The team of Royal Fox is composed of seasoned veterans in the mining industry, cumulating well over 100 years of successful experience, and carrying a unique combination of technical expertise, corporate experience, industry relationships, as well as access to capital markets.
Executive Chairman of the Board
Mr. Cantore is a seasoned capital markets professional specializing in the resource and hi-tech sectors. He has more than 20 years of advisory and leadership experience having begun his career in 1992 as an investment advisor and then moving into management roles at both public and private companies. During his career he has organized and structured numerous equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, joint venture partnerships and strategic alliances.
Mr. Cantore is President, CEO and Director of Amex Exploration Inc., a junior mining exploration company, primary objective of which is to acquire, explore, and develop viable gold projects in the mining-friendly jurisdiction of Quebec. Amex is focused on its 100% owned
Perron gold project located 110 kilometers north of Rouyn Noranda, Quebec, consisting of 116 contiguous claims covering 4,518 hectares.
A number of significant gold discoveries have been made at Perron, including the Eastern Gold Zone, the Gratien Gold Zone, the Grey Cat Zone, and the Central Polymetallic Zone. High-grade gold has been identified in each of the zones. A significant portion of the project remains underexplored.
In addition to the Perron project, the company holds a portfolio of three other properties focused on gold and base metals in the Abitibi region of Québec and elsewhere in the province. Mr. Cantore serves on the boards of various companies both private and public.
President and CEO, Director
Mr. Marcotte has nearly 25 years of experience, including more than 10 years in executive positions. Mr. Marcotte co-founded Mason Graphite Inc. in 2012 and held the position of Vice-President of Corporate Development until February 2018.
Under his leadership, Mason Graphite Inc. was awarded the recognitions of TSX Venture Top 10 Performing Stock in 2013, the “Best 50 OTCQX” in 2016 and again in 2017, as well as being nominated for Best Investors Relations in both 2016 and 2017.
In 2017, the company reached a market capitalization of $365 million, with approximately 35 institutional shareholders. More recently, Mr. Marcotte was instrumental in the re-birth of Arena Minerals Inc. as a lithium development company focused on lithium brines in Argentina, now with both Ganfeng Lithium and Lithium Americas as strategic shareholders.
Starting his corporate activities in 2010, Mr. Marcotte worked with Belo Sun Mining Corp., as Vice-President Corporate Development and was instrumental in raising approximately $100-million in capital, supporting a share price appreciation of more than 500%.
He held the same position for Alderon Iron Ore during the same period. Prior to his corporate involvement, Mr. Marcotte was working in the capital market industry, holding senior positions with CIBC World Markets, from 1998 to 2006, and with Sprott Securities, which became Cormark Securities, from 2006 to 2010.
Mr. Marcotte is actively involved in merchant banking activities in the junior mining industry. He is also a director of Freeman Gold Corp., an Executive Director of Mason Graphite Inc., a CFA Charter holder, and a graduate from the University of Sherbrooke.
Vice President Exploration
Ms. DeLazzer has over 15 years of experience in greenfield and brownfield exploration, with a focus on precious metals, rare earth metals (REE), uranium, and diamonds.
Most recently, Ms. DeLazzer was with Kirkland Lake Gold Limited, where she held the position of Superintendent of Geology for the Detour Lake Gold Mine in northeastern Ontario, the second largest open pit gold producing mine in Canada, as well as Exploration Manager responsible for overseeing several multi-million-dollar exploration campaigns covering 1,000 km2 of greenstone belt in the Abitibi.
She is a skilled exploration professional geologist who was notably an integral part of the 58N zone discovery, and of the large West Detour exploration campaigns of 2020 and 2021. Prior to working for Kirkland Lake Gold and Detour Gold, Ms. DeLazzer worked as a Senior Project Geologist on multi commodity targets in Newfoundland and Labrador for Silver Spruce Resources. She also worked as a geologist for BHP Billiton at the Ekati Diamond Mine in the Northwest Territories. Ms. DeLazzer has a B.Sc. in Earth Science from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova-Scotia, and is registered in Ontario as a professional geologist.
