Management & Directors

As we enter this new era of Mineral Exploration we bring with us the wisdom of our experience

Alex Klenman

Chief Executive Officer, Director

Alex Klenman Chief Executive Officer, Director - Cross River Ventures

Mr. Klenman is an experienced junior mining executive whose career spans over 30 years in the private and public sectors. Over the past decade he has held and continues to hold leadership roles with numerous publicly traded resource companies, including senior officer and/or director positions with Nexus Gold Corp, Leocor Gold, Azincourt Energy, Arbor Metals, Manning Ventures, and others. As a consultant in the past, he has also worked with companies such as Roxgold Inc, Forum Uranium, Integra Gold, Midnight Sun Mining, among others. He began his professional career in television broadcasting which evolved in the late 1990s into communications, finance, and marketing roles principally for publicly traded companies.

  • 30+ years experience in public and
    private mining sector
  • Holds and has held numerous leadership roles in
    publicly traded resource companies
  • Has consulted for Roxgold Inc, Forum Uranium,
    Integra Gold, Midnight Sun Mining and others

John Fraser

President, Director

John Fraser President, Director - Cross River Ventures

John Fraser has over 20 years experience in the Canadian capital markets. John worked as an investment advisor at several Canadian brokerage firms with a focus on the mining sector. Since transitioning to the public company side of the business, John has held board positions and advised several mining and technology companies.

  • 20+ years experience in the Canadian
    capital markets
  • Has held board positions on several
    mining and technology companies

Alex Tong

Chief Financial Officer

Alex Tong Chief Financial Officer - Cross River Ventures

Alex Tong is a highly qualified finance professional with extensive senior management experience in the mining space. He has worked directly with companies operating in both North America and Africa and was most recently the Director of Finance at Lucara Diamond Corp. Prior to Lucara, Mr. Tong held senior finance roles with development resource public companies Energy Metals Corp and Novagold Resources, where he was responsible for achieving operational performance, leading mergers and acquisitions, and involved with various financing strategies. Mr. Tong is a Chartered Professional Accountant who articled with Deloitte LLP where he managed a portfolio of clients in both the Canadian and U.S. public markets, primarily in the brokerage and mining industry.

  • 20+ years experience as highly qualified finance
    professional; CPA
  • Extensive experience in senior management in
    resource exploration space
  • Has Held Director of Finance position with Lucara
    Diamond Corp
  • Held Senior Finance roles with Energy Metals Corp
    and Novagold Resources

Dan Placzek

Director & Secretary

Dan Placzek Director & Secretary - Cross River Ventures

Mr. Placzek has been a private corporate development consultant for over 10 years. Based in Vancouver with an Asia Pacific focus on emerging private and public companies, he provides assistance in finding avenues to financing and helps to shepherd partner companies towards growth. His responsibilities included resource and asset allocation systems to improve efficiency, and consultation on building an effective public profile to clients and investors.

  • 15+ years experience as corporate
    development consultant to public and
    private companies
  • Has held multiple company
    board positions

Kosta Tsoutsis

Director

Kosta Tsoutsis Director - Cross River Ventures

Mr. Tsoutsis brings over 20 years of finance and capital market experience. Mr. Tsoutsis formerly worked as an investment advisor at Mackie Research, Jordan Capital Markets, and Canaccord Capital Corp. Mr. Tsoutsis has significant experience specializing in developing, restructuring, and financing venture capital companies.

  • 20+years experience in the Canadian capital markets
  • Has held multiple board positions on public and
    private exploration companies

Michael Sieb

Director

Michael Sieb Director - Cross River Ventures

Mr. Sieb is a senior officer of Explorex Resources Inc. and was the former President of American Potash Corp. and International Lithium Corp. Mr. Sieb was President of American Potash Corp. until September 2015; and was President of International Lithium Corp. until April 2012.

  • 20+ years of experience in the resource sector
  • Former president of American Potash Corp and
    International Lithium
  • B.Sc. (Spec. Geology) from Concordia University
  • MBA from the University of British Columbia

Perry Grunenberg

Vice-President, Exploration

Perry Grunenberg Vice-President, Exploration - Cross River Ventures

Mr. Grunenberg has served as a Geoscientist for BC Groundwater Consulting Ltd., a private exploration consulting firm, since January 2016. He has also served as a Partner at VPG Geoscience, a private mineral exploration firm since 2006. He’s has served as a Volunteer for the Association for Mineral Exploration BC since January 2015. Mr. Grunenberg was also a regional group appointee director for the Association for Mineral Exploration BC from January 2012 to January 2015. Mr. Grunenberg was a Geoscientist for PBG Geoscience from 1994 to 2012. Mr. Grunenberg holds a BSC in Geology from the University of British Columbia, as well as a variety of post-graduate certificates, and is a member of the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC.

  • 20+ years experience in resource exploration
  • B.Sc. Geology; variety of post graduate certificates;
    member of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC
  • Served as Geoscientist for BC Groundwater Consulting Ltd.,
    Partner at VPG Geoscience

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