Management & Directors
Hans J. Rasmussen
President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
Mr. Rasmussen has over 28 years of professional experience in the mining industry as a geophysicist / geologist. He was appointed President of Colombia Crest Gold Corp. (formerly Eaglecrest Explorations Ltd.) in January 2007, adding to his previous title of Chief Operating Officer and member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Rasmussen has held senior positions with mining exploration companies in North and South America and worked as a consultant with clients that included Teck Cominco Ltd., Quadra Mining Ltd. and Mansfield Minerals Inc. His experience includes conducting and managing all geological and geophysical aspects of exploration, commercial transactions and investor relations. His prior employment included four years with Newmont Exploration Ltd., 12 years with the Kennecott Exploration / Rio Tinto group, including three years as Country Manager of Argentina and Bolivia. Most recently, Mr. Rasmussen was Chief Geophysicist with White Knight Resources. Mr. Rasmussen is an active member of the Society of Exploration Geologists, Northwest Mining Association and the Geologic Society of Nevada. He graduated with a Master of Science from the University of Utah, and holds Bachelor of Science degrees in geology and physics from Southern Oregon State College. Mr. Rasmussen is also a Director of Pachamama Resources Ltd., StoneShield Capital Corp., and Golden Phoenix Minerals, Inc.
Carl B. Hansen
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Mr. Hansen is currently the President and CEO of Atacama Pacific Gold Corporation with exploration activities in Chile. Prior to that, from December 2003 to January 2009, Hansen was Co-Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Andina Minerals Inc., a public company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (ADM). A Geologist with over 20 years of international experience in the exploration and mining industry, his career has encompassed various exploration, operational and head office positions with both junior exploration and senior mining companies including INCO, TVX Gold, and Kinross. He is also a director of Solfotara Mining Corporation and a number of private resource and technology companies. Mr. Hansen graduated with a B.Sc. (Hon) from Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario.
Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary
Mr. Jung became the Chief Financial Officer of Colombia Crest Gold Corp. (formerly Eaglecrest Explorations Ltd.) in October 2003 and has over 25 years experience in the areas of finance and business with a major international chartered accounting firm and a TSX Venture Exchange company.
Vice President Business Development, Latin America
Mr. Lienhard has more than 25 years of mining experience with Bear Creek Mining Company and Kennecott Exploration. In his previous positions, Mr. Lienhard was involved in all phases of exploration in Latin America, including project and country management with Kennecott and junior exploration companies. He received a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of Arizona in 1976.
Country Manager, Colombia
Mr. Lemuz is a Geologist (B.Sc.) and has 20 years of General Management, Exploration Management and Geological experience with LatinGold Ltd., AngloGold-Ashanti and various other junior and major exploration companies. Mr. Lemuz began his career with Newmont in Bolivia and now resides in Lima, Peru. Mr. Lemuz remains an active member of the Bolivian Geological Society, Mining Society of Bolivia and Mining Society of Peru.
John E. Bolaños
Qualified Person, Geologist
Mr. Bolaños received his Masters Degree (M.Sc.) in Mining Geology from the Camborne School of Mines (U.K.), previously he received his B.Sc. in Geology (honours degree) at the Central University of Ecuador. He is a Registered Member (Qualified Person) of the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration of the USA (SME), Member of the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG), Professional Geologist Engineer (G.E.), Fellow of the Geological Society of London (FGS). Fluent in Spanish and English. Twenty two years experience in the exploration and mining industry in the roles of Consulting Geologist, Exploration Manager, General Manager and Vice-President of Exploration for mining companies throughout the Americas. His Career includes work with the British Geological Survey-Ecuador, and several mining companies mainly from Canada and USA. Experienced in hard rock deposits and placer discoveries.
Mr. Ramos joined Eaglecrest on February 1 2008 as Resource Specialist and Computer Analyst. Mr. Ramos has 10 years experience in Argentina and Nevada with all aspects of database management and computer skills, and most importantly with multiple resource calculations for companies such as Gryphon Gold Corp, Midway Gold Corp and Golden Phoenix Minerals Inc. Mr. Ramos received his B.Sc. in Computer, Applications for Metals Exploration and Mining from the University of Salta, Salta, Argentina, in 1996.
Director, Chairman Audit and Compensation Committees
Mr. Pladsen has extensive experience in corporate finance and financial reporting for public and private companies. Mr. Pladsen received his Chartered Accountant designation with KPMG LLP in Toronto in the mid 1980s and has since held various financial positions with TSX listed, TSX-V listed and private mining and technology companies. These positions include CFO of Katanga Mining Limited from 2004 to 2006, CFO of Andina Minerals Inc. from 2005 to 2008 and CFO of Merc International Minerals Inc. since December 2008. Mr. Pladsen has also done some consulting work for several TSX-V listed junior mining companies. Mr. Pladsen holds a BBA degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, is a director of Merc International Minerals, Northfield Capital Corporation, Hosted Data Transaction Solutions Inc. and White Pine Resources Inc.
Mr. Palmer began his career at Peat Marwick, Mitchell & Company in the late 1970's. He graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.Sc. in Accounting and is a certified public accountant in the state of California. Mr. Palmer has 30 years of extensive experience in finance; specializing in cash management and investment planning, and tax planning. Palmer provides controllership to business clients and business management services to high net worth persons including actors, directors and producers in the entertainment business. He has been a committed investor in Colombia Crest Gold Corp. (formerly Eaglecrest Explorations Ltd.) for seven years.
Mr. McKellar is President of Capella, a real estate development company based in San Diego California. His developments have been constructed primarily in San Diego, Orange County, Reno and Sacramento. In March of 2009, Mr. McKellar established LightStream, L.P., a company manufacturing a product consisting of ultraviolet cured resin reinforced with fiberglass, to reline large diameter sewer pipes in need of rehabilitation or replacement. His current clients are underground contractors in the U.S., Canada and Chile, working for municipalities and public utilities. Mr. McKellar serves on the boards of The Bishop's School, the Neurosciences Institute, Scripps Institute of Oceanography (Director's Cabinet) and Pastors to Prisoners. He is a member of the Coastal San Diego chapter of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO).
Manager, Corporate Communications
Dan brings extensive experience as an entrepreneur and business owner of several major companies coupled with a sterling career in the Investment Banking Industry. Dan was the Owner/President of several Residential Building Companies from 2002 up until he joined Colombia Crest Gold in 2011. From 1995 to 2002 Dan was the Owner/CFO of the largest privately owned flooring company in Oregon with annual sales exceeding $50 million. From 1990 to 1995 Dan worked as a Stock Broker/Investment Consultant at various major Bank and Investment Companies. He spent 5 years, 1985 to 1990, working as an Advertising Account Executive for a NBC Television Affiliate. Dan began his career working for an advertising agency in New York from 1983 to 1984. Dan’s role is to manage all phases of Colombia Crests’ corporate development and marketing efforts. Dan holds a B.Sc. in Communications from the University of Oregon.