Experienced Leadership. Proven Track Record.
CEO, President, Director
PhD in Structural Geology and Tectonics. Recognised senior member of the discovery team of AngloGold’s Ashanti’s La Colosa and Gramalote deposits. Specialist in mapping and interpretation of ore geometries and ore controls covering various types of geological environments with direct applications to mineral economics from target generation, target definition and evaluation, and project management. Co-founder and VP Exploration of Talisker Exploration Services. Currently the Chief Geoscientist for Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd and Osisko Nominee to the board of IDM Mining.
PhD from the University of Arizona. Over 30 years experience in the mineral exploration industry, Dr. Padilla has completed important research at the La Escondida deposit. With AngloGold Ashanti Ltd., he acted as exploration country manager in Peru and in Colombia and as chief geologist for the Americas exploration group. He was part of the team that discovered the Colosa and Gramalote deposits in Colombia. He is the founder and chief geologist for Talisker Exploration Services Inc. Dr. Padilla is a director of UniGold Inc. and Minera Alamos Inc.
Luis Arteaga, MSc. P.Geo QP
Mr. Arteaga is a professional geologist with more than 13 years of experience in precious metals exploration in a wide range of mineral deposits. Luis has worked for various major and junior companies including 5 years with AngloGold Ashanti in Colombia and Brazil. Luis joined Talisker Exploration Services in 2011 as Senior Geologist where he worked in Mexico, Peru, Northern Ireland and Canada on behalf of the Osisko group of companies. Luis holds a BSc in geology from Universidad Nacional de Colombia and an MSc degree from Laurentian University. Luis is a P.Geo and member in good standing of the APGO in Ontario and holds a temporary permit from the OGQ in Quebec.
Holds a MBA and is a Member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants, the Certified Practicing Accountants of Australia and he is a Certified member of the Institute of Corporate Directors. He has served as CFO and Vice President of Finance of several medium sized public companies across Canada.
Over 30 years experience in mining exploration, development and financing. He is President and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Continental Exploration Corp.; was a key individual behind Aurelian Resources (acquired by Kinross Gold Mines for $1.2 billion in 2008), which discovered the Fruta Del Norte gold deposit in Ecuador; a co-founder of Canadian Royalties Inc., which discovered and developed the Raglan south nickel belt; acquired most of the Matachewan gold camp by an RTO of Young-Davidson Mines Ltd. which was subsequently acquired by Northgate Minerals in 2005; and serves on the board of Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd. and Dalradian Resources Inc.
An accomplished finance executive with extensive experience in the investment and banking sectors. He is currently the President of JDS Resources Inc., the JDS Group of Companies’ venture capital and private equity arm responsible for investment management, acquisitions and project financing. Brent is also the President and Co-founder of JDS Silver Inc., the owner and operator of the Silvertip Mine located in Northern British Columbia
Paul Wood has led and executed numerous transactions across the globe in numerous sectors including tech, finance, manufacturing and minerals exploration.. He currently is strategic advisor to several listed and privately held companies and is a university guest lecturer in China. He is an independent investor and strategic advisor specializing in corporate development and structuring transactions at Kappa Advisors Ltd. and Chief Executive Officer and Director of BTU Metals Corp., a TSX Venture listed company. Prior positions include Corporate Development at Celestica, a multinational electronics manufacturer, and at Spar Aerospace, an Aerospace, Defence and Communications company. Prior to working on the corporate side, he held M&A positions at Ernst & Young (Toronto) and CIBC Wood Gundy (UK). He received his BA from Dalhousie University and his MBA from University of Toronto Rotman.
Chartered professional accountant with more than 15 years of professional experience, of which have been mostly in the mining sector. He has been Chief Financial Officer of Osisko Mining Inc. since June 2011, and was Chief Financial Officer and director of Oban Exploration Limited until 2014. Blair Zaritsky possesses over ten years of Canadian public practice experience with exposure to various types of engagements and clients, gained through managing audit engagements of publicly listed companies traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange and Canadian National Stock Exchange. He obtained his Chartered Professional Accountant designation in 2003 and holds dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in accounting and economics from Brock University and Western University, respectively.
From Frontier To Emerging Gold Belt
Talisker Resources is a well-funded specialist Greenfields team with majority control of a Canadian gold belt. We’re experienced in epithermal deposits and have the ability to execute large programs to make millions of ounces of discoveries.
Terry Harbort, CEO, President, Director, Talisker Resources Ltd.