– CANADA, Calgary – Huntington Exploration Inc. (TSX: HEI) today announced the appointment of Bryan Wilson to its Board as President, CEO, alongside Joseph Mullin, Marc Sontrop, and Mark Santarossa also joining the board of directors.
“The new Directors and I are excited to be asked to manage the next stage of development of Huntington.” said newly appointed CEO, Bryan Wilson.
Christopher Brown, P.Eng, the previous interim President and CEO will remain as an Advisor to the Board, and Sameer Uplenchwar the interim CFO will remain in that role but has resigned as a director of the Company. The company thanks Mr. Uplenchwar and Mr. Brown for their contributions.
About Bryan Wilson
Bryan Wilson has over 37 years of experience in the mining exploration and development business in varying geographies, management, and executive positions, and for major companies like Falconbridge, Shell Canada Resources, and Centerra Gold, plus a variety of junior exploration companies. In these roles, he was pivotal in the early exploration and development of the East Kemptville Tin Deposit (Nova Scotia), the Magino Gold Mine (Wawa, Ontario), and the Oksut Gold Mine (Turkey). Previously, Mr. Wilson was the CEO and President of St. Genevieve Resources Inc., and a director of Spider Resources, both of which were take-over targets in 2007-08 and 2010 respectively.
Also, Mr. Wilson has 12 years of varied experience in the financial services sector, where he was a Financial Advisor with ScotiaMcleod, a Mining Analyst with C.M. Oliver and Dominick & Dominick Securities Inc., and a partner in Thames Capital, a boutique merchant bank. Mr. Wilson holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Waterloo.
About Joseph Mullin
Joseph Mullin has served as the CEO of QuestEx Gold & Copper Ltd. since August 2019. He is a Partner of Mount Arvon Partners LLC, and he was previously the CEO and director of Buckingham Copper Corp. He is an Independent Director of Pure Energy Minerals Limited and FireFox Gold Corp. Mr. Mullin has over 20 years of experience in corporate finance, private equity, restructuring, resources, and consulting. He began his career as a Financial Analyst in the Corporate Finance Department at Goldman Sachs, was a Private Equity Analyst at WL Ross / Invesco Ltd., and a Portfolio Manager at Millennium Global Investments Ltd. He has a B.A. from Harvard University.
About Marc Sontrop
Marc Sontrop is the President and CCO of Toronto-based investment firm Interward Asset Management. He brings 20 years of diverse capital markets experience dealing with private and public investments across multiple sectors. Since joining Interward 15 years ago, Marc has gained strong analytical expertise researching and investing in a portfolio of small to mid-cap mining opportunities. These investments have been global in reach and cover multiple commodities. Previous experience includes sell-side equity research at BMO Capital Markets and banking at Scotia Capital.
Marc is a CFA Charterholder and holds BComm and MBA degrees from McMaster University. Marc also serves on the board of AIM5 Ventures and a private US-based manufacturer of aerospace components.
About Mark Santarossa
Mark Santarossa brings over 15 years of mining experience in various corporate, capital markets, and investment banking roles. He was recently appointed President of Tri Origin Exploration Ltd. and is also the VP, Corporate Development for Aurion Resources Ltd. Previously, he was the CFO and VP, Corporate Development for GT Gold Corp. Before joining Aurion, he was a Director at Origin Merchant Partners, Canada’s largest independent Mergers and Acquisitions advisory firm based in Toronto. He also has deep capital markets experience, having worked at both bank-owned and independent Canadian investment dealers, devoting much of his career to the resource sector. Mark has an extensive list of institutional buy-side and corporate relationships.
Mr. Santarossa holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business and a Chartered Professional Accountant designation.
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