Founder, President & CEO
Mame founded Mining Investment Associates in 2004. Since 2010, Mame has been providing strategic advice to locally owned gold exploration and mining projects in West Africa. From 1996 to 1999, Mame acted as consultant and North America project manager for the first Sabodala Gold Mine Project in Senegal, West Africa. In 2004, Mame co-founded SORED S.A., a Senegalese private & family owned gold exploration company. SORED is 100% owner of the Niamia Gold Concession in Senegal, West Africa. Mame also has been working as data scientist in market research industry (consumer insights and predictive analytics) for past 20 years. Mame’s experience also includes information technology and communication. Mame holds a BS in Computer Science and Minor in Administration and Management from the City College of City University of New York.
P. Geo., Advisor,Exploration & Geology
Mr. Hitchborn is a seasoned exploration geologist with nearly 40 years of experience in mineral exploration and mine operations throughout the world. He has a proven track record in developing and expanding reserves with minimal costs. Mr. Hitchborn has led geology and exploration campaigns and teams for mining companies such as Placer Dome, Aura Minerals, Corex Gold, and Kimber Resources. His most recent position is with Frontera Mining as the Vice President, Geology and Exploration. He holds Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Nevada – Reno. Mr. Hitchborn is a registered professional geologist with Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia.
Ad-Hoc Advisor, Corporate Finance
Terry Gardner most recent is Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance and senior member of the investment banking team focusing on Energy, Natural Resources and Technology at Gilford Securities. Prior to working at Gilford Securities, T. Gardner was Chief Executive Officer and Director of Goldbrook Ventures Inc. . Earlier in his career, Mr. Gardner spent seventeen years at Alex Brown Securities in corporate finance and institutional sales. Mr. Gardner was a principal at Heafitz, Widman, McMahon & Gardner, a project finance business focused on the energy business. Previously he was an institutional salesman at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, White Weld and Smith Barney. Mr. Gardner graduated from Fordham University with a degree in Economics.