Mr. Giustra has been actively engaged in funding and managing mining companies for 23 years. He is a former investment banker with the national investment dealer Whalen Béliveau (later acquired by Canaccord Capital Canada's largest independent investment firm) where he co-founded the institutional equity sales department with a specialist focus on the mining sector. He has raised millions of dollars for the exploration and development of mining projects globally, including in the United States, Canada, Mexico, France, Turkey, South Africa, Botswana, Argentina, Venezuela, Bolivia, Serbia, Albania, Indonesia and the Philippines. Mr. Giustra has held senior executive positions with a number of listed mining companies and currently serves on several director boards. He has successfully completed agreements with some of the world's leading miners, including Teck, Agnico Eagle, IAMGOLD, First Quantum, Nordgold, Alacer and the world's two largest gold mining companies Newmont and Barrick. Mr. Giustra is member of the TSX Venture Exchange's Local Advisory Committee and a graduate in Economics from the University of Western Ontario.