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).

Silver Standard owns and operates the Marigold mine in Nevada, U.S., the Pirquitas mine in Argentina and the Seabee Gold Operation in Saskatchewan, Canada. The Marigold mine has been in continuous operation since 1988. It achieved record production of 207,006 ounces of gold in 2015 and is expected to produce between 200,000 and 210,000 ounces of gold in 2016. The Pirquitas mine in Argentina is one of the largest primary silver mines in the world. Pirquitas achieved commercial production in December 2009. In 2015, the mine produced a record 10.3 million ounces of silver and is expected to produce between 8.0 and 10.0 million ounces of silver in 2016. On May 31, 2016, Silver Standard acquired Claude Resources Inc. including the Seabee Gold Operation, which has been in continuous operation since 1991. The Seabee Gold Operation produced a record 75,748 ounces of gold in 2015 and is expected to produce between 65,000 and 72,000 ounces of gold in 2016. Silver Standard also has two wholly-owned feasibility stage projects, Pitarrilla in Mexico and San Luis in Peru.

Silver Standard is equipped with an experienced management team of mine-builders and operators with proven capabilities. The Company has an enviable balance sheet with a strong cash position and investments in marketable securities. Additionally, it controls an extensive portfolio of development and exploration projects. With the right people, a strong balance sheet and a diversified portfolio, Silver Standard is well-positioned to deliver growth and long-term shareholder value.


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 & training

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.

Teamwork

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

Our 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.

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CareersCareers
Paul Benson, M.Sc., BE, B.Sc.

Paul Benson, M.Sc., BE, B.Sc.
President and CEO, Director


Mr. Benson serves as our President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of our Board of Directors. He has been employed at Silver Standard since August 2015 and brings to the company 30 years of experience in various technical and business capacities. Most recently, Mr. Benson was CEO and Managing Director of Troy Resources Limited. Prior to that, for 20 years he held a number of executive and operating roles in Australia and overseas with BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, and Renison Goldfields. Mr. Benson holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology and Exploration Geophysics and a Bachelor of Engineering in Mining, both from the University of Sydney. He also earned a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia and a Sloan Masters of Science in Management from the London Business School.

  • Nadine Block, MBA
    Vice President, Human Resources
  • W. John DeCooman, M.Sc.
    Vice President, Business Development and Strategy
  • Jonathan Gilligan, Ph.D.
    Vice President, Technical and Project Development
  • Gregory J. Martin, MBA, CGA, P.Eng.
    Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
  • Alan N. Pangbourne, B.Ap.Sc.
    Chief Operating Officer
  • Kelly Stark-Anderson, LLB
    Vice President, Legal and Corporate Secretary
Nadine Block

Nadine Block, MBA
Vice President, Human Resources


Ms. Block has served as our Vice President, Human Resources since July 2014. She has over 20 years of experience as a human resources professional. Before joining Silver Standard, Ms. Block provided HR consulting services to various mining organizations as well as other industries, including specialty food and manufacturing. Prior to her HR consulting practice, Ms. Block was Vice President, Human Resources for Quadra FNX Mining, Vice President, Human Resources for Pan American Silver, and Senior Vice President, Human Resources for Finning International Inc. Ms. Block holds an MBA from McGill University and is a graduate of the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology.

W. John DeCooman

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


Mr. DeCooman is our Vice President, Business Development and Strategy. His 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.

