About Level 14 Ventures Ltd.
Level 14 is an exploration-stage mining company with a focus on precious metals. The Company has an option to acquire 100% of the Colpayoc Property, located in the Department of Cajamarca of northern Peru. The Company also owns the Green Mountain Property, located in British Columbia, Canada. The Company intends to create value through the advancement of the Colpayoc Project and the acquisition of other mineral properties, as we continually evaluate other opportunities.
Directors & Management
Andrew Swarthout Chairman and Director
Andrew Swarthout is a recognized leader and mineral explorer with an extensive history of ore deposit discoveries and project acquisitions in the Americas. With a vast breadth and depth of experience in mineral exploration in Peru, Andrew has taken an active role in promoting environmental stewardship, good governance and foreign investment in the country’s mineral industry.
Prior to founding Bear Creek Mining in 2000, Andrew was Vice-President of Exploration for Southern Peru Copper during which time he was responsible for the discovery of the Shahuindo and Los Chancas deposits and significant reserve expansions on the company’s two porphyry copper deposits as well as initiation of the acquisition of the Tia Maria copper deposit. Prior to this, he was the exploration manager (Mexico) for Kennecott Minerals (now RTZ) where he contributed to the discovery and expansion of a number of precious metal deposits.
Andrew has helped raise over USD $250 million in equity financing for Bear Creek. Under his management, the Company has discovered two world-class silver deposits with combined reserves in excess of 450 million ounces, making Bear Creek Mining a leading emerging silver producer.
Marcel de Groot President & Director
Marcel de Groot is a co-founder and the President of Pathway Capital Ltd. Mr. de Groot has over 20 years of experience in providing strategic support to both private and public companies within the metals and mining space. He has been involved in a number of mergers and acquisitions, financings, and re-organizations including the formation of Equinox Gold, as well as the acquisitions of Eclipse Gold Mining Corporation by Northern Vertex Mining Corp., CIC Resources (Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd), Asanko Gold acquisition of PMI Gold, Esperanza Resources (Alamos Gold Inc), and Underworld Resources (Kinross Gold Corp).
Mr. de Groot holds a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) and is a Chartered Public Accountant (CPA, CA).
Elsiario Antunez de Mayolo Country Manager, Peru
A Peruvian geologist and mining engineer with decades of experience in the Peruvian exploration and mining industry. Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Bear Creek Mining Corp until 2020 where he managed the discovery and development of the Corani Ag-Pb-Zn deposit, one of the world’s largest, undeveloped silver deposit. Led an 80-member team of geologists, engineers, legal staff, and administration. Also responsible for the very large Santa Ana silver deposit development which is now in the hands of the Peruvian government following expropriation. Mr. Antunez held numerous, high-level positions with Southern Peru Copper Corp including mine and concentrator manager for the Cuajone open pit copper mine. Mr. Antunez is highly respected and well connected with the Peruvian government and business community.
Julio Castañeda (MAIG) Chief Geologist, Peru
Mr. Castañeda has been involved in Latin American mineral exploration for over 35 years. He has been a part of the discovery and development of numerous ore deposits including San Cristobal, one of the largest producing silver mines in Bolivia, and has extensive experience in permitting and community relations.
Hayley Thomasen Director
Hayley Thomasen is the founder of Pathway Ventures UK Ltd., a privately held London based venture capital/consultancy firm focused on metals and mining. Previously, Ms. Thomasen worked as an Investment Analyst at Orion Resource Partners (UK) LLP and as an exploration geologist for both junior and major mining companies in Canada. Ms. Thomasen holds a Professional Science Masters (PSM) degree in Economic Geology from the University of Arizona and a Bachelor of Science degree in Earth and Ocean Sciences (Geology) from the University of British Columbia. Ms. Thomasen also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanistics & English Literature from McGill University and the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) awarded by the CFA Society United Kingdom. She recently received her ICD.D Designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors at Rotman University (March, 2021).
Chris Cooper Director
Mr. Cooper has over 20 years of extensive business experience in all facets of corporate development, senior management, finance and operations, in both the private and public sectors. His experience includes spearheading growth strategies, financial reporting, quarterly and annual budgets, overseeing corporate administration, while achieving company objectives and maintaining internal cost controls. Mr. Cooper has been a director of several private and public Company’s over the last 20 years. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Hofstra University and his Masters of Business Administration from Dowling College in New York.
Christian Uria Chief Financial Officer
Christian has over 4 years of experience in the accounting and finance space in industries such as natural resources, shipping, and logistics. Prior to working with Level 14, Christian was part of the accounting team with Seaspan where he helped facilitate implementation of transformative technology in the accounting and finance departments.
In addition to serving as Chief Financial Officer of Level 14 Ventures, Christian currently acts as Accountant of Pathway Capital Ltd.
Christian holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from British Columbia Institute of Technology and is a CPA candidate in the last year of his practicum.
Craig Rollins Corporate Secretary
Mr. Rollins is a corporate and securities lawyer advising companies operating in the mining and natural resource sectors. Mr. Rollins’ expertise includes complex corporate and commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, options and joint ventures, corporate governance, regulatory and stock exchange compliance, stock exchange listings and public offerings. Mr. Rollins has in-house legal counsel experience with several companies in the mining and natural resource sectors, including Pathway Capital and Sandbox Royalties, and also brings with him experience from a preeminent Vancouver based law firm. Mr. Rollins holds his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of British Columbia and the University of Windsor, respectively, and remains is a practicing member of the Law Society of British Columbia.
Corporate Head Office:
Suite 1400-400 Burrard Street
Vancouver BC, V6C 3A6