Homestake Ridge - British Columbia
In 2011, Homestake Resource reported an updated mineral resource estimate, (NI43-101 compliant) of 191,000oz gold and 1,350,000oz silver indicated plus 530,000oz gold and 13,470,000oz silver inferred at a 3.0 g/t AuEq. cut-off in two separate deposits.
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& Director s
Joseph A. Kizis, Jr.
- P.Geo, President, Director
M r. Kizis is a Registered Geologist with a B.S. in Geology from Kent State University and an M.S. in Geology from the University of Colorado. He has 35 years of experience in exploration for gold, silver, copper, molybdenum, lead, zinc, and uranium in the U.S., Canada and abroad. Since 2004 he has been the President and a Director of Bravo Gold Corp and Fortune River Resource Corp, sister companies within the Manex Group of Vancouver. He has held previous executive positions with Fairmile GoldTech, Sierra Geothermal, the Geological Society of Nevada, and the GSN Foundation.
- B.A., LL.B., Q.C., Chairman, Director
L awrence Page obtained his law degree from the University of British Columbia in 1964 and was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1965 where he has practiced in the areas of natural resource law and corporate and securities law to the present date. Through his experience with natural resource companies and, in particular, precious metals development, Mr. Page has established a unique relationship with financiers, geologists and consultants and has been counsel for public Companies which have discovered and developed producing mines in North America. Specifically, he has been a Director and Officer of Companies which have discovered and brought into production the David Bell and Page Williams mines in Ontario, the Snip, Calpine/Eskay Creek and Mascot Gold Mines in British Columbia as well as the discovery of the Penasquito Mine in Mexico.Mr. Page is the principal of the Manex Resource Group of Vancouver which provides administrative, financial, corporate and geological services to a number of public companies in the mineral resource sector.He currently serves as a director for six public companies, including Bravo Gold Corp., Duncastle Gold Corp., Fortune River Resource Corp., Quaterra Resources Inc., Southern Silver Exploration Corp. and Valterra Resource Corporation.
- B.Sc., MBA, Independent Director
M r. Beardslee retired from the U.S. Air Force as an information systems director in 1986, and retired from The Boeing Company as an engineering manager in 2002. He has been involved the mineral exploration on Woewodski Island in Southeast Alaska for more than 20 years. He has previously served as treasurer, then president of the Boeing Employees’ Flying Association.
- Independent Director
D eclan Costelloe serves as a director of Bravo Gold Corp. Mr. Costelloe currently serves as President of Celtic Mining Ltd., an independent mining consulting firm. In 2007 he served as portfolio manager of the Goldfish Fund, a Colorado-based investment fund with a diversified portfolio primarily directed at the mining and natural resource exploration and development field. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Costelloe served as an investment manager with Veneroso Associates Gold Advisors (“VAGA”), an investment company focused on the gold industry, prior to which he served as research director of VAGA from 2000 to 2003. Mr. Costelloe is a chartered engineer (UK Engineering Council) and a mining geologist with over 20 years experience. He holds a B.Sc. in geology from University College, Galway, and a B.Sc. in mining geology from the University of Wales College. Mr. Costelloe also currently serves as a director of U.S. Gold Corporation (TSX:UXG), Alexandria Minerals Corporation (TSXV:AZX) and VG Gold Corp. (TSX:VG)
Terrence E Eyton
- F.C.A., Independent Director
M r. Eyton is currently the managing partner of a medium sized accounting firm in Vancouver, British Columbia. His experience ranges from public and private audits to serving as a Board member on public companies. Mr. Eyton graduated first in his class at Lakehead University and second in Canada for his Chartered Accountant designation, and most recently, he completed his Directors Education Program sponsored by the Institute of Corporate Directors.
- BSc, P.Eng, Independent Director
M r. Thorsen has had an extensive history in the mining business since 1962 during which he was involved with the discovery and development of six orebodies. Most recently he held several senior positions with Teck Exploration Ltd. and Teck Corporation as Vice President of Teck Exploration Ltd. and General Manager of Teck Exploration worldwide. Subsequent to his retirement as President of Teck Exploration Ltd. in 2001 he serves as a Director of a number of public mining exploration companies.
- BA, MBA, ICD.D, Director
M r. Hean served as Bravo Venture Group's Chief Financial Officer for the last three years. Prior to joining the company, he held senior management and executive positions with Bank of Montreal as Senior Vice President and Managing Director responsible for financing in the natural resources sectors in North America and with J.P. Morgan of New York, primarily financing junior oil and gas companies in the United States. Currently he is a Director and past Chair of the Audit Committee, Sabina Silver Corporation (SBB on TSX-V), a Director of Great Quest Metals Inc. and past Chair, Bill Reid Foundation Services Ltd. He has served on numerous not-for-profit Boards, including Outward Bound and B.C. Children's Hospital. Graduating from Simon Fraser University in 1973 (B.A.) and from the Ivey School of Business (M.B.A.), London, Ontario, in 1975, Mr. Hean completed from the Institute of Corporate Directors, Directors Education Program (ICD.D) in 2006
- MSc., P.Geo., Vice President, Exploration
M r. MacDonald is a member of the Manex Resource Group of Companies and, in such capacity, since 2003 he has been the Project Geologist managing the exploration program at the Company’s Homestake Ridge project where the project has developed from an early stage exploration target into a significant gold and silver resource. Mr. Macdonald graduated with a B.Sc. from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1990 and earned a MSc. from the University of British Columbia in 1999. Over his career in the geosciences Mr. Macdonald's work has focused on vein and intrusion-related gold systems and VMS environments. Prior to joining Bravo, Mr. Macdonald worked as a geologist with the British Columbia Geological Survey and Teck Exploration on projects in Alaska, Peru and British Columbia.
- CA, CFO
M ahesh Liyanage joins the Company with over 10 years of experience in public practice and industry. He is a Chartered Accountant and has headed finance and audit teams nationally and internationally. He started his career with BDO Burah Hathy Sri Lanka and held a supervisory role leading audits in manufacturing, banking, and natural resource industries. Before moving to McDonald’s Fiji as head of finance he served as controller for a garment manufacturing company which catered to the North American market. In McDonald’s Fiji he pioneered the implementation of accounting systems and revitalized office structures, document flows and inter-department relationships in order to achieve excellence and profitability. Mahesh Liyanage is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia as well as the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, Society of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka and Fiji Institute of Accountants.