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John Gravelle

President, CEO and Director

John Gravelle

John Gravelle is a global mining industry leader with over 30 years' experience in advising both domestic and foreign multinational mining clients. Mr. Gravelle has board experience with several TSX main board and venture public mining companies. He is a retired partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he served in various leadership roles related to mining, and has in-depth knowledge of cross-border financing, capital restructuring, M&A, and tax flavoured financing strategies such as flow-through shares. Mr. Gravelle also worked with OEMs and engineering companies to analyze the feasibility of and expand the use of battery powered electric vehicles used in underground mobile equipment.

Mr. Gravelle is a strong business leader with a track record of building and leading teams that develop and implement capital markets solutions, cost reduction and operational efficienciency strategies, envoironmental, social and governance protocols and government relations programs for mining companies. He is an accomplished executive, adept at managing multiple stakeholders, geographies, and lines of business and is uniquely positioned with deep industry knowledge, experience and global network to drive value creation while balancing risk. As an avid contributor to the global mining community, he has written numerous articles and presented various mining industry issues around the world.


Pierre-Yves Tenn

Chief Global Officer and Board Member

Pierre-Yves Tenn

Pierre-Yves Tenn, holds an MA in International Relations and Diplomacy and is an innovative and focused International sales leader, business strategist and global representative with the vision and leadership skills required to introduce, position and promote business development and sales for corporations in international markets.

He offers 20 years of proven experience in the development of international strategies, business, trade, sales, and commerce, both domestically and abroad. Pierre-Yves is an accomplished strategist, communicator and consultant with the diplomatic acumen and talent needed to close major sales, negotiate contracts and manage small to major projects. Some of his key strengths include strategic planning and global growth as he’s well-versed in the marketing of North American critical minerals to key players in Asia and accessing investments funds as well as international business promotion, marketing joint ventures and negotiations. He understands nuances amongst international clientele and clearly understands the complexities and opportunities arising from a global market perspective. He thrives in challenging situations and achieves results consistent with established goals and is fluent in English, French, spoken Mandarin Chinese and highly conversant in Spanish.

His experience includes the promotion of Canadian mining and exploration projects with a focus on accessing investment funds for the development, exploration, and operations of international mining projects. Pierre-Yves was based in China for over a decade, working with Canadian entities to create joint ventures with Asian private and state-owned enterprises for the advancement of natural resource projects as well as soliciting support from Canadian provincial and federal representatives for the securing off-take agreements and partnership initiatives. Pierre-Yves has played a central role in many international negotiations and strategic initiatives, as well as past project management in Canadian iron ore, potash, and uranium exploration projects and has a large network of contacts throughout Asia in the investment, manufacturing and natural resource industries.


Andrew Lyons

CFO and Board Member

Andrew Lyons

Andrew Lyons has over 30 years' experience in program and project management in the public markets, financial and technology sectors. He holds a BSc(CS) and BBA from the University of New Brunswick, an MBA from the University of Ottawa and a PMP from the Project Management Institute.

Andrew is well versed in corporate governance of organizations in the private, public, and non-profit, and has worked with private, public companies and governments, involving scope, budgeting, capital funding, and project management. Recently he has consulted with several mining companies, working with senior management and boards, and consulted on use of proceeds. Andrew was on the advisory board of Lida Resources before Lida went public and is currently on the advisory board of Lakestone Resources, both Canadian Mining Companies Andrew brings proven leadership working at C suite senior management level with corporate experience in the mining sector, utilizing his over 35 years experience as an independent consultant, helping drive business forward through development and implementation of enterprise-wide information technology solutions. He most recently consulted with several mining company senior boards to refocus their operations and streamline costs and efficiencies.


Scott Taylor


Scott Taylor

Scott Taylor is a successful entrepreneur with a strong financial markets background. Scott, born and raised in Vancouver, has over 20 years’ direct experience in finance, energy, mining, defense, and civil engineering industries. Scott started his career raising money for both public and private markets as well as mining projects in commodities trading. He continued in commercial finance in Moscow Russia with Delta Credit and then moved to Switzerland and intermediated commodities transactions for a private family office in Lugano, Switzerland.

