Directors & Management
Ioannis (Yannis) Tsitos, President and Director
Mr. Tsitos has over 26 years experience in the mining industry, having spent 19 years with BHP Billiton group. In his time in the industry, he has lived and worked in South Africa, Ecuador, Greece and United Kingdom, and has been working in Canada since 2000. Originally a physicist-geophysicist, he left BHP Billiton in December 2007, where he had the title of New Business Manager for Minerals Exploration with a global reach, but based in Vancouver. He has been instrumental in the identification, negotiation and execution of more than 50 exploration agreements with juniors, majors, as well as with state exploration and mining companies. Mr. Tsitos has also been part of two discovery teams with BHP Billiton in porphyry-copper and nickel-sulphide deposits. He holds a B.Sc degree in Physics from the University of Athens and a master's degree in Applied Geophysics and Geology from the University of Birmingham, UK. In addition, he completed management and finance studies as part of an MBA program with Herriot Watt University, Edinburgh.
N. Eric Fier, COO
N. Eric Fier has over 25 years of international experience in a senior capacity including exploration, acquisition, development and production of numerous mining projects in Chile, Brazil, Honduras, Mexico and Peru. His background includes project evaluation and management, reserve estimation and economic analysis, as well as operations management. Mr. Fier is currently the President and CEO of SilverCrest Metals Inc. He previously served as Chief Geologist with Pegasus Gold Corp., Senior Engineer and Manager with Newmont Mining Corp., and Project Manager with Eldorado Gold Corp.
Nicholas Campbell, CFO
Mr. Campbell brings to Goldsource over 12 years of finance and corporate valuation experience in the mining industry. This includes 10 years working in capital markets as a Mining Research Analyst. Prior to joining Goldsource, Mr. Campbell was a Financial Advisor to SilverCrest Mines Inc., which was recently acquired by another precious metal producer. He also was Head of Planning and Business Development for Torenco Energy, a private oil and gas company focused on Mexico. With strengths in the due diligence process, financial modelling and analysis, marketing and corporate development, he brings a unique set of skills to the Company.
Graham C. Thody, Chairman and Independent Director
Mr. Thody is a member of the British Columbia Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants as well as the Canadian Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants. Mr. Thody has also served as a Director and Executive Member of the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation, as well as the Chair of their Finance Committee. He holds a bachelor of Commerce degree (Marketing) from the University of British Columbia. He was a Partner of Nemeth Thody Anderson, Chartered Accountants of Vancouver BC from 1979 to 2007. His practice focused on audits of reporting companies, participation in the Initial Public Offering Process, corporate mergers and acquisitions as well as domestic and international tax matters. He is currently a director of several reporting corporations which are involved in mining exploration and development throughout North, Central and South America.
Haytham Hodaly, Independent Director
Mr. Hodaly is an engineer with a B.A.Sc. in Mining and Mineral Processing Engineering and a Master of Engineering, specializing in Mineral Economics. Mr. Hodaly is currently Senior Vice President, Corporate Development at Silver Wheaton Corp. (“Silver Wheaton”). Prior to joining Silver Wheaton in 2012, he spent 16 years in the North American securities industry, most recently as Director and Mining Analyst, Global Mining Research at RBC Capital Markets (“RBC”). Prior to joining RBC, he also held the position of Co-Director of Research and Senior Mining Analyst at Salman Partners Inc., in addition to holding the titles of Vice President and Director of the firm. Mr. Hodaly’s extensive experience in the mining sector for more than two decades brings a wealth of analytical, technical and corporate expertise to Goldsource.
Steven B. Simpson, Independent Director
Mr. Simpson has been an Australian certified practicing accountant (CPA) since 1977. He is also a Chartered Secretary and member of the Institute of Directors. He is a Commerce graduate from the University of New South Wales and is a former partner of Price Waterhouse (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP) in both the Australian and Asian markets.
Mr. Simpson sits on the board of publicly listed companies and is a member of audit committees in Singapore for such companies. Mr. Simpson is a principal of Triton Advisory Group, a mergers and acquisitions, fixed income trading, asset management and corporate advisory group located in Singapore.
Bernard Poznanski, BSc., LLM, Corporate Secretary
Mr. Poznanski is one of the founding partners of Koffman Kalef, a law firm specialized in business law, and is currently the head of that firm's securities group. Mr. Poznanski acts for a wide variety of companies listed on the TSX, the TSX Venture Exchange, the American Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. He has particular expertise in dealing with mining and technology companies and handling companies with international projects. Mr. Poznanski also acts as a director or officer of various publicly-listed companies. Mr. Poznanski holds the following degrees: Bsc. (University of Guelph); LLB (University of Ottawa); and LLM (McGill University).