Management

Chris Osterman, BSc Mining Eng., MSc Geol. Eng., PhD Geology

Chris Osterman, BSc Mining Eng., MSc Geol. Eng., PhD Geology

CEO & Director

Dr. Osterman has thirty years of experience in both metal production and exploration in North and South America, Africa, and Asia. Most recently, Dr. Osterman played an integral role in the discovery and development of the San Jose silver deposit in Oaxaca, Mexico; and the Zuun Mod molybdenum deposit in Mongolia. Dr. Osterman’s area of expertise lies in new project reconnaissance and exploration strategy. Dr. Osterman completed a PhD at the Colorado School of Mines focusing on sediment-hosted copper deposits in Namibia.


Patrick Donnelly, BSc Geology, MBA

Patrick Donnelly, BSc Geology, MBA

President

Mr. Donnelly has a broad range of experience in mineral exploration and capital markets. He began his career as a project geologist almost 20 years ago exploring for precious, base metals and diamonds in Western and Northern Canada. Subsequently, Mr. Donnelly worked for a Canadian securities firm as a base metals mining analyst. Mr. Donnelly also served as Vice President of Corporate Development for an emerging copper development company with assets in Southern Africa. In his latest role, he held the position of Vice President Corporate Communications with a copper development company holding assets in Alaska. He holds a B.Sc. in Geology (Honors) from the University of British Columbia and has a MBA from the University of Toronto.


Andy Marshall, BA(Hons), CA, CFA

Andy Marshall, BA(Hons), CA, CFA

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Andy Marshall is a Chartered Accountant (ICAS) and Chartered Financial Analyst with 13 years of progressive public accounting, finance and corporate governance experience, joining First Mining as Controller in June of 2015.

Prior to this, Andy held roles as Director of Finance and Controller with two Vancouver based TSX/NYSE MKT listed silver mining companies with operations in Mexico and Canada. He also brings public company auditing and assurance experience with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, training in the London technology, entertainment and mining practice and moving to the Vancouver mining practice in 2008.


Samir Patel, LL.B .

Samir Patel, LL.B .

Corporate Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Mr. Samir Patel is a securities lawyer with over seven years of experience in securities and corporate law, particularly in relation to M&A transactions, continuous disclosure requirements, corporate governance and equity financings. Prior to joining First Mining, Mr. Patel was Corporate Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Wellgreen Platinum Ltd., a Canadian PGM-Ni mining exploration company. Mr. Patel joined Wellgreen in November 2012, and he oversaw Wellgreen’s graduation from the TSX Venture Exchange to the TSX and worked on numerous equity financings at the company. Prior to his time at Wellgreen, Mr. Patel spent four years at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, a leading national law firm, as an articling student and an associate in the firm’s Securities & Capital Markets Group in Vancouver. His practice involved advising clients in a variety of sectors with respect to securities, corporate and commercial law matters.


Derek Iwanaka, BCom.

Derek Iwanaka, BCom.

Vice President, Investor Relations

Mr. Iwanaka is Vice President of Investors Relations at First Mining Finance Corp. Prior to joining management at First Mining he oversaw the investor relations and corporate communications programs for NYSE MKT/TSX-listed ISR uranium producer, Uranerz Energy Corporation, which merged with Energy Fuels Inc. to become the largest integrated uranium producer in the U.S.A. While at Uranerz he played a key role in facilitating the raising of US$80 million through multiple equity and debt financings, including one of the first ATM financings by a Canadian brokerage firm. Over the past 12 years, Mr. Iwanaka has led various marketing initiatives at several mining companies including Brilliant Mining Corp., North Country Gold Corp., and Bema Gold Corporation.


William (Bill) Tanaka

William (Bill) Tanaka

Vice President, Technical Services (Consultant)

Mr. William (Bill) Tanaka graduated from Colorado School of Mines with a Bachelor of Science Geological Engineering and brings over 24 years of consulting experience and eight years of project development and operating experience in the areas of resource and reserve estimation, mine design and planning, production scheduling, and capital and operating cost estimation.Over the past 18 years much of Mr. Tanaka’s consulting work has involved technical due diligence for debt finance and mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Tanaka has provided review and guidance services to First Mining on a consulting basis from the Company’s inception in the areas of assessing the reliability of resource estimates and proposed extraction scenarios presented for potential acquisition targets. More recently, he provided guidance for and oversight of activities related to advancing properties acquired by First Mining.