President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Canton is a Swiss Certified Public Accountant and experienced businessman with deep expertise in finance and marketing. He was active for more than 30 years in business consulting in the field of management, finance and auditing for numerous Swiss and international companies. He has been an active director of the Company since 2010. He was instrumental in negotiating the merger between the Company (then named South American Silver Corp.) and High Desert Gold Corp. that resulted in the Company acquiring the Gold Springs project. Together with management, he negotiated the settlement agreement with the Bolivian government to obtain prompt payment of the company’s international arbitration award against Bolivia for the 2012 expropriation of the Malku Khota project. Most recently, he became the largest shareholder of the Company and was instrumental in structuring the Company’s non-equity financing structure with a view to raising up to US$20 million to fund drilling programs at the Gold Springs project.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Ruby is also the President & CEO at Malaspina Consultants Inc. in Vancouver. Prior to joining Malaspina, Mr. Ruby was an Assurance Partner at Wolrige Mahon LLP working predominantly with resource and other junior public companies, and formerly was a Senior Manager with KPMG LLP working on a range of public companies and reporting issuers.
He holds a BSc. (Accounting) from University College Cork, Ireland, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Corporate Treasury from Dublin City University, Ireland, and received his Chartered Accountant designations from Canada and Ireland in 2010 and 2002, respectively.
Randall L. Moore
Vice President, Exploration
Mr. Moore is the Executive Vice-President of Exploration of the Company and has over 30 years of mineral exploration experience. Prior to 2004, Mr. Moore was an independent consulting geologist and Resources Specialist for the State of Oregon. From 2004 to September 2007, Mr. Moore was the Vice-President of North American Exploration of General Minerals Corporation (now Sprott Resource Corp.). Mr. Moore is a Professional Geologist who received his B. Sc. degree in geology from the University of Oregon and has worked as the senior U.S. geologist for Cambior Exploration USA, Inc. (“Cambior”) from 1989 until 2000 when Cambior suspended exploration activities. Prior to his work with Cambior he worked for St. Joe Gold Corporation, Bond Gold Corporation, Noranda Inc., and Duval Corporation (a subsidiary of Pennzoil Corp.). He was associated with Bullfrog discovery in Nevada and the Livengood discovery in Alaska. He also identified the Gold Springs Property for the company.