Mr. John Leliever
Founder & Consultant
Mr. Leliever is the founder of Signature Resources and is a third generation “Prospector” mineral explorationist with over 40 years’ experience in the industry. In the past, he has worked in the remote wilderness of Canada servicing the industry through his contracting companies specializing in surface exploration development to include owning and operating diamond drill rigs. For the last 12-years he has been directly involved in corporate development of exploration stage private and public companies. Mr. Leliever has been responsible for discoveries resulting in significant property acquisitions, including involvement in the now famous Cote Lake acquired by IAMGOLD and Trelawney Mining in consolidating a portion of the lands and NSR’s. Mr. Leliever’s extensive knowledge of the exploration logistics and planning, particularly with remote locations and his corporate background have been the key to his success.
Mr. Dan Denbow, CFA
Dan has spent over 28 years in the capital markets with his most recent experience associated with USAA Investment Management Company. As a portfolio manager for USAA Mr. Denbow was responsible for managing over US$4 billion in three strategies; a domestic dividend and global dividend strategy and the USAA Precious Metals and Minerals Fund. Dan and his team have received eight Lipper Fund awards, six Lipper Fund Achievement certificates, a TopGun Investment Mind award in 2018 from Brendan Wood International, and the USAA Precious Metals Fund was named the “Fund of the Decade” for the ten-year period ending 2009. The USAA Precious Metals and Minerals Fund focused on selection of gold mining securities with a relative value ranking adjusting for risk based on factors including asset quality, management quality, and balance sheet quality. Dan holds an MBA from Texas Christian University, Neeley School of Business and is a CFA charter holder.
Mr. John Hayes M.Sc., MBA, P.Geo
John is a professional geologist with over 20 years of exploration, and many years of capital markets experience. John worked for ten years in mining equity research at BMO Capital Markets and at the time of his retirement in 2014 was a managing director covering global precious and base metal companies as they advanced projects from exploration to production. Most recently, Mr. Hayes served in senior roles at Pretium Resources and Osisko Mining. He is currently a Director and Chairman of Maritime Resources Corp. John graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Geology (1989) and a Master of Science in Geology (1997). He also holds an MBA from Dalhousie University (2003) and is a member (P. Geo.) of the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists Newfoundland and Labrador.
Dr. Scott Jobin-Bevans, PhD, P. Geo
Dr. Scott has more than 25 years in worldwide mineral exploration and has public company experience as a director, officer and technical advisor. Scott is currently Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Caracle Creek International Consulting. He has expertise in project evaluation and in leading multi-million dollar projects from generative stage through advanced exploration and into development. Dr. Jobin-Bevans is an advisor and member of the board of directors for a number of public and private companies and held the volunteer position of President (2010-2012) of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada.
Mr. Rickardo Welyhorsky P. Eng
Mr. Welyhorsky is a registered Professional Metallurgical Engineer with over 28 years of experience spanning all levels of project development and operations in the mining and metals industry. He brings to Signature’s advisory board a wealth of industry experience in various roles globally including with Yamana Gold, Detour Gold, Barrick Gold, and AMEC. Mr. Welyhorsky has held key roles in the study and development of many world-class gold mining operations including Yamana Gold’s Cerro Moro mine and Detour Gold. Mr. Welyhorsky has also held management positions at several Canadian open pit and underground operations and was most recently Mine General Manager at the Pure Gold Mine in Red Lake, Ontario, Canada where he was successful at taking the project into operations.