Ronald L. ParrattDirector, President and Chief Executive Officer
Ronald L. Parratt is a Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Renaissance Gold Inc. ("RenGold").
Ron was a co-founder and the President and Chief Executive Officer of AuEx Ventures, Inc. a Nevada- based junior gold/silver exploration company from 2003 until it was acquired by Fronteer Gold Inc. in late 2010 which led to the creation of RenGold as a "spin-out" of AuEx. Ron has over 35 years of exploration experience including service with Santa Fe Pacific Gold and Homestake Mining. He was directly involved in the discovery and development of the Rabbit Creek, Lone Tree, Trenton Canyon and Long Canyon gold deposits in Nevada totaling over 15 million ounces of gold.
Ron is a Certified Professional Geologist (CPG) with the American Institute of Professional Geologists (since 1989), a Registered Geologist in California (since 1976) and a Professional Geologist in Wyoming (since 1998). He is a graduate of Purdue University with degrees in geochemistry and economic geology. He is a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists, a member of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, a member and Vice President of the American Exploration and Mining Association, a member and Director of the Nevada Mineral Exploration Coalition and the member of the Geological Society of Nevada. Ron served on the State of Nevada Commission on Mineral Resources from 1991 until 2011.
Phone: (775) 337-1545
Richard L. Bedell, Jr.Director and Executive Vice President
Richard L. Bedell is a Director and Executive Vice President of RenGold. Along with Ron Parratt, Richard was a co-founder and Executive Vice President and Director for AuEx.
Richard has over 30 years of exploration experience including an adjunct faculty position in Exploration Geophysics at the Mackay School of Earth Sciences & Engineering. Previous work experience includes Homestake Mining Company as part of the Global Target Selection Team and managing the Technical Group for exploration and as an exploration geologist with BP Minerals and Rio Tinto. Richard is a recognized expert in remote sensing and geo-spatial technologies and was lead editor for a recent Society of Economic Geologists publication on remote-sensing.
Richard is a Certified Professional Geologist (CPG) with the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration. He is a graduate from The School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics, Hampshire College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1979, earned a Master of Science in geology from the University of Toronto in Ontario in 1985, and a Master of Science in Remote Sensing and GIS from the University of London, United Kingdom in 1986. Richard is a Fellow with the Society of Economic Geologists, a member of the American Exploration and Mining Association, the Geologic Remote Sensing Group, and a member of the Geological Society of Nevada. Richard is also on the board of the Society of Economic Geologists Foundation, and chairman of the board for TerraCore Inc. a private spectroscopy technology company focused on applications to the mining industry.
Phone: (775) 337-1545
Robert G. BoazDirector
Robert G. Boaz is a Director of RenGold and serves on the Company's Compensation and Audit Committees. From February 2007 to November 2010, he served as a director of AuEx and acted in the capacity of Chair of the Audit Committee.
Bob graduated with an honours Bachelor of Arts in Economics from McMaster University of Hamilton, Ontario and has a Masters Degree in Economics from York University in Toronto. He is a highly respected financial and economic strategist in Canadian bond and equity markets with experience related to equity research, portfolio management, institutional sales and investment banking. He, as a member of the special committee of the Board of AuEx was instrumental in the negotiations of the acquisition of AuEx by Fronteer.
Bob has over 20 years of experience in the financial industry, more recently as Managing Director, Investment Banking with Raymond James Ltd and Vice-President, Head of Research and in-house portfolio strategist for Dundee Securities Corporation.
He is currently the President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Aura Silver Resources Inc., a junior exploration company with properties located in Canada and Mexico; Chairman of the Board of Caracara Silver Inc. and serves on a number of other Boards in the junior exploration industry. He has also had several years experience in management positions for Ontario Hydro, Saskatchewan Power and Consumers Gas.
Lee A. GraberDirector
Lee A. Graber is a Director of RenGold and serves on the Company's Compensation and Audit Committees. From May 2004 to November 2010, he was a director of AuEx.
Lee is highly respected in the mining industry and is an expert in mergers and acquisitions, with expertise in structuring deals and negotiation. Lee served as Chair of the Special Committee in the negotiations regarding the acquisition of AuEx by Fronteer.
Lee has over 35 years of industry experience and is a founding partner of Pacific Road Capital Management Pty Limited, a private equity manager investing in the global mining industry. Lee was the Managing Director of Mergers & Acquisitions for Endeavor Financial Ltd., an investment banking firm, and Vice President, Corporate Development for Homestake Mining Company with interests in North and South America and Australia.
Lee is a graduate of the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Science (1969) and a Masters of Arts (1970). He has served as a director of many mining and development companies including Timmins Gold Corp and Far West Mining and currently serves as a director of First Bauxite Corporation and AUC LLC a private uranium development company.
Dieter A. Krewedl, Ph.D.Director
Dieter A. Krewedl is a Director of RenGold.
From May 2004 to November 2010, he was a director of AuEx, served as Chair of its Compensation Committee and a member of its Audit Committee. Dieter served on the special committee of AuEx that oversaw the negotiations of Fronteer's acquisition of AuEx.
Dieter has over 35 years of mineral exploration experience primarily with the following three major mining companies: Utah International/Pathfinder Mines Corporation (Areva) from 1973 to 1995 serving as Vice President of Exploration from 1990 to 1995; Echo Bay Mines, Ltd. from 1996 to 1998 as Vice President of Exploration; and Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation from 1998 to 2004 as Senior Vice President of Exploration. He is now a consulting geologist in the mining industry.
Dieter has a Ph.D. degree in Economic Geology from the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona (1974), a Masters degree in geology from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio (1967) and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio (1965).
He is a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geology and past President (2004 to 2006) of the Geological Society of Nevada (GSN). He served on the GSN's Board of Directors from 2006 to 2009 and has served as Vice Chair of the GSN Foundation since 2005.
Timothy M. JankeDirector
Timothy M. Janke is Chief Operating Officer of Pershing Gold and also maintains a consulting business, TM Janke Consulting, LLC.
Tim is highly skilled, experienced and award winning General Manager with a broad range of expertise in mining operations throughout the USA, Canada and Australia. He has a proven track record of professionalism in leading teams to succeed in start-ups and shut-downs as well as effecting change to improve production, costs and safety performance. In addition, Tim ran the acquisition program for Homestake Mining Corporation, Canada that included: evaluation of potential acquisitions and due diligence review for major business transactions.
Tim has over 40 years of experience principally in gold operations. He was employed by Homestake from 1980 to 2001, Barrick Gold Corporation from 2001 to 2002, during which periods he served as General Manager of the Ruby Hill Mine, General Manager of the Pinson mine, General Manager of the Nickel Plate Mine, and Mine Operations Superintendent for the McLaughlin Mine. More recently, Tim was employed by Goldcorp, Inc. (TSX) where he served as General Manager of the Marigold Mine and for a few months as Chief Operating Officer of AuEx.
Tim holds a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering in 1974 from the Mackay School of Mines, University of Nevada, Reno. He is a past Director of the Nevada Mining Association, and past Director, Silverado Area Council Boy Scouts.