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Board of Directors

Christopher Crupi, CA


Mr. Crupi is a Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and co-founder of Paramount Gold and Silver. Mr. Crupi has been its CEO since 2004 and is responsible for building and financing the company. Prior to this, Chris spent 10 years working for international accounting firms including Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers corporate advisory mandates. From 1988 to 1993 Mr. Crupi was an assistant in the office of the Deputy Prime Minister of Canada.

Michel Yvan Stinglhamber


Mr. Stinglhamber has a long and distinguished career in the Mexican mining industry. He currently represents Umicore Belgium (formerly Union Miniere) in Mexico, a US $5 billion public company, active in precious metals products and catalysts, advanced materials and zinc specialties. Mr. Stinghamber is also the Chairman of the Mining Group - Compania Minera Misiones SA de CV.; he is on the Board of Directors of Marina Costa Baja, Mexico; and, is on the Advisory Board of "Sea Watch" and member of Pronatura, both of which are non-governmental organizations focused on conservation issues.

Between 1991 and 2000, Mr. Stinglhamber was on the Board of Directors and also served on the Technical Board of Mexicana de Cananea SA de CV. In 1990, he was instrumental in the Union Miniere team that worked in Mexico for the pre-financing of the acquisition of La Caridad copper mine from Nafinsa for "Mexicana de Cobre" of the Larrea Group, Grupo Mexico. Between 1980 and 1986, he represented Aquaroc International in Mexico, a filial of the Consortium "BURRUS" Switzerland. Mr. Stinglhamber was President of the Belgo Luxemburg Mexican Chamber of Commerce in 1987, and in 2002, was awarded the Belgian decoration of "Officer of the Crown".

John Carden, Ph.D Geology


Dr. Carden has more than 20 years' experience in exploration management, teaching, and research. He has broad experience in managing large exploration programs including tracking costs, managing personnel, negotiating leases and contracts, writing technical reports, delivering verbal presentations, writing permitting and compliance documents for state and federal agencies, and managing remote drilling programs involving camp logistics. He has a proven track record for discovery of ore deposits in the western United States, with a gross metal value of more than $250 million.

While at Echo Bay, he discovered the 600,000 ounce silver Lamefoot deposit, Echo Bay's highest-grade and lowest cost producer, and the Easy Junior - a 250,000 ounce sediment-hosted gold deposit located in White Pine County, Nevada. Most recently, Dr. Carden has consulted on gold projects in Mexico for Minefinders in Chihuahua and Sonora states, and in Zacatecas for Corex Gold Corp. Dr. Carden has a Ph.D. in Geology from the Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska and an M.Sc. degree in Geology from Kent State University, Kent, Ohio. He is a Licensed Geologist in the State of Washington and a member of the American Institute of Professional Geologists and the Society of Economic Geologists.

Robert G. Dinning

Chairman of the Board

Robert G. Dinning, is a Chartered Accountant, and a lifetime member of The Alberta Institute of Chartered Accountants having qualified with the firm of Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co, now known as KPMG. Mr. Dinning was employed for 5 years in the Investment industry through a subsidiary of a major Canadian Bank and subsequently became Chief Financial Officer of a large public broadcasting company which he held for 6 years.

Mr. Dinning is Chairman of Industrial Minerals, Inc, a company involved in the development of a graphite mine in Northern Ontario, Chief Financial Officer of Apolo Gold & Energy Inc, a Company that has carried out exploration activities in Asia and is CFO of ATAC Resources currently exploring for gold in the Yukon.

Eliseo Gonzalez-Urien


Mr. Gonzalez-Urien is one of the most highly regarded exploration geologists in the mining industry. From 1989 through 2001 Mr. Gonzalez-Urien held various executive positions with Placer Dome Inc. including Senior Vice President of the parent company and President of Placer Dome Exploration Inc. During this period he was charged with ultimate responsibility for Placer Dome´s worldwide exploration activities. Prior to Placer Dome, Mr. Gonzalez-Urien held senior positions with BHP-Utah Inc. and Noranda. He holds a degree in Geology from the University of Santiago, Chile, followed by post graduate studies in Geology at the University of California, Berkley.

Christopher Reynolds, CGA


Mr. Reynolds has over 20 years of mineral industry and public accounting experience and is currently the Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Seabridge Gold Inc., a TSX and AMEX listed corporation. He previously served as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Norsemont Mining Inc. and as Senior Vice President, CFO and Secretary of SouthernEra Diamonds Inc. He has held various finance and accounting positions at Southern Platinum Corp., TVX Gold Inc., Inmet Mining Corporation and Price Waterhouse, now PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Reynolds also served as a director of Arizona Star Resource Corp. Mr. Reynolds became a Certified General Accountant in 1994 and received a B.A. (Economics) from McGill University in 1987.

Shawn Kennedy


Mr. Kennedy joined the Paramount Board in September 2010. His first prospector's license was issued in British Columbia in 1974. In 1981 he incorporated X-Cal Resources Ltd as a private company under the name of X-Calibre Resources. The company was listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange in 1985. Mr. Kennedy served as CEO of X-Cal from incorporation until the company was acquired by Paramount in 2010. During the period from 1982-1997 Mr. Kennedy worked closely with Mining Hall of Fame Member Dr. Franc R. Joubin. During the period 1991-2010 Kennedy worked with a group of well known professionals to assemble and document gold properties in Nevada which are now owned by Paramount.