President and CEO, Director, Interim Chief Financial Officer
Mr Hamel is President and CEO at Bullion Gold Resources Corporation (TSX-V : BGD), Secretary of the Board of Vanstar Mining Resources Inc (TSX-V : VSR) since 2020. He acted as Interim President and CEO during management transition in 2020. He was also a Director at Vanstar from 2018 to 2021. In addition to his 20 years of management experience that has taken him around the world, Mr. Hamel sits on the Board of Directors of the Montreal Economic Institute, a globally recognized independent public policy think tank focused on proposing reforms based on market principles and entrepreneurship as well as Guest Lecturer at École des dirigeants – HEC Montréal. Mr Hamel served on the Financial Technology Innovation Committee of L’Autorité des Marchés Financiers (Québec) from 2017 to 2020.
Charles Brulotte, CFA
Charles Brulotte is a capital markets professional with over 10 years of experience in various Canadian and global financial institutions. Mr. Brulotte has developed an extensive knowledge of corporate finance, investment analysis and asset valuation during his years in banking and institutional portfolio management. Since 2017, Mr. Brulotte has been working as an institutional equity salesperson at Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd and Laurentian Bank Securities Inc during which time he developed a strong interest in the mining sector while also developing an extensive network of relationships with institutional investors located across North America and Europe. Mr. Brulotte is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and Master’s Degree in Finance from Laval University in Quebec, Canada.
Mr. Rainville has over 40 years of experience in the mining industry and financial markets. From 2008, his principal occupation was President and CEO of Blackrock Metals Inc. In 2018, Mr. Rainville ceased to serve as CEO, while retaining his position as President until late 2019, at which time he became a consultant. Previously, Mr. Rainville worked as an engineer, a fund manager and a director of corporate finance and has also served as a director or advisor for several public companies including Bonterra Resources Inc (TSX-V : BTR) and Fokus Mining Inc. (TSX-V: FKM). He holds bachelor’s degrees in Mining Engineering and Commerce, both from McGill University.
Mr Beauchesne holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) with a mining specialization. He is currently the CEO of Arkys Web Software, specialized in the mining industry. M. Beauchsne has a solid experience with junior mining companies and has acted as a director and member of the audit committee of Vanstar Mining Resources Inc. from 2015 to 2020. He is also a director and a shareholder of Geotic, a company specializing in the development of geology software for well-known exploration and mining companies in the industry. He played an active role in the management committee and in the development of Geotic’s business. Mr. Beauchesne is a director and shareholder of TMR Communications, a specialized marketing communications firm whose main client base is mining.
Mr Gervais holds a mining engineering degree from Laval University and is a member of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ). M. Gervais has 35 years of experience in engineering, construction and maintenance in the mining and metallurgy sectors and has held several management positions in metallurgy departments for different producers. He has led studies for numerous mining companies and worked on various projects in Canada and abroad. In addition, he currently sits on the board of Vanstar Mining Ressources, a Quebec-based junior exploration company.