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Stephen Twyerould, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer and President

Mr. Twyerould has over 30 years of experience in the exploration and mining industry, 17 of which were spent with WMC Resources Ltd.  He managed WMC's gold geology group comprising 50 geologists across three operational sites, greenfields exploration and offshore development sites. He has extensive corporate, operations and exploration experience, covering a wide range of commodities both within Australia and offshore. Mr. Twyerould has a proven track record of discovery and definition of world-class ore bodies. In addition, he has expertise in unlocking geological potential to deliver operational improvements and business growth. He helped take Reliance Mining (now Consolidated Resources, CSM-AU) from a market capitalization of AUS$3 million to AUS$100 million in 4 years.  Mr. Twyerould received a doctorate in Geology and Geochemistry from the University of Oregon in 1997 and a BSc (Hons) in Geology from the University of Melbourne, Australia in 1984.

Roland Goodgame, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Goodgame has been involved in the mining industry for over 30 years and has held senior roles in several large mining companies.  He served as Senior Geologist of Anglo American PLC from March 2002 to January 2007 and was responsible for Asia/Pacific nickel and copper exploration and project evaluation/generation. Prior to this, he spent 14 years with WMC Resources Ltd., where he gained extensive experience in small and large scale gold and nickel mining.  He received his doctorate in Geology and Geochemical Modeling at the University of Oregon in 1997. Dr. Goodgame graduated with a B.Sc. in Geological Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in 1987.

Mark Distler, CPA 
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Distler brings more than 30 years of experience in the mining industry focusing on financial strategies, regulatory compliance, and core internal operations. He began his career with Phelps Dodge Corporation and has held senior financial positions for a host of major resource companies including Agnico Eagle Mines (Senior Financial Manager), Mercator Minerals (CFO), Curis Resources (Operations Controller) and Frontera Copper Corporation (CFO). A graduate of Pennsylvania State University and is a CPA, Mr. Distler’s exceptional skill set in terms of financial structuring and strategic planning will serve Excelsior well as the Company moves through the project financing stage and into commercial production. 

JJ Jennex, B.A.
VP Corporate Affairs

Mr. Jennex has been active in both the junior resource industry and the international real estate sector for more than 15 years. During this time he has held numerous positions with both private and publically listed companies. Mr. Jennex will be responsible for all aspects of corporate communications with shareholders, media and all potential investors.

Rebecca Sawyer
VP Sustainability

Ms. Sawyer comes to Excelsior after a distinguished career as a highly accomplished environmental professional within the mining industry. Ms. Sawyer has held senior environmental engineering and manager positions with Freeport-McMoRan Inc., Simplot and Newmont Mining. She is a graduate of the University of Nevada and a resident of Bisbee, Arizona. With her extensive experience in groundwater remediation, environmental planning, policy development, and regulatory compliance, Ms. Sawyer will lead Excelsior's preparation of environmental permit applications for air and groundwater as required by the federal, state and local regulatory and governmental agencies.


Sheila Paine
Corporate Secretary

For the past 9 years, Ms. Paine has acted as Corporate Secretary for a number of public companies trading on various stock exchanges.  Ms. Paine has over 30 years’ experience as a senior legal assistant, specializing in corporate, securities and regulatory matters. Prior to 2007, Ms. Paine was a legal assistant to a senior partner in the securities department of a large international law firm. During that time, Ms. Paine was responsible for, among other things, assisting clients with financings, regulatory filings, administering stock option plans, drafting agreements and other legal documents, and coordinating the papering and closing of various transactions for public companies.