Board of Directors
José M. García
CEO and Director
José is a Mining Engineer from Universidad Politécnica in Spain (M.Sc.), has a Master in Mineral Economics from the University of Queensland (M. Philosophy) and a Master in Global Leadership by the World Economic Forum (WEF). His international experience includes tenures at Anglo American (Los Bronces Copper, Chile), Inmet Mining (Las Cruces Copper, Spain), and BHP (Yandi Iron Ore. Australia), where he was Mine Superintendent. After that, he worked as Senior Mining Engineer for GHD Australia, providing consulting services on bauxite, copper, coal and gold.
José subsequently became Associate Director of Mining and Metals at the World Economic Forum's Global Leadership Fellows Program in Geneva. In 2014, he was one of the founding partners of Mining Sense Consulting, a firm providing services to mining companies internationally. In 2016, he joined MMTP, the mining company that gave origin to Latitude Silver.
Mike is a mining engineer with more than 35 years in the industry across a wide variety of positions. With extensive exposure to both large and small mining companies, he has experience in mining operations, engineering studies and corporate development, while he is also a seasoned director, with experience in M&A and proxy fights, as well as extensive participation in audit, compensation and corporate governance committees.
He was Chairman and Director for Trevali Mining between 2011 and 2019, a transformational period for the base metals company, which doubled in size through the acquisition of two African assets. Prior to that, Mike was President and CEO of Crocodile Gold, an emerging gold producer in Australia that raised over $200 million during his mandate, and President and CEO of Kria Resources. He also held senior positions at Yamana Gold, Goldcorp and Rio Algom.
Chairman of the Board
Carlos Espinosa offers 25 years of experience within Canadian capital markets, international business development and commercial banking, mainly in the mining and advanced manufacturing industries. After being Mexico’s Deputy Trade Commissioner in Toronto for nearly a decade, Carlos became TSX’s Head of Business Development for five years, focusing on the Americas and Global Mining; as such he developed a broad investor base in Canada and overseas.
He has an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and a BBA from UNAM in Mexico. Besides being a Founding Partner at SoftLanding Group Mexico, a boutique advisory firm, Carlos is also the current President and CEO of Monarca Minerals, a listed junior mining company engaged in silver exploration and development in Mexico. Moreover, he is CFO at Fredonia Management, a private mining company with gold assets in Argentina.
With a degree in Mining Geology from Imperial College London, John has 27 years of experience in exploration, 14 of which he spent managing junior companies. For most of the 1990s he worked on copper and gold projects in Chile before returning to Europe to advance gold, copper and PGM projects in Bulgaria, Serbia, Spain and Sweden. Between 2004 and 2009, John raised US$20 million for African Aura Resources, which was active in Liberia and Cameroon, and sold its assets to a Russian group.
More recently, John has been raising start-up capital for a copper-gold project in Spain and gold projects in Colombia, Bulgaria and Cameroon. He currently serves as President and CEO of Redstar Gold Corp, a junior exploration company with gold exploration activities in Alaska.
VP Business Development and Director
Sebastian has a BSc in Business Administration and Management from the Zurich Institute of Business Education - CEIBS, and his experience in the investment business spans more than a decade. As Co-Founder of MMTP, Latitude’s predecessor company, Sebastian was instrumental in the acquisition of the Recuperada asset and led the company’s financial planning and execution.
Prior to that, he was involved in different roles related to mining and commodity trading in Peru, mostly in precious metals. Sebastian also served as a member of the Strategic Advisory Committee of Affinity Gold Corp, where he was in charge of business development, project evaluation and financing models in Central and South America, with a strong focus on sustainability.