Management & Directors

Brian Lock

Chief Executive Officer & Director

Brian Lock has over 40 years of experience in the operations, feasibility, design engineering and construction of numerous precious metals and base metal mining projects around the world. In 1985 he founded Proton International Engineering Corp., a Canadian engineering and construction company devoted to the development of small- and medium-sized mining projects. He was an officer of Frontier Pacific Mining Corporation from early 2006 until its take-over in July 2008. Mr. Lock has managed and/or served as a director of several Canadian public and private companies.


Chris Zerga

President

Chris Zerga has been with Scorpio Gold since its inception in 2009 and has been the General Manager for the Company's Mineral Ridge and Goldwedge projects. He has over 29 years of mining operations and management experience in Nevada with Freeport McMoran, Anglo Gold, Minorco, Newmont and Queenstake.


Dan O'Brien, CPA, CA

Chief Financial Officer

Dan O'Brien is a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant with many years of experience working with junior mineral exploration companies. He is also Chief Financial Officer for a number of publicly listed companies trading on the TSX and TSX Venture exchanges. He was previously a senior manager at a leading Canadian accounting firm where he specialized in the audit of public companies in the mining and resource sector.


Doris Meyer

Corporate Secretary

Doris Meyer gained her early experience in the mining industry as Vice President Finance of Queenstake Resources Ltd. from 1985 to 2003. Ms. Meyer launched her private company Golden Oak Corporate Services Ltd. in October 1996 with Queenstake as her first client. Since that time, Golden Oak has provided publicly traded mineral exploration companies with administrative, financial reporting and corporate compliance services.


Peter J. Hawley, BSc, BEng, PGeo

Chairman

Peter Hawley, founder of Scorpio Mining Corporation (renamed Americas Silver Corporation), served as CEO of that company from 1998 until November 2010 and is currently a director. He has over 30 years of mining industry experience that spans grassroots exploration through to development and production and has worked extensively with a large number of intermediate and senior mining companies including Teck, Noranda, Placer Dome and Barrick Gold. Mr. Hawley is also highly experienced in private and public company financing and corporate administration.


Peter Brieger

Director

Mr. Brieger, HBA, CFA, is a graduate of the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. He has over 50 years' experience in Canadian investment business as a securities research analyst, market strategist and portfolio manager in Toronto, London, England and New York. In 1988, he co-founded GlobeInvest Capital Management Inc. and built it into a nationally recognized portfolio management firm where he is currently Chairman and Managing Director. Peter has been a regular guest on Business News Network (BNN) and an occasional guest on the CTV News Channel. Mr. Brieger has also served as a guest lecturer on international investing at Queen's University and the Richard Ivey School of Business.


Peter Tegart, BSc, PGeo

Director

Peter Tegart is a professional geologist with over 45 years of experience as a geologist and mining executive. He served as Western Manager for Serem Ltd. and Vice President Exploration for Cheni Gold Mines and was also responsible for the acquisition of Manhattan Minerals' world class Tambo Grande project located in northern Peru.


Ian Dawson, BA, MBA

Director

Ian G. Dawson BA, MBA, President Dawson Group Limited.  The Dawson Group is primarily involved in Construction (1922), Road Maintenance (1988) and Truck Sales, Service and Leasing (1991).


Murray Bockhold, BCom, CIM

Director

Murray Bockhold, BCom, CIM, Founder and CEO of Bockhold Investment Management (“BIM”).    BIM provides portfolio investment advice exclusively to the BIM Group at CIBC Wood Gundy Park Place. He began his career 35 years ago at Burns Fry where in 1989, together with two colleagues, they created the Sigma Account, the first non-discretionary fee-based brokerage account that went on to become an industry standard. Mr Bockhold previously served on the Board of an Intel Corporation Portfolio Company and the Board of Richardson GMP. He is a strong advocate for shareholder/investor rights. As the Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee of Twin Butte Energy, and working with Bennett Jones and Macquarie Capital, the Ad Hoc successfully unlocked $100 million of value on behalf of debenture holders. Mr Bockhold currently serves as the Court appointed Trustee for Gryphon Gold Corporation. 

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