Our leadership team
Board of Directors and Officers
Robert Setter | President & CEO
Mr. Setter is the former Senior Financial Editor for Report on Mining and has been consulting with publicly trading companies for over a decade. In addition to Fuse, he also sits on the boards of two other listed mining companies and holds a degree in Economics from UBC. Since 2000 he has held several key positions including Research Manager, Corporate Research and Analytics and has been involved in
the launch of dozens of new enterprises assisting with financing, cash flow forecasting, strategic client acquisition and planning. Mr. Setter brings over two decades of business development, marketing and resource experience to the Company.
James Hellwarth | Director
Mr. Hellwarth of Orlando, Fla., is currently a managing partner of Xander Capital where he has been instrumental in establishing and developing relationships with high-net-worth individuals and organizations. Mr. Hellwarth has been involved in business development and strategy of small-cap companies for over 11 years. He has helped raise capital and create new opportunities for his clients. Through his extensive network of colleagues and individuals, Mr. Hellwarth will be able to assist in potential capital raises necessary for moving the company forward.
Ryan Goodman | Director
Mr. Goodman is an experienced Director and Manager of public mining companies operating in both Central and South America. Since June 2012, Mr. Goodman has acted as the VP Legal Affairs and Business Development of Aura Minerals Inc., a mid-tier gold and copper mining company listed on the TSX. Aura Minerals (TSX : ORA) is a mid-tier gold-copper production company focused on the operation and development of gold and copper projects in the Americas.
Prior to joining Aura Minerals, Mr. Goodman practiced corporate and securities law with a Canadian national law firm representing mining companies in the Americas in connection with initial public offerings, private placement funding, takeovers and mergers, the acquisition and disposition of mineral properties and public company maintenance and compliance including corporate governance and public disclosure. Mr. Goodman has been a Director of several companies listed on the TSX-V., is a graduate of the University of Manitoba and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada
Chip Richardson | Director
Chip Richardson is a life-long banker and currently has the role of Assistant Vice President, Investments for Wedbush Securities in Lake Oswego, a suburb of nearby Portland, Oregon. From the age of fourteen, Chip began investing in the stock market and upon graduation from Oregon State
University (B.Sc. Economics), Chip was hired as a Financial Advisor by Dean Witter Securities, now Morgan Stanley. After Dean Witter, Chip worked at Paine Webber, now UBS, before joining Wedbush in 1999.
Tina Whyte | Corporate Secretary
Tina Whyte brings over 20 years of experience in the corporate and securities industry. Her expertise spans to areas of corporate governance, continuous disclosure, financing transactions and regulatory filings and compliance. Ms. Whyte holds corporate secretary positions with other publicly listed companies.
Bill MacDonald | Advisor
Bill is a founder and principal of Macdonald Tuskey, Corporate and Securities Lawyers, a boutique securities and corporate finance firm located in Vancouver, British Columbia established in April 2008. Prior to that, from February 1998 to April 2008, he was a partner with Clark Wilson LLP and a member of the firm’s Corporate Finance / Securities Practice Group. Since May 2008, Bill has been a director of Blackbird Energy Inc., an oil and gas exploration company listed on the Exchange and was also the President of Blackbird from May 2008 until February 2013. He currently serves as a director of Viscount Mining Corp., a position he has held since October 2011, a director of Patriot Petroleum Corp. since December 2015 and a director and founder of Black Lion Capital Corp. since its inception on January 20, 2015. Bill was also previously a director of First Americas Gold Corporation, formerly Pannonia Ventures Corp. and Benz Capital Corp.
Bill has been a member of the Law Society of British Columbia since February 1998 and a member of the New York State Bar since February 2002. His general corporate and securities practice has been focused on Canadian, U.S., Asian and cross-border public offerings, private and institutional financings (including U.S. private investment in public equity, or PIPE transactions), stock exchange listings, reverse takeovers and mergers and acquisitions.
Bill Morton, MSc. P.GEO | Advisor
Bill has an impressive 40+ years in the fields of mining and geoscience, and nearly 20 years in a senior management position for public resource companies. He has been involved with several major metal exploration projects across Canada, the USA, and in Mexico. Bill is a member of APEGBC, and holds or has held director positions for Eastfield Resources Ltd., Lorrain Copper Corp., Cariboo Rose Resources Ltd., and Consolidated Woodjam Copper Corp. Bill has his B.Sc. from Carleton University, and completed his graduate studies from UBC.
Joerg Kleinboeck, P.Geo. | Advisor
Mr. Kleinboeck is a professional geologist with 20 years of mineral exploration experience in North America. Mr. Kleinboeck holds a B.Sc. (Geology) from Laurentian University and is a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (#1411). Mr. Kleinboeck has held senior positions for several junior mining companies including Mineral Mountain Resources Ltd., Canadian Continental Exploration Corp., KWG Resources Inc., CBLT Inc., and Fancamp Exploration Ltd. He has been involved in grass roots exploration through to advanced projects. Mr. Kleinboeck operates JMK Exploration Consulting, a geological consulting and technical services company located in North Bay, Ontario. Mr. Kleinboeck has been involved on Fuse Cobalt’s Ontario projects since 2016.