The leadership team driving the execution of El Capitan’s Strategic Plan brings a wealth of professional experience to the project. This experience spans decades and includes the mining industry, business, finance, and other related fields.
John F. Stapleton • Chairman of the Board/CFO
Mr. Stapleton has extensive experience with early-stage development companies and contributes a unique set of skills needed to achieve a focused strategy, early-stage funding, basic infrastructure and business model, all of which are central to creating a solid business platform to launch and scale a successful venture. Mr. Stapleton has a history of founding and supporting more than 25 emerging technology companies. As a senior officer and investor, Mr. Stapleton has been instrumental in the development and financing of several companies. Mr. Stapleton, age 66, currently serves as a director on the emerging company boards of Advanced Circulatory Systems and Dermatrends.
Charles C. Mottley • Director, President/CEO
Mr. Mottley was the founder of Gold and Minerals, Inc. in 1978 and was the chairman of the board until January, 2011, when it merged with El Capitan Precious Metals, Inc. Mr. Mottley was the co-founder of El Capitan Precious Metals Inc. [ECPN] and its chairman, president and ceo from 2002 until 2007, when he retired. In April, 2009 Mr. Mottley was reelected to the board and resumed his role as ECPN’s President and CEO.
Mr. Mottley served on the National Mining Association board of directors from 2005 to 2007 and has been employed in the mining industry in various capacities, from mining equipment sales and services to management of active mining operations, for over 45 years.
From 2007 to 2011 Mr. Mottley served on the board of trustees of Hampden-Sydney College. He is the author of five books and is the founder of the Fatherhood Foundation in Scottsdale, Arizona. .
Richard A. Daniele • Metallurgical Engineer
Clyde Smith, Ph.D • Geologist