Brian Howlett, CPA, CMACEO, President and Director
Mr. Howlett is a seasoned professional with over 30 years of senior management experience. Mr. Howlett is currently the President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Hemlo Explorers Inc. He formerly served as the President and CEO of Dundee Sustainable Technologies Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Howlett spent 12 years with ELI Eco Logic Inc., including 6 years as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Howlett graduated in 1982 with a B. Comm. in finance from Concordia University and received his CMA designation in 1989. Mr. Howlett also serves on the Board for several other junior companies, primarily in the mineral industry.
Marina Katsimitsoulias CPA, CACFO
Ms. Katsimitsoulias is a seasoned CPA, CA with over thirteen (13) years of finance experience providing accounting and financial management, controllership, and decision support in the healthcare and manufacturing industries. Her skillset includes but is not limited to, financial reporting and analysis (US GAPP and IFRS), M&A financial due diligence and financial integration, treasury and taxation and budgeting, forecasting and business planning and analysis. Ms. Katsimitsoulias currently serves as the Director of Financial Reporting for Northfield Capital Corporation, the major shareholder of Voyageur (Northfield is a Canadian based investment company which holds investment interests in the resource, transportation, manufacturing, and technology sectors). Ms. Katsimitsoulias earned her CPA, CA designation while working in the audit and assurance practice for PricewaterhouseCoopers and holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and Minor in French from the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada.
Stephen Masson, MSC., PGeo.Director and Vice-President of Exploration
Stephen Masson, MSc, P. Geo, of Flin Flon, Manitoba is past President and CEO of Copper Reef with 8 years of public company experience. Mr. Masson held the previous position of President and CEO of Foran, a public company on the TSX-V. He brings strong exploration skills, especially in the Flin Flon Greenstone Belt where he has concentrated his efforts as Exploration Manager for various companies for the past 21 years. Stephen is the current President of the Manitoba-Saskatchewan Prospectors and Developers Association and an active member of MELC, an interprovincial, federal government and industry mineral exploration liaison committee. Stephen is a Member of the Profession Engineers and Geoscientists of both Manitoba and Saskatchewan and a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geology.
Laara ShafferCorporate Secretary
Laara Shaffer has been involved in public company management and administration for over 20 years. She is a Director and Chief Financial Officer of Passport Metals Inc. (1996); Corporate Secretary of GoldQuest Mining Corp. (2007), Yale Resources Ltd. (2005); Montello Resources Ltd. (2007) and Copper Reef Mining Corporation (2005). Her experience includes regulatory filing and compliance matters for public companies.
Mr. Peters is a seasoned finance executive with 25 years experience in senior roles of both public and private corporations. He is also the past Vice President Finance and Director of Northfield Capital Corporation.
Mr. Orr has been the President and CEO of BacTech Environmental Corp. since 2011. Prior to that, he was a partner in CC Capital Corp. for five years. He is a graduate of the University of Calgary.
Mr. Laschinger is currently the CFO of Hemlo Explorers Inc. He graduated with an Honours in Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario in 2006. Mr. Laschinger was a co-founder of Mineral Streams Inc., a private mineral royalty company that was sold to AuRico Metals Inc. in 2015. Before joining Hemlo Explorers, Mr. Laschinger worked in equity research for a Canadian investment dealer and for a private resource company as Director of Corporate Development, where he oversaw corporate finance initiatives and led the due diligence on a number of potential acquisitions.
William J. Phillips
William J. Phillips is a businessman and manufacturer. Since January 1993, Mr. Phillips has been the President, CEO and owner of Woodlore International Inc., a manufacturer of customized furniture.