Chief Executive Officer & Co Chairman
Mark Brennan is Cerrado Gold’s CEO and Co-Chairman. He is a Founding Partner and Executive Chairman of Ascendant Resources Inc. and Executive Chairman of Voyager Metals, and has more than 30 years of financial and operating experience in the Americas and Europe. Mr. Brennan most recently served as president and CEO of Sierra Metals Inc., a major zinc-lead-silver-copper mining company with operations in Peru and Mexico. Prior to that, he was the president and CEO of Largo Resources Ltd., and a founder of several resource companies, including Desert Sun Mining, Brasoil Corp., Morumbi Oil and Gas, and Admiral Bay Resources.
Stephen Shefsky has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Cancap Investments since 1985. He is currently the President & CEO of James Bay Resources and a Director of Crestar Integrated Natural Resources. Mr. Shefsky is a Founder and Executive Chairman of tilr Corporation, Mr. Shefsky was the co-founder of Brasoil do Brasil Exploracao Petrolifera S.A., from 2006 to 2017. From 1996 to 2007, Mr. Shefsky held the positions of the President and Chief Executive Officer of Verena Minerals Corporation (currently Belo Sun Mining). Mr. Shefsky is a Director of Ascendant Resources and was a Founder of Silver Bear Resources and Castle Resoures. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto, a Master of Science Degree in Urban Planning from Columbia University, and a Juris Doctor Degree from Pepperdine University School of Law.
President & Country Manager, Brazil & Director
Mr. Menchen is the past-President of Operations, Brazil, of Largo Resources Ltd, and has over 42 years of experience operating and managing mining projects, including over 20 years as General Manager at the Jacobina Gold project in Bahia State, Brazil. His prior experience also includes Anglo American's Vaal Reefs underground gold mine in South Africa and De Beers Diamonds in Angola. Mr. Menchen holds a degree in mining engineering from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
Mr. Campbell is an exploration geologist with over 42 years experience in mining and exploration industry through Canada, United States and Latin America. He has worked for a number of major mining companies, most notably Noranda and Lac Minerals and is currently the Vice President of Exploration for Ascendant Resources.. Mr. Campbell most recently worked with Largo Resources from its inception in November 2003 to November 2018 as Vice President of Exploration. He has also held other senior management positions such as Vice President of Exploration for Apogee Minerals Ltd.
Elmer Prata Salomão
Elmer Prata Salomão served as General Director of Brazil’s National Department of Mineral Production (DNPM), the federal agency in charge of administration of mineral concessions and the implementation of Brazilian mining policy, from 1990 to 1995. Mr. Salomão is founder and now managing director of well recognized GEOS-Mining Services, originally incorporated in 1974, and is now managing director of EPS Consulting, a solely owned mining consulting company. Mr Salamao was a Director of Verna Minerals Corporate (currently Belo Sun Mining) working with Jad Salomao and Oscar Neto, as part of the team credited with the discovery and definition of Belo Sun’s the Volta Grande Project, a deposit with over 7.0MM ounces of gold
Mr. Salomão has 42 years of experience in mineral exploration & mining and project evaluation with both major and Junior company in Brazil and Canada. He has managed several base metals projects (in special massive sulphides and sedimentary copper), precious metals (gold, PGM), diamonds, Industrial minerals (Ilmenite) and gem (Emerald, Alexandrite) projects. He is presently a major shareholder of the company Monte Sinai Mineração Ltda., which holds the Serra Alta project. Together with his partner, Oscar Neto, Mr. Salomão founded Verena Mineração Ltda - which became a junior mining company listed in the Toronto Stock Market in Canada from 1996 through 2010 – Verena Minerals Corporation (VMC) – which is now known as Belo Sun Mining Corp. Mr. Salomão and Mr. Oscar Neto are credited with the discovery and definition of the Belo Sun Volta Grande deposit; a deposit with over 7 million ounces of gold.
Mr. Sellars has 40 years experience in capital markets and financial services and has significant experience on investment industry committees within the IIROC. Mr. Sellars previously sat on the board of directors of Android Industries, United Hydrocarbons International and Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada and currently serves on the board of directors for Dundee Sustainable Technologies. Mr. Sellars holds the position of Chief Financial Officer at Red Cloud Financial Services Inc. Previously, Mr. Sellars served as Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President for Dundee Corp., Chief Financial Officer at Dundee Energy Ltd., Chief Financial Officer & Director at CMP 2017 Resource LP, Chief Financial Officer & Director at CMP 2019 Resource LP, Chief Financial Officer & Director at CMP 2021 Resource LP, Chairman for Dundee 360 Real Estate Corp., President of Dundee Securities, Inc., Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer at Dundee Securities Ltd., Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President at Dundee Insurance Agency Ltd. and Chief Financial Officer of Dundee Global Investment Management, Inc
Christopher Jones, CA, CFA
Mr. Jones is an experienced professional chartered accountant, business valuator, Chief Financial Officer and financial advisor. His significant experience, keen strategic insight and ability to form partnerships with his clients lead to the ultimate goal of increasing their net worth while achieving significant corporate growth. His diverse experience enables him to offer unique solutions for maximum success and profitability. Chris is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA), Licensed Public Accountant (LPA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Business Valuator (CBV). As the youngest Partner at Williams & Partners, he advises on complex taxation strategies, growth strategies, cash flow management, financing strategies, wealth management, and succession planning. Chris advises several private equity firms on acquisition targets and appropriate due diligence requirements highlighting key risk areas and maximizing target potential while serving as an advisor to high-net worth clients and families. Chris has served as CFO to several mid-market companies. He is the CFO of both AGTA Home Health Care and Bloom Care Solutions. He currently acts as Audit Committee Chair for Lara Exploration Ltd.