skip to Main Content
TSXV-AUC.V: 0.035 CAD | Gold: 1719.81 USD | Copper: 3.5325 USD


Management, Board and Advisors

Catalin Kilofliski Portrait

Catalin Kilofliski, Executive Chair and Founder

Mr. Kilofliski has over 25 years of senior leadership and extensive expertise in mining, senior management, capital markets and corporate development within several publicly listed junior exploration companies. Most recently, he has served as the Director Corporate Development for TSX.V listed Tudor Gold Corp and was instrumental in growing the company from $30 million to over $500 million in market capitalization. Prior to that, he was the CEO of TSX Listed Canarc Resource Corp. and served as Director Corporate Development for TSX listed Aurcana Corporation and Selwyn Resources Ltd. In the last decade, he has helped raise over $300M in equity, debt and JV capital and was instrumental in creating significant shareholder value for various junior mining companies.

Based in Vancouver, BC, Canada, Mr. Kilofliski’s academic background includes earning a BA degree in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Economics, Bucharest, Romania.

Chris Osterman Portrait

Chris Osterman, Ph.D. Geologist, Chief Executive Officer

With a Ph.D. in Geology from the Colorado School of Mines, Chris Osterman is an Exploration Strategist with over forty years of experience in all stages of the mining industry thorough out Africa, North and South America, and Asia. Chris has enjoyed key roles in the reconnaissance and initial discoveries of the Malku Khota silver deposit in Bolivia (370 Moz Ag), the San Jose silver and gold mine in Oaxaca, Mexico (84 Moz Ag equivalent), and the Zuun Mod copper/moly deposit in Mongolia (273 M lbs Mo/ 330 M lb Cu). Recently, he served as a senior executive of First Mining Gold Corp, as the company built a largely indicated gold resource of 12 Moz of gold in Eastern Canada through a series of acquisitions of private and TSX listed companies.

Jose Branco Portrait

Jose Mario Castelo Branco, Vice President Exploration

Mr. Branco is a senior geologist with over 38 years of experience. He is the managing partner of Geologia e Geotecnia Consultores, a boutique consulting firm specializing in mineral exploration based in Portugal. Prior to that, Mr. Branco was the Regional Exploration Manager, Europe for Lundin Mining overseeing Lundin Mining projects in Iberia and Europe. He led the team credited with discovering the new VHMS Semblana mineral deposit near Lundin’s Neves Corvo mine. Mr Branco also acted as exploration manager for Rio Narcea which was subsequently acquired by Lundin Mining.  Prior to that he was a senior project geologist for BP Minerals/Rio Tinto and was a senior member of the team credited with discovering of the Las Cruces Cu-Au VHMS deposit in southern Spain and in the Gralheira intrusion-related gold deposit in northern Portugal.

Mr. Branco has authored and co-authored several technical publications. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology from Porto University in Portugal and was invited as a lecturer at the Geology Department of the Braga University.

Robert Cinits, P.Geo, Senior Exploration Manager

Mr. Cinits is a mineral industry professional with more than 36 years of experience in the exploration industry.  He has been involved in exploration, development and M&A reviews of numerous early-stage to advanced-level precious and base metal projects in approximately 20 countries. Mr. Cinits has a strong background in project management and evaluation, as well as exploration program design and execution. He previously has held senior management roles for several junior exploration companies and consulting groups, including VP Technical Services and VP Corporate Development for Entrée Resources, where he was part of the team managing and directing the advancement of Entrée’s JV interest in Oyu Tolgoi project in Mongolia (one of the largest known copper and gold deposits in the world) to production.  He was COO of Mason Resources and part of the team that advanced the Ann Mason copper-molybdenum porphyry in Nevada to a PEA until the takeover of Mason by Hudbay Minerals.

He is a professional geoscientist registered with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC.

Deepak Malhotra Portrait

Deepak Malhotra, Ph.D., Chair of the Board of Directors

Mr. Malhotra is a world-renowned mineral processing expert with over 40 years of mining industry experience. He holds a Ph.D, in Mineral Economics and a M.S. in Metallurgical Engineering. He has managed projects in research, process development for new projects, processing plant troubleshooting, plant audits, detailed engineering and overall business management. He has helped commercialize tens of mineral processing plants with capital ranging from $15 to $750M and has performed more than twenty-five audits of mining operations worldwide. He holds four patents and has published over 60 articles and edited several books.


Andy Marshall, CA, CFA, Director & Chair of Audit Committee

Mr. Marshall is a Chartered Accountant (CA) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) with over 15 years of experience in public company corporate governance, capital markets and technical oversight. He is currently the CFO of First Mining Gold where he assisted in building the company’s gold project portfolio during its initial period of growth in 2015 when it acquired eight companies in just over one year. Prior to this, Andy held roles at two Vancouver based TSX/NYSE MKT-listed silver mining companies with operations in Mexico and Canada. He began his career in public company auditing and assurance with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, training in the London technology, entertainment and mining practice before moving to Vancouver and joining their mining practice in 2008. Andy graduated from the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in England with a BA (Hons).


