Management Team

Jon Bey

CEO, President, and Chairman

  • The current Chief Executive Officer of Standard Uranium Ltd. and the Chairman of Ophir Gold Corp.
  • Over 18 years of capital markets experience.
  • Has been involved in the management of public companies active in multiple sectors globally.

Ken Tullar


  • Professional geologist with 36 years experience in precious metals exploration and capital markets.
    Significant prior management experience including Nevada Exploration Inc., Battle Mountain Gold, and more.
  • C-Level Executive and Director since 2006 for publicly traded companies.
  • Bachelors of Science in Geological Engineering from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

Angus Christie

Senior Manager, Engineering

  • Over 35 years of experience in mine project development and valuation, acquisitions, resource & reserve estimation, mine planning and operations, mineral beneficiation, water & waste management, and environmental management.
  • Senior management positions in multinational and junior mining companies operating in South Africa, Australia, Colombia and Canada.

Ann Carpenter

Permitting and Environment

  • Over 35 years global experience in corporate and business development, including mergers & acquisitions, property & corporate valuation, and strategic planning & implementation.
  • Currently the CEO and Director of Remote Energy Solutions LLC and Director of both Ensign Gold and Eminent Gold. Formerly President, COO, Director of US Gold Corp. (now McEwen Mining).
  • Active in many professional societies and associations, including American Exploration & Mining Association, Geological Society of Nevada, and MMSA.

Gavin Cooper


  • Chartered Professional Accountant with over 35 years in finance, strategy & senior management.
  • Serves as Director on various TSXV listed companies.

Board and Advisors

Blair Jordan


  • Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of HighMont Advisors Inc., a strategy and finance consulting firm. 

  • Currently a director of Standard Uranium Ltd., Goldgroup Mining Inc., Renaissance BioScience Corp., and Flair Airlines Ltd.

Tom Lewis


  • Presently President and Director of Lithium Corporation, that he founded in 2009.

  • On the discovery team that found the 10-million-ounce gold Cortez Hills deposit, & a co-recipient of the 2005 Thayer Lyndsley award for discovery recognition.

Jim Yates


  • Extensive experience in resource development, including founding Hycroft Resources and Development Corporation.

  • Continuously involved in establishing and financing numerous public companies.

Cherie Leeden


  • Over 20 years technical experience from exploration through to mine construction, across a range of commodities.

  • CEO & Director Gold Bull Resources Corp; Director Hog Ranch Minerals.

Arne Widman


  • Extensive client list of civil and underground mining projects including:
    • Nevada – Sterling, Jerritt Canyon, Midas, and Hilltop Mines
    • Idaho – Delamar, Grouse Creek and Atlanta Mines
  • Graduate of Mackay School of Mines,
    UNR B.Sc. Mining Engineering.

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