William (Bill) Howald
William (Bill) Howald is a successful entrepreneur who founded several public companies as well as led the exploration division of a major mining company. He has extensive experience building effective exploration teams and delivering quality resources. As an executive, Mr. Howald provided strategic vision, planning, and implementation of many values creating programs for junior and senior gold producers. Most recently, he led the acquisition, build out and start-up of the Florida Canyon mine in west-central Nevada. The mine achieved commercial production within 18 months of being acquired. To date, Bill has raised approximately $300 million in project financing for properties in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Dominican Republic, and Nevada.
Prior to creating junior mining companies, he was General Manager of Exploration, the United States and Latin America, for Placer Dome Inc. During his tenure at Placer Dome, Mr. Howald was an integral part of the teams that delivered over 100Mozs of gold resources to the Placer portfolio. Several of these resources, including Turquoise Ridge, Pipeline, Pueblo Viejo, are now mines. While there, he also oversaw the last systematic drill campaign done on Silver Cloud.
Mr. Howald was born and educated in Butte, Montana, the “Richest Hill on Earth” and has over 34 years in the international exploration and mining industry gained primarily in the Western US, Mexico, and Central and South America. He is a Certified Professional Geologist and a Qualified Person as defined by NI43-101.
For nearly fifteen years, Andrew Pollard has established himself as a sought-after management consultant within the mining industry. Mr. Pollard founded the Mining Recruitment Group Ltd (MRG) in 2006 and has amassed a “Who’s Who” network in the mining & finance world, leveraging his personal relationships to help shape what have become some of the most prominent and successful resource companies. In a sector where management is crucial, he has served as a trusted advisor to exploration companies and producers ranging in size from seed round through to over $100 billion in market capitalization.
Chief Financial Officer
Kevin Strong has a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree and has a CPA, CGA designation as well as a Canadian Investment Manager designation.
Kevin Strong is experienced in the areas of finance, accounting, human resources, business planning, business development, compliance and governance. From 2008 to 2015, Kevin was the Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Administration and Corporate Secretary of Belgravia Capital International Inc. (formerly IC Potash Corp.) and rejoined Belgravia in 2016 as its CFO. From 2015 to 2017, Kevin was a Controller in the insurance industry. Prior to that, Kevin was the CFO of several other public and private companies in the resource and agricultural technology sectors. For 8 years prior to that, Kevin was the regional manager for the TSX Venture Exchange responsible for Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Since 2015, Kevin has been a consultant to multiple companies in the Cannabis sector assisting with financial reporting, financing, financial modeling, and due diligence. Kevin has served as a Director on the boards of public, private and non-profit companies and has served as the Audit Committee chairman and Governance Committee chairman of a public company. Kevin was previously a member of the Manitoba Premier’s Economic Advisory Council. In addition to that, Kevin has taught various courses for The University of Manitoba, Red River College, Assiniboine Community College, The Certified General Accountants Association of Manitoba, and The Canadian Securities Institute.
Amit Kumar, MSc (Geology), has more than 8 years experience working as a Geologist and Project Manager. He is a young enthusiastic and highly-organized professional with proven corporate management skills and initiative. As a project manager; he had successfully organized and supervised two drilling programs for the company in British Columbia (2009- 2011). He was responsible for project initiation, planning, execution, delivery, and close out.
Blackrock Gold Corp is committed to developing mineral assets through exploration which identify, bring forth and help seize any lucrative project opportunities to maximize shareholder value for investors.
Blackrock Gold believes in wealth creation for shareholders and is committed to increasing future wealth of the people and region that surround our operations.
Our goal is to achieve and maintain corporate ethical, moral, social responsible values and environmental standards and at all times.
Values & Ethics
Blackrock has set out values and standards which guide the conduct of our business, we commit to operate to the same high standard of integrity and responsibility. Our Values and Ethics is Blackrock’s code of conduct policy that applies to all our employees. Employees are expected to maintain and enhance our standing as a vigorous and ethical member of the business community, and are held accountable for compliance with this policy.
We take ownership for ourselves, and our work. We “do the right thing” for the business and our stakeholders.
We measure our performance and strive to excel at every level.
We make decisions and are responsible for our outcomes. We work openly and effectively with each other, leveraging the strength of the team.
Safety is non-negotiable: it ensures the well-being of our people and our business.