Management & Board

Craig Parry

Executive Chairman

  • Co-founder and Chairman of Inventa Capital – a private natural resources investment company
  • Chairman of Skeena Resources – Golden Triangle focused developer of Eskay Creek and Snip mines
  • Former CEO and founder of IsoEnergy, a successful uranium exploration company focused on Canadian Assets
  • Founding director of NexGen Energy
  • Founding shareholder and Senior Advisor to EMR Capital, 10 years at Rio Tinto. 

Chris Donaldson

CEO & Director

  • Experienced executive with 25 years focusing on capital markets, government and community relationships
  • CEO and Director of Outback Goldfields Corporation (TSX.V:OZ), Executive Chairman of TinOne Resources Corporation (TSX.V:TORC)
  • Former Director of Corporate Development and Community with Western Copper and Gold (TSX and NYSE American listed company)

Michael Konnert


Mr. Konnert is a natural resource entrepreneur experienced in deal-making, financing, team development, and corporate strategy. His primary focus is the founder and CEO of Vizsla Silver Corp. (NYSE: VZLA), where the company has consolidated and is developing one of Mexico’s highest-grade silver and gold districts. He is co-founder and Managing Partner of Inventa Capital. Inventa is a natural resource investor and incubator with the vision of providing the elements the world needs. Previously, Mr. Konnert co-founded CobaltOne Energy Corp, a battery metal exploration company he led as CEO and sold to Blackstone Minerals (ASX: BSX) in 2017. Mr. Konnert is an advisor to several companies and a board member of Vizsla Copper (TSX-V: VCU), Archer Exploration (CSE: RCHR), Vida Carbon (Private), Summa Silver (CSE: SSVR).

Simon Cmrlec


  • Currently COO of Ausenco, the world's foremost EPCM companies
  • Involved in the construction and commissioning of various base metals, iron ore and gold projects in the US, South America, Australia, Middle East and South Africa including Olympic Dam and Goro Mine
  • B.Eng (Hons) in Metallurgical Engineering from the Gartrell School of Mining, Metallurgy and Applied Geology at the University of South Australia

Karlene Collier


  • 15+ years of experience in capital markets and M&A
  • Scaled the first publicly listed cryptocurrency company in Canada with a market capitalization of over $1.7B 
  • Recent focus on natural resource sector where she has managed and scaled a portfolio of companies in her current role as Vice President of Operations at Inventa Capital

Steve Blower

VP of Exploration

  • A professional geologist with over 30 years of experience in the minerals industry
  • Former President and CEO of Pitchstone Exploration Ltd., VP Exploration for Denison Mines Corp., VP Exploration for IsoEnergy Ltd., and a consultant/Director of 92 Energy
  • Former mine geologist at the Huckleberry and Similco open pit copper mines in British Columbia
  • BSc in Geological Sciences from the University of British Columbia and an MSc in Geological Sciences from Queen's University.)

Grant Tanaka


  • 15+ years of financial leadership experience in the mining industry 
  • Former Director of Finance Operations with Ma’aden Gold & Base Metals  
  • Formerly held senior finance positions at Teck Resources Limited, New Gold, and Copper Mountain Mining Corporation. 
  • Bachelor’s of Business Administration, specializing in Entrepreneurial Leadership and is a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA)