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Alex Tsukernik

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.

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Brett Heath

Non-Executive Chairman

Mr. Heath has a comprehensive career in the structured finance, corporate finance, and investment management industry. He was previously the Chairman and CEO of High Stream Corporation before Metalla acquired it in August 2016. High Stream was a specialty streaming and royalty consulting company where he worked with First Mining Finance, (FF:CVE) and several other private equity funds, advising and brokering metal streaming transactions. Before that, he was the President of a private streaming company where he deployed $11 million in 4 producing streaming transactions in 3 separate jurisdictions. Prior to that, he was a founding principal of KSIR Capital Management a hedge fund focused on small and micro-cap mining companies. He also advised several mining companies with KSIR Capital, the corporate finance division of KSIR.

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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.

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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 Rreunion Gold.

He received an undergraduate degree from Dalhousie University.

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E.B. Tucker

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Tucker is director of Midas Capital Partners a capital markets consultancy. He previously held positions including senior analyst and editor of several widely followed financial newsletters. Prior to launching his own Strategic Investor, he wrote The Casey Report on behalf of Doug Casey, The Bill Bonner Letter and Stansberry’s Investment Advisory. He is the author of Why Gold? Why Now? which details the wealth-creating power of mineral royalties. He was a founding partner of KSIR Capital Management, an asset management firm focused on precious metal equities as well as KSIR Capital, a corporate finance advisory firm focused on the precious metal industry. He holds a B.Sc. in Business Administration with an area of study in Finance from the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina.