Our Team

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Sean Samson, President, CEO and Director

Mr. Samson is the Founding CEO of transition.inc (and ran its predecessor Rogue, since 2016). Sean is a mining executive with more than 25 years of management and financial experience. An expert on critical minerals and low-carbon project development- he founded EV Nickel (TSXV:EVNI) and led it from IPO through to a $70M+ valuation. Prior to this he was VP & Head of Corporate Development at FNI Mining for four years, including a period of six months as interim COO- responsible for safety, mine development and operations at a 250 person underground nickel mine near Sudbury, Ontario. In 2012, Sean won the Canadian Young Mining Leader award from the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum. Prior to FNI, he was VP, Commercial Development at Kinross Gold Corporation for five years where he had diverse, multi-functional responsibilities including: supply chain, energy, merger integration, enterprise risk and capital approvals, leading a team of more than 300 people across eight countries. He also helped run an energy demand management software company and was Director of Strategy and M&A for the largest non-utility energy company in North America. Mr. Samson began his career as a management consultant at Bain & Company and traded for investment banks in New York and Europe. Mr. Samson received his A.B. from Harvard (USA), an MBA from Cambridge (UK) and is a qualified Surface Miner in Ontario. He is a past board member with the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada and Mental Health Research Canada, a Cleantech advisor at MaRS (a Toronto based Innovation Centre) and remains active in Scouts Canada.

Paul Davis- VP, Technical and Director

Mr. Davis has over 30 years of executive, exploration and mine management experience for large multinational and junior companies, including since 2016 with Rogue, the predecessor company to transition.inc. Paul also serves as VP, Exploration at EV Nickel, where he led the team which discovered one of the world's largest nickel sulphide deposits. Prior to this, Mr. Davis was VP Exploration at FNI Mining and over his career he has headed mining and exploration teams in the discovery, development and mining of projects in Canada, Finland, Australia and Peru. His responsibilities include scoping and feasibility studies; project and mine permitting, environmental compliance and reporting, off-take and acquisition agreement negotiation, implementation and monitoring, corporate development, asset evaluation, due diligence analysis and economic models. Mr. Davis received his BSc- Honours Geology from the University of Western Ontario and MSc- Economic Geology from the University of Alabama (USA).

Travis Gingras- CFO

Mr. Gingras has more than twenty years of experience in finance, strategic planning, project management, accounting policy and financial reporting. Travis previously held CFO and executive level positions in a number of publicly traded exploration and mining companies including as CFO of Integra Gold Corp (formerly TSXV:ICG, purchased by Eldorado Gold in 2017). Mr. Gingras is a CPA, CMA and received his Bachelors of Commerce and MBA, both from the University of British Columbia.

Christopher Wolfenberg- Director

Mr. Wolfenberg is a Partner with the law firm of Dentons Canada LLP. Prior to Dentons, he was Partner with Fasken Martineau LLP and prior thereto a Partner with Norton Rose Fullbright. Mr. Wolfenberg received his Bachelor of Social Sciences from the University of Ottawa, a LLB from Queen's University and a LLM from Cornell University (USA). Mr. Wolfenberg is a member of the Law Society of Alberta.

Julie Ward- Director

Ms. Ward is a Professional Engineer who has spent most of her career at Hatch, working in the mining and metals industry. After business school, she joined Bain and Company as a strategy consultant, and is currently a Director at Canadian Shield Capital, a private equity investment and advisory firm partnered with Hatch. Ms. Ward holds a Bachelor of Engineering from McGill University and an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. She is fully bilingual in French and English.

François Cartier- Director

Mr. Cartier is a trained engineer with extensive financial and commercial experience, particularly in Quebec, including with La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and Hydro Québec. He began his career as a consultant in Montréal with Capgemini and after business school with Direct Energy. Mr. Cartier holds a Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering from Polytechnique Montréal, an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and a Global Professional Master of Laws, also from the University of Toronto. He is fully bilingual in French and English and is a member of L'Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec.

Mark Isto- Advisor

Mark Isto is a retired mining executive with over 35 years international experience in mine management and project development. Highlights of his career included: EVP and Chief Operating Officer at Royal Gold Inc., COO of FNI Mining and EVP-Projects at Kinross Gold. Mr. Isto holds a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering from the Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology as well as an MBA from the University of Nevada – Reno.