President & CEO
Mr. Neumeyer has worked in the investment community since 1984. He began his career at a number of Canadian national brokerage firms. Mr. Neumeyer moved on to work with several publicly-traded companies in the resource and high technology sectors. His roles have included senior management positions and directorships responsible in areas of finance, business development, strategic planning and corporate restructuring. Mr. Neumeyer was the original and founding President of First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (T-FM). Mr. Neumeyer founded First Majestic Silver in 2002 and First Mining Gold in 2015. Mr. Neumeyer has also listed a number of companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange and as such has extensive experience dealing with the financial, regulatory, legal and accounting issues that are relevant in the investment community. Mr. Neumeyer also won the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2011 for the Metals & Mining category.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Holmes is a mining engineer with over 35 years of experience and is responsible for overseeing all operational functions of the Company's silver mines and projects. Prior to joining First Majestic, Mr. Holmes held the position of Vice President, Joint Venture Portfolio at Barrick Gold Corporation, a global gold mining company, and was responsible for overseeing Barrick’s interest in their Global Joint Venture operations and projects. He previously served as the COO for KGHM International, Operations Vice President at the Sierra Gorda copper mine in Chile and has acted in general management roles at Asarco, the Mine Technology Group, Chino Mines Company and Freeport-McMoRan.
Raymond Polman B.Sc (Econ), CA
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Polman has over 28 years of public accounting and corporate finance experience in the Canadian and US financial markets and has been Chief Financial Officer of the Company since February 2007. Prior to First Majestic, Mr. Polman had been a Chief Financial Officer for six years with a number of publicly-traded high technology companies, prior to which he served several years as the Director of Finance for Rescan Environmental, a large privately owned company serving the global mining community. Mr. Polman has a Bachelor of Science (Economics) Degree from the University of Victoria and he is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia. Mr. Polman also brings eight years of prior public accounting experience with Deloitte, LLP.
Connie Lillico B.A.
Ms. Lillico has worked in public company management and administration since 2000. Ms. Lillico was previously the Corporate Secretary of several publicly-traded mining and oil & gas companies for three years, prior to which she was a Paralegal with a publicly traded software company for 2 1/2 years. Prior to her industry experience, Ms. Lillico worked in corporate and securities law as a Paralegal with a large national legal firm for eight years. Ms. Lillico has a Bachelor of Arts.
Sophie Hsia LL.B., B.C.L., LL.M.
Ms. Hsia (prounced "Shaw") has been a practising lawyer since 2002. Prior to joining First Majestic Silver, Ms. Hsia was General Counsel and Vice President Risk at Imperial Metals Corporation, a Canadian public mining company. During Ms. Hsia's tenure at Imperial, she succesfully managed the legal and risk portfolios responding to the subsurface failure of the perimeter embankment at Imperial's Mount Polley mine, including a signficant settlement from Imperial's lawsuit against its tailings dam design engineers. Ms. Hsia has previously worked for leading international law firms in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver and has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Civil Law from McGill University and a Master of Laws from George Washington University.