Teo Dechev

Chief Executive Officer, President & Director

Teo Dechev

Chief Executive Officer, President & Director

Ms. Dechev has diverse experience in the minerals sector which is uniquely positioned to bring value to Mundoro Capital.  She brings both a technical understanding of the key issues in our sector through a solid foundation of a Geological and Mineral Engineering Degree as well as the practical understanding of the challenges facing exploration and development companies through extensive capital markets experience and hands on management experience.

Ms. Dechev’s capital markets experience has developed through positions held at well recognized bank-owned and independent investment banks in Canada. In the capital markets, her career has covered institutional equity research, corporate finance and merger and acquisitions primarily focused on the resource sector, but also covering, technology, financial institutions and diversified products sectors. Prior to joining Mundoro Capital, she was a Vice President in Corporate Finance at a Toronto investment bank, advising resource companies for financings, IPO's and mergers and acquisitions mandates.

Throughout her investment banking career she has participated in financings for over half a billion dollars to fund companies at various stages of exploration, development and production. Beyond raising capital, Ms. Dechev gained the ability while an Institutional Equity Research Analyst at a boutique investment bank in Toronto, to identify quality projects and management teams that could deliver on shareholder value creation.  Ms. Dechev published in-depth, institutional equity research on resource companies at various stages ranging from early exploration right through to production.

As commodity prices are an important aspect of the mineral resources sector, Ms. Dechev has gained insightful knowledge through hands on experience over three years in working with a mineral resources company to manage their commodity and derivatives trading program for gold, copper and silver.

Ms. Dechev has an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University in Canada, a Bachelor of Applied Science and Engineering in Geological & Mineral Engineering from the University of Toronto and is a licensed Professional Engineer in both British Columbia and Ontario.  Ms. Dechev sits on the Executive Board of the University of Toronto’s Engineering Alumni Association as well as the Advisory Board of the Pierre Lassond Mineral Engineering Program at the University of Toronto.  Ms. Dechev has sat on the board of Geomega Resources Inc. where she held the position of Audit Committee Chair and subsequently the Compensation Committee Chair.

John J. Hoey

Non-Executive Chairman, Chair of the NCG Committee

John J. Hoey

Non-Executive Chairman, Chair of the NCG Committee

Mr. Hoey has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from Harvard University. He became a Director of the Company in 2008 and Chairman of the Board of Directors in July, 2009. He is a member of the Audit and Corporate Governance Committees. Since 1975, Mr. Hoey has been the President of Beneficial Capital Corp, a N.Y. investment company. He is a co-founder and former Director of Swedish publicly quoted Tethys Oil AB; co-founder and former Director and Chairman of the Investment Committee of Vietnam Holding Ltd, a LSE AIM quoted private equity fund. From 1993 to 1998, until the merger with Lonmin PLC, he was the President and CEO of ASE publicly traded Hondo Oil & Gas Co. From 1985 to 1991, he was associated with the Atlantic Petroleum Corp. of Pennsylvania, including serving as President and Director of Atlantic Refining & Marketing Corp., until its sale to Sun Co. in November 1988. From 1972 to 1984, Mr. Hoey held various executive positions in commercial and investment banking in Saudi Arabia, England and the USA. From 1967 to 1971, he served in the U.S. State Department in Saigon, South Vietnam with responsibility for the manufacturing and commercial sectors as a Foreign Service Officer. From 1961 to 1967, he worked as an engineer in numerous manufacturing sectors in the USA and Europe.

Michael Calyniuk

Independent Director, Chair of Audit Committee

Michael Calyniuk

Independent Director, Chair of Audit Committee

Mr. Calyniuk holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Information Systems Major from University of British Columbia; he is a Chartered Accountant and was named Fellow by the B.C. Institute of Chartered Accountants (FCA) in 2009. He is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Director's education Program (ICD). Mr. Calyniuk recently retired after serving for 24 years as a Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in audit, advisory and various senior global management roles. Mr. Calyniuk also is the B.C. Chapter Chair of the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors, which fosters excellence in directors to strengthen the governance and performance of Canadian corporations and organizations. The institute achieves this through education, certification and advocacy of best practices in governance. Mr. Calyniuk is the Past Board Chair of the BC Advanced System Institute and Co-Chair of the BC innovations Council. He is also Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation and Nominating & Corporate Governance Committees.

Nick Hatch

Independent Director, Chair of Compensation Committee

Nick Hatch

Independent Director, Chair of Compensation Committee

Mr. Hatch holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Mining Geology from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College London. He began his career with BP Minerals before working as a mine geologist for Rustenburg Platinum Mines in South Africa.

Mr. Hatch returned to the UK in 1982 and has established a career in mining investment banking  spanning over 35 years, primarily as a mining analyst and in the management of mining equity teams, as well as in raising finance for mining companies.  Over his career he has developed a unique insight and broad global expertise, ranging from the largest diversified global mining companies, to potential small cap exploration IPOs, covering all major mining equity markets and spanning the commodity spectrum.

Mr. Hatch has interacted with institutional investors in many jurisdictions and has worked for investment banks headquartered in many countries, including the UK, the USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa and the Netherlands.  In the last 10 years, his roles have included Managing Director, Head of European Metals & Mining Equity Research at the Royal Bank of Scotland, and Managing Director, Head of Metals & Mining Research at ING Bank.  His last role in mining investment banking was with Canaccord Genuity in London, where he was Director, Mining Equity Research. In 2018, Mr. Hatch launched his own business, Nick Hatch Mining Advisory Ltd., to provide a range of specialist services including mining research, business development and financing advice.

Mr. Hatch is an Independent Non‐Executive Director at AIM‐listed Vast Resources plc (LON: VAST) where he is Chair of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.  He is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (FIMMM), a Chartered Engineer (CEng), a Fellow of the Geological Society (FGS) and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (FCSI).

Richard Jemielita

Chief Geologist

Richard Jemielita

Chief Geologist

Experienced Consulting Geologist with a 37 year history of working in the gold and base metals exploration and mining industry worldwide. Skilled and experienced in gold, silver, copper and zinc deposits. Undertakes regional- to prospect scale targeting and evaluation, field and drill core appraisal and reporting and staff training and mentoring. Accomplished professional with Bachelor of Science (BSc) and PhD degrees in Geology from University of Aberdeen.

Yassen Khrischev

Exploration Manager

Yassen Khrischev

Exploration Manager

Professional geologist with 20+ years experience in running exploration programs for Rio Tinto, Newmont & select junior exploration companies in Eastern Europe, Middle East, Latin America, West Africa and Asia.

Christopher Wong

Chief Financial Officer

Christopher Wong

Chief Financial Officer

Throughout his 20+ year career in accounting, auditing and financial planning, Chris has established a reputation for aligning financial and business metrics to support business strategy at technology and mineral exploration companies. Prior to joining Mundoro, Chris was CFO of a cloud based technology company, where he was responsible for the overall financial strategy and direction of the Company, as well as human resources. Within finance, he guided the treasury, accounting, tax, audit, financial planning and analyses functions to pursue that company’s growth strategy. Previously, Chris held various positions in Finance at both public and private companies including Go2mobi, Silverado Gold Mines, VisionDirect.com and Hunter Dickinson. Chris holds an MBA from Queen’s University, and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA).

Donna Moroney

Corporate Secretary

Donna Moroney

Corporate Secretary

With over 30 years of extensive experience in regulatory and corporate compliance in both Canada and the United States, and as a senior officer for various public companies, Donna's knowledge and ability to identify the needs of her clients is impressive.