President, CEO & Director
Mr. Callahan is a strong and experienced executive with extensive operational and public-company management experience having held senior management roles at numerous development and production stage mining companies. He joined eCobalt in October 2018. Mr. Callahan has established and led numerous sizeable operations in North America and internationally and has been responsible for the evaluation and execution of several growth-oriented transactions throughout his career.
Establishing his career with Hecla Mining in 1989, Mr. Callahan held increasingly senior roles, including Vice President of Corporate Development and President of Hecla’s Venezuelan mining operations where he oversaw all aspects of operations, successfully managed two gold operations with a 1,000 man workforce, and transformed the La Camorra mine from an unprofitable asset into the largest gold producer in Venezuela. Mr. Callahan has also served as President of Silvermex Resources Inc., a TSX-listed silver and gold producer with projects in Mexico acquired by First Majestic Silver Corp. in 2012, and President and CEO of Western Pacific Resources Corp., a mineral exploration and development company focused on rehabilitating and exploring the Deer Trail Mine in Utah.
Marc Tran, CPA, CGA, B.Comm., B.A.
Chief Financial Officer - Corporate Secretary
Prior to being appointed to CFO in January of 2014, Mr. Tran was the Controller for the Company since October 2011. He has over 12 years of experience in corporate finance, financial management, and regulatory compliance with public companies. He has previously served as Director and CFO for other public companies with projects in mineral exploration, development, and production in Canada, US, Mexico, Central and South America.
Floyd D. Varley, B.Sc., M.Eng.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Varley has over 35 years of experience in the mining industry, primarily in underground mine operations management and engineering in Canada and the United States with an impressive track record of accomplishments. Most recently, as VP Operations for TMAC Resources, Floyd led the development of the Hope Bay narrow vein underground gold mine and mill project from Pre-Feasibility Study through financing and construction to commercial production in the high arctic. Mr. Varley also managed, as Vice President, Operations and Mine General Manager, the startup of Yukon Zinc’s remote poly-metallic underground mining operation in Canada’s Yukon Territory. He was General Manager of Morton Salt's Fairport Ohio underground mine and mill and Chief Engineer of Morton's Weeks Island Louisiana mine and mill. In addition to his mine operations experience, as Branch Chief of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Office of Mine Safety & Health Research, Mr. Varley led diverse technical teams in risk management, ventilation, ground control and fire prevention research assisting metal and coal mines in the United States. Mr. Varley began his career as an underground miner and advanced to operations management in poly-metallic, copper, uranium, salt and coal mines. He holds a B.Sc. degree in Mining Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.
Fiona Grant Leydier
V.P. Corporate Communications
Ms. Grant Leydier has over 14 years of experience leading multi-faceted stakeholder communications for international publicly-traded companies across diversified industries. With a primary focus on the natural resource sector, Ms. Grant Leydier has led investor relations for numerous companies listed on the TSX and TSX-V in Canada and advised FTSE 100 and 250 clients in the United Kingdom in the areas of corporate and stakeholder communications. Ms. Grant Leydier has extensive experience in the areas of investor relations, public relations, corporate communications, marketing, brand management, corporate finance and governance.