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Advancing the Mont Sorcier Iron Ore and Vanadium Project

Who We Are

Board of Directors

 

Mark Brennan | Chairman

Mr. Brennan brings over 30 years of financing and operating experience in the mining industry. He is a founding partner and Executive Chairman of Ascendant Resources, former President and CEO of Sierra Metals, and Former President and CEO of Largo Resources where he acquired the Maracas Vanadium Project and advanced the project through maiden resource, definitive feasibility, project funding ($300 million), construction, and production.

 

Mitchell Kidd | Director

Mr. Kidd is a metallurgical engineer, business consultant and Lean Six Sigma practitioner with over 30 years of experience and Vanadium, Titanium, and Iron foundry operations. He has served on the boards of two industry producer and trade organizations.

 

Dennis Moore | Director

Mr. Moore is an exploration Geologist with 40 years of international experience. He is the President, CEO and founder of Fremont Gold Ltd. He was previously and Executive Director and former VP Exploration of Magellan Minerals Ltd. where he assembled a 200,000-hectare exploration portfolio in Brazil including Cuiu Cuiu and Tacntinzinho gold properties.

 

Casper Groenewald | Director

Mr. Groenewald has over 20 years of mineral processing experience in Africa and the Americas. He is the Senior Vice-President of DRA America and former Technical Director fro Largo Resources where he led the commissioning and optimization of its Vanadium processing facility in Brazil. He is the former Operations director at Minopex, where he managed the operation of five diamond mines, and has also worked for Vantech (Xstrata’s Vanadium division), Highveld Steel and Vanadium Corporation.

 

Martin Walter | Director

Mr. Walter has over 20 years of international experience in mineral and mine development as a consulting Geologist. He is the former CEO of Treasury Metals Inc., an Ontario junior gold mine developer, and is a director of Absolut Resources, Forrester Metals and Nubian Resources.

  

W. John Priestner  | Director

Mr. Priestner is the former General Manager of US operations for Philip Environmental, where he was responsible for development and construction management of large waste-management facilities. He is a former professional football player in the NFL and CFL over eight seasons and served on boards for CFL Pension Advisory and Benefits Committee.

 

 

 

Management

 

Cliff Hale-Sanders | CEO and Director

Mr. Cliff Hale-Sanders is an entrepreneurial and driven mining executive, a co-founder of Ascendant
Resources Inc in late 2016 and has over 20 years of capital markets experience as an Equity Mining
Research Analyst. During his career, Mr. Hale-Sanders visited and evaluated numerous global mining
development and production facilities to determine their investment potential. Mr. Hale-Sanders has a
Masters’ degree in Business Administration from McMaster University, a Bachelor of Science degree in
Geology and Chemistry from the University of Toronto and is a C.F.A Charter holder.

 

Ashley Martin | COO 

Mr. Ashley Martin joined the Company in 2018 as Vice President – Technical Services. He has now been
promoted within the Company to the position of Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Martin brings over 13 years
of mining construction and development experience to the Company. At Guyana Goldfields, he held
various positions including Manager-Technical Services, Civil Works Manager and Construction Manager
for the Aurora Gold Mine. He was Senior Project Manager at Treasury Metals and Manager of Business
Development at Forrester Metals. Mr. Martin received his degree in Civil Engineering from Curtin
University, in Western Australia.

 

Pierre-Jean Lafleur | VP, Exploration 

Mr. Lafleur is a professional engineer and qualified person (NI 43-101) specializing in mineral resource estimation, exploration and mining. He worked in Operations for various mining companies of over 15 years including Falconbridge (no Glencore) and has worked on Iron ore projects around the world, with a focus on those in the Chibougamau area and around Quebec.  

 

Michael Skutezky | General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Mr. Michael Skutezky has had a 30 year career in the financial sector in Canada including as Assistant
General Counsel at the Royal Bank of Canada focused on International and Canadian Project financing
based in Montreal and Toronto and as Senior Vice President Personal Trust, National Trust Company. He
is Chairman of Rhodes Capital Corporation, a private Toronto based resource and technology focused
merchant bank. Mr. Skutezky has been a founder in taking public and listing several TSX, TSX-V and CSE resource sector companies and has served as an officer, counsel and director of several private and
public companies. He has been a member of the Canadian and International Bar Associations, the Law
Society of Upper Canada and the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Association.