Team

Management

David Palmer, Ph.D., P.Geo.

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director

Dr. David Palmer has over 25 years of management, technical and exploration experience in the Canadian and international mining industry. Dr. Palmer was the President and CEO of Probe Mines (2003-2015) where he led his team to two successful major mineral discoveries, including the multi-million ounce Borden Gold deposit, and the sale of the company to Goldcorp Inc. in 2015. As recognition of his team's accomplishments at Probe Mines, he was the recipient of numerous awards including the PDAC's Bill Dennis Prospector of the Year (2015) and Northern Miner's Mining Person of the Year (2014). Dr. Palmer holds a B.Sc. (Geology) degree from St. Francis Xavier University, M.Sc. and Ph.D. (Economic Geology) degrees from McGill University, and is a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario.


Marco Gagnon

Executive Vice President

 Mr. Gagnon, a graduate in geology from Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, has over 25 years of experience as professional geologist, mining officer and director in exploration and in mine operation in Eastern Canada; half of which has been with precious and base metals producers such as Barrick Gold Inc. and Inmet Mining Corp. During his career, he discovered and/or outlined 4Moz of gold with Adventure Gold Inc., Inmet Mining Corp. and Vior Inc. As President and CEO, he successfully started Adventure Gold Inc. in 2007 and Focus Metals Inc. in 2010. He has raised approximately $25M in financing for public companies since 2004. He is currently a Board Member of Arianne Phosphate Inc. and a former president of the Quebec Mineral Exploration Association.


Yves Dessureault, P.Eng., M.Sc.A., Ph.D., MBA

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Dessureault is a professional engineer with over 25 years of international mining experience in operations, consulting and engineering. Mr. Dessureault was the former COO of Probe Mines Ltd. (2014-15) and he previously held leadership positions with BBA Inc., Rio Tinto PLC and Hatch Ltd. In his career, he has been responsible for leading many large greenfield and brownfield projects, from studies to execution, valued between C$110 million and C$1,200 million.


Patrick Langlois, MBA, CFA

Vice President, Corporate Development

Mr. Langlois is a financial professional focused on opportunities to create growth and maximize shareholder value. With over 15 years of corporate development, venture capital and investment banking experience, Mr. Langlois brings a successful track-record in capital markets and M&A transactions which further strengthens Probe’s ability to identify and realize new opportunities. Mr. Langlois was the former Vice President Corporate Development with Probe Mines (2012-2015) and prior to that, he held senior positions with Canadian investment banks and venture capital funds.


Carmelo Marrelli, B. Comm, CA, CGA, ACIS

Chief Financial Officer

A Chartered Professional Accountant, Carmelo Marrelli is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Canada and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He has been the CFO of Probe Mines since 2008. He has experience in auditing and investment accounting, and as principal of Marrelli Support Services Inc., he directs and oversees the accounting function for the Group and its clients. Mr. Marrelli is also the Chief Financial Officer of several other public junior mining companies.


Karen Willoughby

Director Corporate Communications

Ms Willoughby was Director of Corporate Communications for Probe Mines from 2006 until 2015, when it was acquired by Goldcorp. With over 15 years of capital markets and investor relations/corporate communications experience, Ms Willoughby has extensive expertise with U.S. and Canadian listed companies. She utilizes highly developed industry best disclosure practices and is focused on the development/implementation/management of Probe's IR/Corporate Communications strategies.