our team

The RedCloudKS team has a mix of technical and financial expertise with over 150 cumulative years of combined mining and corporate finance experience.

Chad Williams, P.Eng., MBA

President & CEO

Mr. Williams is the Founder, President and CEO of Red Cloud Klondike Strike Inc. Mr. WIlliams has extensive experience in mining finance and management having previously held the positions of CEO of Victoria Gold Corp., Head of Mining Investment Banking at Blackmont Capital Inc. and a top-ranked mining analyst at TD Bank and other Canadian brokerage firms. Mr. Williams has been a Director of several emerging mining companies and was a founder of Agilith Capital Inc. (a fund) as well as Westwind Capital Inc. (a broker). He also serves as a director of the Denver Gold Group. Mr. Williams holds both a P.Eng in Mining and an MBA from McGill University.


Chad Gilfillan P.Eng., CFA


Mr. Gilfillan is a former resource fund portfolio manager at Natcan Investment Management and worked for over 5 years as a buy-side mining analyst at TD Asset Management. Prior to joining the financial sector, he was employed as a consulting engineer, having worked on mining projects around the globe and across the resource company cycle: from exploration to feasibility, construction and operation. Mr. Gilfillan holds a BASc in Geological Engineering from the University of Waterloo and is registered Professional Engineer and a CFA charterholder.


Edmond Thorose B.Sc., MBA

VP, Corporate Development

Prior to joining Red Cloud, Mr. Thorose spent 12 years as a geologist, advancing exploration projects in Indonesia, Canada and the DRC, followed by 5 years in a Corporate Development role with Victoria Gold Corporation, where he was responsible for identifying and evaluating M&A opportunities in the gold sector. Mr. Thorose holds a B.Sc. in Earth Sciences from the University of Toronto and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business.


Mark Styles MFE, B.Econ.

Head of Investment Banking

Mr. Styles has over 10 years of investment banking experience, previously with Clarus Securities and Thomas Weisel Partners (previously Westwind Partners). He has a wide range of M&A advisory and financing transaction experience, originating and working on over 50 M&A mandates and $10 billion in equity and debt capital products. Mr. Styles holds a Bachelor of Economics from Queen's University and Masters in Financial Economics from the University of Toronto.


Pompeyo Gallardo

CFO & Corporate Finance Consultant

Mr. Gallardo has over 20 years of experience in the finance sector. He graduated with a Bachelor of Economics from Del Pacifico University, Lima, Peru and did Special Studies in Finance and Control at Harvard University. He holds a Risk and Compliance certification (CRCMP) from the International Association of Risk and Compliance Professionals, Washington, USA.  He was Chieftain Metals’ CFO for six years with experience in streaming, debt and equity transactions as well as IPO, modeling, accounting, budgeting and regulatory matters.  Previously, he worked as Senior Credit Risk Manager of Provision, Analytics and Model Development at Scotiabank in Toronto, during which time he was responsible to determine the bank’s required reserves to cover future losses coming from its US$23B international retail lending portfolio.  He also worked at CIBC as a corporate analyst assisting the bank’s senior executives.

Jesse MacLean

Corporate Finance Analyst

Mr. MacLean has over 4 years of metals and mining focused capital markets experience. Prior to joining Red Cloud, he spent 3 years in base metals equity research as an Associate with Paradigm Capital Inc. During his undergraduate program, he interned with Sentry Investments and Clarus Securities Inc. within the precious metals portfolio management and investment banking groups. Mr. MacLean holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Finance & Economics from the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University.


Gwendolyn Dorais

Chief Compliance Officer

Ms. Dorais has over 20 years of experience in progressively senior compliance roles at leading financial services firms. Gwendolyn oversees and manages Red Cloud Klondike Strike's compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. Gwendolyn holds a Bachelor of Commerce, specializing in Finance from Ryerson University.

sales & marketing

Robert Lee HBA Econ.

SVP, Head of Sales

Mr. Lee has over a 20-year track record in the build-out of mining franchise businesses and generation of mining revenues with leading Broker/Dealers in North America, UK/Europe and Australia. Formerly, Mr. Lee was with RBC Capital Markets where he held the position of Managing Director, specializing in mining sales in the global equity division. During this time he played a key role in the design and delivery of specialist mining sales client advisory products and services with superior “C” level management access to identify and secure domestic and international mining revenue opportunities.  Mr. Lee holds a B.A. (Honours) in Economics & Geology from Trinity College – University of Toronto.

Kristina Pillon

VP, Sales & Marketing

With a background in Public Relations Marketing and a Canadian Securities Certification,ᅠ Ms. Pillon brings over 12 years of sales, marketing and investor relations experience to the Red Cloud team.ᅠ Ms. Pillon was Director of the BC Chapter of the Canadian Investor Relations Institute from 2009-2012 and Manager of Investor Relations and consultant for several publicly traded junior resource companies. At Red Cloud Ms. Pillon has worked on a broad spectrum of initiatives including retail andᅠ institutional ᅠmarketing, equity sales and business development.

Sebastian de Kloet Spec Hons B.A. Econ.

Special Projects, Marketing

Mr. de Kloet has 7 years of capital markets experience, beginning as an associate with a small mining focused boutique investment firm.  When the firm was sold he moved to the issuer side conducting corporate communications for a number of Junior Mining companies including GoldQuest Mining Corp, Horizonte Minerals, and Andiamo Exploration.  Mr. de Kloet holds a Specialized Honours Degree in Business Economics from York University's bilingual Glendon College.


Matt Ritzel

VP, Sales

Mr. Ritzel has over 15 years of capital market experience, spending most his career on the buy side as an analyst and portfolio manager focused on the resource space. For more than a decade Matt worked at several firms including Investors Group, Gluskin Sheff and Waratah Capital focusing on the mining space before moving to a boutique investment bank as a sales trader. Mr. Ritzel holds a BSc. (Honours) from the University of Waterloo, an MBA from York’s Schulich School of Business and is a CFA Charter holder.


Derek Macpherson P.Eng., MBA

VP, Mining Analysis

Mr. Macpherson is a former mining analyst with multiple boutique investment banks providing him with over 5 years of mining research experience. Prior to entering capital markets, Mr. Macpherson spent six years working as a metallurgist. Mr. Macpherson has a Bachelor of Engineering and Management in materials science and a finance-focused MBA.

Victoria Ellis Hayes

Associate, Mining Analysis

Ms. Ellis Hayes joined Red Cloud in August of 2016. On any given day she can be found contributing to efforts all over the firm, including financial analysis of mining opportunities, corporate operations, event coordination, as well as marketing & communications. Ms. Ellis Hayes holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Management Economics & Finance from the University of Guelph.


John McNeely B.Eng., MBA

Head of Technology & Innovation

Mr. McNeely is a 14 year veteran of the high-tech industry, and has spent most of his career acting as a domestic & international liaison between tech firms and their external partners.  He has extensive experience working within the regulatory frameworks for internet privacy, cryptography, access to information, and online marketplaces.  Mr. McNeely holds a B.Eng. in Software Engineering from McMaster University, as well as an MBA with focus on the Strategic Management of Technology from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Chris Syme


Mr. Syme brings over 16 years of experience within Equity Capital Markets to Red Cloud.  He honed his expertise while working for several leading independent Broker/Dealers within Canada where mining was the primary focus. The independent model has allowed Mr. Syme to develop substantial experience with public and private equity and debt financing, issuer & institutional investor relations, collaborating with institutional sales, trading and research as well as wealth management advisors.  Mr. Syme holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics from Ryerson University, with a minor in Finance.


Christine Brawley

Head of Corporate Events and Conferences

Ms. Brawley has over 16 years of experience working in Financial Services as an Executive Assistant, Corporate Event Planner and Office Manager. She started her career at Merrill Lynch after graduating from Mount Allison University and has since worked for Blackmont Capital, Desjardins Securities, DRI Capital and Reservoir Media Management among others.


Linda Di Pardo

Office Manager

Ms. Di Pardo, a C-level Suite Executive Assistant with over 15 years of experience working alongside top level executives within the Financial Services industry, Executive Search, and Toronto’s Hotel REIT arena.   She brings to Red Cloud Klondike Strike her strong sense of professionalism, as well as organizational, time management and prioritization skills.




Red Cloud Klondike Strike Inc. is registered as an Exempt Market Dealer (EMD) in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland & Labrador, and Yukon.


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