William Matlack has 20 years of experience in the mining industry, primarily with major gold mining companies, followed by 17 years in mining finance in the securities industry, including 4 years in metals & mining equity research, which included large-cap gold producers, with major brokerage firms. Mr. Matlack is an investment banker, private investor, and mineral explorer. He specializes in metals and mining investment banking with Scarsdale Equities LLC. His prior experience in metals and mining equities includes equity research positions with BMO Capital Markets and Citigroup Capital Markets. Mr. Matlack was involved in several world-class gold discoveries with Santa Fe Pacific Gold Corp. (now Newmont Mining Corporation) and Gold Fields Ltd. spanning a 20-year career in exploration. He also has significant industry experience in non-ferrous metals and uranium. He previously served as Interim CEO of the Company in 2012. He has a B.A. in Geology from Carleton College and a M.S. in Geology from the University of Minnesota.