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Bradford Cooke, M.Sc., P.Geo.
Chairman and Founder
- Professional geologist with 36 years experience in the mining industry, specializing in the discovery and development of mineral deposits.
B.Sc. Geology degree (Honors), Queens University, Kingston ON, 1976
M.Sc. Geology degree, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, 1984.
From 1976 to 1982, worked as project geologist managing mineral exploration programs for uranium, base metals and precious metals across Canada for Noranda Mines, Shell Minerals and Chevron Minerals.
Between 1983 and 1987, owned and operated Cooke Geological Consultants Ltd., discovering and developing several high grade gold vein deposits for clients in British Columbia.
In 1988, launched Canarc Resource Corp. and has overseen its growth since that time, acquiring, financing, exploring and developing gold mining properties throughout North, Central and South America.
Participated in several grass roots gold discoveries over the past 27 years.
Published several geological/geochemical papers in leading technical journals.
Member in good standing of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, The Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, The Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, the B.C.- Yukon Chamber of Mines, and a Fellow of the Geological Association of Canada.
Catalin Chiloflischi, B.Com.
Chief Executive Officer, CEO
- Professional economist with 20 years of experience in business development, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, communications, governance and sustainability in Canada, US, Europe and Asia.
Graduated from the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest, Romania with a B.Com. Degree in Business Administration and Economics in 1997 and has since completed several professional programs in capital markets, business strategy and corporate governance.
Prior to joining Canarc was Director of Corporate Communications with Aurcana Corporation from 2012-2014 and served in a similar role for Selwyn Resources Corporation from 2010-2012
From 2001-2012 worked as an industry analyst with a $3.5 Billion investment fund.
He was instrumental in raising over CA$175 million in joint venture, equity and debt financings for mineral resource projects since 2010.
Garry Biles, P. Eng.,
President and COO
Mr. Biles is a professional engineer with more than 38 years experience, including 16 years as General Manager of 4 producing mines
Bachelor of Metallurgical Engineering, Technical University of Nova Scotia, 1972
From 1975 to 1994 held Superintendent and General Manager positions for a number of Canadian mining operations including Falconbridge, Cypress Anvil, Corona and Claude Resources
From 1994 to 2002 started as Mine Manager eventually becoming General Manager of Barrick's rich Eskay Creek mine in Smithers, BC
From 2003-2006 was the General Manager of the Bellavista gold mine in Costa Rica for Glencairn Gold, where he supervised the development from start-up through to commercial production in 2006.
Has excelled at maximizing gold mining operations, achieving production and cost targets and establishing excellent track records for safety first, environmental leadership and strong relations with employees and First Nations.
Philip Yee, M.B.A., C.P.A., C.G.A.
VP Finance and CFO
- Professional accountant with MBA and MEng (Mining) degrees and with over 24 years of experience in corporate management, regulatory reporting, accounting, auditing and taxation.
BComm degree, University of British Columbia
MBA degree, City University
MEng (Mining) degree, University of Arizona
Achieved professional qualifications as CPA, CGA, CMA, CMC, CIA, CFE and MAusIMM.
From 1988 to 1997, acted as controller, treasurer and/or associate for Canadian Connection Group, Can-Chi Group and Corporate House, responsible for all accounting, reporting and management functions for private and public companies.
From 1997 to 2003 acted as Controller for Augusta Group, overseeing all accounting and reporting activities for publicly-listed mineral exploration companies.
Has acted as Chief Financial Officer, Vice-President (Finance) and/or Controller for Canarc Resource Corp. (since 2003), Aztec Metals Corp. (since 2003), Endeavour Silver Corp. (from 2003 to 2007) and Parallel Resources Ltd. (from 2009 to 2011).
Member of AICPA, WSBCPA, CGABC, CMABC, CAMC, IIA, ACFE, SME, and AusIMM.
James Moors, B.Sc., P.Geo.
- Professional geologist with 24 years experience in the mining sector, specializing in exploration and evaluation of precious metal deposits.
B.Sc. Geology (Honours) degree, University of Waterloo ON, 1988.
Early in his career worked with junior and major companies exploring for precious and base metal deposits in northern Ontario, Nunavut, and the Iskut River area of northern B.C.
Joined Canarc Resource Corp. in 1993 as Project Geologist for the New Polaris Property and numerous gold exploration projects in Venezuela.
Between 1995 and 1999, evaluated and managed precious metal exploration projects for Homestake Canada Inc. at the Snip Mine property and near the Eskay Creek Mine in the Iskut River area of northwestern BC.
Director of Information for the British Columbia &Yukon Chamber of Mines, managing database, communications, and education programs until 2002.
Returned to Canarc and Endeavour Silver Corp. in 2002 to manage property evaluations, exploration programs, and computer applications.
Served as President for Geoscientists Canada (Canadian Council of Professional Geoscientists) 2010-2011
Martin Burian, CA, CBV
- Chartered Accountant and Chartered Business Valuator with over eighteen years of investment banking experience.
Extensive knowledge and expertise in corporate finance and advisory services, including M&A in mineral exploration and mining.
Managing Director of Investment Banking at Haywood Securities Inc. from 2010 until mid-2013, prior to which he served as President of Bolder Investment Partners from 2009 until its merger with Haywood Securities in 2010.
Graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia in 1986 and obtained his Chartered Accountant and Chartered Business Valuator designations while working with KPMG.
Leonard Harris, Metallurgical Engineer
- Professional engineer with 50 years experience in all aspects of mineral processing and mining operations world wide, including the construction of the Yanacocha gold mine in Peru.
Metallurgy diploma, Mount Morgan Technical College, Queensland, AU, 1949.
From 1943 to 1974, acted as metallurgist in various mining operations in Australia, Ghana and Peru, with Mount Morgan, MIM, Radium Hill, Tarkwa and Aboso Mines, Cerro de Pasco, Texada and Cerro Corp.
Between 1974 and 1995, was senior executive with Newmont Mining including VP, Research and Development, VP Metallurgical Operations, VP Newmont Latin America and President, Newmont Peru, responsible for the construction and operation of the Yanacocha Gold Mine, which is today one of the largest gold mines in the world.
Since 1995, consultant and Director of several small cap mining companies including Glamis Gold, Solitario Resources, Alamos Minerals, Corriente Resources, Cardero Resources, Canarc Resource Corp. and Endeavour Silver Corp.
Bruce Bried, B.Sc., P.Eng.
- Professional engineer with over 30 years of experience in the mining industry in various capacities in Engineering, Operations and Reclamation, specializing in underground vein gold and silver mines.
B.Sc. Mining Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden CO, 1979.
His significant experience in the last ten years has been VP Operations for Endeavour Silver Corp., General Manager for Kinross Gold USA Inc., at the Lupin Mine, General Manager of the Lead Mine in South Dakota and the Snip Mine in British Columbia for Homestake Mining Company.
Prior to that he was the Mine Superintendent at Eskay Creek in British Columbia for Homestake and Chief Engineer and Mine Superintendent at the David Bell Mine.