Mr. Patrick Godin joined Stornoway Diamond Corporation in May 2010 as Chief Operating Officer and Vice President. Stornoway is Canada’s premier growth oriented diamond exploration and development company focussed on world-class diamond mining opportunities such as the Renard Project, located in north-central Quebec. As Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Godin is directly responsible for the development of the Feasibility-stage of the Renard Diamond Project, on track to becoming Quebec’s first diamond mine.
Prior to joining Stornoway Diamond, Mr. Godin acted as Vice President, Project Development for GMining Services, focused on the development of mining projects in the Americas and West Africa. Before that, he acted as Vice President of Operations for Canadian Royalties, specifically heading the development of their nickel project in Northern Québec. He was also President and General Manager of CBJ-CAIMAN S.A.S., a French subsidiary of Cambior / IAMGOLD, holder of the Camp Caïman gold mining project located in French Guiana. For many years, he progressed with Cambior’s various Canadian properties in Abitibi-Témiscamingue; through progressive management positions, he lead a gold extraction operation and contributed greatly to the implementation of Cambior’s sustainability program.
Mr. Godin holds a bachelor’s degree in mining engineering from Université Laval in Québec. Mr. Godin is a member of the “Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec”, of the Certified Directors College and of The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM). He sits on the board of Stornoway Diamond Corporation, of Orbit-Garant Drilling and GeoMegA Resources.
Mr. Potvin is currently President and CEO of Flemish Gold Corp. a company focusing on gold exploration in sub-Saharan Africa. He is also a director of Azimut Exploration Inc. and Gold Reserve Inc., both public exploration and development companies.
Until January 1994, Mr. Potvin was a director and Vice-President of Burns Fry Limited (now Nesbitt Burns Inc.) where he responsible for evaluating world-wide mining investment opportunities as a top-ranked Equity Research Gold Analyst. He had also been involved in securing financing for a number of North American gold producers. In 1994 he went to Pangea Goldfields Inc., where he was President and CEO until it was purchased by Barrick Gold in 2000.
Mr. Potvin holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Carleton University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Ottawa.
Ms. Dechev is President (since 2008) and Chief Executive Officer (since 2009) of Mundoro Capital Inc. From 2006 to 2008, she was Chief Financial Officer and Vice-President of Corporate Development of Mundoro Mining Inc.
She has extensive experience in the capital markets through positions held at well recognized investment banks in Canada. Throughout her investment banking career she has participated in financings for over half a billion dollars to fund companies at various stages of exploration, development and production. Her career has covered institutional equity research, corporate finance and merger and acquisitions primarily focused on the resource sector. Prior to joining Mundoro Capital, she was Vice President, Investment Banking, Desjardins Securities Inc. (2003 to 2006), Investment Banking at CIBC World Markets (2002), Investment Banking at National Bank Financial (2001) and Equity Research Analyst at Loewen Ondaatje McCutcheon (1999 to 2001).
Ms. Dechev has an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University in Canada, a Bachelor of Applied Science and Engineering in Geological & Mineral Engineering from the University of Toronto and is a licensed Professional Engineer in both British Colombia and Ontario.
Since 1973, Mr. Talbot works within the financial services sector. Following 17 years with Desjardins as general manager, he created an independent wealth management firm (1991) now called Talbot, Olivier, Côté and Associés.
Mr. Talbot distinguished himself during his association with Dundee Wealth and is a former member of the President’s Club gathering Canada’s top 50 advisors. He is proud to be associated again with Desjardins (2009) under the SFL Placements banner.
Mr. Talbot holds the titles of Financial Planner and Certified Life-Insurer.
From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Spino, Msc., held the position of Senior Advisor to the practice of KPMG Consulting where he advised asset managers and Canadian banks manage financial market risk and evaluation of derivatives.
From May 2004 to November 2008, Mr. Spino served as a management consultant market risks to Caisse centrale Desjardins.
Mr. Spino joined the Board of GéoMégA in May 2010 and has greatly contributed to the success of the initial public offering of the company.
Mr. Spino holds a degree in Administration and a Masters in Financial Engineering from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales in Montreal.