Board of Directors
President, CEO & Chairman
Mr. Williams brings more than 15 years of mining and finance industry experience. His diverse work experience includes roles in corporate development, as a sell-side research analyst, in fund management and most recently as managing director of investment banking focused on the metals and mining sector. In each of these roles, he focused a significant amount of time on the exploration industry. As a research analyst at Westwind Partners, Mr. Williams worked with a team that covered a range of commodities including precious and base metals, diamonds and uranium. In late 2008, he joined Pinetree Capital, a natural resource focused investment fund, in the role of VP Business Development. During his time there, he was responsible for analyzing and monitoring investments and was also appointed to the board of directors of several investee companies. In 2012, he joined Dundee Capital Markets (now Eight Capital) in the investment banking group. As a Managing Director, he successfully completed equity financings across a wide range of commodities and was a named advisor on multiple M&A transactions.
Mr. Jentz is a seasoned mining professional with board of director experience, including as the chair of audit committee and chair of nominating and compensation committee. During his 20+ year career in mining, Mr. Jentz has held roles both in an operating company and investment banking. He brings strong knowledge of mining capital markets and global institutional and HNW/retail mining investors as well as of all major mining stock exchanges (TSX, NYSE, LSE, ASX). His broad corporate finance skill base includes in both public and private markets across all product areas (equity, M&A, debt, restructuring, quasi-equity, management / leveraged buyout). Mr. Jentz has a HBSc degree from the University of Western Ontario, and MBA from McMaster University and is a Charted Accountant (CA) and Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA).
Mr. Milewski has spent his career in various aspects of the mining industry, including as a company director, advisor, founder and investor. In particular, he has been active metals that further decarbonization. Mr. Milewski has managed numerous mining investments at various stages of development, including exploration, development, production and turnaround situations, and across a broad range of commodities. He has also served as a director of both public and private companies and has been seconded as interim CEO on multiple occasions.
Mr. Milewski currently serves as the Chairman of Conic Metals. Previously he served as the Chairman and CEO of Cobalt 27, a Managing Director of the investment team at Pala Investments, and prior to that at Firebird Management LLC. He has lived and worked in Africa and Russia, including a year as a Fulbright scholar, and has spent considerable time in Central Asia.
Mr. Milewski holds a B.A. in Russian history from Brigham Young University, an M.A. in Russian and Central Asian Studies from the University of Washington, and a J.D. from the University of Washington. He holds an LLM from the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Vice President Business Development
Mr. Raguz manages the royalty portfolio at Altius Minerals Corporation. Prior to his current role, he was Vice President, Investment Banking at several leading full-service boutique investment dealers. He was previously a mining and metals analyst in both buy-side and sell-side research. He has served as a director of various TSX Venture listed companies. Mr. Raguz holds a Bachelor of Applied Science from the Lassonde Mineral Engineering Program at the University of Toronto.