Grosso Group Management


Mr. Grosso is the founder of Grosso Group Management and a respected entrepreneur with extensive international business experience having operated for decades in various European and Asian countries. From his corporate headquarters in Vancouver, Canada Mr. Grosso has developed a strong network of long term international financial relationships. He has experience in financing, marketing strategies and has successfully formed strategic alliances and negotiated with mining industry majors such as Barrick, Teck, Newmont and Viceroy, now Yamana Gold.

During a family visit to Argentina in 1993 Mr. Grosso met Dr. Vicente Mendez, ex chief geologist for the government and associate professor at the University of Buenos Aires, who explained the early stage mining opportunities in Argentina. To take advantage of such opportunity, Mr. Grosso formed Minas Argentina S.A. (MASA) with Dr. Vicente Mendez as chief property scout and geologist. Thus the Grosso Group team discovered the Gualcamayo project and eventually Minas Argentinas SA and the Gualcamayo project were taken over and today are managed by Yamana Gold.

Mr. Grosso is a proponent and passionate ambassador of good mining practices and as such has been able to form a committed management group comprised of professionals who are extremely sensitive to the needs of working in mining regions with strong emphasis on community relations and building strong ties with local governments as key components for success.

Of Italian descent and fluent in Italian, English and Spanish, Mr. Grosso lived in Argentina and Peru where he acquired a very deep appreciation for Latin culture and successfully developed a vast network of contacts which have been very beneficial to the associated companies of the Grosso Group.

DARREN URQUHART & Corporate Secretary

Mr. Urquhart is a Chartered Accountant with more than 10 years of experience working in both public practice and industry. Mr. Urquhart is presently engaged in public practice accounting offering CFO and accounting services to TSX Venture Exchange listed exploration companies in the Vancouver area. Mr. Urquhart began his career working as an audit accountant with Grant Thornton LLP, then later worked as a senior tax accountant with Lohn Caulder Chartered Accountants and more recently served as a consultant to an international private equity company. Mr. Urquhart obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 2001 and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia. In 1995, Mr. Urquhart obtained his B.A.Sc. (Electrical Engineering) from the University of British Columbia.

NIKOLAOS CACOS, MIM, BSc - Vice President, Business Development

Nikolaos Cacos, MIM, BSc - Vice President, Business Development. Mr. Cacos has over 18 years of management expertise in the mineral exploration industry. His career includes administration and strategic planning for public companies. He currently serves as an officer and director of a number of TSX Venture Exchange listed companies. Mr. Cacos holds a Master of International Management degree from Heidelberg, Germany and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of British Columbia.

BRIAN MCEWEN, PGeol. - VP Exploration & Development

Mr. McEwen is a professional geologist with more than 30 years of exploration and production experience in open-pit and underground mining projects and operations. The extent of his experience is global in managing numerous projects in Canada, US, Europe, Asia, Africa and throughout Latin America. Mr. McEwen's previous roles include more than a decade with MRDI (AMEC Peru) where he was responsible for project management, economic resource and reserve calculations for various precious and base metal companies worldwide, including BHP Billiton, CM Antamina, Teck, Hochschild and Phelps Dodge among others.