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

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


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

Thomas Clarke

Vice-President, Exploration

Thomas Clarke Vice-President, Exploration - Cross River Ventures

Thomas Clarke has nearly 20 years of experience as a geologist since completing his Master of Science thesis at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. He has held board positions for mining and technology companies since 2010. He has worked as a geologist in North America, South America, Africa and Russia. Mr. Clarke is registered as a P.Geo. (APEGA) and Pr.Sci.Nat. (South Africa) and is a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101. Thomas is currently a director of Max Power Mining and Cannabix Technologies.

  • First NI 43-101 compliant gold resource for Bonterra’s Gladiator project
  • Leading exploration programs in disparate jurisdictions
  • Experienced in corporate governance gained from extensive public board experience

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