Nikolaos Cacos, M.I.M.
President & CEO, Director
Mr. Cacos brings +30 years of executive level management and advisory expertise in the mineral exploration industry. He has worked with Grosso Group since inception and serves as a senior level executive for all the member companies. Mr. Cacos' career includes administration, structuring and strategic planning for public companies. He currently serves as an officer and director of a number of TSX Venture Exchange listed companies. He holds a Master of International Management degree from Heidelberg, Germany and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of British Columbia.
Vice President Exploration
Mr. Rideout has 34 years of experience in advanced exploration practice, responsible business management, scientific team building, and mining integration with local communities and indigenous peoples.
In recent positions, Mr. Rideout has directly managed the acquisition and exploration of dozens of lithium properties in northern Argentina. Previously he served 5 years as CEO of Latin American Minerals, Inc. (TSX VENTURE:LAT), advancing gold and diamond projects in Paraguay, and 23 years with Quantec Geoscience, Inc., where he initiated operations in South America and managed subsidiaries in several countries. He has experience in mine permitting, financing, construction, and operations (implemented the first operating mine in Paraguay). In addition, Mr. Rideout has deep expertise with all major geophysical technologies applied within the mining industry, and decades of experience working with many of the most successful exploration teams in South America. He participated in the discovery of several world-class deposits including the Collahuasi and Ujina copper-porphyry deposits, Veladero epithermal gold deposit, and Navidad VMS/epithermal silver deposit. Mr. Rideout holds a B.Sc. with Honors Certificate in Geophysics, from the University of Western Ontario (1987). Fluent in English and Spanish, he has lived in Mendoza, Argentina for more than 20 years.
Ms. Norman is a senior corporate officer with over 18 years of experience within the public company sector providing Corporate Secretarial and Regulatory Compliance services. While her main focus has been on TSX Venture listed issuers, she has also worked with companies listed on the TSX and HKEx.
Darren C. Urquhart, CPA, CA
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Urquhart is a chartered professional accountant with twenty years of experience working in public practice and industry. Mr. Urquhart operates his own public practice accounting firm offering chief financial officer and accounting services to TSX Venture Exchange listed companies in Vancouver. He has also served as director for some of his corporate clients. Mr. Urquhart began his career working as an audit accountant with Grant Thornton LLP, then later worked as a senior tax accountant with Lohn Caulder Chartered Accountants. Mr. Urquhart obtained his chartered accountant designation in 2001 and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia. In 1995, Mr. Urquhart graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor degree of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering.