John Anderson – CEO & Director
John brings a wealth of public company experience to Parallel Mining Corp. Over past 25 years he has been instrumental in founding, helping found and managing numerous companies and successfully raising over $500 million in equity for a number of public and private companies in the United States, Canada and Europe and has been directly responsible for numerous IPO’s and cross border public listings. His specialty is identifying undervalued opportunities and investing capital into these initiatives, and driving marketing and sales with a strong focus on corporate development. Currently he is the president of Purple Fish Capital; chairman of Northern Freegold Resources; and director of American Eagle Energy.
Allan Fabbro – Lead Director
Allan has over 30 years’ experience in both the finance and mining industries. From 1984 to 1990, he headed the retail trading department at Yorkton Securities, followed by six years with Yorkton’s Natural Resources Group. After working for 10 years as an investment advisor with Canaccord Capital, specializing in the natural resource sector, Allan left to become Lead Director of Roxgold Inc. During his tenure, Roxgold was named the top company on the TSX Venture 50 and raised in excess of $60 million in equity financing.
Robert Sibthorpe, B.Sc (Geol), MBA – Vice President, Exploration
Bob has extensive experience in the mineral exploration sector, working in geology and business development with senior mining companies including Noranda, Falconbridge and Ivanhoe Mines. He also served as a research and corporate finance analyst in the Canadian securities industry with Midland Doherty, Yorkton Securities, and Canaccord Genuity. Bob has been involved in the discovery, development and/or the financing of numerous world-class mineral deposits, including Eskay Creek, Petaquilla, Oyu Tolgoi, and Fire Creek. In 2010-2012, as President and CEO of Roxgold Inc., he pioneered a new geological model in Burkina Faso, which resulted in the discovery of the high-grade Yaramoko gold deposit in Burkina Faso.
Matt MacKenzie, JD, MBA – Vice President, Legal Affairs
Matt began his career in finance with GE Capital and BMO Capital Markets. There he worked directly with clients in diverse fields including mineral exploration and production, oil and gas services, and transportation. Additionally, Matt has conducted consulting projects for the BC Lions Canadian football team, Vancouver Whitecaps of Major League Soccer, and Vancouver Island Helicopters. Holding both a law degree and Masters of Business Administration, he currently works with Midnight Sun Mining as Manager of Business and Legal Affairs, and previously served Roxgold Inc. in the same capacity.
Rakesh Patel, CPA – Chief Financial Officer
Rakesh is a member of the British Columbia Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants and oversees the financial reporting requirements of Parallel Mining Corp. He has over 20 years of experience in the public markets providing assurance services to a varied client base. Rakesh is a partner in the firm of DMCL LLP and provides audit and advisory services to Canadian and US public companies primarily in the fields of mining, oil and gas, real estate development, bio-technology, manufacturing, forestry and high-tech. He has extensive knowledge of the securities and regulatory environment in Canada and the US and has an excellent working relationship with numerous securities lawyers throughout Metro Vancouver.
Nestor Kinane, M.Geo – Country Manager and Geologist
Nestor began his exploration career in Burkina Faso with Riverstone Resources and Caracal Gold. He then worked with Iamgold at their Essakane mine, and the Yaramoko high-grade gold deposit as a Project Geologist, and then as Senior Geologist with Roxgold. He has a large network of professional resource sector contacts in West Africa and holds a Masters Degree in Fundamental and Applied Geology.
Stephen J. Wilkinson, B.Sc. / M.Sc. Geology – Director
An experienced mining executive, consultant and director, he is currently President & CEO and director of WPC Resources Inc. and Falcon Gold Corp., and Chairman of Centurion Minerals Ltd. Past positions include President & CEO of ValGold Resources, Chairman of NovaDx Ventures and of HMZ Metals, and a director of numerous resource sector companies. He was also president / director of several resource investment funds and has an MBA from Clarkson University, M.Sc. Geology from Carleton University and B.Sc. Geology from the University of Western Ontario.
Jan Urata – Corporate Secretary
Jan provides corporate compliance and corporate secretarial services to the Company. She gained her training and expertise specializing in corporate finance and securities matters from top-notch Vancouver law firms, notably Catalyst Corporate Finance Lawyers, Lang Michener LLP (now McMillan LLP) and Clark Wilson LLP before she set out to start her own niche specific business, assisting private and public companies with day-to-day as well as complex corporate transactions. Her wealth of experience evolved with the changing markets since the late 80s, from Black Monday in 1987, to the dot-com bubble in 2000, to the U.S. housing bubble in 2008. Jan is currently President of Take It Public Services Inc. (www.takeitpublicservices.com).