Minerva Management

Samuel Cantor
Samuel Cantor

SECTION HEAD, ECONOMIC GEOLOGY | Sam has over ten years of varied experience in mineral exploration, laboratory work, and environmental remediation. He now focuses primarily on the use of cognitive AI in mineral deposit research and mineral exploration.


Gio Roberti, PhD
Gio Roberti, PhD

SECTION HEAD, CLIMATE RISK | Gio is at the forefront of climate risk and natural hazard research, working on merging human knowledge with machine intelligence.


Sharon Lam
Sharon Lam

SECTION HEAD, GEOSPATIAL | Sharon's role involves leading the development and management of web mapping applications to effectively communicate the results of Minerva's AI technology.


Dan Vroon, MBA
Dan Vroon, MBA

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER | Dan earned his MBA in Marketing from the Sejong Syracuse School of Management. He has over a decade of experience in building brands, sales, and start-ups.


Clinton Smyth, PGeo
Clinton Smyth, PGeo

CTO | Clinton Smyth, PGeo, is a geologist and software developer with 40 years of experience in minerals exploration, resource evaluation and mining.


Scott Tillman
Scott Tillman

CEO | Mr. Tillman is the manager of Pi Consulting, LLC, a private company focused on providing third-party representation and advisory services.


David Poole
David Poole

CHIEF SOFTWARE ARCHITECT | David Poole is a leader in the field of Cognitive AI and is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia.


Charles Jenkins
Charles Jenkins

CFO | Mr. Jenkins, BA, CPA, CGA, has broad experience in accounting, banking, securities regulation and corporate finance.


Chris Ahern
Chris Ahern

CHIEF SOFTWARE DEVELOPER | Chris is a software engineer with over 25 years of experience, ranging from the administration of back-end Unix and Windows to solution architecture.


Jake McGregor
Jake McGregor

COO | With his background in business and geographic sciences, Jake plays a significant role in Minerva's strategic decision-making as well as the development of its technology.


Our Technical Advisors

Mike O’Brien, PGeo
Mike O’Brien, PGeo

MINERAL RESOURCES AND SPATIAL STATISTICS | Mike O’Brien, P.Geo, is a well-known geoscientist with 40 years of international experience in mining and exploration.


Stephen M. Richard
Stephen M. Richard

CTO, SEMANTICS | Dr. Richard graduated in electrical engineering from MIT and holds an MSc in Geosciences from The University of Arizona.


Dave Lefebure, PGeo
Dave Lefebure, PGeo

MINERAL DEPOSITS AND DEPOSIT MODELS | Dave Lefebure, PGeo, is a well-known geoscientist who has worked for geological surveys and mineral exploration companies in Canada and around the world.


Jan Glazewski
Jan Glazewski

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT | Jan Glazewski is Professor Emeritus at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Law at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.


Lori Kennedy
Lori Kennedy

STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY | Lori Kennedy is an Associate Professor of Structural Geology at the University of British Columbia, where she has been a faculty member since 1996.


Todd Ballantyne
Todd Ballantyne

GEOPHYSICS | Mr. Ballantyne is a geophysicist with over 32 years of global experience in minerals exploration and founder of in3D Geoscience Inc.


Sebnem Düzgün
Sebnem Düzgün

NATURAL HAZARD RISK ASSESSMENT | Sebnem is a Professor and the Fred Banfield Distinguished Endowed Chair in Mining Engineering at Colorado School of Mines.