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.


Judd B. Merrill

Chief Financial Officer


 Mr. Merrill became Chief Financial Officer in February 2015.  Mr. Merrill has been Chief Accounting Officer since 2014, and Controller since 2011. Judd brings strong financial planning, treasury and cash management experience in the mining sector addition to his broader financial accounting, reporting and internal control experience, having worked as Assistant Controller at Newmont Mining Corp. and Controller of Fronteer Gold Inc., both in Nevada. He also worked for Meridian Gold Company and Deloitte & Touche LLP.

Mr. Merrill holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Central Washington University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Nevada, Reno and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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.