Mr. Foot has a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering and a Masters in Engineering Administration from the University of Utah. He was appointed as a Trustee by the Governor to the State of Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration and also serves as Chairman of the University of Utah Metallurgy Department Advisory Committee and on the Board of Directors of the University of Utah Crimson Club. Mr. Foot was formerly a Senior Consultant to McClelland Laboratories; President of Amnor Energy; President and CEO of Palladon Ventures and Palladon Iron Corporation, a publicly traded Canadian Mining Corporation; President of KnowledgeScape Systems and Worldwide Director of Minerals for EIMCO/Baker Process; President and COO of Pyramid Resources; Products Division Manager for Control International; and, a Metallurgist and Research Supervisor of Mineral Processing for the U.S. Bureau of Mines. In his 40+ years in the mineral processing industry he has authored over 100 technical publications/presentations, and holds 9 patents in mineral processing research, equipment design, and expert control systems.He has been involved in the installation and start-up of mineral processing plants world-wide, and is responisble of all Veragold operations.
After Mr. Kreis finished his education in Stuttgart, Germany, he founded his first company in the financial sector. As a specialist for Corporate Finance, Mr. Kreis has been engaged by numerous international Companies -mainly Switzerland, Austria and United Kingdom- to develop and structure financial instruments. Besides skills in organisation and structuring of financial instruments, Mr. Kreis was partner in a Swiss-based Foreign Exchange- and Commodity Trading company for nearly a decade and therefore has vast experience in the markets. He joined Veragold in 2015 as a Consultant for the Project Financing of the Mina Santa Rosa Project in Panama. Mr. Kreis, alongside with the Management Team and the Principals of Veragold Mining Company Inc., is responsible for structuring the financial operations for Veragold Group.
Jens Brunke is Head of Mergers & Acquisitions at Veragold Mining. After his business studies in Augsburg and Berkeley, Jens had leading positions in portfolio management, equity analysis and corporate finance for 15 years, including 10 years as managing director. Apart from his comprehensive expertise in portfolio management, he has a broad network to companies and investors around the world, especially in the natural resources and life sciences sectors. At the beginning of his career Jens started as Equity Analyst for stock listed companies. In 2004 he founded his first company which was focused on advising investment funds and asset management companies. At that time he began to invest into public and also private companies in the natural resources sector on a professional basis. Since then Jens was involved in more than 20 investments in private companies (from seed to later stage investments) and 8 M&A deals. Jens also built up an extensive experience in the precious metals sector as investment manager focused on public companies. Through his activities he developed up an extraordinary network in the resources industry which he now brings to the table at Veragold Mining.