Our Company

Silver Standard Resources Inc. is a Vancouver-based mining company focused on the operation, development, exploration and acquisition of precious metal projects. It is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: SSO) and on the NASDAQ Global Market (NASDAQ: SSRI). In April 2014, the Company became a multi-mine precious metals producer with the acquisition of the Marigold mine, a gold mine in Nevada, U.S. Marigold has operated since 1988 and produced 162,000 ounces of gold in 2013, as disclosed by Goldcorp Inc.

Silver Standard's second mine is the wholly-owned Pirquitas mine in Argentina, one of the largest primary silver mines in the world. Pirquitas achieved commercial production in December 2009. In 2013, Pirquitas produced 8.2 million ounces of silver and is expected to produce in excess of 8.2 million ounces of silver in 2014. Silver Standard also has two wholly-owned feasibility stage projects, Pitarrilla in Mexico and San Luis in Peru. The Company has an active exploration program and in 2014 plans to continue exploration activities at the San Luis project area and on additional mineral properties located throughout the Americas.

Silver Standard is equipped with an experienced management team of mine-builders and operators with proven capabilities. A healthy cash balance, a significant ownership interest in Pretium Resources Inc. and investment in other marketable securities maintain the Company's strong financial position. Additionally, Silver Standard controls an extensive portfolio of grassroots exploration projects. With the right people, an enviable cash position and a diversified portfolio, Silver Standard is well-positioned to deliver growth and long-term shareholder value.


Vision

Silver Standard will be one of the world’s premier mining companies, providing exceptional shareholder value by delivering excellence in all that we do.


Strategic Objectives

  1. Social Excellence

  2. Operational Excellence

  3. Organizational Excellence

  4. Project Development Excellence

  5. Growth Excellence

Social Excellence

Our people’s safety & well being is key to our success

Execute our business with strong environmental stewardship

Develop a sustainable approach to CSR

Develop a robust risk management process

Operational Excellence

Strong safety leadership

Continuous pursuit of efficiencies

All processes start with good planning

Thinking creatively to solve problems and drive value

Performance managed and controlled

Always look to optimize our assets

Organizational Excellence

Develop key Leaders

Hire for fit – evaluation & traning

Train to have depth in supervisory skills

Good communication for alignment of employees and transparency

Work with a sense of urgency

Project Development Excellence

Build a comprehensive study process

Put the right team in place

Develop project management and controls systems

Continuous engagement of key stakeholders from concept to completion

Growth Excellence

Establish an M&A system; target to integration

Build an Exploration management system; concept to project

Operationalize portfolio management strategy & process

Develop & use capital management process


Our Behaviors

At Silver Standard, we believe that behaviors support our vision and shape our culture. The behaviors by which we deliver excellence are:

Acting like an owner

Successful ownership requires extraordinary commitment and energy that naturally instills a sense of pride. Silver Standard is my company, it is our company. Its success is my success.  We all take initiatives and do the things an owner would do even if it is not in our job description. The bar is high and we hold ourselves individually accountable for our actions.  Silver Standard’s reputation is paramount and we act with integrity to protect it at all times. Because Silver Standard is my company, I care deeply for its people and how we are viewed by shareholders and our communities.

Continuous Improvement

We can always do better. We will continually look to improve process and add value. In all parts of our business we will look to how we can do more with less and think differently in all our solutions. We will do this every day and on every task. We look at mistakes as great opportunities to learn and find a better way of achieving success. We approach our business with clarity, simplicity and energy that will set us above the competition.

Team Work

The power of a team working together cannot be beaten. Individual excellence is a requirement and when working together, outstanding results are achieved. We have a common purpose, teamwork is built on open communication, genuine co-operation and respect. We work hard on the team to get the right results. We encourage positive input and commit that team members all play their part, no passengers. Feedback is given and accepted with the purpose of making our team better. The result is a spirit and vitality unique to Silver Standard.

Accountability Trust & Verification

With accountability comes responsibility, the best decisions come from involving the right people. We trust our people and they in turn welcome transparency and seek input from both line and functional experts to make good business decisions. Good governance is key to a successful organization and we are all working to the same goal. We provide oversight and guidance to our business through verification of how and what we achieve, this is key for our success.

