Jason Billan President and CEO
Mr. Billan is a seasoned strategy, corporate development and valuation professional with an accelerating career in the mining industry. Following the completion of an MBA at the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario in 2009, he spent roughly three years in equity research covering the precious metal sector, at Salman Partners and RBC Capital Markets, with a coverage universe ranging from small to large caps. In 2012, he joined Nevsun Resources as the sole Corporate Development professional reporting into the senior executive team. After several years of evaluating hundreds of gold and copper opportunities, Nevsun acquired the world-class Timok copper-gold project in Serbia for over US$500M. Last year, Mr. Billan’s comprehensive skill set in capital markets, valuation, and transaction experience was further strengthened as he evaluated the hostile bid of Nevsun by Lundin Mining and later evaluated numerous strategic alternatives leading to the successful C$1.9B acquisition of Nevsun by Zijin Mining. Mr. Billan also brings a strong network of corporate and institutional representatives in the mining industry to support Gatling's objectives.
Nav Dhaliwal Executive Chairman
Nav Dhaliwal is a high profile mining executive, financier and capital markets expert with a long running track record of success. He was the founding CEO of Bonterra Resources, which made the award winning Gladiator discovery in Quebec. Mr. Dhaliwal raised over $140M for Bonterra and played a key role in the company’s market cap growth from $10M to over $200M during the base of the gold market cycle. He has founded several other successful companies in the resource sector, including Kanadario Gold, Gatling Exploration and Pacton Gold. Mr. Dhaliwal is also the co-founder of the highly successful RSD Capital which invests in, and provides management and technical expertise to, public and pre-IPO companies. Mr. Dhaliwal has a large, international network of financial connections, including numerous analysts, brokers, high net worth investors and investment bankers. He works closely with all of the major gold funds and has raised over $400M for companies since 2010.
Nathan Tribble VP Exploration
Mr. Tribble, P.Geo. (ON) has over 13 years of professional experience in exploration and mining, with a particular focus on gold and base metal exploration and project evaluation. Past experience includes Senior Principal Geologist for Sprott Mining, Senior Geologist for Bonterra Resources, Jerritt Canyon Gold, Kerr Mines, Northern Gold, Lake Shore Gold and Vale Inco. He was also part of the exploration team that discovered the 8.2 million-ounce Côté Lake gold deposit for Trelawney Mining and Exploration Inc. Mr. Tribble is registered as a Professional Geoscientist in Ontario and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Laurentian University.
Peter Dickie Director
Mr. Dickie has over 35 years of experience in the public and private corporate environment, with over 25 years spent in management positions. He is the former President, CEO and director of NioCorp Developments Ltd., a company developing the largest super-alloy mineral deposit in North America (Niobium, Titanium and Scandium). During his six years with NioCorp, Mr. Dickie developed key relationships with property owners and all levels of government in the project area, built a team of internationally recognized senior executives, raised tens of millions of dollars and graduated the company to the TSX. During this time, NioCorp’s market capitalization grew from under $5 million to over $200 million.
Richard Boulay Director
Mr. Boulay has over 40 years of experience in the exploration and mining industries in Canada and internationally, including 15 years of mining and infrastructure financing experience gained with Bank of Montreal, Royal Bank of Canada and Bank of Tokyo. He has extensive experience in the management and financing of public companies in Canada and the United States. He is also a Director of Pacton Gold.
Peter Damouni Director
Mr. Damouni has over 17 years of experience in senior executive positions in investment banking and capital markets, with expertise in mining and oil and gas. Throughout his career, Mr. Damouni has worked on and led equity and debt financings valued over $5 billion for companies at different stages from exploration, to development, permitting and construction to production. He has comprehensive experience in equity financing, restructuring and mergers & acquisitions. Mr. Damouni is a graduate of McGill University, Canada. He is a Canadian and British citizen, residing in the United Kingdom.
Carrie Cesarone Director
Ms. Cesarone has worked in the public company sector for 30 years. She worked as a paralegal for well-known Vancouver securities lawyers for 11 years and following that, has worked as an independent contractor for both public and private companies for the past 13 years. She has served as a director, Corporate Secretary and CFO for a number of listed companies and continues to serve a Corporate Secretary for Pacton Gold Inc. and BlueBird Battery Metals Inc. Ms. Cesarone holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Simon Fraser University.
Joseph Meagher CFO and Corporate Secretary
Mr. Meagher became a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) in 2008, and obtained the Chartered Director (C.Dir.) designation from The Directors College (a joint venture between McMaster University and The Conference Board of Canada) in 2017. Mr. Meagher currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer and a Director for several publicly listed companies. Previously, Mr. Meagher worked at Smythe CPA as a manager. Mr. Meagher also holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia.