Management & Directors









Management Profiles


Christophe Bernard, CFA
Chief Executive Officer

Christophe Bernard is Co-President of Vincere Resource Group LLC. He started his professional career as an engineer in the energy sector before gaining extensive experience in structured and project finance. Mr. Bernard has spent more than 16 years providing capital for the construction of projects in the infrastructure, power, and mining sectors, most notably at BNP Paribas in New York, where he served in various positions including Co-Head of the Metals & Mining Structured Debt Group for the Americas until late 2011. Mr. Bernard has an M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Arts & Métiers ParisTech, obtained an M.B.A. in finance from Cox School of Business, Dallas, TX, and is a CFA Charter holder.




Carlos Escribano, CGA
Chief Financial Officer

Carlos is a Certified General Accountant and graduate of the University of British Columbia. He has held several senior level accounting and financial reporting positions with producing and development stage publicly-listed companies in the mining industry. In his previous role, Carlos served as CFO and VP Finance for a resource company publicly listed in Canada and the USA. His experience includes financial and strategic management, debt and equity financing, regulatory compliance, business development and acquisition analysis, treasury and budgeting.




Kevin Francis
Vice President Technical Services

Kevin is a Professional Geologist and NI 43-101 Qualified Person with extensive experience in due diligence and technical studies of advanced development projects and operating mines. He has 25 years of Mine Geology/Technical Studies management experience, developed with operating and developmental mining companies and with an internationally recognized mining consultancy. He's championed best practices in mine geology and resource estimation at base and precious metal mines worldwide. He holds a B.A. and MSc in geology from the University of Colorado.


Board of Directors


Michael Sheldon

Michael is Co-President of Vincere Resource Group LLC. Mr. Sheldon has spent the past 25 years in private equity, executive management and investment banking. He is an experienced global deal maker and operator, having been CEO, president or board member of 17 companies. Michael was previously Managing Director of the international private equity business for Trust Company of the West, responsible for a combined portfolio value of approximately $600 million, US President of the European Technology Fund, and an investment banker with Merrill Lynch and First Boston. Michael holds an engineering/computer science degree from Northwestern University and an MBA from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth.




Christophe Bernard, CFA
Director and Chief Executive Officer




Michel Tardif

Michel is an investor involved in senior financial ventures and was formerly a financial analyst for brokerage firms in Montreal. He holds an MBA from HEC (L'Université de Montréal) with a concentration in finance.




Xuanren (Joe) Wu

Mr. Wu holds a Bachelor‘s degree of Mechanical Engineering from Wuhan University and a Master’s degree of Engineering, Geology from China University of Geoscience. He is in charge of all overseas mining investments made by Rich Stone Investment Co. Ltd. and his focus includes discovering and developing mining opportunities globally. He has played a leading role in structuring all transactions that Rich Stone has participated in since 2009.