Management

Stephen Stewart

Stephen Stewart M.Sc., MBA CEO and Director

Stephen is the CEO and Director of Orefinders Resources Inc. and QC Copper & Gold, both TSX Venture listed companies, while also being a Chair of Mistango River Resources and Baselode Energy Corp. He is also founder of the Ore Group, an organization focused on natural resource discovery and development.

Stephen is the founder and Chairman of the Young Mining Professionals Scholarship Fund, the largest mining-focused charitable organization and fund, which supports mining engineering and geology education in Canada.

Stephen holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and a Master of Science from the University of Florida.


Joel Friedman

Joel Friedman CFO

Joel is a finance professional with over 13 years of experience working in the mining and cannabis industries. Most recently, Joel served as the CFO of Khiron Life Sciences Corp, prior to this, he was Vice President, Finance at CannTrust Inc., and Director of Finance at Primero Mining Corp.  and senior finance roles at Banro Corporation and Iamgold Corporation. Mr. Friedman began his career at Deloitte in the Real Estate and Resources group, where he worked with a variety of publicly listed clients throughout the mining lifecycle, from exploration to multi-asset operators. Mr. Friedman holds a CPA, CA and Honours Bachelor of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University, Canada. 


Jared Beebe

Jared Beebe Exploration Manager

Jared Beebe is the Exploration Manager for Orefinders Resources.  He is a proven minerals exploration geologist with thirty-five years of experience.  He discovered the first porphyry copper-gold deposit in northeast Africa (Jebel Oheir) in Sudan, found the Tonya copper deposit in central Nevada, advanced the Akasaba Project on the Cadillac Break in Quebec from six drill holes to half a million ounces of gold and increased the strike length of mineralization at Tahuehueto in Durango State, Mexico from one kilometer to seven kilometers.  He has experience in leading exploration teams in a variety of terrains ranging from the Great Basin in the western United States to the tropics of Borneo to the arctic zones of northern Canada and Alaska.  He has previous experience in a variety of senior positions including Exploration Manager for Qatar Mining Sudan, Alexandria Minerals and held directorships on several small gold exploration companies in the Great Basin.  He graduated with a B.S. in Geology from Metropolitan State College in Denver, Colorado and is a registered professional geologist in Quebec and Ontario.


Antoine Schwartzmann

Antoine Schwartzmann Project Geologist

Antoine Schwartzmann is our Project Geologist who joined our team in June 2018. Mr. Schwartzmann is responsible for the data management, modeling and targeting of our projects working directly with the VP of exploration, Charles Beaudry. Mr. Schwartzmann is a geologist with over 3 years of experience both in Canada and abroad. Previously he was working with Newmont in French Guyana from 2015 to 2018 as an Exploration Geologist in remote areas of the rain forest. Mr. Schwartzmann did his studies in France at the BRGM (France’s reference public institution for Earth Science applications in the management of surface and subsurface resources and risks) and did his master thesis with the IEP (International Explorers & Prospectors Inc.) performing lithogeochemical mapping to discover new potential areas for exploration.