Paul Wood is an independent investor and strategic advisor specializing in corporate development and structuring transactions. He has advised on numerous transactions across the globe including in minerals exploration and development. He currently sits on the Board of Eurocontrol Technics Group, a TSX-V listed company where he is also Chair of the Independent Special Committee on M&A. Mr. Wood has held Corporate Development positions at Celestica, a multinational electronics manufacturer, and at Spar Aerospace, an Aerospace, Defence and Communications company. Prior to working on the corporate side, he held M&A positions at Ernst & Young (Toronto) and CIBC Wood Gundy (UK). He received his BA (84) from Dalhousie University and his MBA (86) from University of Toronto Rotman.
Mr. Weicker’s 5 year stint at Hemlo included role of Chief Geologist at the Williams Mine (at the time, the largest gold mine in Canada) for Lac Minerals Ltd., and was with the project from late exploration, through development and construction, to production at 6000 tonnes per day. Mr. Weicker also has extensive exploration experience in the Hemlo, Thunder Bay area, and Abitibi greenstone belts, for gold and VMS (Volcanogenic massive sulphide) deposits as well as in the USA, South & Central America, Asia and Africa.
Bruno Maruzzo has over 20 years experience in working with small to medium size technology companies in the computer, electronics and biotechnology fields as well as working in venture capital investing in technology oriented companies. Most recently Mr. Maruzzo has focused in the medical/biotech sector and has worked for such companies as Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Meditech International, GeneNews Limited, Visible Genetics Inc, and International Murex Technologies Corporation.
Mr. Rayner is an independent technical consultant who has over 40 years of experience in the mining industry and has practiced his profession on every continent except Antarctica. The bulk of his time has been spent in Western North America including Mexico and Central America, in Australia and the South Pacific, including Indonesia and other parts of Asia, and in various South American countries. Mr. Rayner's primary areas of expertise lie in reconnaissance exploration and in the evaluation of mineral properties at the earlier stages of exploration and development. While with Kennecott, Mr. Rayner was also in charge of exploration in Papua New Guinea in the South Pacific where efforts during this period resulted in the discovery of several porphyry copper deposits including the Ok Tedi Mine.