About Us

Mission

Growing our gold mining activities with our people while caring for the environment.

Vision

Monarch Mining is a fully integrated Canadian gold mining company whose goal is to acquire, explore and develop mineral properties into gold mines in the Abitibi region of Quebec for the purpose of creating value for all our stakeholders while upholding high environmental and social standards.

Values

Respect

Acknowledging and embracing cultural, gender and ethnic diversity

Teamwork

Working as a team to support the Company’s growth

Innovation

Using the latest technologies and knowledge to advance our projects

Safety

Making sure our employees have a safe and secure work environment

Responsibility

Caring for the environment and our local communities

Management

Committed to building mines in Abitibi

Jean-Marc Lacoste

President and Chief Executive Officer

Jean-Marc Lacoste earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics from McGill University in Montreal. In 1993 Mr. Lacoste started a career in finance at the Montreal Stock Exchange where he worked for National Bank Financial and, subsequently, Merrill Lynch Canada. In 2000 he left Montreal for Toronto to join Northland Power, a wind power energy corporation, as Vice President of Acquisitions.

He returned to Montreal in 2002 where he joined the boards of a few public and private companies. From 2004 to 2010, he took a major role in Golden Goose Resources Inc. where he became President and CEO and COB. Mr. Lacoste has great leadership skills and will be a tremendous asset for Monarch Mining Corporation.

Alain Lévesque, CPA, CA

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Lévesque has 20 years of experience in the field of financial reporting and the management of corporations including several in the mining sector. His experience in the mining industry is diverse ranging from exploration corporations to those in production. Mr. Lévesque began his career as an auditor in two majors accounting firms, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton L.L.P. and Deloitte LLP, where he worked for 10 years. He then worked as a consultant for various corporations and held the position of Chief Financial Officer for publicly traded companies.

He holds since 2003 the position of Chief Financial Officer for another mining corporation listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. Mr. Lévesque is CPA, CA and a member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec. He holds a bachelor degree in business of administration from Université Laval since 1995.

Mathieu Séguin, CFA

Vice President, Corporate Development

Mathieu Séguin has been an investment banker since 2002, with a focus on small and mid-capitalization issuers across various sectors, including mining, industrial and technology. During his career, he has advised clients on a broad range of transactions, from equity and debt financings to mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to joining Monarch, he was Director, Investment Banking at Laurentian Bank Securities (2016-2018), Vice President, Investment Banking for Industrial Alliance Securities (2009-2016), and Vice President with the Strategic Capital Group of Desjardins Securities (2005-2009). Mr. Séguin has a Bachelor of Business Administration from HEC Montréal and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Lucie Desjardins, LLB

Director, Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary

Ms. Desjardins joined Monarch in December 2017. Over the course of her career, Ms. Desjardins specialized in business law, in particular securities law, with major law firms in Montreal, Québec, including Desjardins Ducharme Stein Monast, LLP, from 2000 to 2002, and Lavery, de Billy, LLP, from 1997 to 2000 where she worked almost exclusively with exploration mining companies. Before joining the Corporation, Ms. Desjardins gained extensive experience as corporate counsel with domestic and international companies, including Groupe Optimum Inc. from 2015 to 2017; MEGA Brands Inc. from 2010 to 2014; Quebecor World Inc. from 2008 to 2010; IAMGOLD Corporation from 2006 to 2007; and Cambior Inc. (now part of IAMGOLD) from 2002 to 2006.

Ms. Desjardins holds both a bachelor's degree in civil law from Université de Montréal and a bachelor's degree in Common Law from Université de Moncton. She is a member of the Barreau du Québec since 1986.

Elisabeth Tremblay, P. Geo., M.Sc.A

Senior Geologist / Communications

Ms. Tremblay has over 20 years of experience working as a professional geologist in gold, nickel and base metal exploration throughout Quebec and occasionally in Latin America. She was employed by Falconbridge up until 2005, when she began working for junior mining companies such as Boreal Exploration, Everton Resources, Focus Metals and Osisko. Prior to joining Monarch Mining Corporation, she spent six years as Senior Geologist - Communications Specialist at Adventure Gold (now Probe Metals).

Ms. Tremblay has a bachelor's degree in geology from the Université du Québec à Montréal and a master's degree in earth sciences from the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi. She is a member of the Ordre des géologues du Québec.

Board of Directors

Solid expertise in the mining sector

Michel Bouchard

Chairman of the Board

Mr. Bouchard, who has been involved in the exploration, development and production aspects of the mining sector for over 30 years, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with him. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Clifton Star Resources Inc. from November, 2011 to April 2016. He has been a director and senior officer of several public companies in the mining sector.

Jean-Marc Lacoste

Director

Jean-Marc Lacoste earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics from McGill University in Montreal. In 1993 Mr. Lacoste started a career in finance at the Montreal Stock Exchange where he worked for National Bank Financial and, subsequently, Merrill Lynch Canada.

From 2004 to 2010, he took a major role in Golden Goose Resources Inc. where he became President and CEO and COB. Mr. Lacoste has great leadership skills and will be a tremendous asset on the Board of Monarch Mining Corporation.

Guylaine Daigle

Director

Guylaine Daigle has over 25 years of experience in financial management, primarily in the mining industry. Ms. Daigle has been Vice President, Finance and a shareholder of G4 Drilling Ltd. (diamond drilling company), CCL Drilling (1993) Inc. (drilling and blasting company) and G4 R&D Inc. (machine shop specializing in drilling and forestry) since December 2006. Previously, she held financial management positions with Deloitte, Ross-Finlay 2000 Inc. and McWatters Mines Inc. as well as auditor positions with accounting firms.

Ms. Daigle is a chartered accountant and a member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec (Quebec CPA Order) and holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting sciences from the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue.

Laurie Gaborit

Director

Laurie Gaborit has over 20 years of investor relations and corporate communications experience in the mining industry. She recently held the position of Vice President, Investor Relations, at Detour Gold Corporation. As a key member of Detour Gold’s management team, she participated in the company’s initial public offering in 2007 and its transformation from exploration company to intermediate gold producer within a seven-year period, during which time Detour Gold’s market capitalization increased from $120 million to over $3 billion.

Ms. Gaborit holds a Bachelor of Science in geology (Hons.) and is a member of the Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI) Board. In 2019, she was the recipient of the CIRI Belle Mulligan Award for Leadership in Investor Relations.

Christian Pichette

Director

Mr. Pichette holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mining and a Master’s degree in Rock Mechanics from Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal. He has over 35 years of experience in the mining industry. Mr. Pichette has held managerial positions with many Canadian companies, including Placer Dome, TVX Gold, Barrick Gold, Cambior, and until recently, he was the Executive Vice President and COO at Richmont Mines.

Governance