Delivering Results

Silver Standard’s success is based on what we deliver as measured by our shareholders. Success requires us to passionately plan, execute with a sense of urgency and focus on detail in all we do. How we do things is important and we know that delivery matters. We will deliver results by finding new opportunities, building and operating mines and excelling in all the functions of our business.

OperationsOperations
CareersCareers
John Smith, MBA

John Smith, MBA
President and CEO, Director


Mr. Smith is our President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of our board of directors. He is responsible for our day to day operations as well as strategic planning and the raising of capital to fund our operations. We have employed Mr. Smith as our President since August 2010 and have entered into an employment agreement with him. Mr. Smith has over 30 years of varied experience in the resources industry. He started his career in the North Sea oil industry and spent the 18 years prior to joining Silver Standard with BHP Billiton, most recently as Vice President, Resourcing and Development, based in Melbourne, Australia. He has worked in various operational, strategic, M&A, and commercial roles within BHP Billiton, including over three years as CEO of the BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance, which operates one of the world's largest coal operations in the Bowen Basin of Queensland, consisting of nine mines, a port, and 4,000 employees. Under his leadership, four of the mines completed significant expansion projects, one new mine was brought into operation, and a tenth mine was developed to within a year of production. He has a BA, Commerce degree from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland, and an MBA from Aberdeen University (Distinction).

  • W. John DeCooman, M.Sc.
    Vice President, Business Development and Strategy
  • Bruce Huber, CMSP
    Vice President, Health and Safety
  • Edward Kirwan, B.Sc.
    Vice President, Environment and Community Relations
  • Gregory J. Martin, MBA, CGA, P.Eng.
    Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
  • Alan N. Pangbourne, B.Ap.Sc.
    Senior Vice President, Projects
  • Andrew Sharp, B.Eng.FAusIMM
    Vice President, Technical Services
  • Kelly Stark-Anderson, LLB
    Vice President, Legal and Corporate Secretary
W. John DeCooman

W. John DeCooman, M.Sc.
Vice President, Business Development and Strategy


Mr. DeCooman's experience prior to joining Silver Standard in 2009 includes over 15 years of mining project finance and advisory responsibilities at Candente Resource Corporation, Deutsche Bank, Alex Brown and Standard Bank, as well as corporate positions in finance, business development and exploration. Mr. DeCooman holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Science degree from the Colorado School of Mines.

Bruce Huber

Bruce Huber, CMSP
Vice President, Health and Safety


Mr. Huber joined Silver Standard with over 37 years of mining experience in operations, supervision and safety. Most recently he was the Vice President, Mining and Safety Services for inthinc Technology Solutions. In 2011, Mr. Huber retired as the Senior Director, Safety and Occupational Health after 10 years at Barrick Gold Corporation. There he was responsible for 26 operations as well as exploration, project and reclamation sites including 33,000 employees around the world. Prior to that, Mr. Huber held a number of positions at Homestake Mining Company over a 25-year period. Mr. Huber was awarded the prestigious Highest Degree of Safety International Award and a Lifetime Membership to the International Society of Mine Safety Professionals and in 2014 he was presented with the Society's Guiding Light Award. He holds a certification in Loss Control and is a Certified Mine Safety Professional (CMSP).

Edward Kirwan

Edward Kirwan, B.Sc.
Vice President, Environment and Community Relations


Mr. Kirwan has over 28 years of experience in the mining industry, of which 20 years were spent in the environmental field. Prior to joining Silver Standard, Mr. Kirwan was the VP-Environmental at KGHM International for 7 years. During his career he has been involved in the permitting, development, management, and closure of mines as well as community relations and sustainable development in 10 countries on four continents. Mr. Kirwan obtained his Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science (Biology Emphasis) from Northern Arizona University.

Gregory J. Martin

Gregory J. Martin, MBA, CGA, P.Eng.
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer


Mr. Martin has served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since January 2012. Before joining Silver Standard, Mr. Martin served as Vice President, Business Development and Treasurer for NovaGold Resources Inc. Prior to that Mr. Martin held executive financial roles with Finning International Inc., Zincore Metals Inc. and Placer Dome Inc. Mr. Martin is a Certified General Accountant, holds an MBA from the University of Western Ontario's Ivey School of Business and is a graduate of the University of British Columbia with a B.A.Sc. in Civil Engineering.

