Big picture - Why invest in Barsele Minerals Corp.
Barsele Minerals Corp. Snapshot
President and Director
Gary Cope has accumulated over 33 years of experience in Corporate Management & Strategy, with a specific emphasis on Public Company Finance. He arranged financing for the South Kemess project, and later became heavily involved with the negotiations & selling of the deposit to Royal Oak Mines. In the past 12 years, he has acted as a Senior Officer & Director for various publicly-held companies, such as St. Phillips Resources. Mr. Cope served as the President, CEO & Director of Orko Silver Corp., and was instrumental in negotiating and arranging the sale of Orko Silver to Coeur Mining Inc. in 2012.
Ben Whiting, M.Sc., P.Geo.
Vice President - Exploration
Ben Whiting is a professional geoscientist with more than 35 years' experience in the international mining industry. He has worked for both major & junior companies, managing a wide range of operations from exploration through to production. He has also acted as a special advisor on mining industry matters to government agencies, the World Bank, and is a past Adjunct Professor of Queen's University in the Geological Sciences & Mining Engineering departments.
Mr. Whiting is a an "Economic Geology" medal award winner and also won the 2008 IAC "Explorer of the Year". He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC), the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO), La Asociación de Ingenieros de Minas Metalurgistas y Geólogos de México (AIMMGM), the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) and a Fellow and past-editor of the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG).
In conjunction with his current position with Barsele Minerals Corp. he also serves as VP Exploration for Orex Minerals Inc. and Dolly Varden Silver Corporation.
Vice President - Corporate Development
Mr. Tsakumis is a seasoned executive in the mining space with over twenty-five years of investment experience with private and public companies. Prior to joining Silver Viper, Mr. Tsakumis was the Vice President of Corporate Development at Alio Gold Corp. (formerly Timmins Gold Corp.) for nine years, where he played a pivotal role in the development of the corporation from a junior exploration to a production company. He began his career in 1989 with the Barrington Group, representing advanced stage mining companies. He has experience in capital formation and management and growth of listed companies, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and corporate communications. He is a graduate of the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor's Degree in Economics.
Art Freeze, P.Geo
Art Freeze has an impressive 45 years of experience in Mineral Exploration & Project Management. Until 2007, he served as the Primary Consulting Geologist for Goldcorp Inc., and has held Consulting, Management & Supervisory positions with international mining companies such as Cominco Ltd., Pasminco Exploration, Echo Bay Mines and Pan American Silver Corp. Art is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC). Mr. Freeze was a Consulting Geologist & Advisory Board Member for Orko Silver Corp.
Ross Wilmot, C.A.
Chief Financial Officer, Director
Ross Wilmot is a Chartered Accountant who has provided public companies with senior financial management services for more than 20 years. As CFO, he offers exhaustive knowledge of reporting practices and requirements for public companies based in Canada & the USA. Mr. Wilmot has been involved in numerous business valuations & acquisitions, high tech start-ups and international mining operations.
Rick Sayers, CPA, C.A.
Rick Sayers is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years experience in business management expertise. He currently serves as Director of Barsele Minerals Corp. and Orex Minerals Inc. and Vice President Finance at Lordco Parts Ltd. Mr. Sayers was previously a Director for Orko Silver Corp.
W. (Harry) White
President of H. White Consulting, (transportation/logistics consulting); Director of Orex Minerals Inc. Mr. White has an MBA from Harvard Business School.