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 Director of Mistango River Resources, a CSE-listed company. He is also Managing Partner of Minvest Partners; a private group 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, supporting 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.


Keith Benn

Keith Benn V.P. Exploration

Dr. Benn holds a Ph.D. in structural geology and a post-doctoral degree in the structure and tectonics of Precambrian greenstone belts. Most recently, Keith was Director of Structural Geology for Goldcorp Inc., and he has extensive and relevant experience in the Abitibi region as well as in other Precambrian greenstone regions in Canada, Africa and South America. Keith will be collaborating with Charles Beaudry, who will remain a key member of Orefinders and Mistango exploration brain trust.


Jeff Potwarka

Jeff Potwarka CFO

Jeffrey is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Certified Management Accountant with over 20 years of financial experience working with small-cap public companies in Canada. From 2013 to 2015, he was director of Winston Resources Inc., a junior mining company. From 2005 to 2009, Jeff was the Chief Financial Officer of Ausnoram Holdings Ltd, a Canadian publicly listed investment company. Previously, he was a principal with a private merchant banking company focused on financing and consulting to public companies.

He is a graduate of the University of Waterloo with an Honours Bachelor of Mathematics degree.


Gautam Narayanan

Gautam Narayanan VP of Business Development

Gautam is currently the V.P. of Corporate Development for Orefinders Resources and QC Copper and Gold. Before joining Orefinders, he was a research associate at Canaccord Genuity, covering base metals and precious metal equities. Gautam was previously an independent consultant focused on providing research and analysis on the general mining space, and more specifically, in fertilizer commodities such as phosphate and potash. He holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Geology from the University of Toronto and a Master of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University.