CEO & Director
As Founder, CEO and a director of Masivo Silver Corp since 2014, David Coburn has focused on acquiring gold and silver operations in Mexico. A seasoned entrepreneur, Coburn has spent the majority of his business career in the plastics and chemical industries developing successful operations with partners, such as GE Plastics, GE Capital, Dow Chemical, Dupont Chemical, BASF, and Bayer. His primary focus was building and acquiring companies with operations in Mexico, the USA and China. He and his business interests have held significant investments in the renewable energy/oil and gas, and natural resource sectors over the past thirty years. BSc (Business Admin), Northern Arizona University.
Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary
Michele Pillon has been a director and officer of a number of public companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and has 25 years of experience in the junior mining exploration sector. Her primary focus has been providing accounting and regulatory assistance to public companies.
George Cantua has 30 years in precious and base metals development and production, and was formerly the Operations Supervisor at Barrick Gold's Pueblo Viejo facility, from 2010 to 2013, processing 24,000 tons of ore per day. Prior to Barrick, he was General Supervisor at Asarco Ray, operating a 24-hour sag and ball mill, and sulfide copper recovery plant. Cantua has been involved in nine plant start-ups during his mining career, and holds an exceptional safety and environmental record.
Mark Bailey holds a Master’s in Geology, and is a registered professional geologist with over 40 years experience, most recently holding the role of President and CEO of TSX-listed Minefinders Corporation Ltd. from 1995 to its sale in 2012. While with Minefinders, he was responsible for the discovery and development of resources totaling more than 3 million ounces of gold and 165 million ounces of silver as well as the eventual sale of the company to Pan American Silver Corp. for C$1.5 Billion in 2012.
Prior to his tenure with Minefinders, Bailey held senior positions with Equinox Resources Inc. and Exxon Minerals. He is presently a director of Entree Gold, Mason Resources, Dynasty Metals & Mining, and Northern Lion and owner of M.H. Bailey & Associates LLC, a consulting Geologist company.
David Dupre has over 45 years of experience in mineral and petroleum exploration, major project management, and corporate administration of public companies operating in North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.
He was involved in the discovery of the Eskay Creek mine as project manager while at Keewatin Engineering, a major Mining Consultancy that he co-founded.
Mr. Quigley, has extensive exploration experience for precious and base metals, platinum group metals, uranium, diamonds, and industrial minerals, as an industry and consulting geologist throughout North America -- from grassroots exploration through discovery and mine development.
Mr. Quigley, obtained a master's of science degree in geology from Queen's University in 1990 from the mineral exploration program (QMinEx), and a master's of science degree in biology in 1978 from the University of Minnesota. He is a certified professional geologist licensed by the American Institute of Professional Geologists (CPG No. 11962) and by the State of Minnesota.