President/CEO & Director
Mark became Sassy’s founding CEO in January 2020 and quickly took the company public in August of that year. As Head of Manitoba Operations for Vale Canada through 2018, he managed an annual combined opex and capex budget of $500 million (U.S.) including a workforce of approximately 1,875. He has two decades of experience in all phases of surface and underground mining, metallurgical processing, and associated service and support functions, within multiple mining majors.
Ian Fraser, P. Geo
An expert in geological models and structural settings, Ian has been directly involved in the discovery of six gold deposits in North and South America with three of those having gone into production.
Sean McGrath, CPA, CGA
CFO & Corporate Secretary
Sean brings a wealth of public markets’ experience to the Sassy team, having spent more than 20 years providing financial management and consulting services to multiple companies primarily in the resource sector.
Richard brings extensive capital markets’ expertise to Sassy, including a highly successful 28-year career as an investment adviser (Board of Directors Yorkton Securities and Vice President Richardson GMP). Throughout his career, Richard advised and managed a diverse client base of over 2,000 accounts and was responsible for IPOs, private placements and capital pool companies.
Terry Coughlan, P.Geo,
The founding CEO of producer GoGold Resources, Terry has a nearly 40-year record of success in mineral exploration, operations and corporate development. Notably, each of the last three public companies with which he’s been involved have developed a producing mine.
Kate McLaughlin, P.Eng,
Kate is a highly sought-after independent consultant with 25 years of technical, operations and leadership experience with Noranda, Falconbridge, Xstrata and Stantec.
A global leader in his field, Shawn’s prospecting instincts and techniques have been instrumental in finding new multi-million-ounce gold deposits and triggering gold rushes in both the Yukon and now Newfoundland.
Dr. Peter Lightfoot
Eskay Rift Expert
Dr. Lightfoot is an ore body specialist who’s also recognized as one of the world’s foremost nickel sulphide experts. His unique insights into the Eskay Camp in recent years have contributed to important new discoveries in this prolific mineral district.
Eskay Camp Gold Hunter
Mike, who owns Middleton Geoscience, is an accomplished Eskay Camp “gold hunter” with more than three decades of industry experience. Sassy has benefited tremendously from his deep knowledge of the Foremore Property.
GroundTruth’s extensive industry experience combined with in-house R&D are producing game changing technologies for improving success while reducing environmental impact and cost.
Ronacher McKenzie Geoscience
Ronacher McKenzie Geoscience provides Sassy with industry leading expertise in data integration, analysis and interpretation, geophysical interpretation, and machine learning.