We are Freeman Gold
Freeman Gold is set to lead from early-stage start-up to compelling, productive asset.
Management and Directors
PRESIDENT, CEO & DIRECTOR
Mr. Randall is a professional geologist with over 20 years of experience in the mining and mineral exploration industry.
One of the early movers in the lithium brine industry, where he acquired, discovered and developed the Sal de los Angeles lithium brine project in Argentina.
During his time running Sal de los Angeles, approximately $70M was raised for the development of the project which he led through resource development, feasibility, mine permitting and initial construction before being sold in an all-cash deal for $265M.
He has been involved in raising over $200M and the successful development of several mining projects, including joint ventures with majors and national governments.
- Mr. Randall was raised in Argentina, before moving to Canada where he completed a BSc (Geology) and MSc. (Economic Geology) at the University of Toronto.
VICE PRESIDENT OF EXPLORATION
Mr. Besserer has more than 2 decades of exploration experience working in over 50 countries, including much of North America, often leading projects with annual exploration budgets exceeding $20 million U.S.
Previously the Vice President and partner at APEX Geoscience Ltd., a consulting firm with offices in Canada, South America and Australia, where clients included BHP Billiton, Debeers, North Country Gold, Kaminak Gold etc.
Mr. Besserer was a director of Brilliant Mining, Niblack Resources, Graphite One and the Vice President of Exploration for various Junior Mining Companies.
Mr. Besserer is a Qualified Person with respect to National Instrument 43-101, and will fulfill this role for Freeman Gold.
VICE PRESIDENT OF CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT
Mr. Panoulias is a capital markets professional with over 15 years of experience.
He has previously worked at Echelon Wealth Partners, Fraser Mackenzie, and Dundee Capital Markets, raising over one billion dollars for issuers in the mining sector and advising senior management teams on numerous merger and acquisition transactions. Prior to entering capital markets, Mr. Panoulias held senior roles at Kinross Gold Corporation and TVX Gold Inc. in corporate development, responsible for managing various acquisition and divestiture activities.
Mr. Panoulias holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and is a member of the Canadian Institution of Mining and Metallurgy and the Toronto Society of Financial Analysts.
Mr. Matysek is a geologist/geochemist by training, a successful alpha entrepreneur and creator of shareholder value with over 40 years of experience in the mining industry.
Since 2004 as either CEO or Executive Chairman, Mr. Matysek has sold five publicly listed exploration and development companies, in aggregate worth over $2 billion. Most recently, he was Executive Chairman of Lithium X Energy Corp., which was sold to Nextview New Energy Lion Hong Kong Limited for $265 million in cash.
Mr. Matysek was President and CEO of Goldrock Mines Corp., which sold to Fortuna Silver Mines in July 2016. He was previously CEO of Lithium One, which merged with Galaxy Resources of Australia to create a multi-billion-dollar integrated lithium company.
He served as CEO of Potash One, which was acquired by K+S Ag for $434-million cash in a friendly takeover in 2011.
Mr. Matysek was also the co-founder and CEO of Energy Metals Corp., a uranium company that grew from a market capitalization of $10 million in 2004 to approximately $1.8 billion when sold in 2007.
Most recently, he was CEO & Director of Gold X Mining Corp. which was sold to Grand Columbia Gold Corp. for approximately $365 million.
Awarded EY Entrepreneur of the Year for Mining & Resources in September 2018
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER & DIRECTOR
Over 10 years of experience in the mining industry
Most recently, Mr. Moubarak was Chief Financial Officer of Lithium X Energy Corp., where he played a key role in its sale to NextView New Energy Lion Hong Kong Ltd. for $265-million. Prior to this, Mr. Moubarak was chief financial officer of Goldrock Mines Corp., where he played a key role in its sale to Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. for $180-million.
He was Chief Financial Officer of Petaquilla Minerals Ltd., where he was instrumental in raising in excess of $120-million to develop and bring into production the Molejon gold mine. He also played a key role in the sale of Petaquilla Copper Ltd. to Inmet Mining Corp. for $400-million and negotiated the sale of Golden Arrow Resources Corp.’s
1-per-cent net smelter return royalty on the Gualcamayo gold mine to Premier Royalty Inc. for $17.75-million.
Mr. Moubarak is a chartered professional accountant and was previously a senior
manager with the international accounting firm Deloitte LLP, where he led audits of public companies and oversaw SOX 404 implementations, with specific emphasis on the mining industry.
Over 20 years of capital market experience.
Partner of Cormark Securities for 4 years in institutional equity sales and also sat on their board of directors.
Eight years experience as a Director for CIBC World Markets.
Holds a B.A.A. from Sherbrooke University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Currently a Director of Arena Minerals and has been involved, either as a director or an officer, with Mason Graphite, Belo Sun Mining, Alderon Iron Ore, Copper One and others.
- Seasoned capital markets professional specializing in the resource and high-tech sectors.
- Over 25 years of advisory and leadership experience, having begun his career in 1992 as an investment advisor and then moving into management roles at both public and private companies.
- Organized and structured numerous equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, joint venture partnerships and strategic alliances.
- Serves on the boards of various companies both private and public.
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