Management & Directors
James A. Briscoe
Position: CEO, President, CFO, Chief Geologist & Board Chairman
P. Geo., BS/MS Geology University of Arizona, Mr. Briscoe is one of the chief founders of Liberty Star Uranium & Metals Corp. Mr. Briscoe’s involvement in mineral exploration and discoveries spans over 40 years. He is a Registered Professional Geologist in the States of California and Arizona since 1969 and 1972 respectively. Credited with expanding porphyry copper ore reserves at Silver Bell, Arizona and identifying major gold deposits in the Randsburg District in California, he was also instrumental in the discovery of the large disseminated McDermitt open-pit mercury mine in Nevada. Mr. Briscoe co-discovered and co-owned the Wind Mountain gold-silver mine in Nevada. In Alaska, he identified the Big Chunk caldera and the copper-gold-moly potential continuation from the Pebble mine and alteration zone which is a twin of the Silver Bell zone in the Silver Bell caldera, Arizona. Mr. Briscoe was the first geologist to identify the Tombstone Caldera in 1988. Recently, he discovered a significant intrusion indicating multiple mineral occurrences under the Tombstone Arizona caldera. He has served as either an officer and or director of three other publicly trading exploration and development companies.
Ms. Patricia Madaris
Position: Vice President, Finance
Ms. Madaris joined Liberty Star in 2011 serving as the Executive Assistant to the CEO and Board of Directors. In May 2015 she was appointed to the position of Vice President, Finance upon the recommendation of Liberty Star’s CEO, James A. Briscoe, and unanimously elected by the Board of Directors. Since the beginning of her tenure with Liberty Star, Patricia has worked to engage, negotiate, and close financings, and has overseen the Company’s financial reporting and projected budgeting for ongoing operations. She has also worked as an accountant/manager for corporations in Arizona, Florida, and California since 2005. Ms. Madaris received a BS, summa cum laude, in Accounting with Indiana Wesleyan University. Ms. Madaris is currently pursuing a MBA with an expected graduation date in 2016.
Board of Directors
Mr. Gary Musil
Position: Board Secretary
Mr. Musil has more than 30 years of management and financial consulting experience and has served as an officer and director on numerous public companies since 1988. This experience has resulted in his overseeing the financial aspects and expenditures on exploration projects in Peru, Chile, Eastern Europe (Slovak Republic), and British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick (Canada). Prior to this, he was employed for 15 years with Dickenson Mines Ltd. and Kam-Kotia Mines Ltd. as a Controller for the producing silver/lead/zinc mine in the interior of British Columbia Canada. Mr. Musil currently serves as an Officer/Director on four TSX Venture Exchange public companies.
Dr. John M. Guilbert
Dr. John M. Guilbert currently holds the position of Professor Emeritus at the University of Arizona. Dr Guilbert is a world-renowned and award winning geologist & author. He is the co-developer of the Lowell-Guilbert porphyry copper model, and recipient of mining’s two most prestigious awards back to back (the R. A. F. Penrose Medal and the D. C. Jackling Award). Dr Guilbert has served as a director on two TSX Venture companies and now brings his extensive exploration experience to Liberty Star Uranium & Metals Corp.
Mr. Gross is a mining engineer (BS, Ohio State University, 1982; MS Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1988; P.E., Colorado and Alabama) and attorney (JD, University of Denver, 2001) with over 30 years of experience, both domestic and international. His work experience includes surface and underground mining operations, engineering, and delivery of construction mega-projects across multiple industrial and commercial markets and the practice of law related to each of these sectors. Brett brings a combination of professional skills that benefits every aspect of Liberty Star’s business. Brett’s engineering career began at Virginia Tech with research focused on rock mechanics and the stability of underground openings, particularly the phenomenon of “coal bumps” and “rock bursts” and studying methods to monitor stress changes in the longwall barrier pillar during the onset of the active longwall face. The ensuing years of his career have been intimately involved with a broad spectrum of engineering, operations, management and project delivery. Since 2002, Brett has practiced law both in private practice and as in-house counsel negotiating and closing complex deals with what today is among the largest and most successful engineering and construction firms in the United States.
Keith P Brill
Mr. Brill joined the board in December, 2009. He has been a management consultant with PA Consulting Group, Inc., a leading global consulting firm. Mr. Brill has provided Fortune 500 companies with consulting advice on topics including cost reduction, operational efficiency, and IT strategy. Mr. Brill received an International MBA from the Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina. He earned his BS, magna cum laude, in Economics and Finance, minor in Spanish, from the South Carolina Honors College.
Mr. O’Heeron joined the board in September, 2012. Mr. O’Heeron leads an operational investment group which identifies early stage opportunities in the medical field with strong intellectual property positions. Through his 20+ years of medical product development experience, Mr. O’Heeron brings together the resources from strategic disciplines necessary to commercialize unique technologies. Prior to founding Advanced Medical Technologies LLC, Mr. O’Heeron founded NeoSurg Technologies, Inc. to develop a minimally invasive access system. As a result of his efforts, NeoSurg Technologies was successful in developing the T2000 Minimally Invasive Access System, the world leader in reposable surgical instrumentation. Mr. O’Heeron completed the sale of NeoSurg Technologies to CooperSurgical in 2005. Mr. O’Heeron graduated from Texas State University with a BS in Healthcare Administration and a minor in Business Administration. He received his Master’s in Healthcare Administration from the University of Houston. Mr. O’Heeron currently holds 5 patents and has 4 patents pending.