Michael (Mick) Stares, Projects Manager, President & CEO Michael is a successful entrepreneur and has been involved in the mining exploration business for the past 35 years. He started his career working as a prospector with Noranda Exploration in the early 1980s. Michael is co-owner of Stares Contracting Corp., an exploration services company, which he has successfully managed for the past 20 years. In March of 2007, Michael along with the rest of the Stares/Keats family, were the proud recipients of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC), "Bill Dennis Prospector of the Year Award". This award was given to recognize the family's contributions to the mining industry over the past +40 years. Through Stares Contracting in 2009, Michael was hired By Canada Chrome Corporation to claim stake the “Ring Of Fire” road route. The route started in the town of Nakina, Ontario and ended at the “Ring of Fire” 350km north, which took just over a year to complete. Michael has served on the board of several junior mining companies and at present is a director of Metals Creek Resources Corp. and Benton Resources Inc. In 2009, Michael along with his brother Stephen, started Rare Earth Metals Inc. where he served as President and CEO for three years. Michael, along with his brother Stephen, have been responsible for generating millions of dollars being spent on various projects throughout Canada over the course of their careers. Michael is excited to share the knowledge that he has gained over the past 30 years to advance White Metal Resources and contribute to the company’s growth now and into the future.
Scott Jobin-Bevans, Vice President Exploration, Director Dr. Scott Jobin-Bevans has +30 years in the mineral exploration business, including fieldwork, management and administrative duties, research, report writing, presentations, and project finance. Dr. Jobin-Bevans has nearly 20 years of direct experience with public and private companies as an officer, director and technical advisor, and has taken several private companies public. He is a registered geoscientist with the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO), an adjunct professor in the Department of Geology, Lakehead University and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). He also has a wide range of exploration experience in most commodities, including magmatic sulfides and PGE mineralization, gold, silver, copper (porphyry) and base metals (VMS). Dr. Jobin-Bevans has an extensive industry and government network and served as president and a director of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC). Dr. Jobin-Bevans has an extensive industry and government network and served as President (2010-2012) and a Director (2002-2010) of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC). In 2013, Scott was awarded the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his significant contribution and achievements as a volunteer in the Canadian minerals industry.
Nikolaos (Nick) S. Tsimidis, Chief Financial Officer Nikolaos (Nick) S. Tsimidis. Nick is an entrepreneur and a specialist in the financial aspects of real estate investments. He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto in 1987. Upon graduation, he spent 6 years at KPMG in the audit department providing services to a variety of clients. In September 1993, Nick left KPMG to set up his own chartered accounting firm, focusing on tax and financial planning. Nick is the CFO and the Principal Broker for Union Capital Management Inc. (a mortgage broker) and the CFO of Haven Property Development Inc. (a real estate development firm operating in the Greater Toronto Area). He has been intimately involved with mortgage origination and real estate development projects. Nick is also the chief financial officer and a director of Metals Creek Resources Corp. (TSXV: MEK) and Bold Stroke Ventures (TSX:BSV.P) a capital pool corporation.