Management Team

Claude Lemasson, P.Eng, MBA, ICD.D
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Mr. Lemasson became a director of Eastmain in 2015 before being appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in April 2016. Throughout his career, Mr. Lemasson has been responsible for the design, construction, implementation, management and supervision of multiple aspects of both open-pit and underground gold mining operations. Claude previously held senior mine development and operational roles with Goldcorp Inc., where as Mine General Manager for the Red Lake Mine, he was largely responsible for production growth to 600,000 ounces per year through the development of the mine’s high-grade zone. Later, as Goldcorp Inc.’s General Manager of Projects for Canada and the U.S., Claude was responsible for the management and advancement of the Éléonore Project. Claude served as President, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Guyana Goldfields Inc., where as a key member of the leadership team, he was directly involved in the strategic direction of transitioning from an exploration company to a developer, moving a core asset from an early resource-estimation stage to the pre-development phase. Claude is also currently a Director of Premier Gold Mines Limited.

 

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 investor relations programs. Most recently, she held the position of Manager Investor Relations at Klondex Mines Ltd. From early 2013 to 2016, she played a key role in developing and executing the IR and communications plan to support Klondex's transition from exploration and development, into a low-cost gold producer.

Ms. Dwoskin graduated with an Hons. BA, and susequently completed a Marketing Management Certificate. She has followed up her formal education by earning the Certified Investor Relations Professional designation, by IVEY School of Business 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.