Management Team

Michael C. Judson, ICD.D, Chairman & CEO
For more than thirty years Mr. Judson has been forming, financing and operating private and public companies. He has raised and overseen the investment of approximately $200 million in mineral exploration, lead-zinc mining, oil and gas exploration and production in North America, Europe and Africa. Mr. Judson graduated from Concordia University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts. He graduated from the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) and the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University Directors Education Program in 2007 and became an Institute-certified Director (ICD.D) in 2011. Mr. Judson is currently Managing Director of Judson & Cie, a financial advisory based in Montreal, Canada, that he formed in 2013. He sits on the board of two public companies.

Robert Kramberger, Vice-President Investor Relations
Robert Kramberger has over twenty years of experience in the capital markets and in business development and corporate marketing. Working with CEO, Michael Judson, during the last eighteen years, Mr. Kramberger helped to raised over $30 million for two TSX Venture Exchange-listed companies. Additionally, he helped manage the spin-off of a subsidiary and played a key role guiding companies through a change of business. Mr. Kramberger has succeeded in building strong relationships with shareholders during challenging periods and carefully managing expectations.

Edward Procyshyn, P.Geo Vice-President Exploration
Mr. Procyshyn undertook his Ph.D. metallogenic studies at Queen’s University in Economic Geology and was a professor of geology at Montreal’s Concordia University from 1979 to 1995. He taught field mapping, petrology, structural geology, tectonics and economic geology. Since graduating from the University of Manitoba, B.Sc. Geological Engineering, Edward has worked as a field exploration geologist for INCO, Canico and Amax Exploration and as a mine geologist at Mine Madeleine and Mines Gaspé, Québec. Edward, through his consulting company, Le Groupe GeoInfo Inc has managed exploration projects for private and listed companies exploring for gold and iron deposits in British Columbia, Quebec and Newfoundland, and has undertaken evaluation and due diligence studies leading to negotiated option and joint venture agreements for gold, silver, copper and molybdenum deposits in Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Ethiopia and Spain and for diamond deposits in Russia and the North West Territories.

Nathalie Kavanagh, Director, Interim CFO
Nathalie Kavanagh has over 25 years’ experience as a Chartered Professional Accountant. After completing her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at l’École des Hautes Etudes Commerciales in 1992, she joined Richter LLP’s audit division and for 10 years worked in their Montreal and Toronto offices. She later joined their tax practice as a Senior Manager within the Estates Group.  Coming from an entrepreneurial background, Mrs. Kavanagh has owned and managed a family business for 8 years and has been a finance executive for owner-managed companies. She currently works as CFO of a residential real estate group in Montreal.

David  A. Johnson, Corporate Secretary & Legal Counsel
David Johnson is an attorney and a trademark agent specializing in corporate law, commercial law, intellectual property and securities. David manages commercial transactions concerning both public and private companies. Mr. Johnson has several years’ experience at the senior management, board level and general counsel in a variety of companies across several industries including mining and mineral exploration. David received a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) from Queen’s University, a Master of Urban Planning (M.U.P.), Bachelor of Common Law (LL.B.) and a Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.) from McGill University. He became a member of the Quebec Bar and has since completed the Directors’ Education Program at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto and has been certified at the Institute of Corporate Directors, (ICD.D). 

Dr. Paul Craig, Director
Dr. Craig is board-certified in clinical neuropsychology – practicing in Alaska since 1980.  He is a Clinical Professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine.  Dr. Craig was elected to serve as the Treasurer of the American Psychological Association where he was responsible for oversight of a $115 million dollar per year operating budget during the 2008 financial crisis. Regarding resource development, Dr. Craig has been involved in Alaska oil & gas exploration since 1993. Dr. Craig’s Great Uncle Roy Turner was the founder of Turner Oil Company and subsequently served as Governor of Oklahoma, best known for building the Turner Turnpike connecting Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Dr. Craig and his companies have acquired and sold half of the one-billion barrel Umiat Oil Field (Alaska North Slope); an interest in the Badami Oil Field (through ownership in Savant Alaska, LLC); and, several other major oil and gas prospects.  Dr. Craig has purchased and sold gold mining claims in Alaska and is actively involved in developing geothermal prospects in Alaska.