ESGold Corp. is a Canadian environmentally aware resource exploration and processing company. Management has demonstrated expertise in advancing gold exploration projects into acquisition targets, most notably in the province of Quebec. ESGold’s principal restoration and recovery project is the Montauban property situated in Quebec, just 80 kilometers west of Quebec City. Recently, the Company has also entered into a joint venture agreement to determine the presence of recoverable metals in the Ottawa River, consistent with ESGold’s commitment to environmental recovery solutions. The Company’s main exploration focus is its 100% ownership of the Eagle River project, which is adjacent to and on-trend to several gold projects in the Windfall Lake district of Urban Barry in Quebec.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jean Yves Therien
CEO & Director

Mr. Therien has more than 12 years of senior management experience in mining and green mining technologies. Mr. Therien was instrumental in the restructuring of G.E.T.T. Gold Inc., formerly Nippon Dragon Resources Inc, a publicly traded hybrid mining and technology company where he remains as corporate development advisor. Mr. Therien maintains an extensive network of contacts in North America and around the globe. Mr. Therien received a BA Degree in Finance from UQAM.

Paul Mastantuono
COO & Director

Paul Mastantuono graduated with distinction from the University of Ottawa where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science with concentration in Criminology. Mr. Mastantuono is well seasoned in the construction and transportation industries. In addition, Mr. Mastantuono has worked as an independent business consultant for different companies most recently DNA Precious Metals Inc.

Christopher Stewart
Director

Chris is a Professional Engineer with over 30 years of management, operational and technical experience in the mining industry. He has worked for the first 14 years of his career with DMC Mining building, expanding and operating various mine operations across Canada and the USA and for the past 15 years, he has worked for several mining companies. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering from Queen’s University. Prior to joining Minto Exploration, Chris was President & COO for McEwen Mining, a precious metals producer with operations in Canada, USA, Mexico and Argentina. Prior to that he held various senior roles including President & CEO for Treasury Metals, Vice President of Operations for Kirkland Lake Gold, President & CEO of Liberty Mines, BHP Billiton, Lake Shore Gold Corporation and DMC Mining Services.

Martin Prescott
Director

Mr. Prescott has over 25 years of experience relating to stock market trading, blockchain and investment experience. He is a serial entrepreneur and public speaker, educating business leaders and investors about capital market Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) investments and blockchain technologies.

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Jean Yves Therien
CEO & Director

Mr. Therien has more than 12 years of senior management experience in mining and green mining technologies. Mr. Therien was instrumental in the restructuring of G.E.T.T. Gold Inc., formerly Nippon Dragon Resources Inc, a publicly traded hybrid mining and technology company where he remains as corporate development advisor. Mr. Therien maintains an extensive network of contacts in North America and around the globe. Mr. Therien received a BA Degree in Finance from UQAM.

Paul Mastantuono
COO & Director

Paul Mastantuono graduated with distinction from the University of Ottawa where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science with concentration in Criminology. Mr. Mastantuono is well seasoned in the construction and transportation industries. In addition, Mr. Mastantuono has worked as an independent business consultant for different companies most recently DNA Precious Metals Inc.

Brad Kitchen
President

Mr. Kitchen is a seasoned mining executive with over 31 years of experience in investment banking and heading up corporations, primarily junior mining companies. Before Secova, he served as the CEO and President of Eagle Hill Exploration Corp., until it was taken over in August 2013 and is now part of Osisko Mining Inc. Mr. Kitchen holds an MBA from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec in 1987 and a B.Ap.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the University of British Columbia in 1985.

Rebecca Ong

CFO

Rebecca is a seasoned executive with over 30 years of finance experience. She brings her expertise in areas such as public accounting, investment banking, corporate finance, financial reporting, project finance, budgets and forecasts and general financial management. She has worked with companies ranging from small scale start-ups to medium and large enterprises in a range of industries such as fintech, construction, renewable energy, road toll operator, investment banking, commercial banking, and public accounting. These companies had operations in Canada, the United States and Malaysia. Rebecca holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a Certified Public Accountant.

James Chandik
Government Relations

James Chandik is a Graduate of McGill University with an Economics degree. He has been President & CEO with DNA Precious Metals since the company’s inception and as well a brief stint as Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer under the realm of Ronald Mann. He has held jobs as General Manager Sales notably for Datacom Wireless Corporation, Navigata Communications as well as Sales Director for Fourgons LeClair Inc.

ADVISORY BOARD

Pierre-Olivier Mathys

Pierre-Olivier is a leader in transformational technologies who thrives on organizations becoming disruptors, focusing on open-source technologies in Cloud, Zero-Trust Networks for Edge, and Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning innovations at Red Hat as a Global Senior Director leading sales initiatives in the Financial and Telco Media Entertainment verticals. He started his career in Montreal at Teleglobe Media Enterprise, developing the first commercially available hosting service in Canada. He then moved to the US to focus on developing new technologies in the world of security and High-Frequency trading in the early days of virtualized cloud computing @Radianz (JV Reuters/Instinet/Equant). Pierre-Olivier later worked at Computer Associates and EMC Corp. on Wall Street, leading sales in cloud transformation for some of the world’s largest banks and financial organizations. Subsequently, he was recruited by a French start-up, eNovance, to lead their US market for cloud deployments on OpenStack, which resulted in its acquisition by Red Hat in 2014. Pierre-Olivier lives in Dallas, Texas, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (BAA) from the University of Montreal, Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC).

Ron Perry

Mr. Perry is an experienced entrepreneurial executive with a demonstrated history of working in the venture capital and private equity industry. Ron is skilled in technology, mineral exploration and production, investor relations, corporate finance, entrepreneurship, and venture capital. Ron was a Director and the Vice President, Treasury for over 10 years at Metanor Resources Inc., a Quebec based gold production and development company. He is also a director of various venture capital, technology, and natural resources companies.

Michel Fontaine

Mr. Fontaine is a private investor, entrepreneur, and independent board member with over two decades of experience working in the mining sector. Michel worked at Merrill Lynch and BMO Nesbitt Burns as a financial advisor before working for DIAGNOS 2005/2017 and founding Windfall Geotek (TSXV: WIN), a public software firm. Windfall Geotek leverages artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to optimize and significantly improve exploration, development, operations, and financing outcomes in the mining sector. Michel was previously a director of Metanor, Majescor, Everton and AEMQ.

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