Dana H. Prince
Dana Prince is the company’s Executive Chairman and works closely with the CEO and the senior management team, providing them advice and counsel as required. Mr. Prince is also Chairman of the Board of Directors, a position he has held since February 2015.
Mr. Prince is one of the founding partners of Getz Prince Wells LLP, a Vancouver law firm which concentrates its practice in corporate finance and securities law. Mr. Prince has served as the firm's managing partner since its inception in 1993. His practice is focused principally on representing and advising securities dealers, their registrants, public issuers, and other market participants in respect of all matters concerning securities regulation and compliance.
Stephen C. Nano, BSc (Hons), AusIMM (CP)
Director, President and CEO
Stephen Nano was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in May 2014. He is a founder of Mirasol Resources and previously served as Vice President of Exploration since inception of the company.
Mr. Nano has over 25 years experience in the mining industry throughout the Americas and Asia Pacific. Prior to joining Mirasol, he held senior technical and management roles with large and junior mining companies. Mr. Nano has a wealth of experience in project generation, exploration, acquisition and mining and has managed exploration teams over a diverse range of geographic and cultural environments. He is regarded as one of the frontier explorers of the Santa Cruz epithermal province in Argentina playing a leading role in gold and silver discoveries that are now in production or advanced resource stage. Mr. Nano has a B.Sc. honours degree in Geology and is a chartered professional geologist and fellow of The Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy.
John Tognetti has over 30 years experience as an investment advisor and trader, playing a key role in developing Haywood into a leading independent and integrated securities dealer in Canada with a focus on the resource sectors.
Mr. Tognetti has extensive stock market experience and is regarded as one of North America's leading financiers in the junior resource sector, having played a leading role in financing a range of highly successful natural resource companies. Mr. Tognetti is a long-term supporter of Mirasol Resources and has contributed to or arranged all equity financings completed by the Company since its inception.
Until June 2017, Patrick Evans served as President and CEO of Mountain Province Diamonds. Mr. Evans past positions include President and CEO of Kennady Diamonds, CEO of Norsemont Mining (acquired by Hudbay), President and CEO of Weda Bay Minerals (acquired by Eramet), President and CEO of Southern Platinum and Messina Platinum (acquired by Lonmin), President and CEO of SouthernEra Resources (acquired by Mwana Africa) and Vice President of Placer Dome Inc. Mr. Evans is a director of Archon Minerals Ltd. and is a director of the NWT and Nunavut Chamber of Mines. Mr. Evans has 20 years of senior management experience at a number of public mining companies that have discovered and developed base metals, precious metals and diamond mining projects on four continents. He also has extensive M&A experience. Mr. Evans is a graduate of the University of Cape Town (B.A., B.Sc.) and served as Consul-General of South Africa to Canada (1994-1998).
Nick DeMare, CPA, CA
Nick DeMare, a Chartered Professional Accountant, has been President of Chase Management Inc. since 1991, providing accounting, management, securities regulatory compliance and corporate secretarial services to private and public-listed companies. Mr. DeMare also serves as an officer and/or director of a number of public-listed companies. Mr. DeMare holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia and is a member in good standing of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia.
Borden R. Putnam, III
Borden Putnam has spent the most recent 17-years as analyst in the investment management industry, working primarily in natural resources sectors. His prior experiences include over 20-years within the mining industry in senior and management positions. Working worldwide with MRDI (now Amec), Mr. Putnam held positions of Chief Geologist and Vice President - Geology; He also served as Senior Geologist and Manager - Eastern Great Basin with Newmont Mining; and throughout the intermountain western US and Southeast Missouri Lead Belt as Project Geologist with AMAX Exploration. Mr. Putnam holds an MSc in Geology-Geochemistry and BSc in Geology, and is a Registered Professional Geologist in California and Wyoming.
Mahesh Liyanage, CPA, CA
Chief Financial Officer
Mahesh Liyanage joined Mirasol in March 2016 and serves as the Chief Financial Officer.
Mr. Liyanage is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of BC with more than 20 years' experience across multiple industries. For the past ten years, he has served as the Chief Financial Officer for several exploration companies and gained valuable experience in managing financial affairs of exploration companies.
Gregory Smith is a partner in the Vancouver office of Miller Thomson LLP, a pan-Canadian law firm with offices in 11 Canadian cities. Mr. Smith has 30 years of experience advising boards and management of private and public companies on securities (financing and M&A), mining and corporate governance issues. He has served as legal counsel to the Company since 2005, and as corporate secretary since 2011.