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.
Brian Lupien | Director
Mr. Brian Lupien is the Chief Executive Officer of Till Capital Corporation, Silver Predator’s majority shareholder. Mr. Lupien oversaw the formation of Till Capital and its listing on Nasdaq in 2015. From 2000 to 2014, Mr. Lupien was an independent consultant specializing in investment fund and personal wealth management. A Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Lupien has experience in accounting and reporting responsibilities for public and private companies, investment funds, and non-profit organizations. Prior to 2000, Mr. Lupien worked as an audit manager in the San Francisco Bay area for a variety of clients across multiple industries. A graduate of the University of California at Davis, Mr. Lupien earned his Bachelor of Science degree in 1995 majoring in Managerial Economics and gained his Certified Public Accountant designation in 2000.
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.
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.
James Rickards | Director
James Rickards is the Editor of Strategic Intelligence, a financial newsletter, and is the New York Times bestselling author of Aftermath (2019), The Road to Ruin (2016), The New Case for Gold (2016), The Death of Money (2014), and Currency Wars (2011) from Penguin Random House. Mr. Rickards is one of the world’s leading authorities on the role of gold as a monetary asset and has been an invited keynote speaker at gold conferences on six continents. His investment views on gold have been sought out by BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, and Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund, among other leading firms. As an investment advisor, lawyer, inventor, and economist he has held senior positions at Citibank, Long-Term Capital Management, and Caxton Associates. His clients include institutional investors and government agencies. He is an op-ed contributor to the Financial Times, Evening Standard, The Telegraph, New York Times, and Washington Post, and a frequent interviewee in major financial media. He is also a guest lecturer in globalization and finance at The Johns Hopkins University, Georgetown University, Trinity College Dublin, The Kellogg School at Northwestern, the U.S. Army War College, and the School of Advanced International Studies. He is an advisor on capital markets to the U.S. intelligence community and the Office of the Secretary of Defense and is on the Advisory Board of the FDD Center on Economic and Financial Power in Washington DC. He holds an LL.M. (Taxation) from the NYU School of Law; a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School; an M.A. in international economics from SAIS, and a B.A. (with honors) from Johns Hopkins