CEO and Director
Mr. Turner has over 15 years’ experience in the mining industry, which includes significant experience in Mexico where he oversaw permitting processes and technical work. Mr. Tuner previously held a senior management position at Argonaut Gold Inc., where he was a key member of the team that successfully completed four acquisitions totaling over $700 million. Prior to his position at Argonaut Gold Inc., Mr. Turner was employed by Yamana Gold Inc. and Meridian Gold Inc. in increasing levels of responsibility in the accounting and finance areas.
President and Director
Mr. Perez has been a Vice President at Carrelton Asset Management Inc., a natural resource focused asset manager since 2005. He’s played a lead role in the acquisition and financing of precious metal mining companies in Mexico and Central America. Mr. Perez is the CFO for Minera Apolo S.A. de C.V where he oversees a portfolio of 6 exploration/development projects in Mexico. He also is a Director in Credipresto S.A. de C.V., a company which provides financing to the junior resource sector throughout Mexico in coordination with FIFOMI (Fideocomiso de Fomento Minero). Prior to this, he was a Senior Analyst at Salomon Smith Barney Asset Management. Mr. Perez has an MBA from the University of Miami.
COO Mining Engineer M.Eng., MBA
Mr. Alexandri is a mining engineer with 30 years experience in mining and metallurgical design with multiple companies including COO Dia Bras and Impact Silver. Mr. Alexandri received his Mining Engineer- Cum Laude- from Universidad de Guanajuanto, Mexico in 1978 and a General Business Administration from Universidad de Monterrey in 1984.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Sam Wong is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Dynasty Metals & Mining Inc. and Chesapeake Gold Corp. He was also previously the Chief Financial Officer of Goldgroup Mining Inc., where he significantly decreased the cost and level of debt through various cost cutting and restructuring initiatives. Prior to that position, Mr. Wong was the Corporate Controller at Luna Gold Corp. where he oversaw the finance division during Luna’s transition from development through to commercial production. Mr. Wong is a Chartered Accountant and articled at Deloitte & Touche LLP in Vancouver, BC where he specialized in assurance and advisory for mining companies.
Hector Feliz Gonzalez Ramirez
VP of Exploration
Mr. Gonzalez is a Senior Geologist with more than 15 years of experience. Prior to joining Candelaria, Mr. Gonzalez spent 4 years with Dia Bras Exploration Inc. as the senior mine geologist, 1 year with MAG Silver Corp as project geologist and 1 year as chief geologist at Minerum Gold. 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.