Board & Management

Board & Management

Alex Tsukernik

President & CEO, Director

Mr. Tsukernik co-founded Nova Royalty in 2018. He has over 15 years of experience in metals and mining finance as an executive, investor, and corporate adviser. Before Nova Royalty, he spent more than 7 years as an independent principal of his own merchant banking/advisory firm, Syntella Partners, where he focused on creating value-added investment opportunities in the mining space. Prior to becoming an independent principal, he co-founded the Metals and Mining investment banking group at Rodman & Renshaw, where he was Director and Head of Metals and Mining, and involved with over $2bn of completed mergers, acquisitions and capital raising transactions. Before that, he was a founding professional and Vice President of Miller Mathis, a merger and acquisition advisory firm focused on the steel industry. He began his career in the investment banking group at J.P. Morgan. Alex earned a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from Cornell University and an M.B.A. with Beta Gamma Sigma Honors from Columbia Business School. He also holds the CFA Charter. 

Parviz Farsangi

Chairman of Board

Parviz has over 30 years mining industry experience.  He was formerly Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Vale Inco from 2007 to 2009 and was with Falconbridge Limited from 1987 to 2007 in roles that included General Manager, Sudbury Mines.  More recently he held the positions of President, CEO and Director of Scorpio Mining Corporation.  Parviz holds a B.Eng. in Mining Engineering from Laurentian University, a M.Eng. in Rock Mechanics and a Ph.D. in Mining Engineering from McGill University, and an Executive MBA from Queen’s University. He has served on a number of mining association boards and is currently also a director of several TSX listed companies.

Rob Leckie

Non-Executive Director

Rob is Chief Executive Officer & Director at AgriMarine Holdings, Inc. and Vice President at Dundee Global Investment Management, Inc.  He is also on the board of Reunion Gold.

He received an undergraduate degree from Dalhousie University.

Denis Silva

Non-Executive Director

Denis is a corporate and securities partner at law firm Gowling WLG in Vancouver.  He has 11 years of experience in corporate, securities, mining and regulatory legal experience and has acted for a wide variety of companies listed on Canadian and US exchanges, with a focus on mining.

Denis holds a BA from University of British Columbia, MPA from Queen’s University and LLB from University of Windsor.

Douglas Reed, CPA, CA

Chief Financial Officer

Doug holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Victoria and is a Chartered Professional Accountant, CA. Mr. Reed brings more than 15 years of accounting and financial reporting experience in the mineral exploration and royalty industry focusing on financial reporting, regulatory compliance, internal control, and corporate finance activities for various private and public entities listed on the NYSE, TSX-V, and OTC markets. Doug is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Revelo Resources Corp and Pacific Empire Minerals Corp., and the Corporate Controller of EMX Royalty Corporation.