Alan N. Pangbourne

Alan N. Pangbourne, B.Ap.Sc.
Senior Vice President, Projects


Mr. Pangbourne is our Senior Vice President, Projects. Before joining Silver Standard, Mr. Pangbourne was the Vice President Projects, South America, at Kinross Gold Corporation. Prior to this, he held a number of senior project and operational roles at BHP Billiton, including President and Chief Operating Officer of Cerro Matoso, BHP Billiton's nickel business in Colombia. He was also the Projects Director for BHP Billiton's Uranium Division, which includes the Olympic Dam Expansion, and Project Manager for BHP Billiton's Spence copper project in Chile. Mr. Pangbourne holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Extractive Metallurgy) and a Graduate Diploma in Mineral Processing from the Western Australian School of Mines.

Andrew Sharp

Andrew Sharp, B.Eng.FAusIMM
Vice President, Technical Services


Mr. Sharp has over 25 years of experience in the mining industry covering 8 countries and 5 continents. Prior to joining Silver Standard, Mr. Sharp held positions with Great Panther, Pan American Silver, Ok Tedi Mining and Worsley Alumina among others. Over the last 15 years he has held management roles in the areas of mine engineering, grass roots and brown fields exploration, metallurgical studies and plant design, UG mining, open cut mining, and site general management. His later experience has centered on site management roles and project evaluation. Mr. Sharp graduated with honors from the Kalgoorlie School of Mines with a degree in mine engineering.

Kelly Stark-Anderson

Kelly Stark-Anderson, LLB
Vice President, Legal and Corporate Secretary


Ms. Stark-Anderson has over 20 years of experience as a lawyer. Before joining Silver Standard, she ran a law firm providing corporate secretarial, governance and securities compliance services to public, private and crown entities. Prior to starting her own firm, Ms. Stark-Anderson held progressively senior in-house counsel positions with the Spectra Energy group of companies. She also practiced law with Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP in the firm's Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver offices. Ms. Stark-Anderson obtained her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Arts, Honours Economics from the University of Calgary. Ms. Stark-Anderson volunteers as the Chair of the Board of Diving Plongeon Canada, the national governing body for the sport of springboard and tower diving.

  • Michael A.E. Anglin
    Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee Chair, Audit Committee, Compensation Committee
  • Gustavo A. Herrero
    Audit Committee, Corporate Governance and Nominating
    Committee
  • Beverlee F. Park
    Audit Committee, Safety and Sustainability Committee
  • Richard D. Paterson
    Audit Committee Chair, Safety and Sustainability Committee
  • Steven P. Reid
    Compensation Committee Chair, Safety and Sustainability Committee
  • John Smith
    President and CEO
  • Peter W. Tomsett
    Chairman of the Board, Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee
Michael A.E. Anglin

Michael A.E. Anglin
Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee Chair, Audit Committee, Compensation Committee


Mr. Anglin has been a member of our board of directors since August 2008. Mr. Anglin graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Mining Engineering from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College London in 1977 and attained a Master of Science degree from Imperial College London in 1985. Mr. Anglin spent 22 years with BHP Billiton Ltd. ("BHP Billiton"), most recently serving as Vice President Operations and Chief Operating Officer of the Base Metals Group based in Santiago, Chile, before retiring in 2008. As a senior executive at BHP Billiton and as our interim CEO, Mr. Anglin was involved in analysis, reviews and decisions involving financial statements, accounting policies and changes to accounting policies, worked with auditors, both internal and external, on reviewing financial statements, tax statements and internal controls and had ultimate responsibility for their outcomes, and reported to Risk Management and Audit Committees on relevant issues.

