Comstock Mining Inc

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Corrado De Gasperis

Executive Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer


Mr. De Gasperis brings over 28 years of manufacturing, metals and mining operational and financial management, project management, and capital markets experience.  Previously, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Barzel Industries Inc. (formerly Novamerican Steel Inc.) from April 2006 through September 2009.  Barzel operated a network of 15 manufacturing, processing and distribution facilities in the United States and Canada that offered a wide range of metal solutions to a variety of industries, including construction, infrastructure development and mining.  From 2001 to 2005, he served as Chief Financial Officer of GrafTech International Ltd., a global manufacturer of industrial graphite and carbon-based materials, in addition to his duties as Vice President and Chief Information Officer, which he assumed in 2000.  He served as Controller of GrafTech from 1998 to 2000.  From 1987 to 1998, Mr. De Gasperis was a certified public accountant with KPMG LLP.  As a Senior Assurance Manager in the Manufacturing, Retail and Distribution Practice, he served major clients like GE and Union Carbide Corporation.  KPMG announced his admittance, as a Partner, effective July 1, 1998.

He holds a BBA from the Ancell School of Business at Western Connecticut State University, with honors.

Mr. De Gasperis was appointed as a Director to Comstock Mining Inc.'s Board in June 2011, and Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Comstock Foundation for History and Culture, a qualified 501(c)(3) charitable organization and a current Director of NevadaWorks.  He also served as a Director of GBS Gold International Inc., where he was Chairman of the Audit, and Governance Committee and the Compensation Committee and a member of the Nominations and Advisory Committees.  Mr. De Gasperis is a Member of the NYSE Markets Advisory Committee, the Northern Nevada Development Authority and the Northern Nevada Network.



Larry G. Martin, CPG

Director of Exploration & Mineral Development


Mr. Martin has over 31 years of successful precious metals exploration, mine development and production experience. He participated and supervised exploration projects in Northwest Territories, Canada, Liberia, West Africa, Mexico, Honduras, and in the western region of the United States. Mr. Martin’s production experience is exemplified by supervisory positions in the following Nevada mines: Manhattan, Borealis, Hog Ranch, and Denton-Rawhide.

Mr. Martin’s geologic technical expertise overlapped into the environmental and civil engineering disciplines of geology. He was instrumental in the evaluation of geologic design parameters at the proposed nuclear repository site located at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Mr. Martin participated in the geo-technical evaluation of the environmentally sensitive sites of Hanford Nuclear Reservation, Washington and Anniston military depot, Alabama; and the rock product dam project, East Side Reservoir Project, California. Most recently, Larry’s focus has been in Nevada precious metals exploration projects including: the Sleeper Gold Project and currently the Comstock Mine Project. Mr. Martin received his Bachelor of Science in Geologic Engineering from Colorado School of Mines in 1978. He is a Qualified Person (QP) and a Certified Professional Geologist (CPG) accredited by American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG). Mr. Martin is a certified expert witness by the 9th District Appellate United States Federal Court in the categories of Exploration and Structural Geology.



Scott H. Jolcover

General Site Manager and the Director of Business Development


Scott H. Jolcover is our Company's General Site Manager and the Director of Business Development. He has been working in Nevada mining for over 36 years, including the last 18 with Comstock Mining Inc., and one of its predecessors, Plum Mining Inc. Mr. Jolcover manages major commercial transactions, including land, water, capital and other major purchases and acquisitions. Mr. Jolcover has extensive real estate transaction experience and worked as a licensed agent. He is also currently Chairman of the Virginia City Tourism Commission in Storey County and a member of the Northern Nevada Development Authority Construction and Design Committee.



Zach M. Spencer

Director of External Relations


Zach M. Spencer joined the Company in 2017, as Director of External Relations with more than 30 years of experience in the communications field and 12 years dedicated to the Nevada mining industry, including investor, government and media relations. Mr. Spencer has held similar roles in Nevada with General Moly, Inc. and Newmont Mining, Corp. He has also served on the boards of the Nevada Mining Association and American Exploration & Mining Association, and in both cases chaired their respective Public Outreach Committees.

Mr. Spencer also has experience producing and directing broadcast television and managing marketing and communications in the telecommunications industry. He is a founding member of the Reno Media Press Club and served as one of its officers.

Mr. Spencer earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno and a Master of Business Administration degree, with an emphasis in management, from the Ageno School of Business at Golden Gate University in San Francisco.



Natalia Sokolova

Director of Investor Relations


Natalia brings over 15 years of experience in the international arena for public and private companies in the energy and natural resources sector with main focus in investor relations and strategic communication. Natalia is the Founder and Managing Member of SGG World LLC, a strategic consulting firm established in 2006 in New York to utilize her relationships with investment community and her mentors to build a strategic/investor relations consulting firm.

Previously Ms. Sokolova was the Founder/CEO of Exquisite Planning, LLC, a New York based event-planning company with an exclusive and prestigious clientele. Prior to that Natalia head Marketing/ PR and IR at Bidz.com , the world’s largest online jewelry auction site. Her team increased the sales revenue more than 300% in a two-year period. Natalia started her career at the US Chamber of Commerce, International Division, European Affairs in Washington, DC. She graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1998 with degrees in Finance and International Business from University of Maryland, College Park after surviving a life threatening car accident that left her paralyzed for several months.

Natalia is a Member of the National Association of Professional Women and National Investor Relations Institute. In her spare time, Natalia is a dedicated philanthropist. She serves on the Board of Kick4Life.org and is actively involved in a number of other Foundations helping children around the world.