Mr. Munson has been involved with the Toroparu Project since 1999 through ETK, Inc., a Guyana corporation formed when he and John Adams obtained the rights to the land concession now known as Toroparu. Mr. Munson became the CEO and a Director of Sandspring in 2009, when it acquired the Toroparu Gold Project. Active in the natural resources sector for over 35 years, Mr. Munson began his career as a taxation lawyer. In 1985, he joined the Energy Fuels Corporation group of companies, where he is now a Director and Executive Vice President.
P. Greg Barnes B.Sc., M.Sc
A director since 2010, Mr. Barnes was a technical adviser on the Toroparu Gold Project for several years prior to joining Sandspring's management team in January 2011. Previously the Chief Executive Officer, President and a Director of the privately-held Hunter Energy LLC and Hunter Resource Capital Inc., Mr. Barnes has been involved in a number of privately held companies, and specializes in the trading, production, and investment in commodities in developing countries.
Executive Vice President and CFO
Mr. Moubarak is a seasoned senior executive with over 10 years of experience in the mining industry. Most recently, Mr. Moubarak was chief financial officer of Lithium X Energy Corp., where he played a key role in its sale to NextView New Energy Lion Hong Kong Ltd. for $265-million. Prior to this, Mr. Moubarak was chief financial officer of Goldrock Mines Corp., where he played a key role in its sale to Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. for $180-million. He was chief financial officer of Petaquilla Minerals Ltd., where he was instrumental in raising in excess of $120-million to develop and bring into production the Molejon gold mine. He also played a key role in the sale of Petaquilla Copper Ltd. to Inmet Mining Corp. for $400-million and negotiated the sale of Golden Arrow Resources Corp.'s 1-per-cent net smelter return royalty on the Gualcamayo gold mine to Premier Royalty Inc. for $17.75-million. Mr. Moubarak is a chartered professional accountant and was previously a senior manager with the international accounting firm Deloitte LLP, where he led audits of public companies and oversaw SOX 404 implementations, with specific emphasis on the mining industry.