Executive Team

David Kol – Director, President and Chief Executive Officer

David Kol is a highly experienced international business and startup executive with over 20 years of experience in finance, marketing, business development, M&A, and executive management, primarily in the resource sector, media/entertainment, real estate and technology industries. Prior to Zodiac, David held senior management roles in Gem Rocks Mining Resources, Global Media Group Holdings, The Players Network, and Interactive Enterprises where he worked on projects for Sony, Wink Communications, Netcom, US West (now Qwest Communications), BskyB, and JskyB. David currently serves on the Board of Directors of BluEarth Carbon Development, and Global Wholesome Network 501(c)(3). David attended the University of California, Davis, where he studied managerial economics, and has an A.A. (Criminal Justice) from Diablo Valley College.

Peter Granata Interim - Chief Financial Officer

Peter Granata has more than 18 years of experience in finance and operations management within global organizations. He is a dynamic, results-oriented professional with executive positions in TSXV companies and, prior to these, served as an Audit Manager for PricewaterhouseCoopers. Peter has prepared financial statements, MD&A, news releases, mine permitting applications and project cash flows. With PricewaterhouseCoopers he performed audits for Canadian IFRS, US GAAP reconciliations, Special Purpose Financial Statements and has executed Group reporting under Canadian GAAP. His experience includes CFO for TSXV entities, capital raising, international corporate structures, client engagement, C-suite & directors’ engagement, M&A, financing, investor relations, related party transactions, and finance transformation. Peter has a B. Bus and is a Chartered Accountant.

Graham Warren, CPA, CMA – Director

Graham Warren is a senior financial executive with over 30 years of experience with emerging and established companies primarily in the mining and oil and gas sectors. Mr. Warren has considerable operations, corporate finance, board and public markets expertise. He has extensive global experience, including in Africa where he has worked in both Nigeria and Botswana for a combined 15 years. Mr. Warren has his B-Comm and is a Chartered Professional Accountant. He currently provides CFO and corporate secretarial services to three publicly traded companies and serves on the board of directors of one TSXV-listed company.

Sherry Siu - Corporate Secretary

Sherry has over 30 years of experience working as a paralegal for a boutique law firm in Vancouver, specializing in securities, commercial and corporate matters, and has been corporate secretary of various junior resource companies since 2011. She has worked on a variety of securities-related and corporate transactions, including M&A, spinouts and business combinations, reorganizations, and going public filings. Sherry is a paralegal certified with the BC Paralegal Association. Board of Advisors

Michael Demeter - Advisor

Michael Demeter is a highly experienced executive with a track record spanning over 30 years in financial services, including the past 22 years in capital markets, advising both companies and buy-side investors as well as raising growth capital for a wide range of companies.  Michael has worked with boutique investment dealers, Canadian banks, and global investment banks, providing him with diverse exposure to companies of all sizes.  Michael is the founder of Demeter Capital Advisors, a financial advisory firm providing investment banking services to early stage, pre-listed, and small/midcap public companies. Mr. Demeter is the former Managing Director and Head of Institutional Sales at Haywood Securities and has held senior management roles at Macquarie Group, Dundee Securities, Royal Bank of Canada, and Scotiabank. Mr. Demeter earned a BA (Economics) from Huron College at the University of Western Ontario, and an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.  His work in financial services has led him to attain his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation, Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation, and Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation.  He is a member of the Rotman Dean’s Global Advisory Board (GAB), and the Loan Review Committee for Rise Asset Management, a charity dedicated to helping people with mental health and addiction challenges achieve financial independence through self-employment or small business ownership.

Efdal Olcer – Vice President of Exploration

Efdal Olcer is a highly accomplished and qualified Exploration Geologist with 17 years of experience. Efdal has unique technical skills and experience gained in various mineral categories and diverse geological environments, including Greenstone, Archean, Proterozoic and Tethyan in Africa, the Middle East, and Turkey. He possesses a demonstrable track record in mineral exploration, specifically gold exploration in diverse deposit types including; epithermal, porphyry, orogenic, and within different terrains. He has also gained extensive greenfield and brownfield exploration and project development experience with the majority resulting in discoveries and several converting into profitable gold mines. Before joining Zodiac, Efdal served as Chief Geologist for Summa Gold and Exploration Manager of MNG Gold, a subsidiary of Avesoro Holdings. Efdal also held senior geological positions for KEFI Minerals, Asia Minor Mining Inc., and Stratex Exploration PLC. Efdal holds a B.Sc. Degree in Geological Engineering from Middle East Technical University. He is a member of the Society of Economic Geologists, Geological Society of London, Australian Institute of Geoscientists, Society of Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits, and Turkish Association of Economics Geologists.

Douglas Cater, P.Geo FGC, ICD.D – Director

Doug Cater is a professional geologist who has worked extensively across Canada and internationally for more than 35 years, with a particular focus on the Abitibi gold belt located in NE Ontario. He has held positions with both senior and intermediate gold producers, including Barrick Gold Corp., Placer Dome Inc. and Kinross Gold Corp. His African exploration experience was obtained while serving as an Exploration Consultant for Barrick Gold Corp. in Tanzania, where he was responsible for the project management of an exploration diamond drill program in the Lake Victoria greenstone belt. His most recent executive position was as Vice President, Exploration (Canada) with Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. Mr. Cater is also a director of Sierra Metals Inc., Mayfair Gold Corp., Exploits Discovery Corp. and Gowest Gold Ltd. He is a graduate of the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program.

Mark Kol - Director

Mark Kol is a co-founder of Zodiac and has 30+ years of experience in investor relations, venture capital, finance, investment banking, and real estate. Mark has leveraged his expertise across various industries, which include real estate, exploration/mining, technology, biotech, and media/entertainment. Mark is passionate about working with and raising capital for start-ups across the globe. Mark is currently Executive Vice President with CBRE. Before CBRE, Mark worked in investment banking in San Francisco, raising capital and preparing companies for Initial Public Offerings.

Renaud Adams - Advisor

Renaud Adams has over 30 years of global mining experience in senior executive positions and operations. Currently, Mr. Adams serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of IAMGOLD Corporation (NYSE:IAG) (TSE:IMG), a mid-tier Canadian gold company with a US$1.4B market cap. Previously, from 2018 to 2022, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of New Gold Inc., where he led the strategic repositioning of the company and turnaround of its operations. Prior to New Gold, Mr. Adams served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Richmont Mines Inc. from 2014 until the company was sold to Alamos Gold in November 2017. During Mr. Adams’ time at Richmont Mines, the primary mine of the company experienced an increase of more than two-fold in production, the mineral reserves were multiplied by more than three, and the costs were reduced significantly, leading to the Island Gold Mine in Ontario becoming one of the most cost-efficient underground mines in the Americas. From 2011 to 2014, Mr. Adams served as Chief Operating Officer at Primero Mining Corporation, and prior to that he served as General Manager of IAMGOLD’s Rosebel mine in Suriname before being appointed Senior Vice President, Americas Operations. Mr. Adams holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mining and Mineral Processing from Laval University in Quebec, Canada.