Gustavo A. Herrero

Gustavo A. Herrero
Audit Committee, Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee


Mr. Herrero was appointed to the Board of Directors in January 2013, and is a member of our Audit Committee and our Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. He is a resident of Buenos Aires and was the Executive Director of the Latin America Research Center (LARC) for Harvard Business School until December 31, 2013 at which time he retired from that position and currently serves on the Harvard Business School Latin American Advisory Board. Prior to joining the LARC in 1999, he was the Chief Executive Officer of IVA S.A., Argentina's largest wool textile mill, and of Zucamor S.A./Papel Misionero S.A., Argentina's leading paper and packaging manufacturer. Mr. Herrero serves on the Board of Directors of Zucamor S.A. in Buenos Aires and of Mobile Financial Services Holding, a joint venture of Telefonica International and MasterCard, in Brussels. He sits on the advisory boards of business schools in Brazil, Venezuela, Peru and Argentina. He also sits on the advisory boards of the Centro de Implementación de Políticas Públicas para la Equidad y el Crecimiento (CIPPEC) and the Fundación Red de Acción Política (RAP), both non-governmental organizations in Argentina. Mr. Herrero holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Fulbright Scholar, and a degree of Licenciado en Administración de Empresas from the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa.

Beverlee F. Park

Beverlee F. Park
Audit Committee, Safety and Sustainability Committee


Ms. Park has been a member of our Board since May 2014. Ms. Park graduated with Bachelor of Commerce (Distinction) from McGill University. She is a CPA/FCA and has a Masters of Business Administration from the Simon Fraser University Executive program. Ms. Park spent 17 years with TimberWest Forest Corp, most recently serving as its Chief Operating Officer before retiring in 2013. Prior to becoming COO, Ms. Park also held the positions of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer as well as President, Couverdon Real Estate (TimberWest's land development division). Ms. Park also serves on the Boards of Teekay LNG Partners and Intransit BC.

Richard D. Paterson

Richard D. Paterson
Audit Committee Chair, Safety and Sustainability Committee

 

Mr. Paterson has been a member of our board of directors since August 2008. Mr. Paterson graduated from Concordia University, Montreal with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1964. Mr. Paterson has been a Managing Director of Genstar Capital, a private equity firm specializing in leveraged buyouts, since 1988. Before founding Genstar Capital, Mr. Paterson served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Genstar Corporation, a NYSE-listed company, where he was responsible for finance, tax, information systems and public reporting.

Steven P. Reid

Steven P. Reid
Compensation Committee Chair, Safety and Sustainability Committee


Mr. Reid was appointed to our Board of Directors in January 2013. He has over 35 years of international business experience, including senior leadership roles in Mexico and South America. He held the position of Chief Operating Officer of Goldcorp Inc. ("Goldcorp") from January 2007 until his retirement in September, 2012. He also served Goldcorp as Executive Vice President, Canada and USA. Prior to joining Goldcorp, Mr. Reid spent 13 years at Placer Dome Inc. in numerous corporate, mine management and operating roles, including Country Manager for Canadian operations. Mr. Reid has also held leadership positions at Kingsgate Consolidated and Newcrest Mining Limited, where he was responsible for running operations throughout Asia and Australia. Mr. Reid holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mineral Engineering from the South Australian Institute of Technology.

John Smith

John Smith
President and CEO


Mr. Smith is our President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of our board of directors. He is responsible for our day to day operations as well as strategic planning and the raising of capital to fund our operations. We have employed Mr. Smith as our President since August 2010 and have entered into an employment agreement with him. Mr. Smith has over 30 years of varied experience in the resources industry. He started his career in the North Sea oil industry and spent the 18 years prior to joining Silver Standard with BHP Billiton, most recently as Vice President, Resourcing and Development, based in Melbourne, Australia. He has worked in various operational, strategic, M&A, and commercial roles within BHP Billiton, including over three years as CEO of the BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance, which operates one of the world's largest coal operations in the Bowen Basin of Queensland, consisting of nine mines, a port, and 4,000 employees. Under his leadership, four of the mines completed significant expansion projects, one new mine was brought into operation, and a tenth mine was developed to within a year of production. He has a BA, Commerce degree from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland, and an MBA from Aberdeen University (Distinction).

Peter W. Tomsett

Peter W. Tomsett
Chairman of the Board, Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee


Mr. Tomsett has been a member of our board of directors since November 2006. Mr. Tomsett graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree in Mining Engineering from the University of New South Wales, later attaining a Master of Science (Distinction) degree in Mineral Production Management from Imperial College London. Mr. Tomsett spent 20 years at Placer Dome Inc., most recently serving as President and Chief Executive Officer until its acquisition by Barrick Gold Corporation.