Stephen Twyerould, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer and President
Mr. Twyerould has over 30 years of experience in the exploration and mining industry, 17 of which were spent with WMC Resources Ltd. He managed WMC's gold geology group comprising 50 geologists across three operational sites, greenfields exploration and offshore development sites. He has extensive corporate, operations and exploration experience, covering a wide range of commodities both within Australia and offshore. Mr. Twyerould has a proven track record of discovery and definition of world-class ore bodies. In addition, he has expertise in unlocking geological potential to deliver operational improvements and business growth. He helped take Reliance Mining (now Consolidated Resources, CSM-AU) from a market capitalization of AUS$3 million to AUS$100 million in 4 years. Mr. Twyerould received a doctorate in Geology and Geochemistry from the University of Oregon in 1997 and a BSc (Hons) in Geology from the University of Melbourne, Australia in 1984.
Roland Goodgame, Ph.D.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Goodgame has been involved in the mining industry for over 30 years and has held senior roles in several large mining companies. He served as Senior Geologist of Anglo American PLC from March 2002 to January 2007 and was responsible for Asia/Pacific nickel and copper exploration and project evaluation/generation. Prior to this, he spent 14 years with WMC Resources Ltd., where he gained extensive experience in small and large scale gold and nickel mining. He received his doctorate in Geology and Geochemical Modeling at the University of Oregon in 1997. Dr. Goodgame graduated with a B.Sc. in Geological Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in 1987.
Barry Dahl, CPA, MBA
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Dahl is a seasoned CFO in the mining sector and has over 30 years of varied accounting and finance experience. His focus will be on financial strategies and core internal operations as Excelsior grows. Mr. Dahl spent the past five years as the CFO of Klondex Mines, which was recently acquired for US$462 million. Prior to that Mr. Dahl was CFO of Argonaut Gold. While at Klondex Mines he helped raise over C$200 million in various equity financings; negotiated royalty and streaming contracts and established a US$40 million line of credit with a major bank. Mr. Dahl is a CPA and earned an MBA with distinction from New York Institute of Technology and a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Brigham Young University.
JJ Jennex, B.A. Comm
VP Corporate Affairs
Mr. Jennex has been active in both the junior resource industry and the international real estate sector for more than 15 years. During this time he has held numerous positions with both private and publically listed companies. Mr. Jennex will be responsible for all aspects of corporate communications with shareholders, media and all potential investors.
Ms. Sawyer comes to Excelsior after a distinguished career as a highly accomplished environmental professional within the mining industry. A graduate of the University of Nevada, Ms. Sawyer has held senior environmental engineering and manager positions with Freeport-McMoRan Inc., Simplot and Newmont Mining. With her extensive experience in groundwater remediation, environmental planning, policy development, and regulatory compliance, Ms. Sawyer will lead Excelsior's preparation of environmental permit applications for air and groundwater as required by the federal, state and local regulatory and governmental agencies.
Ms. Paine has over 30 years’ experience as a senior paralegal, specializing in corporate, securities and regulatory matters both in Canada and the United States. For the past 10 years, Ms. Paine has acted as Corporate Secretary or Assistant Corporate Secretary for a number of public companies trading on various stock exchanges. In addition to being the Corporate Secretary of Excelsior, she is currently the Corporate Secretary of Logan Resources Ltd. (TSX-V), and Assistant Corporate Secretary of Alderon Iron Ore Corp. (TSX) and Canada Jetlines Ltd. (TSX-V and OTCQB). Ms. Paine is also the Corporate Secretary of Xineoh Technologies Inc.