SLAM’s growth strategy requires an experienced management team with a broad array of skills in exploration, joint venture financing and commercialization. The Company has a small but experienced team of geoscientists to oversee gold and base metals projects in New Brunswick and Northern Ontario. SLAM’s team comprises knowledge gained from decades of tangible experience and credibility from past discoveries. Management has demonstrated an ability to secure investment capital to advance SLAM’s valuable properties and works on behalf an experienced board of directors. Biographical information is provided for management and board members as follows:
Michael Taylor, President & CEO, Director
Mr. Taylor is a professional geologist and prospector with over 4 decades of exploration experience in gold and base metals within Canada with expertise in project generation and management. Under his tenure, SLAM has made important discoveries such as as the Maisie gold zone and has established a significant portfolio of gold and base metal deposits in New Brunswick and Ontario.
Since completing his Bachelor of Science at University of New Brunswick, Mr. Taylor has been involved in the exploration and development of gold and base metals for various mining companies. He is a director of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada and a member of the New Brunswick Prospectors and Developers association. Mr. Taylor was awarded “New Brunswick Prospector of the Year” for the Maisie gold discovery in 2012. He was involved in the discovery of the Farley Lake gold mine near Lynn Lake, Manitoba and a number of gold occurrences at Keezhik and Opikeigen lakes near the former gold-producing town of Pickle Lake, Ontario.
Eugene Beukman, Chief Financial Officer, Director
Mr. Eugene Beukman has been a corporate consultant to public companies in Canada since January 1994, primarily involved in the acquisition of assets and joint ventures for junior mining and oil and gas issuers. He is a director and/or officer of several reporting companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and CNSX and is the President/Owner of Pender Street Corporate Consulting Ltd., a company involved in the organization and management of a number of public companies since 2006.
Mr. Beukman graduated from Rand University of Johannesburg, South Africa, with a Bachelor of Law Degree and a Bachelor of Law Honors Postgraduate Degree. Prior to moving to Vancouver in 1993, Mr. Beukman was a legal advisor to Billiton Limited in South Africa. Overall he has over thirty years experience in the acquisition of assets and joint ventures and in negotiating prospecting and option agreements. Mr. Beukman is an Advocate of the Supreme Court of South Africa.
Edward (Ted) Yates, Independent Director, SLAM Exploration Ltd.
Mr. Yates, a Metallurgical Engineer, has 4 decades of experience at Cominco (now Teck), where as Director, Market Research his main focus was mineral economics. His specialty is mineral economics with respect to concentrates and metal markets as they relate to global economic trends. He has done market analysis for sale of product, market research for loan agreements and syndications, corporate strategy studies for the Cominco Board and investor relations with presentations to fund managers, etc. He has in depth knowledge of base, precious and specialty metals. For 13 years he wrote the zinc article for the annual E&MJ outlook issue.
Mr. Yates has served on various boards including: Industry Advisory to International Lead/Zinc Study Group, Industry Advisor to International Nickel Study Group; Council of World Bureau of Metal Statistics and Chairman, Cominco Mine supply Committee (Zinc & Lead).