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.
Mr. Brian Vellesi (CFA) is a private lender and finance broker with experience in public companies and commercial banking.