Scott has held positions spanning ownership (start-up founder), executive management and leadership, technology development, software commercialization, business development, technical sales, and product marketing. Scott sold his first company together with a portfolio of patents and software technology to Symphony Technology Group’s (“STG” of Palo, Alto CA) portfolio energy services company, Sigma Cubed. Scott ran the global operations and held the Profit & Loss responsibility of one of Sigma’s three service lines. Scott co-founded Reservoir Imaging Solutions and grew RIS into a multi-million-dollar SaaS business in less than 2 years. RIS provides cutting edge fiber optic based subsurface diagnostics to the oilfield and geothermal sectors. Scott has prior technical and financial experience in exploration, development, and pilot scale production on two private mines in Mexico and the Russian Federation. His experience also includes five years working for an engineering company in the mining and energy space which included resource development and drill programs on mines.

His skill set enabled him to work hands-on in the field on drill programs which brought old mines into productions using modern geo-physical techniques. Scott graduated from Franklin College (Lugano) Switzerland with B.Sc in Finance 2002 and graduated with honors from St. Georges High School in Vancouver in 1998. Scott is a published author, invited speaker and member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists. Invited speaker and member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists and holds a dual residency in the US and Canada.


Victor Cantore


Victor Cantore

Mr. Cantore is currently the President and CEO, Director of Amex Exploration. Mr. Cantore is a seasoned capital markets professional specializing in the resource and hi-tech sectors. He has more than 20 years of advisory and leadership experience having begun his career in 1992 as an investment advisor and then moving into management roles at both public and private companies.

During his career he has organized and structured numerous equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, joint venture partnerships and strategic alliances. Mr. Cantore serves on the boards of various companies both private and public.


Lindsay Bottomer P.Geo

Geoscientific Advisor

Lindsay Bottomer

Lindsay is a Vancouver-based geological consultant with over 45 years of experience in international mining exploration and development, most recently focused on epithermal gold and porphyry copper-gold exploration in the American Cordillera and Central Asia.

He recently retired from Entree Gold after 10 years as VP Acquisitions/Corporate Development, with major involvement in exploration of the Oyu Tolgoi North and South concessions in Mongolia, leading to discovery of the Hugo North Extension Cu-Au and Heruga Cu-Au-Mo porphyry deposits. He also led the acquisition of the Ann Mason Cu-Mo porphyry deposit in Nevada.

He and company founder Keith Anderson conducted the initial site visit to the Winston project and recognized the potential for high grade silver-gold mineralisation in the historic mining camp which had been dormant since the early 1980s.


Mark Fedikow, P. GEO

VP of Exploration

Mark Fedikow

Dr. Fedikow has over 40 years of experience as an exploration geochemist and a mineral deposits geologist working in both private and public sectors. He is a Fellow at the Association of Applied Geochemists, where he’s previously worked as a councilor. Dr. Fedikow has also served on numerous industry-related committees. He also pioneered the application of regional multimedia geochemical and mineralogical surveys in support of base and precious metal and diamond exploration in Manitoba.

During his 45-year career he has worked for a variety of junior and major mining exploration and mining companies and for the Manitoba Geological Survey as Chief Geologist of the Mineral Deposits Section. In 2001 he received the Provincial Geologists gold medal, a Canadian national award for excellence in the geosciences.

In 2002 Mark left the Manitoba Geological Survey to start his own company (Mount Morgan Resources Ltd.) providing consulting services to the metal and hydrocarbon exploration industry. He is currently registered as P.Eng. and P.Geo. with Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba (“EGM”), P.Geo. with the Northwest Territories and Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists (NAPEG) and as a Certified Professional Geologist (C.P.G.) with the American Institute of Professional Geologists (“A.I.P.G.”), Westminster, Colorado, U.S.A.


Michael Feinstein, CPG, PhD


Michael Feinstein

Dr. Feinstein is an Arizona-based Economic Geologist and Consultant with more than 15 years of experience leading mineral exploration projects for clients in the USA, Mexico, and Canada. As founder and primary of MineOro Explorations, he has managed the exploration/evaluation of more than 40 properties. Significant experience with Tertiary Volcanics and Low-Sulphidation Epithermal Vein Systems.

Applied Field Geology, Ore Deposit Genetics, 3D GIS.

During an exploration project in Alaska, Michael identified previous drill errors and conceptualized the development of the currently producing Dawson Gold Mine on Prince of Wales Island. A mineral exploration initiative he led in Arizona generated the Chloride Gold Project, currently being explored.

“Discoveries are made in the field” and “Whoever sees the most rock wins” are favorite quotes. Fluent in English and Spanish.