Hector Felix Gonzalez Ramirez
Mr. Gonzalez is an accomplished exploration and economic / mining geologist with more than 17 years of experience. Previously Geology Manager with Dia Bras Exploration (Sierra Metals) (Bolivar Skarn plus four significant CRD / epithermal discoveries), MAG Silver project geologist and Minaurum Gold chief geologist. Considerable experience as an explorationist, in mine resource evaluations, mine operations, and project permitting. Mr. Gonzalez received his B.S. in Geology from the Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua and earned a Professional M.S. in Economic Geology from the University of Arizona at Tucson.
Non Executive Chairman
Mr. Manuel Gomez holds a Bachelor of Accounting degree from Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, and an MBA from City University in Zurich. Mr. Gomez received his CFA in 1993. Mr. Gomez worked as a Fund manager at UBS where he was responsible for a US$500 million fund investing in Spain and Portugal. He was a Senior Vice President at the Credit Suisse Group and in 2008 founded Horizon Asset Management where he acts as CEO. Mr. Gomez has been involved in mining and alternative investments sectors since 2008.
Mr. Montaño is a Certified Public Accountant with a postgraduate in accounting at Universidad Panamericana de Guadalajara, Jalisco. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of C-UNO, S.A. de C.V. which is part of the group which owns a series of retail chain stores in Mexico and South America. Mr. Montaño holds various other positions which includes:
- Secretary and Board Member of Codesin, which is the private sector chamber for economic development for the State of Sinaloa;
- President of Administración de Crediavance, S.A. de C.V. Sofom ENR, which is a microfinance company with a presence in Sinaloa, Sonora, Baja California Norte, Baja California Sur, Nayarit and Jalisco;
- Member of the Board of Promotora de Casas y Edificios SA de CV, which is a real estate developer in Mexicali and Tijuana in the State of Baja California;
- Member of the Board of Endeavor for the State of Sinaloa, a non-profit organization headquartered in New York that credits itself as pioneering the concept of high-impact entrepreneurship in emerging and growth markets around the world.