Henri van Rooyen - CEO
Mr. van Rooyen was previously with Tau Capital Corp where he was primarily responsible for its new business evaluation process and the implementation of exploration and development programs for mineral projects in countries across Africa and Latin America, including Brazil. Prior to joining Tau Capital, Mr. van Rooyen was President & CEO of Groupman, a private company that built the largest silica mine in South Africa, as well as one of South Africa’s largest offshore diamond exploration projects.
Sean Werger - President
Mr. Werger was previously General Counsel and Managing Director of Mergers & Acquisitions at Tau Capital Corp. and in this role has been closely involved in many of Talon's M&A transactions, including the acquisition of the Trairão Iron Ore Project. Prior to joining Tau Capital, Mr. Werger was a lawyer with Lax O'Sullivan Scott LLP. Mr. Werger obtained his LL.B and MBA degrees from Osgoode Hall Law School and Schulich School of Business, respectively.
Luis Mauricio F. de Azevedo - COO
Mr. de Azevedo is a Lawyer and Geologist in Brazil with over 20 years of experience in the mining industry, dealing primarily with gold, industrial minerals, copper and nickel. Mr. Azevedo received a Geology Degree from Universidade Do Estado Do Rio De Janeiro in 1986, a Law Degree from Faculdade Integradas Candido Mendes in 1992 and a Master of Law Degree from Pontifice Universidade Catolica Do Rio de Janeiro in 1995. He is a partner at FFA Legal Support for Mining Co.
Vince Conte – CFO
Mr. Conte is a Chartered Accountant who was previously Vice President of Corporate Development and Financial Evaluation at Tau Capital Corp. Prior to this he was a Senior Manager with Deloitte & Touche LLP in Toronto, practicing in the Financial Advisory Group. In this role Mr. Conte advised numerous mining companies and investors in the areas of valuations, mergers & acquisitions, and financial due diligence. In addition, he provided audit, accounting, internal control and consulting services while at Deloitte. Vince also holds the CFA and CBV designations.
Dr. Etienne Dinel – VP Geology
Dr. Dinel is a Geologist with over 10 years of experience in the mining industry, with an expertise in structural geology, petrology and geochemistry of ore deposits. He has led multiple field mapping projects with various Canadian governmental geological surveys in collaboration with major mining companies such as Goldcorp, St. Andrew Goldfields and Globestar Mining. Previously, he held the position of Senior Geologist with Tau Capital Corp. Dr. Dinel has a Bachelor’s of Geology – Physics (Honours) and a Ph.D. in economic geology, both from the University of Ottawa. He completed post-doctoral studies at the University of Toronto and the Geological Survey of Canada.
Mike Shaw – VP Exploration
Mr. Shaw is a Geologist with over 25 years experience in the mining and exploration industry. He has worked as a consultant for over 12 years providing technical and management services for both exploration and mining projects and has diverse commodity and geographical experience, working in Africa, Asia and North and South America. Prior to his consulting career, Mr. Shaw worked for 10 years in exploration with JCI Limited and as a mine geologist with Goldfields in South Africa. Mr. Shaw has a B.Sc. degree from the University of Natal and a B.Sc. Hons. degree from the University of Johannesburg.