Julio Espaillat, President & CEO, Director

Position: Chief Executive Officer, Director

JulioEspaillatMr. Espaillat has over 25 years of experience in the mining industry. From 2000 to 2011, Mr. Espaillat served as Vice President of Exploration at GlobeStar Mining Corporation, where he was responsible for all technical and financial administration of the company's properties in the Dominican Republic, including the acquisition, development and construction of the Cerro de Maimón massive sulphide deposit, where production commenced in October 2008.

Prior to GlobeStar, Mr. Espaillat spent 12 years at Falconbridge Limited in various roles in the Dominican Republic and Timmins, Ontario. Prior to leaving Falconbridge, he was Senior Geologist in charge of exploration activities in the Dominican Republic.

Mr. Espaillat received his degree in Mining Engineering from Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, Santiago, Dominican Republic, in 1978. In 1982 Mr. Espaillat completed a degree in Mining Geology ( Economic Geology) Magna Cum Laude, at the University of Wales, Cardiff, UK. More recently he received a Master Degree in Financial Management from the Universidad Tecnológica del Cibao , La Vega, Dominican Republic in 1999, and a Post Graduate Degree in Environmental Economics, Universidad de Chile -- Global Development in 2000.

He has also served as a Professor of Geology at the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, Dominican Republic from 1981 to 1988.