Management Team

David Tafel
Position: President, CEO & Director

Mr. Tafel holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Western Ontario and contributes over 30 years of corporate structuring, strategic planning, financing and management experience to the Company. He has been an officer and director of a number of private and publicly listed resource companies. He has been instrumental in raising well over $100 million for resource, life sciences and technology companies. Mr. Tafel managed private investment funds at the largest independent Canadian securities firm.

Jeremy Wright
Position: CFO & Director

Mr. Wright brings over 20 years’ experience as President and CEO of Seatrend Strategy Inc. He currently serves as a Director of Infinitum Energy, Westmount Minerals, and Centurion Minerals, and previously served as a Director with Pontus Protein, TGS Esports, Gold Mountain Mining (formerly Freeform Capital), Pacific Community Resources Society, the Canadian Freestyle Ski Association and several community associations and municipal advisory boards. Additionally, Mr. Wright currently serves as the CFO for several public and private companies including: Portofino Resources, Westmount Minerals, Infinitum Energy, and Centurion Minerals, and previously served as CFO for Alpha Cognition, Avant Brands (formerly GTEC Holdings), Pontus Protein (formerly AmWolf Capital), and Gold Mountain Mining (formerly Freeform Capital). Prior to Seatrend, Mr. Wright spent 6 years in a senior role at Deloitte LLP. He has broad experience working with senior management developing strategies and solutions to business issues mainly related to corporate finance, cost and risk management, and governance focused on clients in the life sciences, regulated marijuana, technology, and mining sectors. He has been interviewed by Global Business Reports for their report “Territories Mining and Exploration 2012”; and authored “Extracting Value – Yukon Mining 2011” for the Yukon Chamber of Mines. Mr. Wright is a Chartered Professional Accountant (Certified Management Accountant), and holds a Bachelor of Arts, with honours in Environmental Economics from Brock University.

Kenneth Cawkell
Position: Director

Co-founder and Managing Partner of the law firm Cawkell Brodie LLP. Mr. Cawkell is a member of the British Columbia Bar Associations and has over 25 years’ experience in both public and private venture capital markets. He has served as director and officer of a number of public companies involved in the mining industry.

Joseph Del Campo
Position: Director

Mr. Del Campo holds a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation. Interim President & CEO of Unigold Inc. from February 2015 to October 2019. Interim Chief Financial Officer of Viper Gold Ltd. From August 2010 to November 2015. Mr. Del Campo was Chief Financial Officer of First Nickel Inc. from June 2005 to December 2011. He is a former Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Unigold Inc. He serves as a director for a number of public companies including Unigold Inc., Terreno Resources Inc., and PJX Resources Inc.

Sebastian Cattaneo
Position: Country Manager – Argentina

Mr. Cattáneo is responsible for tactical delivery of the Argentine operations, including community relations, vendor management, and local administration. Sebastian has over 15 years of experience in the oil & gas and mining industries along with a degree in environmental engineering from the University of Buenos Aires. Having lived in Vancouver for over ten years Sebastian relocated back to Argentina in 2010 to be the Country Manager for junior mining company specializing in fertilizers where he managed the start up of the company. As an Argentine/Canadian Mr. Cattáneo has a unique understanding of both Argentine and Canadian business practices allowing him to bridge professional and cultural gaps effectively.