Lisa Stewart, Director

Ms. Stewart is a partner at a national Canadian law firm, Bennett Jones LLP, and has over 15 years of experience advising public and private companies on a broad range of matters, including corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, continuous disclosure matters and other regulatory requirements. Ms. Stewart holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of British Columbia and is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia.

John Paul (JP) Dau, Director

J.P. is an established professional with significant international operating experience in the mining industry. Mr. Dau’s accomplished role as an entrepreneurial executive in both the private and public sectors has garnered a niche for project generation. He has a unique ability to source and structure deals by leveraging strategic relationships, operational knowledge of foreign jurisdictions, understanding of M&A transactions and IPO transitions. JP is a director of TDG Gold. JP was also President and co-founder of Angkor Gold, a junior explorer that acquired and developed numerous mining assets in Asia.


Mihai Draguleasa, CPA, CFO, Corporate Secretary

Mr. Draguleasa is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) with over 10 years of accounting experience. He earned his CPA in Vancouver, British Columbia while working in the multinational public accounting firms Deloitte and Ernst & Young. His mining related financial work experience at Deloitte and Ernst & Young included due diligence reviews, audits, and tax recoveries projects for large and medium mining companies. He is the principal of Lazuli CPA Inc, a professional accounting corporation providing tax, financial statement compilation and other accounting related consulting services to small businesses based in BC.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Transylvania in Romania.

Walter Coles

Walter Coles Jr. Advisory Board Chair

Mr. Coles is the CEO of TSX-listed Skeena Resources (TSX:SKE ~$800M Mk. Cap.). He has also served as CEO and President for several Toronto Stock Exchange-listed junior mining exploration and development companies. Mr. Coles entered the mining business as part of an effort to develop a mineral resource discovered on family farmland in Virginia. He was previously an analyst for Cadence Investment Partners, from 2005 through to 2007. Prior to that Mr. Coles worked for UBS Investment Bank in New York as a Senior Research Analyst in the bank’s High Yield Group. Mr. Coles started at UBS Investment Bank in 1999 as an Associate reporting to the bank’s Global Head of Fixed Income Strategy. Mr. Coles holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Richmond.

Adam Travis

Adam Travis, Advisory Board

Mr. Travis is the CEO of TSXV listed Roughrider Exploration (TSXV:REL,~$6M Mk. Cap.). He also served as President and CEO of QuestEx Gold & Copper Ltd (TSXV:QEX, ~$40M Mk.Cap) (formerly Colorado Resources Ltd) from 2010 to 2018, and Director from 2010-2019. Mr. Travis has been involved in the exploration sector for over 30 years. Throughout his career he has worked on a number of exploration projects such as Snip, Eskay Creek and Brewery Creek which later became mines as well as numerous other advanced projects and small mines in Africa, Mexico and Alaska. He is widely recognized in the industry for his enthusiasm, project management and experience on advanced projects, target evaluation and acquisition and deal negotiating skills. Mr. Travis holds a B.Sc. Major in Geology from the University of British Columbia.

Ken Brunk

Ken Brunk, Advisory Board

Mr. Brunk’s professional career includes plus 50 years in the areas of project management and technical development as well as all levels of mining company management from shift boss to CEO. He has held executive and management positions in: Newmont Mining Corporation, Midway Gold, Romarco, Harrison Western, Bateman Engineering, Unimin, and Owens-Illinois. He has been fortunate to work with some of the finest people in the mining industry as well as those that support the industry.  Mr. Brunk is currently Director/Technical Advisor of Fiore Gold Ltd. (TSXV:F ~ $100M Mk. Cap).

He is a graduate of the Michigan Technological University with a BS Degree in Metallurgical Engineering/Mineral Processing.

Corporate Directory

Corporate Office
Suite 650-1021 W. Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6E 0C3
Tel: 604-655-1420

Transfer Agent
Endeavor Trust Corporation
702 – 777 Hornby Street,
Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1S4
Tel: 604-559-8880
Fax: 604-559-8908

Legal Counsel
Maxis Law Corporation
800 W Pender St #910, Vancouver, BC V6C 2V6
Tel: 604-692-4907

Smythe LLP
Chartered Professional Accountants
1700 – 475 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 2B3
Tel: 604-687-1231

Corporate Governance & Policies

Goldplay Mining Inc. is committed to conducting its business in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and strives to maintain a high level of corporate governance. For further information about the Company’s governance practices, view Goldplay Mining Inc. SEDAR filings.

Back To Top