Stephen Balch (BSc, Applied Geophysics), has over 25 years of experience in mineral exploration as a geophysicist and is considered one of Canada’s leading experts on geophysical techniques used to identify nickel-copper sulphide and platinum-group-element deposits. He has extensive experience with Inco Limited in the Sudbury Basin and at Voiseys Bay and has consulted to a number of major and junior explorers including Falconbridge Limited, Anglo American Canada, Lonmin plc and FNX Mining Company Ltd.
Mr. Balch was President of Aeroquest Limited, helped in the development of the AeroTEM airborne time domain electromagnetic system and helped take Aeroquest International Limited public (AQL:TSX) in 2004. Mr. Balch founded Hudson River in 2008 and took the company public in 2010.
Brian Vallesi has been a private lender and finance broker since 2001. He was also a founding director of Seder Capital Inc., which completed its Qualfying Transaction with Covalon Technologies Inc. He was also a founding director of KAM Capital Corp, AH Capital Corp and Kluny Capital Corp. Prior to this, Mr. Vallesi served over 13 years in Scotiabank‘s commercial lending division from April 1988 to September 2011, his most recent position being that of Senior Relationship / Account Manager. Mr. Vallesi received an undergraduate degree from the University of Western Ontario in 1980, a Bachelor of Commerce in 1982 and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Windsor in 1983.
Mr. Robert Seguin (MBA) is a founder and managing partner of Westmount Capital, a Geneva-based financial services firm that specializes in developing financial strategies, trading and liquidity support and market making for publicly listed companies, in cooperation with CM-Equity of Munich. Mr. Seguin has over 26 years experience in institutional sales and corporate finance and is very active in the junior mining market.