Tom MeyerPresident, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. Meyer is a professional engineer with over 23 years in the mining industry, including 16 years in Canadian and international capital markets as a highly ranked and respected mining equity research and commodity analyst. The early part of Mr. Meyer's technical training and experience was spent with Falconbridge Limited, Inco Limited, Hemlo Gold Mines and Minnovex Technologies. Most recently he held the position of Vice President Corporate Development at Trevali Mining Corporation. Mr. Meyer holds B.A.Sc. and M.A.Sc degrees from the University of Toronto and a Master of Business Administration (Finance) from McMaster University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario.
David Cobbold, ChairmanDirector
Mr. Cobbold is a veteran mining investment banker with 25 years of financial services experience. Currently, he is a Vice Chairman, Metals & Mining at Macquarie Group where he is responsible for sourcing and leading merger, acquisition, sale and defense transactions for clients ranging from exploration and development companies to global metals & mining companies. Mr. Cobbold’s clients are based in Canada, US, U.K, South African and Australia. In addition, Mr. Cobbold has extensive experience in global commodity and securities markets. Mr. Cobbold joined Macquarie in 2011 as Managing Director, Head of Mining, Macquarie Capital Markets Canada. Prior to joining Macquarie, Mr. Cobbold worked at CIBC World Markets and CIBC Capital Partners for 13 years in various capacities, including as a Managing Director, Global Mining Investment Banking and Managing Director, Equity Capital Markets. Mr. Cobbold holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, University of Western Ontario and Master of Business Administration (MBA), Harvard Business School.
Mr. Kargl-Simard is a professional engineer with over 19 years of experience in the mining industry, having worked both in technical and finance roles. Prior to founding Adventus, he worked for 10 years in investment banking roles at Raymond James Ltd. and Haywood Securities Inc. During his tenure in investment banking, Mr. Kargl-Simard was involved in financings raising more than $7 billion, and he assisted in completing over 35 M&A transactions. Mr. Kargl-Simard also worked for Dynatec Corporation in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta up to its sale to Sherritt International Corp. in 2007, both in metallurgical engineering and corporate development roles. Mr. Kargl-Simard is a professional engineer (Alberta) and holds a B.A.Sc. degree in Metals and Materials Engineering from the University of British Columbia. He is also Non-Executive Chairman of Surge Copper Corporation.
Mr. Konnert is a natural resource entrepreneur experienced in deal-making, financing, team development, and corporate strategy. His primary focus is the founder and CEO of Vizsla Silver Corp. (NYSE: VZLA), where the company has consolidated and is developing one of Mexico's highest-grade silver and gold districts. He is co-founder and Managing Partner of Inventa Capital. Inventa is a natural resource investor and incubator with the vision of providing the elements the world needs. Previously, Mr. Konnert co-founded CobaltOne Energy Corp, a battery metal exploration company he led as CEO and sold to Blackstone Minerals (ASX: BSX) in 2017. Mr. Konnert is an advisor to several companies and a board member of Vizsla Copper (TSX-V: VCU), Archer Exploration (CSE: RCHR), Vida Carbon (Private), Summa Silver (CSE: SSVR).
Mr. Kord is currently the President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Wallbridge Mining Company Limited. Mr. Kord is a professional mining engineer with over 30 years of progressive experience in mining operations and project management. Prior to joining Wallbridge in 2011, he held the position of Executive Vice President, Global Mining for Genivar Inc., a large Canadian firm, (now WSP Global), where he led the development and growth of the company’s domestic and international mining profile. During the early part of his career with Falconbridge Limited, Mr. Kord was involved in mining operations in both Sudbury and Timmins. Mr. Kord's expertise includes managing large, multidisciplinary teams of engineers and operators as well as extensive experience in developing strategic growth plans and in mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Penny is a CPA, CMA and is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Wallbridge Mining Company Limited. He has over 30 years of experience in financial management, financing, risk management, strategic planning and financial reporting. Formerly, Mr. Penny held positions as the Executive Vice President and CFO of New Gold Inc., a multinational mining company, and as the Vice President of Finance and CFO of Kinross Gold Corporation. He serves on the Board of Directors of Maverix Metals Inc. Brian also previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of Equinox Minerals Limited, Alamos Gold Inc. and Baffinland Iron Mines Limited.