CEO / President / Director
Jason Reid is an experienced mining industry executive serving as CEO, President and Director of Fortitude Gold Corporation (FGC). FGC was spun out of Gold Resource Corporation (GRC) (NYSE American: GORO) where Jason previously served for over 14 years including CEO, President and Director positions. Jason joined GRC in 2006 when it was a private Company and helped take it public with a self-underwritten IPO. Jason was part of a management team that took GRC from an exploration stage company, to a development stage company, to a gold and silver dividend paying metal producer. Under his tenure as CEO & President, GRC achieved over a decade of production, generated over $1 billion in revenue, ten consecutive years of profitability, and returned over $115 million in dividends to shareholders. At GRC, he also co-created and initiated the first known cash to physical gold and silver dividend program whereby shareholders could take delivery of precious metals. As an entrepreneur prior to GRC, Jason was the founder and president of two successful businesses he ran for 13 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Fort Lewis College.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Labate is an experienced mining industry executive with over thirty-five years of financial management and accounting experience. His extensive experience includes previously serving as CFO for Gold Resource Corporation, Golden Star Resources Ltd., Constellation Copper Corporation and Crown Resources Corporation.
Vice President ExplorationMr. Turner brings over 25 years of industry experience, ranging from greenfield exploration, including maiden resource development, to advanced brownfields environments, involving multi-disciplinary collaboration to complete prefeasibility level assessments that converted resources to reserves. Prior to joining Fortitude, Mr. Turner served in various capacities in his 13 years with Stantec, most recently as Manager of Geology and Practice Leader for Stantec's Mine Exploration & Resource Assessment subdiscipline. Mr. Turner holds bachelor's and master's degrees in science from the University of Alberta, is a Professional Geologist, and belongs to the Geological Society of Nevada (GSN) and Society of Economic Geologists (SEG).
Vice President Corporate Development / IR
Mr. Patterson is an experienced mining industry executive with over a decade of industry experience as Corporate Development and Investor Relations. He previously served as Vice President of Corporate Development with Gold Resource Corporation (GRC). At GRC, he co-created and initiated the first known cash to physical gold and silver dividend program whereby shareholders could take delivery of precious metals. Prior to Gold Resource Corporation he spent fifteen years in marketing and territory sales management for two manufacturers of precision laboratory instruments. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Biology from the University of Colorado.