Management & Directors



James Anderson
Chairman & CEO

Mr. Anderson was CEO of NuLegacy Gold Corp. from 2012-2019, and remains on its Board of Directors. Mr. Anderson's career in the financial industry began with a successful 19 years as a retail broker, investment banker, and manager with several Canadian investment firms. These included First Canada Capital Ltd., Research Capital Corp., and Majendie Securities Ltd. A graduate of the University of Alberta, Mr. Anderson spent much of his career providing financial and market related advice to clients involved in the public markets. He was instrumental in the financing of numerous small-cap public companies, especially in the mining exploration and development industry.


Daniel Oliver

Mr. Oliver manages Myrmikan Capital LLC, of New York, NY, which actively invests in the precious metals mining sector. Mr. Oliver also serves as President of the Committee for Monetary Research & Education, an organization founded by prominent economists and businessmen in 1970 in opposition to the Bretton Woods monetary system. His articles have been published in, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, Real Clear Markets, National Review Online, among others, and he speaks frequently at precious metals conferences.  Mr. Oliver has a J.D. from Columbia Law School and an MBA from INSEAD.


Richard Silas

Mr. Silas is currently Corporate Secretary of Barksdale Capital Corp. During his tenor as President and Director of Barksdale, he played a vital role in acquiring the company's flagship Sunnyside project in Santa Cruz County, Arizona. Sunnyside is located adjacent to South32’s Taylor deposit, which was acquired in 2018 for $2.1 Billion. Mr. Silas has 20+ years’ experience in corporate governance, regulatory compliance, and administration of junior resource companies. Prior to Barksdale, Mr. Silas was Director and Corporate Secretary of Gold Standard Ventures Corp. (listed on the TSX and NYSE) from 2009 until 2017. During his time at Gold Standard, the Company’s market capitalization increased from $23 million to over $400 million. His understanding of the junior exploration markets and ability to position, structure, and administer companies has been integral to their successes.


Hernan Dorado Smith

Mr. Hernan Dorado Smith has been a Director of Vangold Mining Corp. since April, 2017. Mr. Smith is a 5th generation mining engineer and possesses 15 years of underground and open pit mining experience. He has in-depth knowledge of the El Pinguico mine in Guanajuato, Mex. He has worked with several mining companies on major projects: New Gold at its Peak Mine, Australia and Rainy River, Canada; Panamerican Silver at Navidad, Argentina and La Preciosa, Mexico. Mr. Smith graduated as a mining engineer from Universidad de Guanajuato in 2003, and received an Executive MBA from Escuela Europea de Negocios, Salamanca in 2013.


Xavier Wenzel

Mr. Wenzel is a Chartered Professional Accountant (member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of BC) with more than 20 years of public accounting experience as an auditor and senior level executive with both public and private entities in North and South America. Mr. Wenzel is from Mexico City, is bi-lingual and has served as the Chief Financial Officer for several exploration companies. 


William Gehlen

Mr. Gehlen was Manager of Resource Development for OceanaGold Corp. from 2013 to 2018. Prior to his term at Oceana, Mr. Gehlen served as VP of Exploration for Pacific Rim Mining Corp. where he managed all aspects of mineral exploration for the company and was in charge of exploration at the El Dorado gold deposit in El Salvador, and the Diablillos silver-gold deposit in Argentina. Mr. Gehlen currently serves as Manager of Corporate Development for Gold Standard Ventures Corp. Bill earned an M.S. (Geology) from the University of Idaho after completing an undergraduate degree in geology at the University of Oregon.
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