Akiba Leisman serves as the CEO and a Director of Mako Mining Corp. Previously, Akiba was Executive Chairman and Interim CEO of Marlin Gold Mining Ltd., leading the company through the spinout of Sailfish Royalty Corp. and the merger of Marlin with Golden Reign Resources Ltd. to form Mako. He also serves as the CEO of Sailfish, a Director at Bonterra Resources Inc. and as a consultant at Wexford Capital LP. Prior to Wexford, he was a Senior Analyst at Red Kite Capital Management for the Mine Finance funds where he was responsible for senior secured investments on metal mining assets. Previously, he was an Associate at Standard Bank working in the Structured Commodity Products and Mine Finance groups. Akiba has an MBA from New York University, and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
Jesse Muñoz has over 30 years of experience working in the domestic & international mining sector. His successful career has included construction and start-up in both surface and underground mine facilities. He has a diverse background and has focused primarily on the processing side of operations. His bilingual capabilities have proven to be extremely valuable while working in various Latin American countries. He has experience in conventional milling, heap leaching, agglomeration, crushing, refining, and both carbon adsorption and Merrill-Crowe recovery systems. He has experience in negotiating property acquisitions and developmental strategies in Latin American countries.
Scott Kelly has been working as an officer or director with publicly listed resource companies for over 12 years. Scott has held the position of Chief Financial Officer for companies with resource projects in the United States, Mexico, China and Chile and has been responsible for the coordination of all financial operations in collaboration with the companies' respective management teams. From 2008-2011, Scott was VP Finance for Pediment Gold Corp, which owned the La Colorada gold mine in Sonora, Mexico, and the San Antonio gold project in Baja California Sur, Mexico until the company was acquired by Argonaut Gold Inc. in 2011. Scott holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Royal Roads University.
Cesar Gonzalez serves as the VP Corporate Development of Mako Mining Corp. Previously, Cesar served as the VP Corporate Development and a Director of Marlin Gold Mining Ltd. through the construction and commissioning of the La Trinidad gold mine, the spinout of Sailfish Royalty Corp. and the merger with Golden Reign Resources Ltd. to form Mako. He also serves as the VP Corporate Development and a Director of Sailfish, the Chairman of the Board at Bonterra Resources Inc. and as a consultant at Wexford Capital LP. Previously, he worked at Lehman Brothers as an Associate in the Private Equity Group where he focused on investments in energy master limited partnerships. Cesar graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.S. in Business Administration.