Executive Chairman of the Board
Mr. Cantore is a seasoned capital markets professional specializing in the resource sector. He has more than 30 years of advisory and leadership experience having begun his career in 1992 as an investment advisor and then moving into management roles with both public and private companies. One of his most recent successes is being at the helm of Amex Exploration Inc. (TSX-V: AMEX) (OTCQX: AMXEF) which has evolved from only a few million dollars of market capitalization when he took the leadership role, to a peak of $400 million and more recently at $200 million market capitalization. During his career, he has organized and structured numerous equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, joint venture partnerships and strategic alliances. Mr. Cantore serves on the boards of various private and public companies.
President, CEO & Director
Simon Marcotte is a Chartered Financial Analyst with 25 years of experience focused on commodities, including more than 12 years in executive positions for junior mining companies.
Mr. Marcotte was the President & Chief Executive Office and founder of Royal Fox Gold Inc. until its acquisition by Northern Superior in November 2022, where he was appointed President & CEO subsequently. He is a director of Freeman Gold Corp. (TSX-V: FMAN) (OTCQX: FMANF), a company he co-founded, which is advancing the Lemhi gold project in Idaho, United States.
In 2018, Mr. Marcotte was instrumental in the launch of Arena Minerals Inc. (TSX-V: AN) (OTCQX: AMRZF) in the lithium brine industry in Argentina, and the subsequent strategic investments by both Ganfeng Lithium (HKG: 1772) and Lithium Americas Corp. (NYSE: LAC) (TSX: LAC).
In 2012, Mr. Marcotte co-founded Mason Graphite Inc. (TSX-V: LLG) (OTXCQ: MGPHF) and held the position of Vice-President Corporate Development until February 2018. Under his leadership, the company was awarded: the TSXV’s recognition as “Top 10 Performing Stock” in 2013, the “Best 50 OTCQX” in both 2016 and 2017. At the end of 2017, Mason Graphite reached a peak market capitalization of $365 million, with approximately 35 institutional shareholders. In 2022, in line with shareholders wishes, Mr. Marcotte originated, negotiated, and executed an Option and Joint Venture Agreement between Mason Graphite Inc. and Nouveau Monde Graphite Inc. (TSX-V: NOU) (NYSE: NMG) setting the stage for the emergence of a leading graphite industry in the province of Québec.
In 2010, Mr. Marcotte joined Verena Minerals Corp., which was then renamed Belo Sun Mining Corp. (TSX: BSX) (OTCQX: BSXGF), as Vice-President Corporate Development, working alongside the president and chief executive officer until 2014 on all decision-making processes and helped develop and implement the company’s turnaround strategy and assisted in more than $100 million in funding.
Mr. Marcotte has also been involved with several other companies, either as an officer or as a director, including being the Founder, President & CEO of Black Swan Graphene Inc. (TSX-V: SWAN) (OTCQB: BSWGF), a graphene manufacturing company created based on the graphene technology developed by Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd., a mid-tier chemical company based in Northern England and founded in 1926.
Prior to his corporate involvement, Mr. Marcotte was working in senior positions in capital markets with CIBC World Markets, from 1998 to 2006, and with Sprott Securities Inc. and Cormark Securities Inc., from 2006 to 2010, where he was also a member of the board of directors.
Director, Chairman Audit Committee
Andrew Farncomb is a founder of Cairn Merchant Partners LP, an independent merchant bank focused on advisory and principal investing. Mr. Farncomb is also a founder and director of Contact Gold Corp., an advanced stage Nevada gold exploration company, as well as founder and director of Cairn Memory Care Fund GP, a residential dementia care business, a board member of several other TSX and TSX Venture Exchange listed companies and a board member and Chair of the Investment Committee at the Flavelle Family Foundation. Mr. Farncomb was formerly a Partner and Investment Banking professional at Paradigm Capital Inc. Mr. Farncomb graduated from the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) degree and received the Merrill Lynch Scholarship.
