Board of Directors


Mark O'Dea

PhD., P.Geo.

Dr. O’Dea has played leadership roles in founding, financing and building numerous mining companies, creating over $3 billion in shareholder value. As Co-Founder, CEO and Director, he grew Fronteer Gold from start-up to its sale in 2011 to Newmont Mining, which included the spin-out of Liberty Gold. Dr. O’Dea also co-founded and served as CEO and Director of Aurora Energy which was sold to Paladin in 2011.  He co-founded True North Nickel, which was sold to Royal Nickel in 2014, and most recently co-founded and served as Executive Chairman of
True Gold Mining, which built the Karma Gold Mine in Burkina Faso.  True Gold was sold to Endeavour Mining in 2016. He is the founder of Oxygen Capital, and currently serves as Chairman of Liberty Gold and as Director of Pure Gold Mining and NexGen Energy. He has received numerous business and industry awards, including the Globe and Mail’s Top 40 Under 40, winner of the EY Entrepreneur Of The YearTM 2014 Pacific mining and metals category, and the AMEBC’s Murray Pezim Award for perseverance and success in financing mineral exploration.

Cal Everett

President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Mr. Everett is a geologist with more than 14 years of surface and underground exploration experience with senior mining companies. He moved to the financial sector in 1990, and spent 12 years with BMO Nesbitt Burns focused on resource equities, and seven years with PI Financial Corp. in senior resource institutional sales and capital markets.
From 2008 to 2015, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Axemen Resource Capital. Mr. Everett holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economic Geology from the University New Brunswick.

Rob Pease


Mr. Pease was previously president and CEO of Sabina Gold and Silver, a publicly traded exploration stage mining company focused on the development of the Back River gold project in Nunavut, Canada. Mr. Pease was also a Strategic Advisor and Director of Richfield Ventures until its acquisition by New Gold in 2011.  Mr. Pease was president and CEO of Terrane Metals Corp. since its inception in 2006 until its acquisition in 2010 by Thompson Creek Metals Company.
He was also employed by the Placer Dome group for 25 years until 2006. From 2002 to 2006, Mr. Pease was the General Manager, Canada Exploration and Global Major Projects, where he was responsible for managing all aspects of Placer Dome’s Canadian exploration, and overseeing the geological aspects of world-wide advanced stage, major exploration and development projects.

Donald McInnes


Mr. McInnes has over 20 years experience in the mineral exploration industry. Since 1993, Mr. McInnes has been the founder, president and a director of a number of publicly traded mineral exploration companies. Mr. McInnes was a former director of Fronteer Gold (2001 to 2011) and  is currently chairman of the board, and a director, of Blackstone Ventures Inc., an exploration and development stage company focused on Scandinavian exploration. He was also the founder of Kutcho Copper Corp. (formerly Western Keltic Mines Inc.)
and was the founder, Vice Chair and CEO of Plutonic Power Corporation, a renewable power development company with a broad portfolio of clean energy projects. He is currently Executive Vice Chairman of Alterra Power Corp. Mr. McInnes is a director of the Independent Power Producers Association of British Columbia, a Governor of the Business Council of British Columbia and is a past President and Director of the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia and a past director of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada.

Sean Tetzlaff

CPA, CA, B.Comm.

Mr. Tetzlaff served as Chief Financial Officer, Vice-President Finance and Corporate Secretary of Fronteer Gold from 2005 to 2011. During this time, he had oversight of financial, legal and contractual matters for all of Fronteer Gold operations and international subsidiaries, and was responsible for the successful execution of numerous equity investments, asset divestitures and M&A transactions.
 Mr. Tetzlaff also served as CFO of Aurora Energy Resources Inc. from 2006 to 2008, helping the company grow from initial public offering through to the advancement of one of the world’s largest undeveloped uranium deposits. Mr. Tetzlaff previously served as a Senior Manager, Tax at KPMG LLP from 1999 to 2004 and was CFO of Valerie Gold Resources Ltd. and Emgold Mining Corporation  from 1996 to 1999.