Management & Directors
N. Eric Fier, CPG, P.Eng.
CEO & Director
Mr. Fier is a Certified Professional Geologist (USA) and Engineer (Canada) with over 30 years of experience in the international mining industry including exploration, acquisition, development and production of numerous mining projects in Guyana, Chile, Brazil, Central America, Mexico and Peru.. He has in-depth knowledge of project evaluation and management, reserve estimation and economic analysis, construction, as well as operations management. Mr. Fier previously worked as Chief Geologist with Pegasus Gold Corp., Senior Engineer & Manager with Newmont Mining Corp. and Project Manager with Eldorado Gold Corp. and is also currently the Chief Operating Officer of Goldsource Mines Inc. (“Goldsource”). Prior to the formation of SilverCrest Metals he was a co-founder and COO of SilverCrest Mines Inc. ("SilverCrest Mines"), which was acquired by First Majestic Silver Corp in October, 2015. He was largely responsible for the successful implementation of a systematic and responsible “phased approach” business model, that built the Santa Elena project into a successful and profitable mine.
Christopher Ritchie, MBA
Chris Ritchie is a financial markets professional with 15 years of experience in resource based capital markets including investment banking, marketing, corporate strategy, network and risk management. Mr. Ritchie earned a B.A from Miami University (Ohio) in 1997 and a MBA in finance from Dalhousie University in 2000.
Mr. Ritchie spent just under three years in risk management at Marsh & McLennan and Liberty International before he moved into trading and institutional equity sales at UBS, Canaccord Financial and National Bank Financial. Mr. Ritchie has developed extensive networks that enable him to support companies of differing sizes and across industries to cost efficiently raise capital, develop communications strategies and create market awareness.
During the past eight years, Mr. Ritchie (through National Bank Financial and Canaccord Genuity) has been a key financial advisor and partner to the previous and current SilverCrest teams through the development of Santa Elena, the sale of the SilverCrest Mines to First Majestic Silver Corp. and the three financings for SilverCrest Metals. This relationship provides strong continuity as he transitions to his new role.
Chris is an avid sportsman holding national titles in tennis and was a member of the Canadian National Australian Rules Football team. He will be based in Toronto to help broaden SilverCrest Metals’ market presence but will balance his time in Vancouver and on the road as corporate needs dictate.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Beaudoin is a mineral processing professional with over 30 years of international operating and project development experience. He joined Detour Gold in 2010 as Sr. VP of Capital Projects and led the design and construction of the Detour Lake Mine. In 2013, he was appointed COO of Detour Gold where he retired in 2017. Prior, Mr. Beaudoin spent the previous 16 years with Barrick Gold. During his last 6 years with Barrick, he worked in the Capital Projects Group, where he led the study teams on Buzwagi in Tanzania (commissioned in 2009), on Donlin Creek in Alaska and Cerro Casale in Chile. From 1996 to 2004, Mr. Beaudoin held management positions at the processing plants of Barrick operations in Canada (Ontario and Quebec) and in Western Australia (KCGM). Before he joined Barrick Gold, he worked for Lac Minerals Ltd. and Noranda Minerals.
Anne Yong, CPA, CA
Chief Financial Officer
Mrs. Yong is a CPA, CA with over ten years of accounting knowledge gained from industry, public practice and government regulatory work experiences. Prior to her role as Controller with the Company, she was the Corporate Compliance and Disclosure Officer of SilverCrest Mines Inc. She has brought to the SilverCrest team her technical expertise and experiences as a Public Company Assurance Group Manager of a Vancouver Chartered Professional Accounting (“CPA”) firm, primarily servicing reporting issuers listed on the TSX and TSX Venture Exchange. During her seven years with this CPA firm, she also completed a 13-month secondment with the British Columbia Securities Commission as a Securities Analyst gaining valuable knowledge in B.C. and Canadian regulatory and financial reporting requirements for public company issuers as well as prospectus filing requirements in Canada.
Vice President, Business Development
Responsible for the implementation and execution of all aspects to the Company's business development opportunities. His experience also includes 10 years in capital markets as a mining research analyst. He's also currently the CFO of Goldsource.
Vice President, Corporate Communications
Mr. Rapsch has a decade of in-depth investor relations and corporate communications experience. He joins SilverCrest Metals after four years at SilverCrest Mines Inc. He was responsible for the implementation, management and execution of all marketing and investor relations related programs, including but not limited to communicating with retail and institutional investors across North America and Europe. During Mr. Rapsch's tenure at SilverCrest Mines it was nominated as a finalist at the 17th annual IR Magazine Award in the category for "Best IR by a TSX Venture Exchange-listed company" in 2014.
Graham C. Thody, CPA, CA
Director & Chairman
Mr. Thody is a member of the British Columbia Institute of Chartered Accountants as well as the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. He was President and CEO of UEX Corporation from November 2009 until his retirement in January 2014. He is currently a director of several reporting companies which are involved in mineral exploration and development throughout North, Central and South America.
John H. Wright, BSc., P.Eng
Mr. Wright is a Metallurgical Engineer and Honours graduate of Queens University in Ontario. Mr. Wright was a founder, director and former President and Chief Operating Officer of Pan American Silver Corp. and was also a director of Lumina Copper Corp., Northern Peru Copper Corp., Regalito Copper Corp. and Capstone Mining Corp. He spent the 1st 10 years of his career with Teck Cominco where he worked at the Trail Smelter operations and later participated in the management of the feasibility studies, marketing and mine construction at the Afton, Highmont, Bull Moose and David Bell Mines.
Mr. Portmann is a mining executive with significant management and capital markets experience. He spent 10 years with New Gold Inc. (and predecessor companies) where he moved into progressively more senior roles, ultimately serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of the intermediate gold producer from January 2017 through May 2018. Previously, as Executive Vice President, Business Development, Mr. Portmann’s primary areas of responsibility were: corporate development, investor relations, human resources and exploration. Prior to New Gold, he was a member of the Merrill Lynch investment banking mining group and the assurance and advisory practices of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Mr. Portmann holds a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering from Queen’s University and a Masters of Management and Professional Accounting from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.
Ross O. Glanville, P.Eng., MBA, CPA, CGA
Mr. Glanville has over 40 years of resource-related experience in numerous countries, and has been involved in the exploration, financing, development, and operation of a number of mines. Mr. Glanville has served on the Boards of Directors of five companies with producing mines, and still serves as a director of three of these companies.
Mr. Poznanski has a broad legal background in corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions and securities law. He has acted for a wide variety of companies listed on the TSX, the TSX-V, the NYSE and NASDAQ. Mr. Poznanski is one of the founding partners of Koffman Kalef LLP and currently heads the firm's securities group.
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