B.Sc., MBA, Director
Mr. Perron (Chairman), joined Northern Superior’s Board in November of 2016 and was appointed Chairman shortly afterwards. Mr. Perron has been a director of Goldstar Minerals since April, 2016 and from April 2016 until December, 2019, he also served as VP Corporation Development. From September of 2015 until April, 2016, Mr. Perron was Vice-President at Renmark Financial Communications. Prior to that, Mr. Perron held positions with several mining companies including: (i) VP Corporate Development, director and member of the audit committee at Yorbeau Resources Inc. (2010-2015), (ii) President, CEO and director of QMX Gold Corporation (2011-2013), and (iii) President, CEO and director of Golden Goose Resources Inc. (2009-2011). Prior to joining Golden Goose Resources, Mr. Perron was involved in the financial markets as a portfolio manager. He managed resource focused portfolios for NBC Alternative Investments and various resource funds for the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec from 2001 until 2007. In 2006, he was recognized by Brendan Woods International as a Top Gun Asset Manager in Mining. He has a Bachelor of Science, Computer science from McMaster University (1986) and an MBA from the Hautes Etudes Commerciales, which he obtained in 1992.
From 2003 to 2018 Mr. Gentile worked as a professional money manager at Formula Growth Limited, an independent investment management firm established in Montreal in 1960 with a long-term track record of creating investor wealth. While at Formula Growth Mr. Gentile’s main sector focus was the mining and natural resource sectors. In 2012, he became the co-manager of the Formula Growth Alpha Fund, a market neutral hedge fund focused on small to mid-cap equities. From 2011 to 2018 the Formula Growth Alpha Fund became one of the largest market neutral funds in Canada, growing its assets under management to over $650 million by the end of 2018. In October 2018, Mr. Gentile retired from full time money management in order to be able to spend more time with his family. Subsequently, he remains a very active investor in the mining space owning significant stakes in several small-cap mining companies and is currently a strategic advisor to Radisson Mining Resources (TSX.V RDS) and a member of the board of Roscan Gold Corporation (TSX.V ROS).
Mr. Morrison has almost 50 years of experience in the mining industry, covering all aspects of geoscience applications across all mining methods from a wide range of underground methods to large scale open pit operations, as well as being part of very successful exploration groups. Across his career and as a leader of a variety of exploration teams, Mr. Morrison has been an integral part of the discovery of 13 major polymetallic and precious metal deposits, 6 of which are producing mines, and 4 are in the feasibility stage. Mr. Morrison’s extensive exploration and mining experience at Inco Limited, (currently Vale), KGHM International, (formerly Quadra FNX, and FNX Mining), and most recently with TMAC Resources, has made him a well-rounded geoscientist with global experience in the exploration for precious and base metals.
Mr. Guillemette is an entrepreneur specializing in business finance and venture capital with over 20 years’ experience. Mr. Guillemette launched his career as an employee of Fonds Régional de Solidarité Nord-du-Québec where he was responsible for managing the company’s regional mining portfolio and was accountable for the associated financial duties.
In 2004, he founded 9148-5706 Quebec Inc., a private company operating as Multi-Ressources Boréal (“Multi-Resource Boreal”) where he remains active in the management of exploration campaigns and mining land brokerage.
Among other successfully executed gold property transactions are the Black Dog project (Formerly called Souart Project) that is located 15 km SW of Osisko Mining’s Windfall flagship project and 105 km West of Philibert was sold to Osisko Mining in February 2016 ($1.6 million after the escrow period ended) and an option deal in 2008 on the Monster Lake Project located within 12 km of both Philibert and Nelligan project where TomaGold & IAMGOLD have since invested $10 million in exploration.
He was also responsible for managing multi-million dollars exploration fieldworks on gold, base metals, rare earth and other commodities including phosphorus, iron and titanium projects. Mr. Guillemette has also been working for more than 4 years as a “representative of an exempt market dealer” for a Montreal-based exempt market dealer, EMD Financial Inc.