Management

Daniel Earle

Daniel Earle

President & CEO, Director

Daniel Earle has over 17 years of executive experience in mining capital markets and global mining operations. Mr. Earle joined Solaris in November 2019. Prior to this, he was the Vice President and Director at TD Securities Inc. where he covered companies in the precious and base metals sectors as an equity research analyst for over 12 years. During that time, he established himself as one of the leading authorities on exploration and development stage mining projects. Prior to joining TD Securities in 2007, Mr. Earle was a senior executive with a number of Canadian and U.S. public mineral exploration and mining companies. He is a graduate and scholar of the Lassonde Mineral Engineering Program at the University of Toronto.

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Linda Chang

Linda Chang

Chief Financial Officer

Linda Chang has over 15 years of financial professional experience and joined Solaris in November 2019. Ms. Chang is the Chief Financial Officer for Armor Minerals Inc. since her appointment in October 2015. Ms. Chang has previously worked with the Augusta Group since June 2010 where she served as Corporate Controller for Arizona Mining and Director of Finance for Titan Mining. Ms. Chang is a CPA, CA and began her career with Ernst & Young LLP after obtaining her Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Finance from the University of Manitoba.

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  Purni Parikh

Purni Parikh

Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Corporate Secretary

Purni Parikh has more than 25 years of public company experience in the mining sector including corporate affairs and finance, legal and regulatory administration, and governance. Ms. Parikh joined Solaris in November 2019. She is President of the Augusta Group of Companies including Titan Mining Corporation, and was previously Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Corporate Secretary of Arizona Mining Inc. and Newcastle Gold Ltd., and Vice President, Corporate Secretary Augusta Resource Corporation and Ventana Gold Corp. prior to their acquisition. Ms. Parikh obtained a Certificate in Business from the University of Toronto and a Gemology degree. She holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors, and has worked extensively with boards.

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Federico Velásquez

Federico Velásquez

Vice President Operations and Corporate Affairs

Federico Velásquez has been responsible for the operational execution of Solaris’ asset development strategy since he joined the company in 2018. Prior to this role, Federico spent more than five years leading corporate affairs and supporting the management of assets for Anglo American Metallurgical Coal Canada, as a managing director of Peace River Coal Inc. Previous to that, he held various senior leadership roles in AltaGas as well as in the Ministries of Energy and Mines and Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, respectively, for the Government of British Columbia.  Federico has more than 20 years of international experience in the areas of asset management, permitting, regulatory, government relations and indigenous/community relations, and has successfully led major projects in highly sensitive and complex sociopolitical scenarios. Federico’s policy making and academic contributions include the Human Security Report for the United Nations and establishing the first indigenous revenue sharing policy for natural resources in Canada.

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Jorge Fierro

Jorge Fierro

Vice President Exploration

Jorge Fierro has been VP Exploration for Solaris’ portfolio of assets since 2015 when he joined the predecessor company, Lowell Copper. Before joining Lowell Copper, Jorge spent six years as CIC Resources’ General Manager for South America, and two years as Rio Tinto’s Mining & Exploration Country Manager for Peru. Previously, Jorge spent ten years with BHP Billiton in a variety of positions including Northern Andes and Peru Exploration Manager, Chief Mine Geologist for the Tintaya copper mine, and as part of the team that discovered the world-class Antapaccay porphyry copper mine in Southern Peru. Jorge is a professional geologist with a BSc in Geology from Escuela Politécnica Nacional de Quito in Ecuador and an MSc and DIC (Mineral Exploration) from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, University of London.

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Jacqueline Wagenaar

Jacqueline Wagenaar

Vice President, Investor Relations

Jacqueline Wagenaar is an award-winning investor relations executive with 12+ years of experience across a variety of business sectors for publicly traded companies. Ms. Wagenaar joined Solaris in November 2019 and brings extensive capital markets experience within the investment community. Ms. Wagenaar was formerly with Guyana Goldfields Inc. for over 10 years as a Director and then VP, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications and single-handedly implemented the first investor relations program. Ms. Wagenaar is a certified professional in investor relations from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and is a Board member with the Canadian Investor Relations Institute.

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David Lowell

David Lowell

Consulting Geologist

J. David Lowell is one of the world’s most successful and honoured exploration geologists with a career spanning more than 50 years. David has been involved in the discovery of more than 16 major mineral deposits and participated in the development of seven large mines including Escondida, Toromocho, Pierina, Kalamazoo and Zaldivar. He has published more than 50 articles, one of which, co-authored with John Guilbert, defines the Lowell-Guilbert Porphyry Copper Model. David has received more than 30 professional awards including induction into the American Mining Hall of Fame and the National Academy of Engineering.

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