Management Team

Blair Schultz
Interim President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Mr. Schultz, a director since April 2016 and brings over 20 years of experience in financial, operational, project finance and capital markets experience. Mr. Schultz served as Interim CEO of Havilah Mining from June 2018 to January 2019. He is Chairman of Board of Directors for Havilah Mining (from March 2018) and Ring the Bell Capital Corp (CPC launched February 2018) and formerly for Klondex Mines Ltd. (from June 2012 to September 2018), OK2 Minerals (since August 2016 to September 2018), and VMS Ventures Inc. (from July 2015 to April 2016). His board duties have included Chairman, Audit Committee Chair, Special Committee Chair and members of Compensation, Governance, Health and Safety and Nomination committees. From October 2016 to September 2017, Blair became interim President and CEO of Langhaus Financial, a firm that designs customized wealth and capital planning structures and lends capital through debt and private equity for Canada's leading mid-market entrepreneurs. He served as Chairman of Klondex from June 2012 to September 2014. As Chairman, Mr. Schultz played a vital role in restructuring the Company and later took a temporary role with the executive at Klondex from September 2014 to August 2015. Prior to his time at Klondex, Mr. Schultz spent 13 years from 2001 to 2014 with K2 and Associates Investment Management Inc. He was Vice President and held various positions most notably, Head of Special Situations, Portfolio Management and Trading.

Mr. Schultz holds an Honours Bachelor of Mathematics degree from the University of Waterloo with a Business Administration option from Wilfred Laurier University.

 

Joe Fazzini, CPA, CA, CFA
CFO and Vice President Corporate Development

Mr. Fazzini was appointed to the role of Chief Financial Officer and Vice-President, Corporate Development in May 2016. Prior to joining Eastmain, Mr. Fazzini worked as a sell-side equity analyst covering global mining entities at Dundee Capital Markets. With an emphasis on precious metals, he modeled, analyzed and advised global institutional investors as well as a variety of mining companies ranging from junior gold explorers to intermediate producers. Through his work as a publishing mining research analyst, Mr. Fazzini brings deep relationships across the global capital markets community as well as an in-depth background in financial statement analysis, project finance and investment valuation.

Prior to joining Dundee, Mr. Fazzini spent the first half of his career in PwC’s Toronto Audit practice, overseeing global audit and advisory engagements. More specifically, his responsibilities entailed key risk assessment via impairment analysis, financial covenant testing and reviewing consolidated audit work with an emphasis on high-risk Canadian and U.S.-listed mining issuers. Mr. Fazzini graduated from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management with a Bachelor of Commerce and followed up his education earning both the Chartered Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst designations. Mr. Fazzini is also currently the Chief Financial Officer of Toachi Mining Inc.

 

William McGuinty, P.Geo
Vice President Exploration

Mr. McGuinty has worked in Canada and internationally for mineral exploration companies since 1981. Most recently he served as VP Operations at Globex Mining Exploration. Prior to that he was VP Exploration at Queenston Mining Inc. until its acquisition by Osisko Mining in 2012 and VP Exploration in South and Central America for Intrepid Mines until its takeover in 2008. His work experience spans all aspects of exploration management through to completion of environmental and feasibility studies in Canada and Latin America. He is fluent in English, French and Spanish and is a registered Professional Geoscientist in the provinces of Ontario, Saskatchewan and Quebec. He has served as Co-chair of the Advisory Panel to Canada’s Corporate Social Responsibility Counsellor and is a member of the PDAC CSR Committee.

 

Alison Dwoskin, CPIR
Manager Investor Relations

Ms. Dwoskin has more than 10 years of experience in investor relations and corporate communications for publicly traded companies. She began her career at a Toronto-based investor relations firm where she was responsible for the development and implementation of IR programs. She held the position of Manager, Investor Relations at Klondex Mines Ltd. from early 2013 to 2016. At Klondex, she played a key role in developing and executing the IR and communications plan to support the company's transition from exploration and development, into a low-cost gold producer.

Ms. Dwoskin graduated with an Hons. BA in Art and Archaeology, and subsequently completed a Marketing Management Certificate. She followed-up her formal education by earning the Certified Professional Investor Relations (CPIR) designation in conjunction with the IVEY Business School and CIRI.

 

Catherine Beckett
Corporate Secretary

Mrs. Beckett has worked in the mineral exploration industry for over 30 years.  For the past 17 years she has performed the role of Corporate Secretary having worked for publicly listed companies on the TSX, CSE and ASX. Mrs. Beckett has a degree in geology from the University of Toronto.