Phil Walford, B.Sc, P.Geo
Phillip is the President and CEO of Marathon Gold Corporation and one of the founders of the predecessor company, Marathon PGM Corporation which was sold to Stillwater Mining in 2010. He has been involved in mining and exploration for over 40 years in operations in North and South America. His skill at evaluating projects and expanding resources was developed from working as a mine geologist and being on the development teams that brought into production several copper/zinc deposits and precious metals deposits, among them, the Williams Mine at Hemlo, discovering a large Zinc/Gold deposit in southern Chile and the San Francisco Mine in Sonora, Mexico. Phillip has held senior positions with a number of companies including Anaconda Gold, Geomaque Explorations, LAC Minerals, Pamour Porcupine Mines and Hudson Bay Exploration and Development. All of these positions involved mine management knowledge as well as geological knowledge to direct mine site resource and reserve development as well as resource and reserve estimations initially on a mine site scale with Hudson Bay Exploration and Development and on a company wide scale as at Pamour Porcupine Mines and LAC Minerals.
Rahim Kassim-Lakha is the founder and principal of Blue Sail Capital Inc., a Toronto based corporate development and consulting firm. Mr. Kassim-Lakha brings a wealth of experience with a unique combination of 16 years of Canadian capital markets experience combines with 7 years of U.S. buy-side training focused on portfolio management. Mr. Kassim-Lakha has held senior management positions with Canadian banks and boutiques and is a graduate of Brown University.