Management

Ronald K. Netolitzky
Ronald K. Netolitzky, M.Sc.
Executive Chairman & Director
Mr. Netolitzky has been very successful in mining exploration with over 40 years of experience and having been directly associated with three major gold discoveries in Canada that have subsequently been put into production: Eskay Creek, Snip and Brewery Creek. He is a director of several publicly traded exploration companies. Mr. Netolitzky has been honored with the Prospector of the Year award from the PDAC, and Developer of the Year award from the BC & Yukon Chamber of Mines. In 2015, he was inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame.
Jim B. Engdahl
Jim B. Engdahl
CEO & Director

A former Vice President of Barclays Bank of Canada, Mr. Enghdahl has been involved in leadership of different public companies, including Pacific & Western Trust, Shore Gold Inc., Claude Resources Inc. He was also the Regional Advisory Partner of the corporate finance arm of one of Western Canada’s largest accounting firms. This position came as a result of the accounting firm’s purchase of Cascadia Ventures Inc., a corporate financing and consulting group responsible for raising project financing in excess of $100 million of which he was Managing Partner.

He is also a former President, CEO & Director of Great Western Mineral Group Ltd. (“GWMG”) as well as a former Director for Great Western Diamonds (“GWD”), both are publicly traded companies listed on the TSX. During his tenure, the companies were involved in advanced development of a Rare Earth deposit as well as exploration of a diamond bearing kimberlitic deposit in Saskatchewan. Subsequently GWD was sold in 2009 so the company could maintain focus on building one of the world’s premiere Rare Earth companies.

During his 7 years at GWMG Jim was responsible for raising over $150,000,000 for the company as well as acquiring one of the highest-grade Rare Earth mines in the world via a creeping takeover. During this time, he was also responsible for the acquisition of one of the only Rare Earth alloy plants outside of China providing key magnet alloys to most of the Rare Earth magnet users of the world. 

Karen Frisky, B.Comm
CFO & Corporate Secretary
Ms. Frisky received her Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Accounting from the University of Saskatchewan in 1994 and holds a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA) designation. Ms. Frisky has served in senior management roles, including Director of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, for several public companies on both the TSX-V and the CSE, and brings with her a vast array of accounting skills, earned during her 28 years of experience, including 12 years’ practice in senior management roles with professional public companies. Prior to entering the mining industry Ms. Frisky worked in public practice before moving to private industry where she worked in senior accounting positions in the non-profit, health, manufacturing, and construction sectors.
Laurie Thomas
Laurie Thomas, B. Com, CPA, CPIR
Vice President of Investor Relations & Business Development
Ms. Laurie Thomas is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Certified Professional in Investor Relations with more than 20 years of professional experience. Before joining Mas Gold Corporation, Ms. Thomas held the position of Vice President of Corporate Relations at Standard Uranium, a junior uranium exploration company in Saskatoon. Ms. Thomas brings with her a vast array of investor experience where she spent almost 12 years with Cameco Corporation, one of the world’s largest uranium producers as an Investor Relations and accounting professional. Laurie holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in accounting from the University of Saskatchewan. She obtained a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation in 2008. She is also one of the first graduates of the CIRI/Ivey Business School Investor Relations Certification Program (CPIR). Ms. Thomas is a Past Director of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Saskatchewan and Past Chair of the Audit Committee. She is still a board member for the Rules Committee. Ms. Thomas currently is a Director of the Meadow Lake Tribal Council Industrial Investments.
Darren Slugoski
Darren Slugoski, P.Geo.
Chief Geologist
Mr. Slugoski has over ten years of experience working in the mineral exploration industry as a geologist. Darren has extensive experience in the exploration and mining industries with various commodities including Uranium, Gold, VMS, IOCG and potash. He has managed successful projects across Western Canada including the Patterson Uranium Trend (SK), Caribou Mining District (BC), La Ronge Gold Belt (SK), Great Bear Magmatic Zone (NT) and the Golden Triangle (BC).
Katie Frisky, BA
Office Manager
Miss Frisky has worked in office administration and accounting positions in the past for both profit and non-profit companies, recently entering the mining and exploration industry. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Saskatchewan, majoring in Archaeology.