About Us Team

James Bannantine


A multi-industry CEO/President with successes in startup, growth, mergers and turnaround situations.

Has served as CEO for Great Panther Silver, Aura Minerals, Broadwing Corp.  and with Enron South America. Also served as Managing Partner on Atlantic Capital Group.

Strong record in Latin America in operations, finance, engineering, technology, sales and marketing in mining, telecom, energy and structured finance. 

Holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and degree in Mechanical Engineering from the US Military Academy at West Point.

Jim Speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese.


Monty Reed

Co-founder & COO
Over  40 years of successes in exploration, engineering, mine and maintenance operations, greenfield startups  and project development. 
Seasoned General Manager in socially challenging jurisdictions and experienced country manager dealing with all levels of government agencies.
Has held management roles in USA, Venezuela,  Chile, Suriname, Italy, Mexico , Honduras, Colombia and Brazil.
Holds a degree in geology from the University of Colorado
Monty Speaks English, Spanish,  Italian and Portuguese


Vinícius Furquim


A Brazilian entrepreneur and successful deal maker.

CEO of Vantage Diamonds, a grass-roots operation which he acquired in 2015.

The acquisition and development of the diamond operations required making difficult deals with landowners, local residents and artisanal miners.

In 2019 he led the process of acquiring royalties from NEXA Resources Polymetallic Project in Aripauanã.

Acquired and operated a port area coupled with mineral fertilizer assets in the growing agricultural frontier market in Miritituba, state of Pará. Project sold in 2020.

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