Mr. Thiessen has over 18 years of international experience in public accounting and the mining industry. Previously he was CFO of Aurcana Corporation, a TSX.V-listed mining company with silver-copper-zinc operations in Mexico and a silver development project in Texas. In this role he oversaw the accounting and finance departments and played a key role in growing Aurcana’s market capitalization. Previously he was domiciled in the Cayman Islands as VP of Finance for TSX-listed Endeavour Financial Ltd., an advisory firm in the mining industry. He has also held positions as controller for Endeavour Mining Capital Corp., corporate accountant for several off-shore subsidiaries of Silver Wheaton Corp. and as an auditor for Deloitte LLP with a focus in the mining and financial services industries.
Mr. Thiessen is a graduate of the University of Manitoba and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.