Nicole Brewster brings to Renforth a background which began growing up with an exploration geologist as a father and a first foray into the working world hands on in exploration, manually splitting kimberlite core. Nicole developed her exploration expertise away from only manual labour (though the opportunity is still relished and respected) and into the world of computers at the advent of data compilation, mapping and manipulation, including geophysics, to aid in exploration. After university a career in the investment/capital markets world, including certifications in securities, options and derivatives and financial planning, functioning in the capital markets and high net worth investors area, was entered, but eventually left in order to raise a family. The exploration world beckoned again, this became a role in a successful exploration contracting business with partners, active in several countries and on several projects. Those included, amongst many others, supporting and executing the Ring of Fire chromite discovery programs and participating in the re-opening of a mine and associated brownfield exploration in the pyrite belt of southern Spain. Personal focus in logistics, project support and execution on time and on budget, corporate development and functioning as a modelling technician in Gemcom and Datamine form the expertise brought to bear in Renforth. From a significant shareholder in Renforth to President, Nicole’s over-riding motivation began as, and continues to be, to unlock the value of the New Alger Property, the legacy of an old family friend, which Renforth initially held the rights to. Subsequent to becoming President Nicole fixed corporate issues financially and with the Board, consolidated all shareholders (including Nicole), brought the New Alger Property ownership to the 100% level, acquired Nixon-Bartleman, West Malartic and Denain-Pershing – the latter two joint ventured in order to conserve capital and develop strategic partnerships with SOQUEM and Chalice Gold respectively, and entered into the 100% option on the Parbec Deposit. Nicole currently focusses Renforth’s attention and capital on the development of New Alger and Parbec, the latter to complete the earn-in. Since assuming the role of President consulting fees associated with Nicole’s management services have been paid after accruing for a length of time with shares rather than cash, to date those shares have been valued at 5 cents, despite Renforth trading in most instances below that.
Renforth benefits from Kyle Appleby’s accounting expertise, supporting the Company’s bear market strategy of minimal fundraising and 100% deployment of funds raised to advance our projects with his detailed financial management skills. Kyle, a proud Toronto native (and a Leafs fan no less), became a CA in 2001, after his lifelong dream, of being lead guitarist, in a blues band, did not work out. Since that time Kyle has worked both the audit and the issuer side of the business, concentrating on providing, contract CFO services to a number of reporting issuers and private companies, active in the resource, agritech, technology and cannabis spaces with experience in take-overs and amalgamations. When not watching the books Kyle spends time with his wife and two young boys. In addition to his family Kyle’s other personal achievement he is most proud of is competing in and finishing the world’s longest survivalist canoe race over 3 days from Whitehorse to Dawson City.
Renforth’s financial affairs are overseen by Wally Rudensky who, in addition to being an independent director for Renforth and the Chair of the Audit Committee, is also a Partner at MNP LLP, specializing in corporate finance and taxation issues.