Richard Patricio is President and CEO of Mega Uranium Ltd. and has served in this capacity since February 2015, having been Mega Uranium’s Executive Vice President since 2005. Mr. Patricio previously served as the CEO of Pinetree Capital Ltd., a TSX-listed investment company specializing in early stage resource investments.
Mr. Patricio is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School and is a member of the Law Society of Ontario. He previously worked at a large Toronto-based law form before moving in-house. Mr. Patricio has been involved with the founding and growth of many resource-based issuers and other technology companies, and presently sits on the Board of several companies, including NexGen Energy Ltd. (TSX, NYSE: NXE), Toro Energy Ltd. (ASX:TOE), ISO Energy Ltd (TSXV:ISO) and Sterling Metals Corp (TSXV: SAG).
Mr. Stephen Keith has over 20 years of experience working with mining and energy projects from concept to feasibility study, engineering design, project management and construction through financing and acquisitions. He has worked on projects in more than 30 countries, with an emphasis on the Americas, having been involved in more than C$ 2 billion in financing and merger and acquisition transactions for natural resource projects. Currently, Mr. Keith is Founding Partner at Strategy4Growth, a private advisory firm assisting resource companies bridge the gap between projects in Latin America and the global financial markets and is CEO of 4B Mining, an iron ore/ manganese developer in Brazil. Stephen is currently on the Board of Directors of Aura Minerals (ORA: TSX) as Lead Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee. Other previous roles include: President and CEO of GrowMax Resources Corp. (TSX-V: GRO); Managing Director of Fertoz Ltd. (ASX: FTX); Founder, President and CEO of Rio Verde Minerals Development Corp. (TSX: RVD); and, VP Corporate Development at Plutonic Power Corp. Previously, he worked in Investment Banking and in Engineering Consulting: Investment Bank Director at Thomas Wiesel Partners; Vice President of Investment Banking at Westwind Partners Mining Group; and technical services manager at Knight Piesold Consulting. Mr. Keith has a degree in Applied Science, Geological Engineering, from Queen’s University, and an International MBA from York University, Schulich School of Business. He is a registered Professional Engineer (PEng) in Ontario and British Columbia (Retired).
Mr. Wilson has spent the last eleven years as an active venture investor and executive. Over the last three years, Mathew led the company through a 10,000m exploration program and mine restart in Paraguay, an asset sale, and a rebrand and refocus from a South American gold production and exploration company to the Canadian focused silver and base metal company, Sterling Metals. Prior to his work as an executive, Mathew was a Principal at Pinetree Capital, a diversified investment fund focused primarily on the small cap mining sector. Mathew has acted as CEO for private venture capital companies and as a director for public TSX venture listed companies. Mathew holds a Masters in Finance from Queens University and is a CFA Charterholder.