Board of Directors
Interim Chief Executive Officer & Director
David Rector has served as a director since the Merger. He has served as the President of Pershing Gold Corporation from May 12, 2011 to February 9, 2012 and as a director of Pershing since August 8, 2011. Mr. Rector was appointed the Treasurer and Vice President of Administration and Finance of Pershing on February 9, 2012. Mr. Rector served as the Chief Executive Officer, President and a director of Nevada Gold Holdings, Inc. from November 5, 2009 to May 2, 2011. Mr. Rector had previously served as Nevada Gold Holdings, Inc.’s Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, President, Secretary, Treasurer and a director from April 19, 2004 through December 31, 2008. He has served as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, President, Secretary, Treasurer and a director of Standard Drilling, Inc. since November 2007 and served as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, President, Secretary, Treasurer and a director of Universal Gold Mining Corp. from September 30, 2008, until November 2010. Mr. Rector previously served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Nanoscience Technologies, Inc. from June 2004 to December 2006. Mr. Rector also served as President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of California Gold Corp. (f/k/a US Uranium, Inc.) from June 15, 2007 to July 11, 2007 and again from August 8, 2007 to November 12, 2007. From 2007 through 2009 Mr. Rector served on the board of directors of Rx Elite, Inc. and from June 2008 through November 2011 served on the board of directors of Li3 Energy, Inc. Since June 1985, Mr. Rector has been the principal of the David Stephen Group, which provides enterprise consulting services to emerging and developing companies in a variety of industries. Mr. Rector serves on the board of directors of the following public companies: Senesco Technologies, Inc. (since February 2002), Dallas Gold & Silver Exchange (since May 2003), California Gold Corp. (from June 2007 to May 7, 2012) and Standard Drilling, Inc. (since November 2007). Mr. Rector has served as a director of American Strategic Minerals Corporation since January 26, 2012. Mr. Rector was selected to serve as a director due to his substantial knowledge of the mining industry, his judgment in assessing business strategies and his years of experience as an officer and director of public companies.
Vice President of Exploration, Chief Geologist & Director
Arthur Leger has served as a director since the Merger. Mr. Leger served as the geologist for Pershing from September 2011 until February 2012 and the Director of Field Operations for Arttor Gold until the Merger. Mr. Leger served as a consulting geologist to Nevada Gold Holdings, Inc. from 2010 through 2011, as a consulting geologist for Snowstorm LLC from 2008 through 2009, as a consulting geologist for Allied Nevada Gold Corp. from 2007 through 2010 and as a consulting geologist for Gold Banks Ventures from 2007 through 2008. Mr. Leger was chosen to be a director of the Company based on his extensive mining resource and business experience.