Victor P. Wyprysky
Mr. Wyprysky is the President, CEO and a founder of Chieftain Metals Inc., a company with zinc properties in British Columbia. Mr. Wyprysky also founded the Corporation in 2006. He identified Portex's first project, the Gordonsville zinc mine in Tennessee and led the acquisition and financing and coordinated the development team that brought the project into production within 14 months of acquisition. He arranged approximately $200 million of development financing and also negotiated key smelter contracts as well as preliminary by-product agreements on the Germanium and Gallium by-products of the mine. In addition, during a period of financial crisis, Mr. Wyprysky successfully restructured $75 million in debt for Portex. Mr. Wyprysky brings experience and expertise from a career of over 25 years as a senior partner in major Canadian investment banks and brings extensive knowledge of global financial markets and resource financing to the acquisition and financing of development activities of the Corporation.
Peter F. Chodos
President and Chief Executive Officer
Peter F. Chodos is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Portex Minerals Inc. He has over 30 years experience in the financial markets primarily in Canada but also in the United States and the United Kingdom. He has completed many merger and acquisition transactions as well as private and public financings and restructurings. In 2004, Mr. Chodos co-founded Mt. Auburn Capital Corp., a structured product firm. From July 2006 to February 2009, Mr. Chodos was a Managing Director of BluMont Capital Corporation, a Chief Executive Officer of a publicly listed mining merchant bank. Mr. Chodos has a B.Comm from McGill University and a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard University. He is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Business Valuator.