Management / Directors

James Ravannack, CEO, Chairman & Director
Mr. Ravannack has over 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He was one of the founding partners of Superior Energy Services, Inc. a New York Stock Exchange traded company that is the leading provider of services and equipment to the oil and gas industry in the Gulf of Mexico. In addition, he is also the President and CEO of the Compliance Technology Group, a company which provides software solutions to the offshore petroleum industry.

Charles Ross, President, CFO & Director
Mr. Ross has more than 20 years experience in the international resource sector, much of it focused on senior and financial management. He has served as a director or officer, including president or chief financial officer of numerous public resource companies and has extensive experience in corporate finance and public company administration.

Larry D. Kornze, P. Eng, VP Exploration, Director
Mr. Kornze is a geological engineer with more than 40 years of exploration and mining experience throughout the Americas, as well as in Europe and Asia.  Mr. Kornze has a number of significant discoveries to his credit and serves as a director or officer of a number of public exploration companies.  With Barrick Gold Corporation Mr. Kornze was co-discoverer of the plus 40 million ounce Betze deposit in Nevada. Following that he was Regional Manager for Mexico and Central America.  Mr. Kornze holds a B. Sc. in Geological Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. Mr. Kornze is a professional engineer in the province of British Columbia.

Marc Bamber
Marc Bamber is a senior natural resources hedge fund management specialist with seven years’ experience at RAB Capital in the UK. He possesses a deep understanding of the natural resources investment sector including its many risks and opportunities. Mr. Bamber has extensive experience at board level and intimate knowledge of the UK and European markets with a track record of exceptional results while being instrumental in building a multi-billion dollar resources fund.

Raymond Strafehl
Raymond Strafehl has over 30 years’ experience in the investment and venture capital finance industry in Canada; and in corporate relations for public mining companies. He is a registered Commodity Trading Advisor with the National Futures Association in Canada (since 1998).


Richard Bybee, P. Geo – Senior Executive Geologist
Mr. Bybee is a Registered Professional Geologist with over 30 years of experience in mineral exploration in Nicaragua, Honduras, New Zealand, Nevada and Arizona. He has managed and directed multi-million dollar exploration and development programs from inception to reserve development. Other accomplishments include conducting the drilling program, which led to the discovery of the 920,000 ounce Cerro Mojon gold deposit in Nicaragua. Mr Bybee holds a B.Sc. in Geology from California State University.

Alistair Logan, P. Geo – Consulting Mining Geologist
Mr. Logan is a Registered member of the American Institute of Mining Engineers with over 25 years of experience in geological modeling, preparing resource estimates, design and managing a drill programs and managing exploitation projects.

Clancy Wendt, P. Geo – Geological Advisor
A Registered Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo) in both the United States and Australia, Mr. Wendt has a M.S. in Geology and over thirty years of experience in worldwide mineral exploration reaching Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Alaska, China, Honduras, Peru, and the United States.  Mr. Wendt has managed and directed multimillion-dollar exploration programs for Westmont Mining, Phillips Petroleum, Duval and Cerro Corporation. A significant number of discoveries have been made under his guidance including gold, base metals and uranium. He is directly and indirectly responsible for the discovery of over 13 million ounces of gold.

Guatemala Team

Alejandro Cacao – Professional Engineer / Geologist – Project Geologist in Guatemala
Mr. Cacao has a degree in Geological Engineering from the University of San Carlos in Guatemala. He is a Member of the Society of Geologists in Guatemala and a Member of the College of Engineers in Guatemala. Mr. Cacao’s work has involved field exploration as well as the preparation and presentation of technical reports and environmental studies for different government organizations.