Dr. Dan McCoy has worked extensively in the mineral sector for over 30 years, specializing in precious metals exploration, primarily in North and South America, and in Africa. Dr. McCoy was the President and CEO of Keegan Resources Inc. (2004-2010), where he led the acquisition and discovery team that discovered the multi-million ounce Esaase Deposit, which Asanko Gold is now actively mining. He served as Chief Geologist at Cayden Resources Inc. (2010-2014), where he led the acquisition and exploration teams that unveiled the value of the El Barqueño project in Mexico, leading to the company being acquired by Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. in 2014. Dr. McCoy has also served as an independent director for Auryn Resources Inc., director of Keegan and Cayden Resources, and has served as Chief Geologist for Torq Resources Inc.
Prior to working in the junior sector, Dr. McCoy served as Senior Geologist at Placer Dome (1996-2004), where he coordinated acquisitions and field programs for Placer's US generative exploration group. From 1992 to 1995, he was a teaching and research associate at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. He has also worked various contract jobs throughout the continental US and Alaska for companies such as Newmont, Cominco and Noranda prior to acquiring his Ph.D.