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.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Over 15 years of extensive financial management experience with publicly traded companies.
Most recently worked in progressively senior roles from Corporate Controller, VP Finance and Administration to Chief Financial Officer, for a TSX-V listed gold producer with $400 million in revenue over the past nine years. His responsibilities included development and execution of financial strategy and operations, including regulatory reporting, financial planning and analysis, treasury, tax and audit.
Held prior Controller positions in the mining industry with various publicly traded companies including Prodigy Gold Inc. that was acquired for $340 million.
CPA, CGA and holds a Diploma in Accounting (Hons) and a Bachelor in Business Administration (Hons) from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
Over 30 years international experience in the mining and capital markets industry, with over 20 years direct mining operations experience, including operations management, project construction and development, exploration, feasibility analysis and evaluations.
Eight years in the equity capital markets.
Wide range of hands-on experience in both underground and open pit mining operations including mine design and production planning, capital and operating budgets, feasibility and expansion studies, financial analysis and property valuation.
Extensive experience in public, media and government relations and was directly responsible and credited with the greenfields discovery of a 3 million ounce gold mine in Ontario.
Managed a team on the discovery of a 4 million-ounce gold mine in Western Australia.
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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