Officers

Directors 

Randy Buffington | Executive Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

Randy has over 28 years of management, operations, engineering and construction experience, which he attained through his various management positions at globally focused mid-tier and senior mining companies. He joins us most recently from Coeur d’Alene Mines Corporation, where he was Senior Vice President, Operations and was responsible for the safe operation of five mines located in Bolivia, Argentina, Mexico and the United States. Prior to that, he served in a variety of general management roles with Barrick Gold Corporation, including Managing Director of Barrick’s Lumwana copper mine in Zambia; General Manager of Barrick’s Goldstrike mine complex; and General Manager of their Ruby Hill and Bald Mountain mines in Nevada. Prior to his time at Barrick Gold Corporation, Mr. Buffington gained significant experience in Nevada working at Placer Dome Inc.’s Bald Mountain mine and Cominco American Inc.’s Buckhorn Mine. Randy has a Masters degree in Civil Engineering.

Stephen Jones | Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Steve currently serves as the Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Allied Nevada Gold Corp. Prior to that, he was President, CFO and Director of EPM Mining Ventures Inc. for which he raised the initial project funding. Steve was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Katanga Mining during 2006 to 2008 where he successfully raised approximately $300 million through various debt and equity financing instruments enabling the restart of underground and open-pit mines in the DRC. Other previous roles include Member of Riverway Petroleum Partners and Managing Director of El Paso Corporation in the oil and gas sector, and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold. Steve holds his B.B.A. in Finance from Texas A&M University and is a CPA.

Tracey Thom | Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications

Tracey has over 15 years of investor relations experience in the mining industry, working with companies in all stages of development from exploration to dual-listed multi-national organizations.  Prior to joining Allied Nevada, Tracey was with Andina Minerals Inc. as Vice President, Investor Relations. Before that she held the position of Director, Investor Relations and Communications at Kinross Gold Corporation (“Kinross”) and also began her career at TVX Gold Inc. until its acquisition by Kinross in 2003.

Randy Buffington | Executive Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

Randy has over 28 years of management, operations, engineering and construction experience, which he attained through his various management positions at globally focused mid-tier and senior mining companies. He joins us most recently from Coeur d’Alene Mines Corporation, where he was Senior Vice President, Operations and was responsible for the safe operation of five mines located in Bolivia, Argentina, Mexico and the United States. Prior to that, he served in a variety of general management roles with Barrick Gold Corporation, including Managing Director of Barrick’s Lumwana copper mine in Zambia; General Manager of Barrick’s Goldstrike mine complex; and General Manager of their Ruby Hill and Bald Mountain mines in Nevada. Prior to his time at Barrick Gold Corporation, Mr. Buffington gained significant experience in Nevada working at Placer Dome Inc.’s Bald Mountain mine and Cominco American Inc.’s Buckhorn Mine. Randy has a Masters degree in Civil Engineering.

David Kirsch
Jacob Mercer
John Ellis

John Ellis is a seasoned mining professional with a more than 50-year history of large-scale mine development and operations globally.  Mr. Ellis began his career in operations with Kennecott Copper, where he progressed quickly from operating roles to management roles before moving on to new opportunities.  He has most recently held various senior management roles for CVRD-Inco, including Managing Director of Voisey Bay Nickel and VP Operations for PT Indonesia. Prior to that, he was Chairman and CEO of Anglo Gold North America, Independence Mining Company and Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Company. He has also provided technical advice in a consulting capacity to major global producers such as CVRD-Inco, BHP (Australia), Queenstake Resources, AngloGold Ashanti and Anglo American. In addition to his newly appointed position as a Board member for Hycroft Mining, Mr. Ellis currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for International Tower Hill Mines Ltd., Sunshine Silver Mines and Jaguar Mining Inc. Mr. Ellis is a graduate of the Haileybury School of Mines and holds a B.Sc. from Montana Tech University.

Jonathan Segal
Michael Harrison

Michael Harrison has over 20 years of executive, financial and technical experience in the mining industry. Mr. Harrison is currently a Managing Director in the mining and metals group of Sprott Resource Holdings.  Prior to joining Sprott Resource Holdings, he held the position of President and CEO of Adriana Resources Inc., and Vice President, Corporate Development for Coeur Mining Inc. Mr. Harrison served on the Board of Directors of Corsa Coal Corp. (TSXV: CSO). He previously worked for Cormark Securities Inc. and National Bank Financial in the mining investment banking groups raising funds and providing mergers and acquisition advice to listed and private mining companies, including the creation of Hycroft Mining’s predecessor company. Prior to earning an MBA, he worked internationally for BHP Billiton Exploration Division as a Project Geophysicist. Mr. Harrison holds a B.Sc.E in Geophysics from Queen’s University, and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario.