Nathan A. Tewalt, BSc | Chairman
Mr. Tewalt has over 25 years of experience in exploration and executive management positions in the Western United States. Prior to the merger with Silver Predator, Mr. Tewalt founded Nevgold Resource Corp in 2007 and Colombian Mines in 2006, serving as Chief Executive Officer for both companies. In 2006, as President and CEO of Standard Uranium, Mr. Tewalt completed a private company acquisition in Texas that resulted in the uranium explorer progressing from a private start-up in 2003, gaining a public listing in 2004, and winding up as a successful buy-out in 2006 by Energy Metals Corporation (subsequently acquired by Uranium One for $1.8B). Prior to Standard Uranium, he was the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Great Basin Gold, where he and his exploration team discovered the Midas-style vein system and completed the Hollister ‘Ivanhoe’ Mine acquisition. Mr. Tewalt is a Registered Geologist (Washington) specializing in Nevada-style precious metals systems.
Patricia M. Tilton, CPA | Director
Ms. Tilton is a Certified Public Accountant with strong professional experience in the financial industry, particularly in the insurance, mutual fund, and asset management industries, and commercial markets companies. In addition to her financial expertise, she also has a strong background in operational, risk, regulatory and governance matters. Ms. Tilton is a retired KPMG LLP Partner with over 30 years of experience in public accounting, including auditing, consulting, and forensics. Ms. Tilton retired in 2009 as a Forensics Partner and served as a Retired Partner Consultant from 2009 until 2011. Ms. Tilton currently works as an independent consultant. Ms. Tilton also serves on the Boards of Directors of Till Capital, Thrivent Federal Credit Union, and Sentence Data Refinery, and previously was on the Board of Directors of CoffeeHouse Press. She holds a B.S. in Accounting from Siena College.
William A. Lupien | Director
For over 50 years, Mr. William A. Lupien has been an innovator in the public financial markets. His career in the securities business began at the California-based brokerage firm of Mitchum, Jones & Templeton (MJT), Inc. in 1965, where he eventually served as President. In 1983, as CEO and Chairman of Instinet Corporation, he successfully expanded the market reach of the world’s first electronic stock trading system. As Chairman and CEO of OptiMark Technologies Inc. he co-invented the OptiMark trading system designed for stock markets around the world. From 2005 to 2014, Mr. Lupien served as the investment manager of Kudu Partners LP.
Mr. Lupien serves as Chief Investment Officer of Till Capital. Mr. Lupien previously served on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Advisory Committee dedicated to the development of a national market system and also served as a Governor of the Pacific Stock Exchange. He has previously served as Chairman of Instinet (1983 – 1989), MJT (1989 – 1996), and Optimark US Equities Inc. (1996 – 2001), and as Director of Energy Metals Corp., Gold One International Ltd., Uranium One Inc. and Midway Gold Corp. He is the co-author, with David Nassar, of the book Market Evaluation and Analysis for Swing Trading, and is a co-author of several papers on trading technology and early-stage company evaluation. Mr. Lupien is also a co-inventor on multiple patents related to electronic securities trading. He is a graduate of San Diego State University
Dr. Terry Rickard | Director
Dr. Rickard has 44 years of experience in advanced technology and financial organizations, all of it in management, oversight and technology development positions. He was the CEO of Till Capital from 2016-2019 and is currently the CEO of Silver Predator Corporation. He serves as a director for both companies and also has served as a director of several private companies. He was President and later Chief Scientific Officer of OptiMark Technologies, Inc. and served on its board. He was a co-inventor of the OptiMark transaction matching system and was instrumental in the development of this company from a start-up enterprise to an operating entity on the Pacific Stock Exchange, the Nasdaq market and the Osaka Securities Exchange, including the securing of over $350 million in investment capital from major investors in the U.S. and internationally. Prior to that, he was President of the brokerage firm Mitchum, Jones & Templeton. He has authored/co-authored over 70 refereed technical publications in engineering, electronic market structure, matching algorithms and trading strategies, and has coauthored 11 issued patents. He also serves as an expert witness in intellectual property litigation involving financial market technologies. He received a Ph.D. degree in Engineering Physics from the University of California, San Diego, in 1975.
Scott D. McLeod | Director
Scott D. McLeod graduated from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California in 1995 with a BS in Business with an emphasis in Finance. After moving to New York City, Mr. McLeod worked for Merrill Lynch in the CICG Technology finance department. While at Merrill Lynch between 1996 and 2000, Mr. McLeod worked on decimalization of the stock market prices, creation of the Euro, and the Y2K technology financial issues. Duties ranged from managing the accrual spreadsheet and the financial statements for the division to working with the accounting department. Mr. McLeod then took a job at CMGI’s subsidiary EngageMedia.com as the New England sales representative for the travel division. While at Engage Media, Mr. McLeod moved to San Francisco to lead the west coast sales division for the company. In 2005 Mr. McLeod co-founded Nevada McLeod Group (NMG) which is a privately held investment firm in Reno, Nevada. At NMG, Mr. McLeod is responsible for trading, researching new ideas and portfolio management for all of their clients. Between 2011 and 2013, Mr. McLeod worked with La Plata River Partners as a trader for the Kudu hedge fund. In 2014, Mr. McLeod’s partner at NMG retired and became chairman of the company. Mr. McLeod took over the day to day operations as the President. His duties now include portfolio management, client retention, accounting, trading and research. For the past 10 years Mr. McLeod has been a guest lecturer to the Finance 430 investment class at the University of Nevada- Reno.