We leverage proven management expertise to capitalize on industry conditions and generate superior returns. Oxygen is a strategically assembled group of proven technical and management professionals with skill sets in resource discovery and development, capital markets, and business development. Our multidisciplinary team has a successful track record in converting modest capital investments into exceptional shareholder returns.
Dedicated to creating shareholder value
Dr. O’Dea is a mining industry entrepreneur. A seasoned geologist and deal maker, Dr. O’Dea has built and financed international mining companies from Canada to Africa, taking them from exploration and discovery to development and operations. His companies are built on a common foundation: high-quality, long-life projects with lasting economic opportunities, community benefits and environmental protection. Most recently, Dr. O’Dea co-founded and served as executive chairman of True Gold Mining. After building the Karma Heap Leach Gold Mine in Burkina Faso, West Africa, True Gold was sold to Endeavour Mining in 2016. As co-founder and CEO of Fronteer Gold, Dr. O’Dea grew the company from startup to its 2011 sale to Newmont Mining Corp., a deal that included the spin-out of Liberty Gold.
He also co-founded and served as Chairman of True North Nickel and CEO of Aurora Energy, sold to RNC Minerals and Paladin Energy in 2014 and 2011, respectively. Founder of Oxygen Capital Corp., Dr. O’Dea is currently chairman of Liberty Gold, director of Pure Gold Mining, Discovery Metals, and Sun Metals. His many honours include EY’s Entrepreneur of the YearTM for 2014 in the Pacific mining and metals category, the Globe and Mail’s Top 40 Under 40, and the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia’s Murray Pezim Award for perseverance and success in financing mineral exploration.
Twenty years’ experience building companies from the ground up
Since 1993, Mr. McInnes has been the founder, president and a director of a number of publicly traded mineral exploration companies. Mr. McInnes was a former Director of Fronteer Gold (2001 to 2011) and is currently Chairman of Blackstone Ventures Inc., an exploration and development stage company focused on Scandinavian exploration. He was also the Founder of Kutcho Copper Corp. (formerly Western Keltic Mines Inc.) and Founder, Vice Chair and CEO of Plutonic Power Corporation, a renewable power development company with a broad portfolio of clean energy projects. He is currently Chairman of Sun Metals Corp. and Executive Vice Chairman of Alterra Power Corp. Mr. McInnes is a Director of the Independent Power Producers Association of British Columbia, a Governor of the Business Council of British Columbia, past President and Director of the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia, and past Director of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada.
Oversight and execution on all business matters
Mr. Tetzlaff is a financial professional with nearly 20 years of experience in the mining industry. Recently he served as Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of Blue Gold Mining, which merged with Riverstone Resources in 2012 to become True Gold Mining. He also served as CFO, VP Finance and Corporate Secretary of Fronteer Gold from 2005 to 2011. During this time, he had oversight of financial, legal, and contractual matters for all of Fronteer Gold operations and international subsidiaries. He was responsible for the successful execution of numerous equity investments, asset divestitures, and merger and acquisition transactions including the sale of Fronteer to Newmont for $2.3 billion in 2011. Mr. Tetzlaff also served as CFO of Aurora Energy Resources from 2006 to 2008, helping the company grow from initial public offering through to the advancement of one of the world's largest undeveloped uranium deposits. Mr. Tetzlaff has a tax background, having worked with KPMG LLP from 2000 to 2004.