Meet the Team

Vishal Gupta

President and CEO, Director

Mr. Gupta is a Professional Geologist (P.Geo.) registered with the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario and has experience working with numerous junior exploration and development stage mining companies.

Most recently he worked as an equity research analyst covering junior mining companies for Toronto-based financial institutions including Dundee Capital Markets, Fraser Mackenzie and Global Financial where he conducted independent technical due diligence on several exploration and resource development programs throughout North, Central and South America.

Previously, Mr. Gupta worked as an exploration geologist for several junior mining companies, and was involved in various aspects of resource exploration, including the planning, preparation, execution and reconciliation of drill programs. Mr. Gupta joined the Company in May 2013 as Director of Corporate Development, and has been serving as the Company’s President & Chief Executive Officer since November 2014.

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Patrick Cronin

Chairman Of The Board

Mr. Cronin has been a director of California Gold Mining since December 2011 and is presently the Chair of the Board. He has also been the President of Patrick J. Cronin Insurance & Financial Services since 1994 as well as the President and principal of Interra Management Group Ltd. since 2004.

Interra is a commercial real estate management and development company with properties located throughout Ontario. Mr. Cronin was part of the shareholder group that helped fund the Company in the financing that was completed with the Company’s listing on the TSX Venture Exchange in January 2010 and he has continued to invest in the Company since that time.

Louis Nagy

Chief Financial Officer & Corporate Secretary

Mr. Nagy is a chartered accountant with over 28 years of professional service and industry experience. His professional service experience of 10 years includes public practice audit engagements, personal and corporate tax assignments, as well as sales tax recovery consulting.
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Industry experience includes various finance and accounting roles, including CFO within small to medium-sized private and public companies. His time in industry involved a wide range of activities including financial and management reporting, treasury and cash management, reorganizations, IT and system implementations, as well as investment banking.

Mr. Nagy now provides internal and external financial reporting services, as well as corporate secretary services, as a part time CFO for a variety of small companies through his company called, Your CFO Ltd. He has extensive experience in designing and creating financial reporting processes, including budgeting, operational analysis, statutory reporting and management reporting.

William Tomlinson

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Tomlinson has served as the Chief Executive Officer of R.W. Tomlinson Ltd. since 1969.

R.W. Tomlinson Ltd. is a market leader in quarrying, construction, trucking and environmental industries throughout Eastern Canada and has been a supportive investor of California Gold since the Company completed its reverse takeover transaction in January 2010.

Kevin Cinq-Mars

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Cinq-Mars is the President, and has served as Vice President, of R.W. Tomlinson Ltd., a diversified Heavy Civil Construction firm with interests in quarrying, ready mix concrete, construction, trucking and environmental industries, since May 2009.

He previously held a number of senior executive positions with Waste Management Inc. from December 1996 to January 2009 including Vice President Eastern Canada, Vice President Sales & Marketing Canada, and Vice President Business Development Canada.

Mr. Cinq-Mars is a graduate of the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario.

Scott Rasenberg

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Rasenberg is the Vice President of Finance and Administration for Exter, Ontario based JMR Electric Ltd., a leading full-service electrical and mechanical contractor. Prior to joining JMR, he was a Taxation Partner at MNP LLP, one of the largest chartered accountancy and advisory firms in Canada.

Scott has also lectured and was a tutorial leader for the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. Mr. Rasenberg was elected to California Gold’s board of directors on February 17, 2016. He holds an Economics degree from the University of Western Ontario, an honours degree in Business Administration from the University of Windsor, and a professional designation as a Chartered Accountant.

Larry Phillips

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Phillips was a co-founder, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, and General Counsel with IAMGOLD Corporation (“IMG”), a leading mid-tier gold producing company. For over 20 years until his retirement in 2011.

Mr. Phillips was responsible for directing and managing all international investments, joint ventures and government relationships, helping build IMG into one of the largest gold mining companies in the world. While at IMG, Mr. Phillips served as a Director of the World Gold Council from 2006 to 2011.

Prior to joining IMG, Mr. Phillips was the managing partner of a Toronto-based law firm specializing in corporate commercial law. Most recently, Mr. Phillips served as the Chairman of the Board of Klondex Mines Ltd. in 2013. At present, Mr. Phillips is a director of Gowest Gold Ltd.