Chris Buncic, MBA, CFA, P.EngPresident, CEO, and Director
Mr. Buncic is President & CEO of Ascendant Resources Inc. since January 2013, and has held several senior management positions with James Bay Resources, Delshen Therapeutics Corp., and BreqWatr Inc. Prior to, Mr. Buncic was an institutional equity research analyst at Mackie Research Capital, and at Cormark Securities prior. Mr. Buncic is a CFA Charterholder, has a MBA from Schulich School of Business, and a B.A.Sc in Mechanical Engineering from University of Toronto.
Cliff Hale-Sanders, MBA, CFAExecutive Vice President
Mr. Hale-Sanders’ career has spanned approximately 20 years in the capital markets industry working as a leading Base Metals and Bulk Commodities research analyst in Canada working at RBC Capital Markets, TD Securities, CIBC World Markets and Cormark Securities. During this period, Mr Hale-Sanders visited and reviewed numerous mining operations and corporate entities around the world. Mr Hale-Sanders holds a B.Sc. in Geology and Chemistry, an MBA from McMaster University and is a CFA Charter holder.
Rohan Hazelton, CPA, CAChief Financial Officer
Mr. Hazelton is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 20 years of international finance experience including 15 years in the mining sector. Has was formerly Vice President, Strategy at Goldcorp Inc. where he held a variety of roles including Vice President Finance, Chief Financial Officer of Mexican Operations and Corporate Controller. He holds a B.A. in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Harvard University.
Neil RingdahlChief Operating Officer
Mr. Ringdahl is a senior mining executive with over 23 years of international mining, development, and executive management experience. Previously, Mr. Ringdahl held the role of Chief Operating Officer at Orvana Minerals Corp., a multi-mine gold and copper producer where he oversaw operations, exploration initiatives and executive/corporate activities. He holds a bachelor's degree with Honors in mining engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa.