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Directors and Senior Management
Jack Stoch – Director, President and Chief Executive Officer
Jack is a major shareholder of Globex and is an experienced geologist with an entrepreneurial spirit, devoted to building Globex into a highly successful public mining and exploration company.
Following a stint with Noranda Exploration Ltd., Jack, in 1976, started acquiring and vending exploration projects, through his own consulting businesses, Jack Stoch Geoconsultant Services Ltd.. and Geosol Inc. At one time, Jack was reported to be the largest private mineral rights holder in the Province of Quebec, Canada.
In 1983, Jack Stoch, gained control of the Globex shell and has since amassed a mature exploration portfolio. He has attracted a knowledgeable and well-connected Board of Directors and has expanded the Company’s exploration, evaluation and mining team.
In 1972, Jack, a P.Geo, earned a B.Sc. in Geology from Sir George Williams University in Montreal, with additional graduate courses at McGill University. He was awarded the designation Acc.Dir., Accredited Director in 2007 by the Chartered Secretaries Canada and is a registered Professional Geologist in both Quebec and Saskatchewan, Canada.
Dianne Stoch – Executive Vice-President, Director
Dianne was formerly Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company. Prior to joining Globex over 20 years ago, Dianne was employed by Noranda Inc. for more than 18 years, in a variety of accounting/financial positions including Head Office Corporate Planner and Senior Accountant Analyst, revenue planner for the Horne smelter in Rouyn-Noranda. In 2007, Dianne was awarded the designation Acc. Dir., Accredited Director, from the Chartered Secretaries Canada.
James Wilson – Chief Financial Officer, Secretary-Treasurer
James brings varied experience to the Company, gained as an auditor with Ernst & Young, in his involvement with Falconbridge Ltd., as well as in his Vice-President, Finance and CFO roles within the insurance industry. Prior to joining First Metals, Jim spearheaded financial process and internal control over financial reporting initiatives in a variety of private and public organizations.
Jim holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from McMaster University as well as the designations of Chartered Accountant (C.A.) and Certified Management Accountant (C.M.A.).
Ian Atkinson – Director
Ian is a senior corporate executive with over 30 years of experience in worldwide natural resource management. Now Senior Vice-President, Global Exploration for Centerra Gold Inc., Ian was formerly Vice-President Exploration & Strategy for Hecla Mining Company where he was responsible for directing exploration activities and managing the technical services and environmental groups. Prior to this Ian, was Senior Vice-President Operations & Exploration with Battle Mountain Gold in Houston and was Senior Vice-President with Hemlo Gold Mines in Toronto. Mr. Atkinson joined the Noranda Group in l979 and was involved in base and precious metal exploration in positions of increasing responsibility from offices across Canada. Before that Ian worked as a geologist and geophysicist for Falconbridge Nickel Mines Ltd., Yvanex Developments Limited, McIntyre Mines Ltd. and Resource Associates of Alaska. Ian has contributed directly to the discovery of several major mineral deposits including the Holloway Mine in Ontario and the Phoenix deposits at the Battle Mountain Complex in Nevada.
Mr. Atkinson is also a director of Atikwa Minerals Corporation.
In 1971, Ian graduated from King’s College, University of London with a B.Sc. in Geology and in 1973 from the Royal School of Mines, University of London with a M.Sc. Geophysics.
Chris Bryan – Director
Chris is a retired geologist, previously President of CBIM, a private OSC-registered investment counsel. From 1994 to 1995 Chris was President of Ophir Capital Inc., an investment management company. Prior to that, Mr. Bryan was Vice-President, Director and Portfolio Manager of Bolton-Tremblay Inc. Chris was also a mining analyst/ portfolio manager at the Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec from 1985 to 1989. The seven years previous were spent as a mining analyst with Lévesque Beaubien Inc. and Nesbitt Thompson Inc.
Chris received his B.Sc. (Geology) from Sir George Williams University, a graduate diploma in Geological Sciences from McGill University and in 1978, a B. Comm. from Concordia University, Montreal.
Joel D. Schneyer – Director
Joel joined Headwaters MB in 2010 as Managing Director. Joel’s international career spans 30 years as an investment banker, financial engineer, geologist and expert witness to private and listed resource companies, private equity groups, as well as law firms and governments. Joel joined Headwaters from Mercantile Resource Finance, an advisory firm to the natural resource sector that he founded in 1996. Prior to that, he was Manager of Derivative Finance in the metals group of Barclays Bank, and a Senior Analyst in the New Business and Strategic Planning Group, at Billiton Royal Dutch Shell. Before commencing on his banking career, Joel worked as an oil and gas exploration geologist with Celeron Oil & Gas.
Joel has served on a number of mining company boards over the years, and in addition to Globex’s board, currently serves on the boards of Claim Post Resources, Inc. and THEMAC Resources Group Ltd. He also serves on the board of SynCoal Solution, Inc., a private Colorado based company advancing a pre-combustion coal upgrading and flue gas conditioning technology.
He earned an undergraduate degree from Colgate University, a Masters in Geology from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Masters in Mineral Economics from the Colorado School of Mines. He holds the ICD.D certification from the Institute of Corporate Directors and the FINRA Series 79 investment banking license.