Board of Directors
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.
William B. Harris, BA, MBA | Director
Mr. Harris is a partner in Solo Management Group, LLC, an investment and management consulting partnership. Mr. Harris is currently a member of the EMC Metals Corp., enCore Energy Corp. and Silver Predator Corp. He was previously a board member of Energy Metals Corporation, Chairman and Executive Committee member of the American Fiber Manufacturers Association, and President and Chief Executive Officer of Hoechst Fibers Worldwide, the global acetate and polyester business of Hoechst AG. At Hoechst Fibers Worldwide, Mr. Harris managed the business' $5 billion operation, comprised of 21,000 employees and production locations in 14 different countries. Other positions within Hoechst and its subsidiaries included Chairman of the Board (Presidente del Consejo) of Celanese Mexicana SA, a publicly-traded company in Mexico; Vice President, Finance and Executive Vice President and Director of Celanese Canada Inc., a publicly-traded company in Canada; and Vice President and Treasurer and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Hoechst Celanese Corporation. Mr. Harris is a graduate of Harvard College, BA in English, and Columbia University Graduate School of Business, MBA in finance. He is a Trustee of the Williamstown (MA) Theatre Festival
William A. Lupien | Director
For over 45 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 Ltd. 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 financial and advanced technology organizations, all of it in management, oversight and technology development positions. He is a director and CEO of Till Capital, Ltd. (Nasdaq:TIL; TSX.V:TIL), which owns approximately 64% of Silver Predator’s outstanding shares, and an executive and 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 has also served as an expert witness in multiple intellectual property litigations involving financial markets. He received a Ph.D. degree in Engineering Physics from the University of California, San Diego, in 1975.
Thomas Chadwick, BSc, CPG | Director
Mr. Chadwick is a Certified Professional Geologist with over 30 years of mineral exploration and production-related mining experience. A graduate of the Geoscience Program at the University of Arizona (BSc), Mr. Chadwick also conducted post-graduate studies in geology at the University of Montana. Mr. Chadwick has worked as an independent consultant both domestically and internationally for clients that include Placer Dome, AngloGold, Barrick, and Eurasian Minerals and has a reputation for excellent field mapping skills within the Western United States exploration community. Mr. Chadwick has been instrumental in a number of discoveries during his career, including the Montanore deposit in Northwest Montana and the Hollister Mine in Nevada. His work has been published in many venues, including the Geological Society of America (1995), Economic Geology (1996), Mineralogy and Petrology (1997) and the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (Santa Reina Fields 7.5' map, 2006).