Management Team



Joshua Bleak, President and CEO -

Mr. Bleak is a fourth generation miner from an Arizona mining family that has developed gold, silver, copper and uranium properties throughout the southwestern United States. He was previously President of American Energy Fields, Inc., a U.S. publicly traded uranium company. Currently he serves as a director for a number of Canadian junior mining exploration companies and is President of North American Environmental Corp., a consulting company specializing in mining project management, permitting, lobbying and land tenure.

John Eckersley, Executive Vice President –

Mr. Eckersley has been with Passport Potash for two years. He is an attorney focusing on the areas of corporate and securities law. He served as corporate counsel for HNFC, a boutique consulting firm specializing in corporate strategies, corporate mergers, acquisitions, capital and credit placement accommodations, and in various regulatory compliance filings and registrations. He received his Bachelor of Science, cum laude, and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Utah.

Jeffrey Kirk, CFO -

Mr. Kirk is currently the Principal of Kirk Advisors, LLC, which provides consulting services in the fields of operational finance and accounting, human resources administration and training. Mr. Kirk has served in the capacity of CFO or treasurer for a number of companies, and has provided oversight and mentoring to a variety of small businesses and start-ups. His expertise includes organizing corporate financial and human resources functions, financial statement preparation, accounting, tax preparation, collaboration with external auditors, and formulation of corporate policies. Mr. Kirk received his Bachelor of Arts (Finance) from the University of Utah in 1981 and his Master of Business Administration from Utah State University in 1982. In addition, Mr. Kirk received his Master Certificate in Human Resources from Cornell University in 2012.

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