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About Wedgemount Resources

With decades of combined experience our veteran resource sector and capital markets team meticulously reviews projects, and only acquires and explores those that meet our highest level of standards.
 
Our process and experience gives our investors the confidence to know we are focused on developmental growth and delivering value creation for stakeholders.
Meet the team

Meet Our Dedicated Team Members.

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Years
World Class Combined Management Experience
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Two Billion Dollars Raised For Multiple Projects
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Countries
Around The World For Mineral Exploration

Mark Vanry

President CEO & Director

Mr. Vanry has over 20yrs of international capital markets and resource company experience at firms including Raymond James, Canaccord Genuity and Scotiabank International.  During his career Mr. Vanry has worked in Europe, Latin America and Canada personally raising over $2 billion for resource companies. He has served on multiple TSX Venture company boards and is currently a Partner at Vanry Capital Partners in Vancouver, BC.  Mr. Vanry holds a BA from the University of British Columbia and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business.

Chris Leslie, M.Sc., P.Geo

Senior Consulting Geologist & QP

Christopher Leslie is an economic geologist with over 13 years of experience in project generation, project evaluation and district-scale targeting in porphyry to epithermal environments. He was most recently Vice President Exploration for Tower Resources Ltd., where he assembled and helped advance a portfolio of exploration projects throughout British Columbia. Prior to joining Tower Resources Ltd., Mr. Leslie was Senior Project Geologist for Richfield Ventures Corp. where he was an integral member of the discovery team at the Blackwater Gold project where he supervised the exploration and initial resource delineation drill programs that lead to the most recent mineral reserve estimate of 8.0 Moz gold. Prior to Richfield, Mr. Leslie was involved in mineral exploration and government geoscience, working on numerous deposit styles both in grassroots exploration and in production. He is currently finishing his Ph.D. at the Centre for Ore Deposit and Earth Sciences (CODES), University of Tasmania. He has an M.Sc. in geological sciences from the University of British Columbia and a B.Sc. in geological sciences from the University of Alberta. Mr. Leslie is a registered Professional Geoscientist with Engineers & Geoscientists British Columbia.

Ken MacDonald P.Geo

Consulting Geologist

Ken MacDonald is Registered Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.) with over 30 years of experience in the mineral exploration sector; including the last 10 years in the junior space. He has managed & participated on a wide range of exploration & mine consulting projects, including mineral exploration management, mine scoping, PEA, pre-feasibility & feasibility projects, property access projects, bulk sample projects, environmental assessments, & mine and exploration permitting. He Is an Independent geological consultant & Qualified Person under NI 43-101 and responsible for ensuring projects meet the requirements of NI 43-101 for public issuers. He is currently Vice-president of Exploration for ZincX Resources, a public listed exploration corporation and principal of Ridgeview Resources, a private geological consulting and exploration services company. He has a B.Sc. with Specialization in Geology from the University of Alberta.

Lesia Burianyk CA, CPA

CFO

Lesia Burianyk, CPA, CA, is a Chartered Professional Accountant with more than 15 years of industry experience, primarily focused on the natural resources sector, and has extensive knowledge of financial reporting practices and requirements for public companies.  She is a graduate of Simon Fraser University where she received a Bachelor of Business Administration.  Ms. Burianyk gained experience as an audit manager at a Canadian audit firm providing reporting and accounting assurance services to Canadian publicly traded companies.  More recently, she has served as CFO for various TSX-V and CSE listed companies.  She is currently the CFO of Kuya Silver Corporation, Nevado Resources Corporation, and Tower Resources Ltd.

Richard Barth, B.Comm. - MBA

Director

Mr. Barth has compiled over 20 years of international investment banking and valuation experience at firms including Goldman Sachs, HSBC Securities and Houlihan Lokey.  During his career Mr. Barth has worked in Singapore, Canada, the United Kingdom and Southern California and has managed and executed a variety of engagements involving complex business and securities valuations including ESOPs, fairness and solvency opinions, financings, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, tax and financial reporting and strategic alternatives. He has experience in a variety of industries including aerospace and defense, business services, energy and mining, entertainment and media, healthcare, manufacturing, real estate, retailing and technology.

Garry Clark P. Geo

Director

Mr. Clark is the Executive Director of the Ontario Prospectors Association (OPA). He has been a Director, Vice President or President of OPA since its formation in the early 1990s. Mr Clark currently serves on the Minister of Mines Mining Act Advisory Committee (Ontario) and the Ontario Geological Survey Advisory Board. He graduated with an HBSc (Geology) from Lakehead University, Thunder Bay. Mr. Clark brings to the company extensive experience in managing large scale exploration and development programs internationally including Asia and North America. In addition to over 30 years of consulting experience, he held geological positions with a number of mining companies and has served as a director of other TSX Venture Exchange listed companies including his current position and NexOptic Technology Corp. and US Cobalt Inc. (USCO.V)

Cody Campbell B.A. (Econ)

Director

An Entrepreneur and Project Manager, Mr. Campbell has been in the mineral exploration industry for nearly 20 years after starting as a drilling assistant in 2004.  Progressing through the industry to fill different roles such as driller, foreman & project manager; he formed his own successful drill contracting business in 2008.  Mr. Campbell has participated and led crews through many different phases of the exploration cycle ranging from single drill, grassroots programs to large, multi-rig mine-site exploration programs. His diverse set of skills have seen him conduct initial program planning & permitting, sourcing of project equipment and personnel along with crew training and providing logistical solutions in complex environments across Canada.

Ken Thorsen, B.Sc.

Technical Advisor

Ken Thorsen commenced his extensive career in the mining industry in 1970 with Australian Selection Trust in Western Australia. During his three year period there he was responsible for the discovery of the Leinster Mine in 1971 (Ni Cu) and managed the project through to preliminary feasibility study. In 1980 he joined Teck Exploration Ltd as District Manager, for Ontario, Quebec and Manitoba, and was instrumental in the discovery of the Estrades massive sulphide deposit in Quebec. In 1994, Mr. Thorsen was promoted to senior positions in Teck Corporation and in 1998 became President of Teck Exploration Ltd., in charge of exploration and administration of exploration in 17 countries. Mr. Thorsen has served as a Director of a number of junior mining companies, notably Capstone Mining and Newstrike Capital, as well as Oroco Resources. Mr. Thorsen has received a BSc in Geological Engineering and is a retired P. Eng (Ont and B.C).