accounting and finance profesional with over 20 years of experience in the mining industry. Former Managing Director and CFO of Crescent Gold. VP Finance at Anglo American Exploration & Controller of Homestake Gold of Australia. Currently CFO of Northern Minerals. Graduated Bachelor of Business with major in accounting & minor in information systems from Edith Cowan University and subsequently with an MBA with a major in accounting from the University of WA.

  • Boris Goldstein

    Director, Seed Investor, Founder & Seed Investor
    U.S. citizen. One of the founders of Software House High Tech, which has over 40 offices in 17 countries, was Chairman of E-Trade Eurasia, CEO of Trans Global Ventures and CEO of Nefco Petroleum. Dr. Goldstein is currently manager of Pacific Venture Fund, Co-Chairman CBSF Capital Management, and CBSF International Fund. Graduated with a BA, MBA and PhD from the Latvian Technical University.

  • Jeff Moore

    Director
    Australian Citizen. Geologist, graduated with Bachelor of Applied Science with distinction (majoring in geology) from Curtin University in Western Australia. Over 30 years of technical and corporate experience in the management and financing of exploration and mining projects in South America, Australia, Paua New Guinea and Africa. Currently Chairman of ASX-listed Riedel Resources Limited and former Managing Director of Abra Mining Limited, Allied Gold Limited and Technical Director of AKD Limited and Mount Burgess Mining Limited. Member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the Geological Society of Australia.
    On the home page – CHIMICAL ANALYSIS should be CHEMICAL ANALYSIS and WE CARE ABOUT ENVIREMENT should be WE CARE ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT.

  • Santiago Yépez

    Country Manager
    Ecuadorian citizen. Former President of the Ecuadorian Chamber of Mines. Former board member of the American Mining Association, the Council of Chambers & Production Association and Ecuadorian Business Committee. Former CEO of Empresa Nacional Minera ENAMI the Ecuadorian state mining company. Founder & CEO of Gomine S.C. providing consulting services to mining companies in Ecuador. He is a recognized mining consultant in Ecuador with high level government connections and regulatory/legal expertise. Graduated with a PhD Law from the Catholic University of Ecuador. Master in Finance and with various Postgraduate courses in Negotiation from Harvard University and University of Notre Dame. Postgraduate in Management and Development of Mining Projects from the Central University of Chile.