Management & Directors

President, CEO & Director
Mr. Pincus has 40 years of experience as a geologist, consultant and executive in the minerals industry. He has held senior positions in FMC Gold (later Meridian), Sunshine Mining and various junior companies. Starting in 2002 he formed Esperanza Resources and served as CEO/President. Esperanza successfully discovered two deposits in Mexico and Peru before its acquisition by Alamos Gold. He has extensive Peruvian experience having lived and worked there for over 25 years.

Chairman, Director
Dr. Quinton Hennigh is an economic geologist with more than 25 years of exploration experience with major gold mining firms, including Homestake Mining, Newcrest Mining and Newmont Mining. Currently, Dr. Hennigh is President and Chairman of Novo Resources Corp and serves as a director for Irving Resources Inc., TriStar Gold Inc., Precipitate Gold Corp and NV Gold Corp.

Vice President, Director
Mr. King has over 10 years experience in the management of publicly trading and privately held companies within the commodities and natural resources sector. He has been actively engaged in overseeing the day-to-day operations of numerous companies and provides consultancy work on exploration activities. Mr. King holds a BA in Economics from the University of Calgary and is a founder of Miramont Resources.

Mr. Peniuk is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and corporate director. Mr. Peniuk has a B.Comm from the University of British Columbia and received his Chartered Accountant designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia (now the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia). He spent more than 20 years with KPMG LLP and predecessor firms, the last ten years as an Assurance Partner with a focus on mining companies. In addition to his position as a director and Audit Committee Chair of Miramont, Mr. Peniuk serves as a director of Capstone Mining Corp. and as a director and Audit Committee Chair of Lundin Mining Corporation and Argonaut Gold Inc.

Mr. Shields was engaged in the practice of law from 1979 through 2006 in Ottawa, Calgary and Vancouver, specializing in corporate/commercial law, corporate finance and securities, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Shields was a founding shareholder of Rainy River Resources Ltd., a TSX listed gold exploration company and was engaged as Vice President, Administration in 2009. Mr. Shields also served as President of Ryland Oil until its sale to Crescent Point Energy in 2010.

Ms. Burianyk has over 15 years of industry experience serving as CFO for various TSX-V and CSE listed companies . Ms. Burianyk is a CPA, CA and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Simon Fraser University. Ms. Burianyk was previously employed as an audit manager at a Canadian accounting firm where she specialized in the mining industry.

Corporate Secretary
Mrs. Hodges is the principal of Benchmark Governance, providing corporate compliance, administration and governance support to private and public companies in the resource and technology sectors. Mrs. Hodges has over fourteen years’ of experience serving on and for, numerous boards of directors of public listed companies. Mrs. Hodges specializes in corporate, commercial and securities law, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions.