Strategic Advisors

Maple Gold has appointed several highly accomplished and well-connected strategic advisors to provide guidance and insight on strategic corporate matters.

Mr. Bianchini has more than 30 years’ experience in the metals and mining financial services sector. He currently serves as Vice-Chairman, Managing Director, and Head of Investment Banking for Stifel GMP Canada and previously served as the Executive Vice Chairman of Ivanhoe Mines. Prior to Ivanhoe Mines, Mr. Bianchini held a 29-year career at BMO Capital Markets, a member of Canada-based BMO Financial Group, where he served as Vice Chairman and Co-Head of the Global Metals & Mining Group from April 2011 to March 2018. He has an extensive track record in advising a wide range of metals and mining companies around the world and in structuring and executing initial public offerings and other capital raises.

Mr. Jauristo has over 35 years of experience in the mining and exploration industry having been involved with or led numerous transactions in many of the world's gold producing regions. He is currently an independent director of Integra Resources and previously served as a Senior Advisor to the Investment Banking division of Canaccord Genuity's Metals and Mining Group. Before his time at Canaccord, Mr. Jauristo acted as Goldcorp's Executive Vice President of Corporate Development after having spent 15 years with Placer Dome before it was acquired by Barrick in 2006.

Mr. Lechtzier is a qualified lawyer with extensive experience in marketing, transacting and documenting a variety of international financial transactions. He has acted as project manager and senior advisor for over 80 public and private offerings. For nearly 25 years, Mr. Lechtzier has served as Senior Vice President of Ivanhoe Capital Corporation. He has been responsible for transaction execution, marketing and banker and investor relations with respect to both public and private affiliated companies. In addition, he has overseen the raising of over $1 billion in five separate initial public and other offerings while at Ivanhoe Capital. He also serves as Senior Vice President of Ivanhoe Mines UK Ltd. and is based out of London, UK.

Prior to Ivanhoe Capital, Mr. Lechtzier was a Director of Equity Capital Markets at Jardine Fleming, Hong Kong and Assistant Director of Schroder Securities in London and Taipei. He holds a BA (University of British Columbia, LL.B. (University of Victoria) and M.A. (University of Kingston, U.K.)