John brings a wealth of public company experience to Parallel Mining Corp. Over past 25 years he has been instrumental in founding, helping found and managing numerous companies and successfully raising over $500 million in equity for a number of public and private companies in the United States, Canada and Europe and has been directly responsible for numerous IPO’s and cross border public listings. His specialty is identifying undervalued opportunities and investing capital into these initiatives, and driving marketing and sales with a strong focus on corporate development. Currently he is the president of Purple Fish Capital; chairman of Triumph Gold Corp.; and director of American Eagle Energy.
Rakesh is a member of the British Columbia Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants and oversees the financial reporting requirements of Parallel Mining Corp. He has over 20 years of experience in the public markets providing assurance services to a varied client base. Rakesh is a partner in the firm of DMCL LLP and provides audit and advisory services to Canadian and US public companies primarily in the fields of mining, oil and gas, real estate development, bio-technology, manufacturing, forestry and high-tech. He has extensive knowledge of the securities and regulatory environment in Canada and the US and has an excellent working relationship with numerous securities lawyers throughout Metro Vancouver.
John has over 35 years of experience in the investment industry as an Officer, Director, and Portfolio Manager of a Global Precious Metal Fund, which specialized in precious metal equities and commodities with a disciplined, proprietary investment strategy incorporating equity research and the utilization of both technical and analytical frameworks. Mr. Newell is also the President / CEO and Director of Golden Sky Minerals Corp. with properties in the Yukon Territories and British Columbia, Canada.
Allan has over 30 years’ experience in both the finance and mining industries. From 1984 to 1990, he headed the retail trading department at Yorkton Securities, followed by six years with Yorkton’s Natural Resources Group. After working for 10 years as an investment advisor with Canaccord Capital, specializing in the natural resource sector, Allan left to become Lead Director of Roxgold Inc. During his tenure, Roxgold was named the top company on the TSX Venture 50 and raised in excess of $60 million in equity financing.
Ian has over thirty year's professional experience as an exploration manager and geologist in mineral exploration, project discovery and management and is a FAusIMM and Fellow of Geol. Soc. London. Achievements in project discovery, promotion and funding.
Ian was Exploration Manager at AngloGold Ashanti’s Sadiola & Yatela gold operations in Mali and for Equatorial Resources’ projects in the Republic of Congo. He has also directed exploration programs in the Southern Philippines including a copper gold porphyry belt and the development of an epithermal gold silver resource that was the first new discovery in over 20 years in the Philippine's Eastern Mindanao Mineral Belt.
Ian has been a Director and Consultant Since 1992 providing exploration, management and geological services to corporations throughout Australia, Asia and Africa. Previous to that Ian held technical staff positions in major resource companies focusing on a number of commodities including gold, diamonds and base metals. Ian has worked on projects involving open pit and underground operations, alluvial diamond mines and brown-field exploration.
Martin has over 25 years experience in mining, including mine project operations; management of exploration, contractors, construction and development; compliance and regulation as well as maintenance; and mine operation engineering. Past positions include: Vice President of Operations and Development, Russell Mining and Minerals, Inc; President and CEO of Florida Canyon and Standard Mining; Western Region Technical Services Manager, Cannon Industries; Mine Maintenance Superintendent, Getchell Gold; and Maintenance Supervisor, ASARCO, Sweetwater Mine. He is an MSHA Certified Surface, Underground, Mine RESCUE Trainer, and First Aid Instructor and Equipment Trainer.
Graeme has been involved in the mining industry for over 10 years and has primarily been involved in exploration deals.
Kieran has worked with public company's for the past 10 years with a primary focus on Business Development and Investor Relations.