Directors & Management
N. Eric Fier, Executive Chairman of the Board, COO & Director
N. Eric Fier has over 25 years of international experience in a senior capacity including exploration, acquisition, development and production of numerous mining projects in Chile, Brazil, Honduras, Mexico and Peru. His background includes project evaluation and management, reserve estimation and economic analysis, as well as operations management. Mr. Fier is currently the CEO & Director of SilverCrest Metals Inc. He previously served as Chief Geologist with Pegasus Gold Corp., Senior Engineer and Manager with Newmont Mining Corp., and Project Manager with Eldorado Gold Corp.
Ioannis (Yannis) Tsitos, President and Director
Mr. Tsitos has over 26 years experience in the mining industry, having spent 19 years with BHP Billiton group. In his time in the industry, he has lived and worked in South Africa, Ecuador, Greece and United Kingdom, and has been working in Canada since 2000. Originally a physicist-geophysicist, he left BHP Billiton in December 2007, where he had the title of New Business Manager for Minerals Exploration with a global reach, but based in Vancouver. He has been instrumental in the identification, negotiation and execution of more than 50 exploration agreements with juniors, majors, as well as with state exploration and mining companies. Mr. Tsitos has also been part of two discovery teams with BHP Billiton in porphyry-copper and nickel-sulphide deposits. He holds a B.Sc degree in Physics from the University of Athens and a master's degree in Applied Geophysics and Geology from the University of Birmingham, UK. In addition, he completed management and finance studies as part of an MBA program with Herriot Watt University, Edinburgh.
Steve Parsons, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Parsons is an accomplished mining and capital markets professional with 25 years of combined capital markets, mine operations and senior executive expertise. Mr. Parsons spent 14 years in the investment industry, with the majority of that time as a Senior Equity Analyst at National Bank Financial and Wellington West Capital Markets, focussed on precious metals and precious metal companies. He has previously served as Senior Vice President – Investor Relations at Yamana Gold Inc. Mr. Parsons holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Mining Engineering) from Queen’s University and is a registered Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario.
Graham C. Thody, Lead Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee
Mr. Thody is a member of the British Columbia Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants as well as the Canadian Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants. Mr. Thody has also served as a Director and Executive Member of the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation, as well as the Chair of their Finance Committee. He holds a bachelor of Commerce degree (Marketing) from the University of British Columbia. He was a Partner of Nemeth Thody Anderson, Chartered Accountants of Vancouver BC from 1979 to 2007. His practice focused on audits of reporting companies, participation in the Initial Public Offering Process, corporate mergers and acquisitions as well as domestic and international tax matters. He is currently a director of several reporting corporations which are involved in mining exploration and development throughout North, Central and South America.
Haytham Hodaly, Independent Director
Mr. Hodaly is an engineer with a B.A.Sc. in Mining and Mineral Processing Engineering and a Master of Engineering, specializing in Mineral Economics. Mr. Hodaly is currently Senior Vice President, Corporate Development at Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. (“Wheaton Precious Metals”). Prior to joining Wheaton Precious Metals in 2012, he spent 16 years in the North American securities industry, most recently as Director and Mining Analyst, Global Mining Research at RBC Capital Markets (“RBC”). Prior to joining RBC, he also held the position of Co-Director of Research and Senior Mining Analyst at Salman Partners Inc., in addition to holding the titles of Vice President and Director of the firm. Mr. Hodaly’s extensive experience in the mining sector for more than two decades brings a wealth of analytical, technical and corporate expertise to Goldsource.
Drew Anwyll, Independent Director
Drew Anwyll is a mining engineer with over 25 years of broad experience in both head offices and operations. During his career in the gold mining industry, he has worked in both open pit and underground mines across Canada, South Africa, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands in operations / production, project management and construction, project start-up and corporate development. He has previously served as Senior Vice President – Technical Services and Vice President of Operations at Detour Gold Corporation along with senior Management-level positions at Placer Dome, Barrick Gold and Allied Gold. He is currently on the board of Red Pine Exploration. He is a Professional Engineer (Ontario) and holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree of Engineering from McGill University.
Bernard Poznanski, BSc., LLM, Corporate Secretary
Mr. Poznanski is one of the founding partners of Koffman Kalef, a law firm specialized in business law, and is currently the head of that firm's securities group. Mr. Poznanski acts for a wide variety of companies listed on the TSX, the TSX Venture Exchange, the American Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. He has particular expertise in dealing with mining and technology companies and handling companies with international projects. Mr. Poznanski also acts as a director or officer of various publicly-listed companies. Mr. Poznanski holds the following degrees: Bsc. (University of Guelph); LLB (University of Ottawa); and LLM (McGill University).