Mr. Sparks has twenty years of experience in developing countries (South America and Africa) exploring, developing, and operating mines, including dealing with all levels of government from heads of state to village leadership. He has developed exceptional financial and legal orientation including corporate structure and governance, innovative finance (debt & equity) involving a variety of “currencies” and structures to achieve corporate financing goals, extensive M&A experience including deal structuring, negotiation, due diligence, and documentation.