Mr. Guillemette is an entrepreneur specializing in business finance and venture capital with over 20 years’ experience. Mr. Guillemette launched his career as an employee of Fonds Régional de Solidarité Nord-du-Québec where he was responsible for managing the company’s regional mining portfolio and was accountable for the associated financial duties.
In 2004, he founded 9148-5706 Quebec Inc.,
a private company operating as Multi-Ressources Boréal (“Multi-Resource Boreal”) where he remains active in the management of exploration campaigns and mining land brokerage.
Among other successfully executed gold property transactions are the Black Dog project (Formerly called Souart Project) that is located
15 km SW of Osisko Mining’s Windfall flagship project and 105 km West of Philibert was sold to Osisko Mining in February 2016 ($1.6 million after the escrow period ended) and an option deal in 2008 on the Monster Lake Project located within 12 km of both Philibert and Nelligan project where TomaGold & IAMGOLD have since invested $10 million in exploration.
He was also responsible for managing multi-million dollars exploration fieldworks on gold, base metals, rare earth and other commodities including phosphorus, iron and titanium projects. Mr. Guillemette has also been working for more than 4 years as a “representative of an exempt market dealer” for a Montreal-based exempt market dealer, EMD Financial Inc.
Mr. Humphrey was, up to recently, the President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of QMX Gold Corp., which was acquired by Eldorado Gold Corporation in April 2021 in a $132M transaction representing a premium of 39.5% over the last trading day before entering the agreement. QMX Gold was a Canadian resource company that was trading on the TSX-V, with strong shareholders including Eldorado Gold Corp., Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd. and Probe Metals Inc.
Mr. Humphrey has over 20 years of international mining experience, predominantly as a precious metals analyst.
Prior to joining QMX Gold, Mr. Humphrey worked for Morgan Stanley as an executive director and North American precious metals analyst, where he was responsible for growing Morgan Stanley’s North American gold research coverage.
Mr. Humphrey was also a managing director and head of mining research at Raymond James and covered precious metal equities at CIBC World Markets and Merrill Lynch. Before starting his capital markets career, Mr. Humphrey held a variety of mining industry roles from corporate development to contract underground miner.
Mr. Malcolm holds a bachelor of science (honours) in geology and a bachelor of arts in economics, both from Laurentian University.
Mr. Malcolm is a professional geologist with extensive experience focused on precious and base metal exploration.
He specializes in the integration and interpretation of geological, geochemical and geophysical data to guide exploration and development activities.
Mr. Malcolm has worked in the mineral exploration industry for several junior explorers and mid-tier producers and has acted as a director, adviser or management for several public and private mineral exploration companies. He also acts as an adviser to several Toronto-based finance firms and is currently Vice-President Exploration for
Amex Exploration Inc. and Director of Generic Gold Corp.
Chris Irwin practices securities and corporate/commercial law and has been the President of Irwin Professional Corporation since August, 2006. He advises a number of public companies on a variety of issues including continuous disclosure and regulatory issues, reverse-takeover transactions, initial public offerings and takeover bids. Mr. Irwin also advises boards of directors, including independent committees.
Mr. Irwin is a director and/or officer of several public companies including: Valens GroWorks Corp., Drone Delivery Canada Corp., Minnora Corp., Pancontinental Gold Corporation, Deveron UAS Corp., Relay Medical Corp., Intercontinental Gold and Metals Ltd.,
Carube Copper Corp., Greencastle Resources Ltd., Latin American Minerals Inc., Laramide Resources Ltd., and Roscan Minerals Corp.
Mr. Irwin has served as a member of the independent committees for both Trelawney Mining and Exploration Inc. and Seafield Resources Ltd.
Mr. Irwin is a former director of Trelawny Mining and Exploration Inc., a company acquired by IAMGOLD Corporation in a $608 million transaction, and a former director of Southern Star Resources Inc., which was formerly listed on the TSX prior to becoming Gold Eagle Mines Ltd. and being taken over by Goldcorp Inc. in a $1.5 billion transaction.