Jens Mayer

Chairman, Director
MBA, H.B.Sc.

Jens Mayer is a Principal with INFOR Financial. Jens has 25 plus years of experience as a mining investment banker and was Head/Co-Head of Investment Banking and the Resource Group at Canaccord Genuity from 2000-2016. While at Canaccord Genuity, Jens helped build the firm from a small regional dealer to Canada's largest independent investment bank with a global reach.Through his career, Mr. Mayer has advised on numerous M&A transactions while at Gordon Capital, Yorkton Securities, Canaccord Genuity and now at INFOR Financial. Jens holds an H.B.Sc. from Brock University and an MBA from Queen's University.

Sam Leung

P. Eng., B.A.Sc.

Sam Leung is Vice President, Corporate Development for Adventus Zinc Corporation and has over 10 years of experience in the mining industry focused primarily on M&A, due diligence, and strategic evaluation of operations. Prior to joining Adventus Zinc, Sam was Director, Corporate Development at Lundin Mining Corporation, where he played a key role in the evaluation and completion of several successful acquisitions valued at over US$ 2 billion, including the Candelaria mining complex in Chile. He was also responsible for joint-venture related activities with Freeport-McMoRan Inc. Prior to Lundin Mining, Sam was a due diligence and strategy consultant for Hatch Ltd.'s advisory practice based in London and Toronto, and began his career in as a metallurgist. Sam is a professional engineer (Canada) and received a B.A.Sc. degree in Engineering Chemistry, with first class honours, from Queen's University at Kingston, Canada.

Michael Atkinson


Michael Atkinson  is currently CEO and President of Earlston Investments Corp. a well-capitalized private merchant bank that offers a variety of financing solutions to multiple industries.  Previously, he was Director and the President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Watusi Capital Corp., Vice President of Quest Capital Corp. and has focused his career on structured finance products and mergers and acquisitions within the junior resource and real estate sectors. Mr. Atkinson graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1995.

Flora Wood


Flora is a finance executive with more than 20 years’ experience leading Investor Relations (equity and debt), mainly in the mining and steel sectors. She is currently with Altius Minerals, an Aethon strategic shareholder, and was previously with Sherritt International, Inmet Mining, Algoma Steel and Harris Steel Group.  She has also been an independent director and Audit Committee member of Treasury Metals, a gold development company since 2014. She holds a BA and MA from University of Toronto.