MANAGEMENT & BOARD
Chris Donaldson is an experienced executive with over 25 years of focus on capital markets, government and community relationships for both public and private companies. Chris is active with several Inventa Capital backed companies serving as Executive Chairman of TinOne Resources Corp. (TSX.V:TORC), CEO and Director of Outback Goldfields Corp. (TSX.V: OZ), and CEO and Director of Vizsla Copper Corp (TSX.V:VCU). Chris is also a Director of Lahontan Gold Corp. (TSX.V:LG) and a Director of Hopefield Ventures Ltd. (TSX.V:HPI). Formerly, Chris held the dual role of Director, Corporate Development with Western Copper and Gold (NYSE.A/TSX : WRN ) as well as Director, Corporate Development and Community with Casino Mining Corporation. Chris believes in community and has been a prime fundraiser for many causes including the Pacific Salmon Foundation, Make-A-Wish BC and Yukon as well as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada.
Director and Interim CEO
Mr. Konnert is a natural resource entrepreneur experienced in deal-making, financing, team development, and corporate strategy. His primary focus is the founder and CEO of Vizsla Silver Corp. (NYSE: VZLA), where the company has consolidated and is developing one of Mexico’s highest-grade silver and gold districts. He is co-founder and Managing Partner of Inventa Capital. Inventa is a natural resource investor and incubator with the vision of providing the elements the world needs. Previously, Mr. Konnert co-founded CobaltOne Energy Corp, a battery metal exploration company he led as CEO and sold to Blackstone Minerals (ASX: BSX) in 2017. Mr. Konnert is an advisor to several companies and a board member of Vizsla Copper (TSX-V: VCU), Archer Exploration (CSE: RCHR), Vida Carbon (Private), Summa Silver (CSE: SSVR).
Grant Tanaka, CPA, CA
Chief Financial Officer
Grant brings over 15 years of financial leadership experience in the mining industry. Before joining TineOne, he was the Director, Finance Operations with Ma’aden Gold & Base Metals. Prior to this Grant held senior financial positions at Teck Resources Limited, New Gold, Copper Mountain Mining Corporation, and Bisha Mining Share Company an operating subsidiary of Nevsun Resources. He has experience at both the corporate and operational levels having worked throughout North America, Mexico, Africa and the Middle East in gold, base metals and coal operations.
Grant has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration, specializing in Entrepreneurial Leadership and is a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA).
Mr. Fulton has over 30 years of experience in the minerals industry working in exploration, mining and research. Russell has worked on base metal, tin and PGE projects in western Tasmania, Australia as well as working extensively in the mineralised Lachlan Fold Belt rocks of northern Tasmania.
Russell was Geological Manager with Avenira Limited (formerly Minemakers Limited) for ten years providing management to the team initially at the company’s tin, tungsten and fluorspar projects in Tasmania before moving on to the resource development of the massive Wonarah phosphate deposit in Australia’s Northern Territory and the exploration and resource development of Avenira’s Baobab Phosphate Project in Senegal, West Africa, including the discovery of the Gadde Bissik deposit in 2014.
Mr. Fulton has a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Economic Geology degree from the University of Tasmania and is a member of the AIG, AusIMM, GSA (Aust.) and SEG.
Vice President – Corporate Development
Mr. Meka is a Mechanical Engineer with over 8 years of experience working in both pre-producing and operating mines. He is currently a member of the Corporate Development team at Inventa Capital. Prior to joining Inventa Capital, Mr. Meka’s focus was on the design and execution of fixed priced projects across North America and Australia. During his latter tenure with Ausenco Engineering he was on secondment to Resource Capital Funds. Mr. Meka has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering BE (Hons) from Queensland University of Technology
Ms. Hanson has over 20 years of corporate finance, accounting and regulatory experience in several industries. She currently is Corporate Secretary for a number of Canadian-listed public companies.
Chris Donaldson is an experienced executive with a 25-year track record of raising funds and building out new investment channels for both public and private companies. Formerly, Chris held the dual role of Director, Corporate Development with Western Copper and Gold (NYSE American and TSX listed) as well as Director, Corporate Development and Community with Casino Mining Corporation. Chris believes in community and has been a prime fundraiser for many causes including the Pacific Salmon Foundation, Make-A-Wish BC and Yukon as well as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada.
Director and Interim CEO
Mr. Konnert is a mining entrepreneur experienced in deal-making, financing, and corporate strategy. His primary focus is CEO and Founder of Vizsla Resources Corp. (TSX-V:VZLA) where the company has consolidated and is developing one of Mexico’s highest-grade silver and gold districts. He is co-founder and Managing Partner of Inventa Capital, a mining focused merchant bank and incubator with companies around the world. Previously, Mr. Konnert co-founded CobaltOne Energy Corp, a cobalt exploration company, which he led as CEO and sold to Blackstone Minerals (ASX: BSX) in 2017. Mr. Konnert is an advisor to several companies, and a board member of Summa Silver (CSE: SSVR).
Chartered Professional Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst with broad experience in executive-level financial management positions across multiple industries. Formerly with Yamana Gold, Endeavour Mining and Pan American Silver.
