Executive Management and Founders
Neil Pendock, Ph.D. (Applied Mathematics) – Chief Operating Officer
Dr. Pendock brings over 30 years of experience in the of algorithms and software for processing and remote sensing and geophysical data. During 25 years as Exclusive Consultant to Anglo American plc, between 1985 and he developed the RASTUS software package for processing data from the ASTER satellite system, as well as a Bayesian system for processing and interpreting data from the next generation WorldView3 satellite. Dr. Pendock also developed and implemented the HyMap software system for De Beers Group, using airborne hyperspectral imaging to map mineral deposits of diamonds, gold and base metals – remotely identifying over 17 separate kimberlite bodies in one survey in India, and highly acclaimed by management as one of the most effective exploration tools utilized by the company. Dr. Pendock has developed software and technology for processing and interpretation of gravimetric, magnetic, and radiometric data, as well as spectral imaging of drill core. He holds a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of the Witwatersrand.
Dave Forest, B.Sc. (Geology) – President
Mr. Forest has a 20-year career identifying, founding and funding mineral development opportunities, particularly in Latin America and Asia, and researching commodities markets and projects. Mr. Forest co-founded Sunward Resources, a company advancing gold porphyries in Colombia. The company raised $80 million after going public, and developed a gold resource in excess of 10 million ounces. Mr. Forest co-founded Asia Pacific Mining Limited, the first and only Western exploration company granted a modern mineral license in Myanmar, Southeast Asia, which has raised more than $5 million privately. He was Managing Director of Notela Resource Advisors Ltd., an advisory firm analyzing and designing global investment opportunities in the natural resource sector. Mr. Forest’s analysis on natural resources has been featured on MarketWatch, Yahoo Finance, Business Insider and Time.com, and he was named to the NexTen top mining professional under 40 years old. He holds a B.Sc. (Honors) in Geology from the University of Alberta.
Triveni Singh (VP, Asia/Africa Ops)
Triveni has 9 years of exploration experience focused on Africa and Asia (Indonesia, Sierra Leone, DR Congo, Gabon, Sudan, Afghanistan) He was also a senior geologist with Titiribi gold discovery team.
Juan David Arroyave (VP, Latin America Ops)
Juan has 12 years experience from exploration to development drilling. He managed mineral licensing in Latin America. He was a senior geologist with Titiribi gold discovery team.
Ronald Jimenez (General Manager)
Ronald is country manager for Copperbelt Minerals Colombia. GIS specialist: Surpac, MapInfo, AutoCAD, ArcGIS. He was logistics manager with Titiribi gold discovery team.
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