The board and management of International Star are experienced mine operators and developers with experience from some of the world’s largest, most successful gold companies with a proven ability to develop and grow production for the benefit of the Company’s shareholders.
Michael F. Shea, CEO, Chairman
Mr. Shea has more than 25 years of Corporate Finance experience having held senior positions at Citigroup, ABN Amro, GE Capital & Bank of America.
Shea’s background includes mergers & acquisitions, capital raising, structuring finance, restructurings and investor relations with for Fortune 1000 companies (e.g. Disney, Northrop, and Flour Corporationa), as well as, junior miners (e.g. Imagin Natural Resources and St. Cloud Mining). Mr. Shea’s experience has also included a position as Chief Financial Officer for a small-cap junior mining company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, with full responsibility for audits, Exchange reporting, legal, investor relations and capital raising.
Mr. Shea’s success at structuring and completing capital market transactions for billion dollar companies will be a benefit to the company.
Howard Metzler, Director, Vice President of Operations
Howard Metzler is a Registered Professional Geologist with over 30 years experience.
Metzler has extensive experience in exploration geology, primarily high grade vein and disseminated gold/silver deposits in the Southwest. Recent experience includes exploration and development of exotic copper, VMS and detachment hosted gold deposits in Northern Arizona. Metzler also has experience in tungsten and uranium exploration in the western U.S., placer evaluations in Oregon, Montana, Nevada and Bolivia. Metzler began his career as a exploration/development geologist with J.R. Simplot and PPG Industries.
As an independent geologist, Mr. Metzler has worked for clients including Simplot, Romarco Minerals, SGV Resources, Anvil Resources and several other well know mining companies.
It should be noted that his work at Romarco (initial evaluation and property acquisition) led to the development by Franco and Newmont Gold of the Midas Mine, which continues in production.
Barbara Carroll, Director, Vice President of Project Development
Barbara Carroll, is a certified Professional Geologist by the American Institute of Professional Geologist with over 30 years of wide ranging international exploration experience in the mining industry.
Ms. Carroll established GeoGRAFX GIS Services in 1991, a firm providing professional and technical geological services and products to the resource, exploration and mining industries worldwide and serves as its President and Principal.
She has a wealth of experience thru projects such as Project Manager for Phelp’s Dodge Mining Co.’s Jerome Project, a multi-million dollar preliminary evaluation of the remaining potential of the United Verde Mine in Arizona, Hecla’s San Sebastian Silver Deposit in Durango Mexico, Lisbon Valley Copper Deposit, Utah, the Wate Uranium Project Vane/Uranium One JV, Kerrs gold project situated north of Kirkland Lake , Ontario for Sage Gold . She was part of the team that brought the San Luis gold deposit in Colorado online for Battle Mountain Gold.
Ms. Carroll specializes in project management including exploration projects, resource modeling for advanced exploration projects, computer based 3D geological modeling and interpretation of the various geological deposits, permitting and feasibility studies as well as NI 43-101 technical report writing.