Peter K.M. Megaw

Co-founder, Senior Geologist & Advisor, Member of Technical Committee

Dr. Megaw, Ph.D., C.P.G., received his doctorate from the University of Arizona and more than 40 years of experience exploring for silver and gold in Mexico. He is a Certified Professional Geologist by the American Institute of Professional Geologists and an Arizona Registered Professional Geologist. Dr. Megaw discovered MAG Silver's Juanicipio silver deposit (JV with Mexican producer Fresnillo Plc), MAG Silver's Cinco de Mayo project and new ore bodies at Excellon Resources' Platosa Mine. Dr. Megaw is the author of numerous scientific publications on ore deposits, and is a frequent speaker at academic and international exploration conferences. He was also awarded the 2017 Thayer Lindsley Award for the 2003 discovery of the Juanicipio silver deposit in the Fresnillo District, a multi-million ounce silver district

Darrell Rader

President, CEO & Director

Mr. Rader, BBA, is responsible for the company's corporate development, marketing and financing.  Having directly raised over $100 million for mineral exploration and development, Mr. Rader has significant contacts with institutional investors and bankers.  Mr. Rader is the founder of Defiance Silver Corp., an advanced Mexican silver explorer.  He previously served as the Manager of Corporate Development for an international drilling company overseeing its growth from three drill rigs to over eighty in its fleet, and IMPACT Silver Corp that was transformed from a grass roots silver explorer into a profitable silver miner.  Mr. Rader holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance) from Simon Fraser University and a Diploma in Prospecting from BCIT.

Stephen R. Maynard

VP Exploration

Mr. Maynard, M.S., C.P.G., received an A.B. from Dartmouth College, major in Earth Sciences in 1978; and an M.S. in Geology from the University of New Mexico in 1986. His professional experience spans more than 30 years of precious-metal exploration primarily in Latin America and includes geological mapping and sampling, target identification, district-wide studies, supervision of drill programs, and project management.  Mr. Maynard was instrumental in the discovery of the Cerro de San Pedro gold deposit with Metallica Resources and the Efem├žukuru gold deposit in Turkey. Mr. Maynard is a certified Professional Geologist by the American Institute of Professional Geologists.

Gerald Rayner

Senior Consulting Geologist, Member of Technical Committee

Mr. Rayner, P. Eng, has over 40 years of experience in the mining industry. The bulk of his time has been spent in North America, Central America, and the South Pacific. Mr. Rayner's primary areas of expertise lie in reconnaissance exploration and in the evaluation of mineral properties at the earlier stages of exploration and development. While with Kennecott, Mr. Rayner was in charge of exploration in Papua New Guinea in the South Pacific where his efforts resulted in the discovery of several porphyry copper deposits including the OK Tedi Mine gold and copper mine.

Jasmine Lau


Ms. Lau, CPA, BCom is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia and has focused her career in the resource and pharmaceutical industries. Jasmine has served as CFO and was the controller of several public exploration companies with projects throughout the world, including over 10 years as controller of Minaurum. In addition to her experience working with junior resource companies, Jasmine worked at Teck Resources Ltd as a SOX Auditor.  Prior to Teck Resources Ltd., Jasmine worked for Deloitte & Touche LLP's Vancouver Assurance & Advisory group where she focused on audits of public mining and resource companies. Jasmine earned a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia.

Sunny Pannu

Investor Relations and Corporate Development Manager

Mr. Pannu, BBA, has 17 years experience and is responsible for the company's investor relations and corporate development including financing and execution of marketing programs to expand the retail and institutional shareholder audience. 

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