DEDICATED. Focused. EXPERTISE.
Trillium Gold Mines Inc. is exclusively dedicated to the exploration and development of high-grade gold deposits in the Red Lake District, one of the premier mining areas in the world. Our experienced leadership and technical teams know the area like few do.
Poised to aggressively forge forward in our goal of advancing a golden age of discovery in this well-established area of the world.
PRESIDENT & CEO,
Russell Starr is an entrepreneur and financial professional, focused on private and public mining & exploration, corporate advisory, corporate development, and M&A. Russel Starr has over 20 years of corporate finance, M&A, investment and business development experience.
Russell Starr held senior positions and advisory roles with financial institutions including RBC Capital Markets, Scotia Capital, Orion Securities, Blackmont, Lawrence and Company, where Russell helped raise over a billion dollars for junior and mid-tier companies. Russell Starr is also a co-founder and part owner of Echelon Wealth Partners, a large Canadian investment dealer.
After leaving Bay Street, Russell held executive positions at Cayden Resources and Auryn resources. Russell Starr has also held board positions at Canada Nickel, Gold Terra and Cayden Resources (acquired by Agnico Eagle in 2014). As Senior Vice President with Cayden Resources, and board member, Russell was integral in the marketing, financing, development and ultimate sale of Cayden for CAD$205 million to Agnico Eagle.
Russell Starr holds a MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, a Master of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Victoria, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Queens University.
BOB SCHAFER, P.GEO, MSc., PhD
DIRECTOR, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Bob is a Registered Professional Geologist with +35 years international experience exploring for and discovering mineral deposits, four were producing mines including the Briggs (+1 million ounce) and Griffon gold mines in the western US and Birkachan (+1 million ounce) gold mine in Far East Russia, and identifying, evaluating and structuring business transactions globally having worked in more than 80 countries. Bob is the 2020 – 2021 President of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME). He is also Past-President and Board member of the PDAC, Past-President of the CIM and Past President of the Mining and Metallurgical Society of America. He was a member of the Board of Governors for the US National Mining Hall of Fame and the Board of Directors of the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame. He is the first person to hold all of these leadership roles in both the USA and Canada.
Bob is the recipient of the William Lawrence Saunders Gold Medal from AIME, as well as the prestigious Daniel C. Jackling Award and Robert A. Dreyer Award from SME for technical achievements and leadership in the mining industry during his career. He is a Fellow of CIM, SEG and SME, and a Certified Director under ICD.
He has been an executive with Hunter Dickinson, Kinross Gold and BHP Minerals. He is founder and CEO of Eagle Mines Management and is member of the Board of Directors of select mining companies.
Christina McCarthy has over 10 years of resource capital market experience combined with a technical background in geology. Christina held the position of Director of Corporate Development for McEwen Mining for five years and subsequently joined New Oroperu Resources as Vice President Corporate Development. Ms. McCarthy holds a B.A. degree in Geology/Earth Sciences from Brock University in Ontario, Canada.
Krisztian Toth is an experienced mining, capital markets and M&A lawyer. His experience in mining finance and M&A stretches across all jurisdictions and minerals. Krisztian has been recognized by a number of legal publications as a leading lawyer in mining, capital markets, private equity and M&A.
ROBERT KANG, CPA, CA
Robert has a combined 27 years of public practice and company management on advising corporations and their executives regarding financing, mergers and acquisitions, going public transactions, continuous disclosure obligations, and corporate governance.
QUEENIE KUANG CPA, CGA
CFO & CORPORATE SECRETARY
Queenie is a chartered public accountant and holds a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting and finance from Simon Fraser University, which she obtained in 2007.
Vice President of Exploration
Bill Paterson is a Professional Geologist in Ontario and has extensive experience in both surface and underground exploration in Red Lake, including managing the ultra-deep surface drilling program at the Cochenour Mine that progressed to underground development, bulk sampling and starter mine status. Bill started in Red Lake as the Senior Regional Geologist for Goldcorp Inc. and was promoted to Exploration Superintendent with extensive knowledge of all parts of the Red Lake and Confederation Greenstone Belts.
While working for Placer Dome’s Asia Pacific Division in the 1990’s, Mr. Paterson worked extensively in Australia, Papua New Guinea and West Africa. Bill’s people skills, project management ability and geological expertise will allow Trillium’s exploration team to quickly and efficiently progress as exploration activities accelerate.