President & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Blasutti was the President and CEO of US Silver & Gold prior to its merger with Americas Silver Corporation (formerly Scorpio Mining Corporation). He was formerly the President and Chief Executive Officer of RX Gold & Silver Inc. and prior to that Senior Vice President of Corporate Development for Barrick Gold Corporation ("Barrick"). He reported to the Chief Executive Officer and played a lead role in the strategic development of Barrick for 13 years between 1998 and early 2011, during which time he executed over 25 gold mining transactions including the acquisitions of Homestake Mining Company and Placer Dome Inc. and the consolidation of the world class Cortez property from Rio Tinto. Mr. Blasutti also led the creation of Barrick Energy Inc. to hedge Barrick's exposure to energy prices and the initial public offering of African Barrick Gold. During his tenure at Barrick, Mr. Blasutti was integrally involved in numerous equity and financing transactions and also led the Investor Relations function. Mr. Blasutti was previously at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where he planned, supervised and managed audits for a variety of clients. Mr. Blasutti is also a director of Noront Resources Ltd.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Dell formerly served as Vice President, Technical Services for U.S. Silver and Gold and brings over 20 years of operations, project and mine evaluation experience to Americas Silver. Prior to this, Mr. Dell served as Director, Corporate Development and Director, Technical Evaluations at Barrick Gold. Mr. Dell is a metallurgist and a Professional Engineer.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Varga was formerly the CFO of US Silver & Gold and brings over 20 years of progressive financial leadership and senior management expertise to Americas Silver. Prior to this, Mr. Varga held the role of Senior Director, Corporate Development at Barrick Gold Corporation. Mr. Varga is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and a member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute.
CLO, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Mr. McRae brings robust corporate and commercial practice experience to Americas Silver and its predecessors. He has been a trusted advisor to executive management teams and boards of Americas Silver, US Silver and RX Gold while serving in evolving roles. Among other matters, Mr. McRae is integrally involved in analyzing, negotiating and executing significant transactions and agreements for the Company including: transformative organizational mergers; significant asset purchases and dispositions; debt, equity and other financings; and collective labour agreements. He was an attorney at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, a major international law firm based in New York, in the firm's corporate department representing some of the largest organizations and private equity firms in the world. Mr. McRae graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. and received his J.D. from Osgoode Hall. He is currently a member of the New York and Ontario Bars and holds a certificate in Mining Law. Mr. McRae has been a finalist for Lexpert Rising Stars -- Leading Lawyers under 40 and nominated to The Legal 500's GC Powerlist: Canada.
Vice President, Technical Services
Mr. Wilson has been working in the mining industry for over 15 years and brings operational, project and mine evaluation experience to Americas Silver. Prior to this, Mr. Wilson served as Director of Engineering at Orvana Minerals Corp, operated an independent consultancy and served as Senior Mining Engineer at Barrick Gold. Mr. Wilson is a mining engineer and a Professional Engineer.