Board of Directors

Chairman, James C. Gervais, LGen (Ret’d), B.Sc.

  • Graduated Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario and attended Royal Military College of Science (UK)
  • Retired from the Canadian Forces in 1993 as Commander of the Army
  • After retirement served twelve years as Deputy Secretary (Honours) to three Governor’s General
  • Director of the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires(Ottawa Division) and Director of SAMA Resources Inc., a base metal mining exploration company
  • Unsurpassed leadership, organizational and strategic abilities
  • Born in the mining community Rouyn Noranda, he has maintained a strong interest in mining
  • Worked at mines located in Elliot Lake and Quebec prior to military service
  • Intimate knowledge of Kirkland Lake area of Northern Ontario, home to Northern Gold’s Benoit and Kirana properties

Patrick A. Culhane

  • Ministry of Education Ontario, Underground Hard Rock Mining Program completed
  • Independent geological contractor in mining exploration
  • Experienced in project management and field exploration
  • Formerly mining equipment sales manager for Dynatec Corporation
  • Formerly Ontario Provincial Police officer and law enforcement instructor

Eric M. Moeller, B.Sc., P. Geo.

  • B. Sc. Geology, Mackay School of Mines, Reno, Nevada
  • More than thirty years continuance experience in mining (both surface and underground), mineral exploration, operations management, and domestic and international sales and marketing
  • President , Chief Executive Officer, and director of Regis Resources, Inc., Buckhorn, Ontario
  • Principle of Nanoparticle Consultancy LLC, Inverness, California
  • Registered Professional Geologist (South Carolina SC374)
  • Current director for the Vermiculite Association, UK

Martin R. Shefsky, B. A.

  • B.A. Political Science and Psychology, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California
  • Over twenty years management experience with existing and startup companies in Canada and the United States
  • Founder and director 1997 to 2005 of Regis Resources Inc., Buckhorn, Ontario
  • Background in development, sales, and marketing
  • Experience in wide spectrum of commercial ventures including exploration of natural resources, financial consulting, stock trading, and portfolio management

Dennis H. Waddington, B.Sc., M.SC., M.B.A., P.Geo.

  • Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Geology, University of Toronto
  • Master in Business Administration, Schulich School of Business, York University
  • Professional Geoscientist (Ontario)
  • Proprietor of Waddington Consulting, Toronto-based financial administrative services business
  • Chief Financial Officer NWM Mining Corporation 2007 - 2011
  • Chief Financial Officer Primera Biomedical Research Inc. 2008 - present

Nuno Brandolini

  • LLB from University of Paris
  • M.B.A. Wharton School of Business
  • Former Investment banker with Lazard Freres &Co.;, Principal with Batheus Group and Logic Capital, V.P. Salomon Brothers, Inc. - investment banking division
  • Prior to forming Scorpion Capital and its predecessor firm, Scorpion Holdings, Inc., in 1995, was managing Director of Rosecliff, Inc., a leveraged buyout fund co-founded by Mr. Brandolini in 1993.
  • Currently serves as General Partner of Scorpion Capital Partners, L.P., a private equity firm organized as a small business investment company (SBIC)