Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Colas is a seasoned finance executive with over 20 years of experience with publicly listed mining and forestry companies and 5 years of experience in private-equity real estate. Mr. Colas spent over 13 years in progressively senior finance roles with Barrick Gold Corp, culminating in his 2007 assignment as finance manager at the Veladero Mine in Argentina, where he was a seminal part of the team that successfully turned around the operation. From 2010-2013, he was controller of junior gold explorer Rainy River Resources, following which he was VP and CFO of FNI Mining. In 2015, Mr. Colas joined as CFO of Potentia Solar, a rooftop solar company founded by a private equity group and, after its sale, he continued as CFO of a family office focusing on senior-care investments through mid-2020. From 2020 through 2021 Mr. Colas was CFO of dual-listed silver producer Excellon Resources and most recently, he was CFO of GreenFirst Forest Products. Mr. Colas holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto, and he obtained his CA designation in 1995, having started his career in 1992 as an auditor with Price Waterhouse.