Directors

Vince Sorace

President, CEO & Director

Mr. Sorace is a mineral exploration and mining entrepreneur with over 30 years of international business and capital markets experience. Mr. Sorace has founded, financed and led several resource and alternative energy companies with assets and operations in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia, and has raised over $250M in equity and debt financings for both public and private entities.  He has served as a Director and held CEO positions with extensive experience in finance, capital markets, operations and management.  Mr. Sorace is also Founder and Chairman of MineHub Technologies Inc. and Director of E79 Resources Corp.  Mr. Sorace attended Simon Fraser University in Business Administration and the BC Institute of Technology in Management Systems. 

Bill Bennett

Chairman of the Board

Bill Bennett was a government MLA in British Columbia for 16 years in the Riding of Kootenay East. In addition to holding portfolios for Local Government and Tourism, Mr. Bennett was named BC Mines Minister 3 separate times over his 16 years. Kootenay East contains five active metallurgical coal mines and there are dozens of active mineral exploration projects in the region. Mr. Bennett became the “go-to” person in the BC government on mining issues for the BC business community.

Mr. Bennett has a BA from the University of Guelph and a law degree from Queens University. His first career was as owner operator of fly in fishing and hunting lodges in Manitoba and the NWT. He graduated from law school at 42, practiced law for 8 years, and was elected for the first time in 2001. Mr. Bennett is known across Canada for his knowledge of the mining industry in BC, and has significant experience with all natural resources issues and with First Nations issues. He led the BC government’s efforts over many years to restore BC’s competitiveness for exploration investment, including having improved the BC Ministry of Energy & Mines permitting process and helping to launch BC’s First Nations mine revenue sharing program. There are few people in Canada who have such a strong combined knowledge of government processes, of the mining industry and of First Nations.

Stephen Quin

Director

Stephen Quin was appointed president, chief executive officer and a director of Midas Gold, Inc. effective January 1, 2011 and guided the Company through the completion of the acquisition of the Yellow Pine deposit, which forms a core asset in the Stibnite Gold Project, the creation of Midas Gold Corp. and its combination with Midas Gold, Inc. in April 2011, the 2011 TSX listing of Midas Gold Corp., and subsequent advancement of the Stibnite Gold Project and fundraising to support the work thereon.

Prior to joining Midas Gold, Mr. Quin served as president and chief operating officer of Capstone Mining Corp. (“Capstone”), a mid-tier copper producer with mines in Canada and Mexico and, before that, as president and chief executive officer of Sherwood Copper Corporation (“Sherwood”), which was amalgamated into Capstone in November 2008. As president and CEO of Sherwood, Mr. Quin led that company through the exploration, feasibility, permitting, mine financing and construction of the Minto Mine and subsequent operations, resource increases and production expansions. Mr. Quin also led Sherwood’s acquisition of Western Keltic Mines, Inc., the then owner of the Kutcho project, and Sherwood’s subsequent evaluation of the Kutcho project that led to the completion of the 2011 PFS. Prior to joining Sherwood, Mr. Quin was Executive VP at Miramar Mining Corporation, where he was responsible for exploration, business development and investor relations for 18 years, and notable milestones included the acquisition of the Con gold mine in NWT, the acquisition and exploration of the Hope Bay gold project in Nunavut and the creation of Northern Orion Exploration and its acquisition and advancement of the Agua Rica copper-gold-molybdenum porphyry copper project and the San Jorge copper project, both in Argentina.

Jay Sujir

Director

Mr. Sujir is an independent business advisor to the mining industry, and a lawyer and Partner in Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP’s Mining and Securities groups. He has over 30 years of experience acting for mining and other natural resource companies and is a member of the British Columbia Advisory Committee of the TSX Venture Exchange. Mr. Sujir has served as, and is currently a Director of several junior exploration and mining companies, including Leagold Mining, Red Eagle Mining and Excelsior Mining Corp.

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