Patrick Imeson, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman
Mr. Imeson, has served as our Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of our Board of Directors since April 6, 2012. Mr. Imeson began assembling the Elkhorn properties and management team in 2000. Mr. Imeson draws upon a diverse career in finance and company operations. As a senior vice president of a midsized asset management firm, he led initiatives in sales and marketing of alternative investments as well as building international relationships. He has also held senior executive and entrepreneurial responsibilities in sectors including engineering, regional airlines, insurance, food & beverage, and mining. Imeson was educated at New Mexico Military Institute and attended two years at the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD prior to leaving to pursue a career in business and finance.
Robert Trenaman, President, Chief Operating Officer and Director
Mr. Trenaman, has served as our President, Chief Operating Officer and a director since April 6, 2012. Mr. Trenaman brings over 25 years of experience within the mining industry. Mr. Trenaman has spent over 12 years in Montana initially acquiring the Elkhorn Project nearby the Montana Tunnels Mine for Treminco Resources Ltd from Newmont in 1998. Mr. Trenaman was part of the team that successfully completed the U.S. $14.25 million investment in MTMI in 2006 on behalf of EGLLC. As a result, MTMI restarted commercial production in March 2007 with EGLLC being a 50% Joint Venture partner. In February 2010, EGLLC acquired a full interest in the Montana Tunnels Mine through the 100% acquisition of the MTMI.
From 1986 through to 2000, Mr. Trenaman was involved in building Treminco Resources, Ltd. Under his leadership, Treminco evolved from an exploration company listed on the Vancouver Stock Exchange, to a two-operation, 120-employee, underground-focused mining company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. He has successfully managed corporate, financial and operational affairs, negotiated smelter contracts, union contracts, term lending facilities and public company financings. Mr. Trenaman is a graduate of the University of British Columbia.
Michael Feinberg, Director
Mr. Feinberg, has served as a director since April 6, 2012. Mr. Feinberg, draws on a 40 year experience as a property developer and owner and investor in growth companies. He has owned and/or developed residential and office buildings in the greater metropolitan New York and South Florida areas. Additionally, Mr. Feinberg currently as a director of Rackwise Inc. (a public company) and Transnetyx Inc. (a privately held company) and is the owner and designed the course at The Club at Emerald Hills in Hollywood, Florida, was one of the earlier financiers of Ultimate Software, a leading provider of end-to-end strategic human resources, payroll, and talent management solutions; invested in the 2006 recapitalization of the Indian Wells Tennis Tournament and is an investor in the funds managed by Black Diamond Financial Group.
Kenneth Hamlet, Director
Mr. Hamlet, has served as a director since April 6, 2012. Mr. Hamlet has a wide spectrum of executive experience, notably his tenure as president and CEO of Holiday Inns Inc. Hotel Group. After the sale of Holiday Inns, Inc., Mr. Hamlet founded, in 1990, and became chairman and CEO of Hamlet Holdings LLC, which held interests in a diverse set of industries including: real estate development, manufacturing, services, retail, investment banking, agriculture and computer-based entertainment in hotel rooms. Mr. Hamlet has also served in a variety of leadership roles of not-for-profit organizations including the co-chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee for the Mid-South Region, president of the Boy’s Club of Memphis, vice chairman of the United Way’s mid-South fundraising campaign, club master for the Boy Scouts of America, board member of the UCSD Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies. He has been an active board member of the Conrad Foundation since July 2009, a Senior Advisor at Crestview Partners since July 2010, an advisory board member of BDH since October 2011 and is also currently the co-managing member of Monalex Partners, LLC.