Led by world class experienced professionals, Star Gold has put together a team of industry experts. Each member of the management team is a shareholder and investor.
Mr. Gorrill has a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance and marketing from the University of Simon Fraser. He is a certified Chartered Accountant with 20 years of experience in the industrial mineral business; specializing in geological discovery, to mining, to production to market. He has marketed industrial minerals internationally.
He is the President and CEO of Canada Fluorspar, a public company developing a fluorspar project in Newfoundland which is in the process of building a $100 million Fluorspar plant and mine. He was previously a director and CFO for Quinto Mining Corporation, a publicly listed company acquired in June 2008 by Consolidated Thompson for $175 million.
David Segelov is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and earned a Masters of Business Administration from Columbia University in New York. He also holds a law degree from Sydney University. He is the sole partner of Reverse Swing Capital, a financial consulting firm. Reverse Swing Capital provides financial analysis of investments and ideas for hedge funds.
For the past six years Mr. Segelov has primarily focused on resource companies in the USA, Australia and Canada with an emphasis in gold investments. Mr. Segelov has invested in a range of early stage projects encompassing various types of metals; including being an early investor in open pittable gold mines in Mali and Ghana and projects developing silver in New South Wales. Mr. Segelov's personal philosophy as an investor is to identify long range "holds" in an attempt to capture value along the curve as companies are able to find and add resources and prove those resources into a viable mine.
With over 20 years experience, Mr. Stopher has the acumen and leadership to be a key member of Star Gold's executive team and participate in overall corporate and financial strategic planning to propel the Company's growth as it expands its presence in the precious metals industry.
Mr. Stopher has developed strategies to implement financial management systems, internal control policies and procedures, and financial reporting and modeling for small-cap companies. He has extensive experience in preparation of all financial reports including income statements, balance sheets, reports to shareholders, tax returns and compliance issues/filings as they relate to government regulatory agencies. His particular expertise is analyzing company operations to pinpoint opportunities in areas that need reorganization, downsizing or streamlining. Mr. Stopher is also proficient at negotiations and establishing financial structures for potential financings.
Ron Nilson is the President and CEO of Ground Force Worldwide (“Ground Force”) based in Post Falls, Idaho. Mr. Nilson has run Ground Force since 2000. Ground Force is an engineering and manufacturing company, specializing in mining equipment. Ground Force designs, engineers and manufactures specialized equipment to be used in open pit and underground mines around the world. It is a company with global reach - operating three factories in north Idaho and factories in Newcastle, England and in Lima, Peru. Ground Force is licensed by Caterpillar Inc. as an OEM Manufacturer and continues to build many of its products based on Caterpillars’ chassis.
Mr. Nilson is familiar with Star Gold as he is a shareholder of the Company and has been to the Longstreet site to review the project. He is also familiar with mining operations in Nevada generally, having supplied equipment, through Ground Force, to mining projects in Nevada, including open pit mining operations near the Company’s Longstreet project.
Mr. Power is President and CEO of Sunshine Minting, Inc. He also is Chairman of the Board of Sunshine Minting International (Shanghai) Co. Ltd which is a joint venture between Sunshine Minting, Inc. and Shanghai JinYuan Culture Development Co. Ltd., for the production of precious metal blanks and products in Shanghai, China.
Mr. Power has over 26 years experience in the precious metals and minting fields. He began his career in this field with Johnson Matthey Ltd., the Canadian division of Johnson Matthey PLC based in the United Kingdom. During his tenure with Johnson Matthey, Mr. Power held several key management positions in both Operations and Sales.
In May 1997, Mr. Power joined Sunshine Minting, Inc., as a key member of the senior management team. In January 2007, Mr. Power successfully acquired 100% ownership of Sunshine Minting, Inc. and assumed the role of its President and CEO. Under his tenure Sunshine Minting, Inc. has grown from a small regional supplier of products with 30 employees to a large multi-national corporation which in 2014 employs 450 people with 2 operations in the United States, and with offices and agents in Canada, South America and Europe with total revenue of approximately $1 billion.
Mr. Coombs has over fifteen years of experience in the exploration and development of gold mining properties in North America, Europe and Africa. Mr. Coombs structured and supervised the financial operations for Falconbridge Ltd, Noranda Inc. and Xstrata PLC’s North American gold production. At the height of his responsibility, Mr. Coombs managed responsibilities of hedging, selling and refining of more than 1 million ounces of gold annually. More recently, he was CFO of the Canadian company Canada Fluorspar Inc., which was previously listed on the TSXv exchange.
Additionally, Mr. Coombs has worked extensively in West Africa developing producing gold mines for Endeavour Mining in Burkina Faso and exploration projects in Mali, Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire. Mr. Coombs completed his undergraduate work at Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada earning a Bachelor of Commerce, followed by both C.M.A. and C.G.A designations. After working for Falconbridge for several years Mr. Coombs completed his MBA at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.