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ABOUT OUR COMPANY

Marlin is a growth-oriented gold and silver mining company focused on the Americas. The company owns three properties located in Mexico and the USA and a portfolio of royalties. Marlin's priority is to profitably operate its La Trinidad Mine, conduct further exploration on its other projects and enhance shareholder value through a strategic relationship with Sailfish Royalty Corp. (TSX-V:FISH). Marlin is backed by a well-funded investor with a successful track record in the resources sector. The La Trinidad Mine in Sinaloa, Mexico declared commercial production on November 1, 2014 and is one of the highest grade open pit heap leach gold mines in Mexico.

Proven Mine Builders

Well Funded

Relationship with Sailfish

Marlin's management and board members have built three open pit heap leach mines in Mexico since 2011

Majority shareholder with the ability to fund ongoing mine development, exploration and acquisitions

Sailfish Royalty Corp. (spun-out in 2017) is expected to provide an accretive outlet for Marlin's current and future royalty portfolio

MANAGEMENT TEAM

DIRECTORS

  • Akiba Leisman

    Executive Chairman of the Board and Interim CEO

    Akiba Leisman is also a consultant for Wexford Capital LP, where he oversees the precious metal public and private equity portfolios, including the investment in Marlin Gold Mining Ltd. Prior to consulting for 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. Mr. Leisman has an MBA from New York University, and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

  • Cesar Gonzalez

    Vice President, Corporate Development

    Cesar Gonzalez is also a consultant at Wexford Capital LP. At Wexford he is focused on co-managing the precious metal public and private equity portfolios, including the investment in Marlin Gold Mining Ltd. Previously, he worked at Lehman Brothers as an Associate in the Private Equity Group where he focused on investments in energy master limited partnerships. Mr. Gonzalez graduated from the University of Southern California, where he earned a B.S. in Business Administration.

  • Jesse Muñoz

    Director and Interim COO

    Jesse Muñoz has over 28 years of experience working in the USA and 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 consulting 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

    Chief Financial Officer

    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.

  • Akiba Leisman

    Executive Chairman of the Board and Interim CEO

    Akiba Leisman is also a consultant for Wexford Capital LP, where he oversees the precious metal public and private equity portfolios, including the investment in Marlin Gold Mining Ltd. Prior to consulting for 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. Mr. Leisman has an MBA from New York University, and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

  • Guillermo Kaelin is a capital markets professional with over 19 years of experience in private equity, investment banking, research and public securities. He is currently the Head of Latin America of Appian Capital Advisory LLP and focuses on originating investments, structuring transactions and selecting management teams within Latin America. Previously, he served as a Managing Director with Arias Resource Capital Management LP, a mining focused private equity fund, which he joined in 2008. Mr. Kaelin has an MBA from the University of Chicago, an MS in Finance from ESAN (Peru) and a BS in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad de Lima. He currently serves on the board of directors of Ascendant Resources Inc. (TSX: ASND) and W Capital SAFI S.A., a Peruvian investment fund.

  • Jesse Muñoz

    Director and Interim COO

    Jesse Muñoz has over 28 years of experience working in the USA and 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 consulting 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.

  • John Pontius

    Director

    John Pontius is currently President of 75th Street Associates LLC, a Connecticut based energy and infrastructure consulting firm which he founded. His clients primarily include private equity firms and operating holding companies. Prior to 75th Street Associates, Mr. Pontius was a Managing Director at Ruton Capital LLC, a New York City based private equity firm founded by a large, private Chinese asset manager with one billion of designated capital. Mr. Pontius was also a Divisional President of Mammoth Energy Services LLC, a Wexford Capital LP portfolio company which he helped take public on the NASDAQ in October of 2016. From 2004 - 2014, he served in various investment roles at Wexford and also in senior management positions at other Wexford portfolio companies including Muskie Proppant LLC (also now a Mammoth division), Stampede Farms LLC, ICx Technologies Inc (formerly NASDAQ: ICXT), Digital Power Capital LLC and other oilfield service related businesses. Mr. Pontius currently sits on the board of Predator Drilling Inc. and was a board observer of ICx Technologies until its acquisition by Flir Systems, Inc. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

     

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