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.
Judy Baker was the CEO, a director and the founder of Superior Copper Corporation from June 2011 through January 2014. From September 2007 to June 2009, Ms. Baker was the President, CEO, and a director and the founder of Canada Lithium Corp., formerly Black Pearl Minerals Consolidated. She currently sits on the Boards of two Canadian companies, Nemaska Lithium and Arbitrage Exploration.
Ms. Baker has twenty years of experience in the mining and mineral exploration sector including equity analysis, fund management, and exploration and mining company activity. Ms. Baker holds an Honors B.Sc. Geological Engineering in Mineral Resources Exploration from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario (1990) and an M.B.A. from the University of Western Ontario Business School (1995).
Mr. Falconer started in the investment business in 1952, spending thirty years with Midland Doherty Ltd., Canada's largest investment firm. Mr. Falconer eventually became one of three senior partners with Midland Doherty. Mr. Falconer spent 10 years as a Governor of Simon Fraser University, and three years as Governor of Emily Carr College of Art and Design. In 1987 Mr. Falconer founded Canadian Springs Water Co. Ltd. which eventually became a part of Canada's largest bottled water Company.
Canadian Springs was sold in 1995 and is now a part of Aquaterra Corporation. Mr. Falconer does not currently serve as an officer or director of any company other than Star Gold although he has served as a director of numerous natural resource (oil/gas and mining) companies in the past. In 1989 Mr. Falconer became a director of Hawkeye Mining (the name was later changed to WGI Heavy Minerals Ltd.), becoming chairman of the board in 1994. Mr. Falconer and Star Gold’s President, Lindsay Gorrill, previously worked with one another at WGI, identifying properties of Ilminite and Garnet in India, going on to build four mills and three pre con plants for both Ilminite and Garnet. Mr. Falconer retired from WGI in 1994.