Stephen Stewart

Stephen Stewart M.Sc., MBA CEO and Director

Stephen is the founder and Chairman of Ore Group, a private company focused on natural resource discovery and development. He is also the Chairman of public companies: Orecap Invest, QC Copper & Gold, American Eagle Gold, Baselode Energy, Mistango River Resources, Metal Energy, and a Director of Awale Resources.

Stephen is the Founder and Chairman of the Young Mining Professionals Scholarship Fund, the largest mining-focused charitable organization supporting mining engineering and geology education.

Stephen holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management, and a Master of Science from the University of Florida.

Gerry Brockelsby

Gerry Brockelsby CIO

Mr. Brockelsby has over 45 years of experience in the investment industry in both the equity and debt markets, covering a wide range of public and private companies, from micro-caps to large capitalization companies in various industries. For eight years, Gerry was Chief Investment Officer for the Inco Pension Plan, where he managed equity and bond portfolios and the overall asset mix of the $1 billion plan. During this period with Inco, he also gained intimate knowledge and experience in the mining industry.

Throughout Gerry's career, he gained extensive experience as a seasoned investor in the resource sector and has developed a sound reputation with both resource companies and investors. In 1989, he formed Marquest Asset Management Inc., a registered investment management firm that managed assets for several major pension funds. In the following years, Marquest built a successful high-net-worth fund business offering various specialty fund mandates to investors, including managing resource flow-through funds. Upon retiring from Marquest, Mr. Brockelsby formed StoneGate Securities Ltd. to provide advisory and investment banking services to the mining community and continue to pursue his passion for investing in the resource sector.

Joel Friedman

Joel Friedman CFO

Joel is a finance professional with over 13 years of experience working in the mining and cannabis industries. Most recently, Joel served as the CFO of Khiron Life Sciences Corp, prior to this, he was Vice President, Finance at CannTrust Inc., and Director of Finance at Primero Mining Corp.  and senior finance roles at Banro Corporation and Iamgold Corporation. Mr. Friedman began his career at Deloitte in the Real Estate and Resources group, where he worked with a variety of publicly listed clients throughout the mining lifecycle, from exploration to multi-asset operators. Mr. Friedman holds a CPA, CA and Honours Bachelor of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University, Canada. 

Gautam Iyer

Gautam Iyer M.Sc., MBA VP Corporate Development

Mr. Iyer has over ten years of experience in the mining industry. He has a background in geology (B.Sc. and M.Sc. from the University of Toronto) along with an MBA from the Schulich School of Business. Gautam is a trained geologist with significant experience in Mining Finance and Corporate Development. Before joining Orecap, Gautam led the corporate development efforts at a mining investment-related technology company. He previously played an important role in the team that created Ore Group, where he was involved with capital raising, asset acquisitions and taking portfolio companies public. Before that, he was in Equity Research at Canaccord Genuity.

Antoine Schwartzmann

Antoine Schwartzmann Project Geologist

Antoine Schwartzmann is our Project Geologist who joined our team in June 2018. Mr. Schwartzmann is responsible for the data management, modeling and targeting of our projects working directly with the VP of exploration, Charles Beaudry. Mr. Schwartzmann is a geologist with over 3 years of experience both in Canada and abroad. Previously he was working with Newmont in French Guyana from 2015 to 2018 as an Exploration Geologist in remote areas of the rain forest. Mr. Schwartzmann did his studies in France at the BRGM (France’s reference public institution for Earth Science applications in the management of surface and subsurface resources and risks) and did his master thesis with the IEP (International Explorers & Prospectors Inc.) performing lithogeochemical mapping to discover new potential areas for exploration.