Management

Simon Marcotte

President, CEO & Director

Simon Marcotte

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.


Rodney Barber

BSc., PGeo., Senior Vice President Exploration

Rodney Barber

Mr. Barber is a registered Professional Geoscientist with more than 35 years of mineral exploration experience. Previously employed as the Geology Superintendent at Barrick-Hemlo, Ontario, he extended the mine life by at least 18 years through the discovery and delineation of over 4.5 Moz of gold in reserves and resources. Mr. Barber was responsible for all aspects of production geology and exploration in the Williams underground and open pit mines. He is also an experienced exploration geologist, having managed grassroots to advanced exploration programs in a variety of settings. He holds extensive experience in greenstone-hosted gold deposits, both narrow vein and bulk tonnage, as well as experience in epithermal gold deposits, porphyry copper-gold, VMS base metal, komatiite associated nickel and pegmatite deposits. Mr. Barber holds a B.Sc. (Honors) from Laurentian University and a Citation in applied Geostatistics from the University of Alberta.


Adree Delazzer

Vice President Exploration

Adree Delazzer

Ms. DeLazzer has over 15 years of experience in greenfield and brownfield exploration, with a focus on precious metals, rare earth metals (REE), uranium, and diamonds.

Most recently, Ms. DeLazzer was with Kirkland Lake Gold Limited, where she held the position of Superintendent of Geology for the Detour Lake Gold Mine in northeastern Ontario, the second largest open pit gold producing mine in Canada, as well as Exploration Manager responsible for overseeing several multi-million-dollar exploration campaigns covering 1,000 km2 of greenstone belt in the Abitibi.

She is a skilled exploration professional geologist who was notably an integral part of the 58N zone discovery, and of the large West Detour exploration campaigns of 2020 and 2021. Prior to working for Kirkland Lake Gold and Detour Gold, Ms. DeLazzer worked as a Senior Project Geologist on multi commodity targets in Newfoundland and Labrador for Silver Spruce Resources. She also worked as a geologist for BHP Billiton at the Ekati Diamond Mine in the Northwest Territories. Ms. DeLazzer has a B.Sc. in Earth Science from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova-Scotia, and is registered in Ontario as a professional geologist.


Jeannine Webb

CPA, Chief Financial Officer

Jeannine Webb

Jeannine Webb is a chartered professional accountant (CPA) with over 25 years of financial experience in the resources industry. Since 2008, through her company, Venturex Consulting Inc., she has acted as CFO and provided financial management services to junior public resource issuers. She is currently the Chief Financial Officer of various mining companies. Until 2007, Ms. Webb was a partner of Badger & Co. Management Corp. where she served as CFO and Corporate Secretary for companies under management with Badger & Co., as well as Director for various companies.


Daniel A. Rothberg

B. Comm., Corporate Secretary

Daniel A. Rothberg

Dan Rothberg is a partner at Devry Smith Frank Smith LLP, a full-service law firm in Toronto. Mr. Rothberg graduated with a B. Comm. (Hons.) from the University of Manitoba majoring in finance and earned his LLB from the University of British Columbia in 2003. Mr. Rothberg has practiced Corporate Finance and Securities Law with a focus on the resource sector for over 20 years, both in Vancouver and Toronto and has served as legal counsel to the Company since 2008.