PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Mr. Patankar is a senior mining executive with more than 15 years of public company management, investment banking and capital markets experience. He brings a diverse financial, technical, and strategic skill set, including mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, project evaluation and development, financial controls and reporting, stakeholder engagement and corporate governance. He previously served as Maple Gold’s Chief Financial Officer since 2022, after serving as the Company’s Senior Vice President, Growth Strategy since 2021. From 2015 to 2018, Mr. Patankar served as President, CEO and a Director of two TSX-V listed gold exploration and development companies, where he led growth initiatives and orchestrated successful company turnarounds. As an investment banker with leading Canadian and global financial institutions from 2007 to 2014, he worked exclusively with mining companies on strategic corporate matters and executed M&A and corporate finance transactions totaling more than $3 billion in value. Mr. Patankar holds a Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.
INTERIM CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Mr. Rukus has more than 15 years of progressive leadership experience in finance and accounting, including over 10 years in the exploration and mining industry. He has led and directed global accounting and finance teams across multiple jurisdictions and has helped companies drive efficient and comprehensive financial plans and analysis to meet their strategic goals. Mr. Rukus attained a Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser University with majors in both Economics and Business Administration and holds Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified General Accountant (CGA) designations.
JOCELYN (JOSH) PELLETIER
Jocelyn (Josh) Pelletier graduated from the UQAM (Montreal) with a Master's in Science degree in Geology, BSc degree in Management and is a Fellow of the SEG. Professional Geologist (OGQ). He holds 23 years of exploration and working mostly on gold deposits. Boots on the ground, he has visited more than 250 deposits in twelve countries. He participated to the discovered of two porphyry copper systems in Mexico through the last years. He is specialized in metallogeny and structural control of epithermal, porphyry copper system, IOCG and orogenic gold deposits. He explored multiple greenstone belts in Canada, such Abitibi, Timmins, Red Lake, Beardmore, and Rankin Inlet (Meliadine). Josh has many years working with First Nation communities and is a proud member of the Metis community of Maniwaki (Quebec).
Since 2015, through Geogenius Exploration and GTP Research Canada, Mr. Pelletier has solved complex paragenesis and made structural modulization of polymetallic deposits, which added ore resources and longevity to multiples mine projects, such the Stock mine (McEwen) and Cheechoo (Sirios Resources). He held QP Senior roles for MineOro Exploration, Oroco Resource, VVC Exploration, Covemin Mining and Argo Gold. Josh is presently Chief Geologist for Maple Gold Mines.