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 has played leadership roles in founding, financing and building numerous mining companies, creating over $3 billion in shareholder value. As Co-Founder, CEO and Director, he grew Fronteer Gold from start-up to its sale in 2011 to Newmont Mining, which included the spin-out of Pilot Gold. Dr. O’Dea also co-founded and served as CEO and Director of Aurora Energy which was sold to Paladin in 2011. He co-founded True North Nickel which was sold to Royal Nickel in 2014, and most recently co-founded and served as Executive Chairman of True Gold Mining, which built the Karma Gold Mine in Burkina Faso. True Gold was sold to Endeavour Mining in 2016. He is the founder of Oxygen Capital, and currently serves as Chairman of Pilot Gold and as Director of Pure Gold Mining and NexGen Energy. He has received numerous business and industry awards, including the Globe and Mail’s Top 40 Under 40, winner of the EY Entrepreneur of The YearTM 2014 Pacific mining and metals category, and the AMEBC’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 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.