Cautivo will be Managed and Operated by Experienced Professionals that have Over 50 Years of Combined mining experience.

Ricardo Arrarte , CEO

  • Mr. Arrarte has over 20 years' experience in management, operations, and consulting for mining companies.
  • He has previously worked as Operations Manager of Hochschild Mining PLC's 4 silver mines in Peru, as CEO for Compania Minera Caudalosa SA, as Planning and Engineering Manager for Consorcio Minero Horizonte, as Engineering Consultant for Buenaventura Ingenieros SA - BISA, as Mine Manager for Fosfatos Del Pacifico. SA, and as Geology and Mine Central Manager for Cementos Pacasmaye SAA.
  • Mr. Arrarte has earned his Mining and Mechanical Engineering degrees from Pontifica Universidad Catolica Del Peru and his MBA from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Carlos Villanueva , COO

  • Mr. Villanueva was the General Manager of Sociedad Minera Corona S.A., which owned and operated Sierra Metals' Yauricocha mine in Peru, from 1984 to 2016.
  • Prior to that, he was Mine Superintendent of Minas Canarias from 1970 to 1973, and then served ten years as Superintendent of Compañía Minera Santa Rita.
  • Mr. Villanueva began his career in 1969 as mine manager at Cobre in Peru and he received a geological mine engineering degree from the Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria de Peru in 1968.

Matt Anderson , CFO

  • Mr. Anderson is a Senior Consultant and an employee of Malaspina Consultants Inc., a private company that provides accounting and administrative infrastructure to junior public companies.
  • He serves, or has served, as CFO of several other junior public companies including Claren Energy Inc., Search Minerals Inc., and VirtualArmour International Inc.

The experience of Cautivo's Board will also help to guide the existing management team

Alberto Arias , Chairman

  • Mr. Arias has over 24 years of experience in international mining finance and is widely recognized as an industry expert.
  • Prior to founding Arias Resource Capital Management LP, Mr. Arias worked for eight years at Goldman, Sachs & Co., including having acted as Managing Director and Head of Equity Research for metals and mining in the U.S., Canada and Latin America.
  • Mr. Arias holds an MBA in Finance and International Business from the Columbia Business School, an M.S. in both Mining Engineering and Chemical Metallurgy/Extractive Metallurgy from Columbia University Henry Krumb School of Mines and a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from Colorado School of Mines.

Daniel Tellechea , Director

  • Mr. Tellechea has extensive experience in international mining, and currently serves as a director of Largo Resources Ltd, and previously served as President and CEO of Sierra Metals Inc. from 2007 to 2014.
  • Prior to Sierra, Mr. Tellechea was President and CEO of Asarco LLC, and served as the Managing Director of Finance and Administration for Asarco's parent, Grupo Mexico. He also served as Asarco's CFO and VP of Finance, and VP of Finance for Southern Copper Corporation.
  • Mr. Tellechea earned a BSc in Accounting and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Tecnologico de Monterrey (Mexico).

Doug Cater , Director

  • Mr. Cater is a professional geologist with more than 30 years of experience in the gold mining and exploration business gained while working with senior-tier Canadian-based mining and exploration companies.
  • Currently, Mr. Cater is the Vice President of Exploration with Kirkland Lake Gold Inc., an operating and exploration gold company in Kirkland Lake (northeastern Ontario), and also serves on the Board of Sierra Metals.
  • Mr. Cater is a Council member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario.