Directors, Management and Advisors

D. Mark Appleby
President & Chief Executive Officer, Director

Mr. Appleby was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Tartisan Resources Corp. in December 2010. Mr. Appleby has over 30 years of experience in a variety of disciplines relating to investment banking, corporate finance and the capital markets. Mr. Appleby's career began in 1983, where he served as an intern at Manulife in the equity and fixed income departments. In 1987 he joined First Boston Canada Ltd., where he reached the position of Vice-President-Bond Trading. Subsequently, Mr. Appleby has worked as an investment executive with Scotia Mcleod Inc., and is co-founder of The Atlantis Group, a Company specializing in a variety of disciplines including the resource sector. Mr. Appleby was also a Director of Guyana Goldfields Inc. [TSX: GUY] for five years.

Dan Fuoco
Chief Financial Officer

Dan Fuoco, is the Chief Financial Officer of Tartisan Resources Corp. Mr. Fuoco is also currently CFO of Northern Sphere Mining Corp., (C:NSM). From 1998 to 2011 Mr. Fuoco held various positions at Magna International Inc. and MI Developments Inc. including Finance Director, Special Projects Chairman's Office/Vice Chairman's Office. Prior to that, Mr. Fuoco was Senior Manager, Financial Audit at Deloitte & Touche Toronto office from 1986 to 1998. Mr. Fuoco is a Chartered Accountant and has a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from the Schulich School of Business York University, Toronto, Ontario.

Mr. Yves P. Clement, P.Geo.

Mr. Clement is a professional geologist with over 28 years’ experience in the generation, evaluation and development of a wide variety of mineral resources hosted by a broad spectrum of geological environments in Canada, South America, and West Africa. He has held Exploration Manager and VP, Exploration positions in several countries, and has extensive joint venture generation / project management experience and hands-on exploration experience in Archean / Proterozoic greenstone and Andean Cordillera settings, including: greenstone - hosted lode / shear gold, volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS), magmatic Ni-Cu-PGM, low & high sulphidation epithermal Au – Ag, porphyry Cu - Mo & Au - Cu, Cu-Au skarn, Fe Oxide Cu–Au (IOCG), stratabound volcanic redbed copper (Manto-type), intrusion – related gold, and lateritic terranes.

Mr. Clement is currently VP, Exploration of Xtra-Gold Resources Corp. (TSX: XTG), a junior mineral exploration company focused on gold exploration in Ghana, West Africa. Yves is fluent in Spanish and has extensive exploration / project management experience in Latin American countries, including: Peru, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, and Mexico. Prior to joining Xtra-Gold, he was VP, Exploration of Ginguro Exploration Inc. (TSX-V: GEG) and VP, Corporate Development of Golden Sierra Resources Corp. (Private Issuer), where he was responsible for the generation of precious and base metal exploration opportunities in Chile and Ecuador. Mr. Clement received a Geological Engineering Technology diploma from Cambrian College of Applied Arts and Technology, Sudbury, Ontario; and is a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (“APGO”).


Denis Laviolette, B.Sc‎,
Earth Science (Geology)

Mr. Laviolette is an intermediate level mining and exploration professional with approximately 10 years of experience in exploration, advanced mine operations, start-up mine management, QA/QC, grass roots exploration, financing and acquisitions, working in Northern Ontario (Timmins, Kirkland Lake and Red Lake), Norway and Ghana. He is also experienced with respect to GIS, 3D-modeling, resource delineation/estimation and large scale regional target delineation and production work, with a focus in Archean meso-thermal gold terranes and structural geology. He is currently applying for APGO (Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario) membership. Mr. Laviolette received his B.Sc, Earth Science (Geology) from Brock University, in St. Catharines, Ontario.‎ Mr. Laviolette is currently employed with Brownstone Energy Inc. in Toronto and is also a director of Xtra-Gold Resources Corp. (T:XTG) and Northern Sphere Mining Corp. (C:NSM).


Douglas M. Flett, J.D.

Douglas M. Flett, J.D., graduated from the University of Windsor Law School in 1972 and was called to the (Ontario) Bar in 1974. He practiced in his own corporate-commercial law firm until 1996 when he retired from practising law for a career in the resource industry. He continues to be a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. He has been a Director of KWG Resources Inc. (KWG:CNSX) since 2006. He is a past Director of Kenora Prospectors & Miners Ltd., and is past President and currently a Director of Fletcher Nickel Inc., and a Director of Debuts Diamonds Inc. Mr. Flett is a member of the Compensation and Audit Committees for Tartisan Resources Corp. He has completed the Rotman Institute of Corporate Directors SME Program