Ms. Collier is an accomplished leader with over 15 years’ of industry experience in capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and publicly listed companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange Venture, Canadian Securities Exchange and in the U.S. markets. She is an expert in overseeing business operations located both locally and internationally; leading operations in five different countries. Ms. Collier scaled the first publicly listed cryptocurrency company in Canada with a market capitalization of over $1.7B and has guided start-up companies from private to publicly listed entities, including leading management through the regulatory landscape and lead financings. Ms. Collier’s recent focus has been in the natural resource sector where she has managed and scaled a portfolio of companies in her current role as Vice President of Operations.
Ms. Monger has 25 years of investor relations, communications and compliance experience in the junior mining space.
Liz is currently the Vice President Marketing & Sustainability with Inventa Capital Corp. Previously, Liz was Vice President, Investor Relations for KORE Mining (TSXV: KORE) and Investor Relations and Corporate Secretary for Midas Gold (now Perpetua NYSE: PPTA). Liz is also the President and a Director of the Society of Investor Relations Executives in Mining (SIREM).
Stuart has 30 years global exploration experience spanning the spectrum from global project generation to mine geology with a track record of discovery in brownfields and greenfields arenas. Most recently Stuart was Technical Director – Strategy & New Projects for Teck Resources Ltd., based in Vancouver, Canada. In this role Stuart lead the team with global responsibility for new exploration project review and capture. Prior to that Stuart held the role of Specialist – Global Copper for Teck, based in Santiago, Chile in which he had responsibility for Teck’s global Cu exploration portfolio. Prior to joining Teck, Stuart was Chief Geologist for the Oxiana-OZ Minerals-MMG group of companies and subsequently with the founders of Oxiana in the G-Resources, Tigers Realm and EMR companies. In these roles Stuart was responsible for activities across the full spectrum from global project identification and review to brownfields exploration and in-mine resource evaluation.
Paul Matysek is a geologist/geochemist by training, a successful alpha entrepreneur and consistent creator of shareholder value with over 40 years of experience in the mining industry. Since 2004, as either CEO or Executive Chairman, Mr. Matysek has sold six publicly listed mineral exploration and development companies, in aggregate worth over $2.5 billion.
Most recently in June 2021, as Chief Executive Officer, he sold Gold X Mining Corp. to Gran Colombia Gold Corp. for over $250 million in an all-share transaction. In March 2018, as Executive Chairman, he sold Lithium X Energy Corp. to Nextview New Energy Lion Hong Kong Limited for $265 million in cash. Earlier, in July 2016, Mr. Matysek, as President and CEO, sold Goldrock Mines Corp. to Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. He was also previously CEO of Lithium One Inc., which merged with Galaxy Resources Limited of Australia to create a multi-billion-dollar integrated lithium company. He served as CEO of Potash One Inc., which was acquired by K+S Ag for $434-million cash in a friendly takeover in 2011. Mr. Matysek was also the co-founder and CEO of Energy Metals Corp., a uranium company that grew from a market capitalization of $10 million in 2004 to approximately $1.8 billion when sold in 2007.
Craig Parry has over 20 years in the resources sector, and is a co-founder and Partner of Inventa Capital, a private natural resource investment company. In addition to being a Partner of Inventa Capital, Craig is the Chairman of Vizsla Silver, Skeena Resources, and is a General Partner of EMR Capital and a former senior advisor to the fund.
Prior to Inventa Capital, Craig was a co-founder and founding director of NexGen Energy and was co-founder of IsoEnergy as its President, CEO and Director until 2021. He was a co-founder of the Tigers Realm Group and was appointed to the Boards of Tigers Realm Minerals and Tigers Realm Metals in 2011 and appointed CEO of Tigers Realm Coal in 2012. Craig, as an exploration and business development geologist, was responsible for the business development activities of the Tigers Realm Group since inception in 2008.
Prior to joining Tigers Realm, Craig was the Business Development Manager for G-Resources Limited responsible for mergers and acquisitions and Principal Geologist – New Business at Oxiana Limited responsible for strategy and business development initiatives in bulk and energy commodities. At Rio Tinto, Craig led exploration programs for iron ore, copper, diamonds, coal and bauxite in Australia, Asia and South America and was Principal Geologist for the Kintyre Uranium project pre-feasibility study. Craig holds an Honours Degree in Geology and is a Member of the AusIMM.
Dr. Halley is an internationally recognized geochemist who has consulted to more than 150 mining and exploration companies in more than 25 countries during the past 17 years.
Scott has published in numerous international journals and is a member of international research teams in the field of geochemistry applied to mineral discovery. He is a regular presenter in the University of Tasmania CODES MSc (Econ Geol) short course series, and a regular invited speaker at international geology conferences. Scott is the recipient of the Gibb Maitland Medal for 2012. The Gibb Maitland Medal is awarded by the Geological Society of Australia – Western Australia Division for substantial contributions to Western Australian geology, in particular for contributions in the field of mineral resources exploration.
Scott Halley received a BSc (Hons Class I) from the University of Tasmania (1982), and a PhD from Australian National University (1987).