Walter H. Berukoff
Chief Executive Officer | Chairman of the Board
Mr. Walter H. Berukoff is the founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lion One Metals Limited. Mr. Berukoff was the founder and C.E.O of Miramar Mining Corporation, Northern Orion Resources, and La Mancha Resources, and has operated or commissioned gold mines in seven countries. Mr. Berukoff is also Managing Director of Red Lion Management, a merchant banking company, and has raised over $1 billion for global mining and real estate projects.
Managing Director | Director
Mr. Stephen Mann was appointed the Managing Director of Lion One in December 2013, having been appointed to the board of directors in October 2012. Mr. Mann is a geologist with over thirty years industry experience in mineral exploration and development. Mr. Mann graduated from Adelaide University with Honours in 1981 and subsequently worked in mineral exploration for companies such as Utah Development Company, BHP Minerals Ltd., and Newcrest Mining Limited. From 1994 until 2006 Mr. Mann worked as an Exploration Manager and later Managing Director of Cogema Australia Pty Ltd/AREVA, focused on exploration and mining for gold and uranium. At Cogema/AREVA, Mr. Mann is credited with the discovery, development, and initiation of mining on the White Foil and Frogs Leg gold deposits. Mr. Mann was also managing director of Perth, WA-based Avocet Resources Limited, focused on gold, uranium, and iron ore exploration in Australia and Argentina from 2006 until its merger with Lion One in June 2013.
Richard J. Meli
Director (Audit Committee)
Mr. Richard Meli is a director of Lion One, having been a director of its predecessor company since 2004. He is an independent businessman and a former senior executive at Rio Tinto (1996-1999) where he managed the company’s global mergers and acquisitions, and President of Rio Tinto subsidiary Luzenac America (1999-2001). From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Meli was an independent consultant to the mining and oil and gas industries and was President of La Mancha Resources (2004-2006). Mr. Meli worked for Kennecott Corp., then one of the world’s largest copper producers, from 1980 until it was acquired by Rio Tinto in 1989. At Kennecott, Mr. Meli served in a number of planning, analysis and financial management positions, including, lastly as Senior Vice President. Mr. Meli began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers (formerly known as Price Waterhouse & Co.) in 1971, spending eight years in the firm’s New York office, becoming a CPA and reaching the level of Audit Manager. He earned a B.S. in Economics in 1969 and an M.S. in Accounting in 1971, both from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Samantha Shorter, CA
Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Samantha Shorter joined Lion One as Chief Financial Officer in February 2013. Ms. Shorter was previously employed an audit manager at a major Canadian accounting firm specializing in the mining industry and has extensive experience providing financial reporting and corporate services to companies in the mining and mineral exploration industries. Ms. Shorter is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with Honours from the University of British Columbia.
Stephanie Martel is the Chief Operating Officer for Red Lion Management, a private investment firm, and is a former Director of American Eagle Resources, Inc. Ms. Martel holds a Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser University.
Vice President | Corporate Secretary
Mr. Greig joined the Company in 2010 prior to the merger between American Eagle Resources and X-Tal Minerals Corp.and was appointed VP Investor Relations in November 2011, and Director in June 2012. Directly and indirectly Mr. Greig has raised over $50 million in public equity financings and has experience in various public market roles including investor relations, corporate finance, and administration.
Director (Audit Committee)
Kevin Puil is a Chartered Financial Analyst with over 15 years’ experience in investment management. From 1996 to 2005 he was a financial advisor with Goepel McDermid (Raymond James), and a partner at Bolder Investment Partners in Vancouver, BC. From 2008 to 2013 he was a portfolio manager at Malcolm Gissen & Associates and Senior Analyst at the Encompass Fund in San Francisco, focusing on natural resources. He holds a degree in economics from the University of Victoria (and the University of British Columbia) and obtained the CFA designation in 2003.