Jonathan Gilligan

Jonathan Gilligan, Ph.D.
Vice President, Technical and Project Development


Dr. Gilligan is our Vice President, Technical and Project Development and has 30 years' experience in the mining industry. Prior to joining Silver Standard, Dr. Gilligan was Director and Principal Consultant of J M Gilligan Consulting Pty, Ltd. in Australia, providing strategic and technical mining-related professional services to the mining industry in the fields of exploration, resource development, capital project studies and mine operations evaluation. Previous to this, Dr. Gilligan held progressively senior roles with BHP Billiton including Vice President – Special Projects, Project Director – Mine Autonomy Project, Deputy Project Director – Olympic Dam Expansion, Manager Operations – Escondida Norte and Manager Geology – Escondida. Dr. Gilligan obtained his B.Sc. (Hons.) in Geology from the University College London and his Ph.D. in Economic Geology from Southampton 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 Chartered Professional Accountant, CGA, 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.
Chief Operating Officer


Mr. Pangbourne is our Chief Operating Officer. Previously, he held the positions of Senior Vice President, Operations and Senior Vice President, Projects with Silver Standard. 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 operating 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.

Kelly Stark-Anderson

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


Ms. Stark-Anderson is our Vice President, Legal and Corporate Secretary. She 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.

  • Michael A.E. Anglin
    Safety and Sustainability Committee Chair,
    Compensation Committee
  • Paul Benson
    Director, President and CEO
  • Brian Booth
    Safety and Sustainability Committee, Compensation Committee
  • Gustavo A. Herrero
    Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee Chair, Audit Committee, Compensation Committee
  • Beverlee F. Park
    Audit Committee, Safety and Sustainability Committee
  • Richard D. Paterson
    Audit Committee Chair, Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee
  • Steven P. Reid
    Compensation Committee Chair, Safety and Sustainability Committee
  • 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 is the Chair of our Safety and Sustainability Committee and a member of our Compensation Committee. 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 the Imperial College in 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.

Paul Benson

Paul Benson
President and CEO


Mr. Benson serves as our President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of our Board of Directors. He has been employed at Silver Standard since August 2015 and brings 30 years of experience in various technical and business capacities. Most recently, Mr. Benson was CEO and Managing Director of Troy Resources Limited. Prior to that, for 20 years he held a number of executive and operating roles in Australia and overseas with BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, and Renison Goldfields. Mr. Benson holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology and Exploration Geophysics and a Bachelor of Engineering in Mining, both from the University of Sydney. He also earned a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia and a Sloan Masters of Science in Management from the London Business School.

Brian Booth

Brian Booth
Safety and Sustainability Committee, Compensation Committee


Mr. Booth began his career as a geologist on the Casa Berardi gold discoveries in Quebec. He opened Inco's exploration office in Val d'Or, Quebec and is credited with the discovery of the Douay West gold deposit in 1990 and was subsequently appointed to the board of Societe D'Exploration Miniere Vior Inc. In 1994, as Inco's Manager Exploration, Eastern North America, he conducted the preliminary assessment of the Voisey's Bay Ni-Cu-Co discovery. He later relocated to Indonesia to manage Inco's exploration office in Jakarta during which time he was involved, through a joint venture with Highlands Gold, in the discovery of the Beutong copper porphyry in Sumatra. Mr. Booth served as the CEO and President of Lake Shore Gold Corp. and later as a Director. Mr. Booth who serves on the Boards of Pembrook Mining Corp., and Northern Superior Resources Inc. brings more than 30 years of experience in mineral exploration throughout Canada, Europe and southeast Asia. Brian became a director of Silver Standard May 2016 as a result of the Claude Resources acquisition. Mr. Booth holds a B.Sc. in Geology from McGill University and is also a member of the Professional Geoscientists of Ontario.

Gustavo A. Herrero

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


Mr. Herrero was appointed to our Board of Directors in January 2013 and is the Chair of our Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and a member of our Audit and Compensation Committees. He is a resident of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and was the Executive Director of the Harvard Business School Latin America Research Center (“LARC”) 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 CEO 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, Argentina, of Tyrus Capital in Monte-Carlo and of Mobile Financial Services Holding, a joint venture of Telefonica International and MasterCard, in Brussels, Belgium. He also serves as the Vice Chairman of the Governing Board of Universidad Austral, in Argentina. He 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 of Directors since May 2014 and is a member of our Safety and Sustainability and Audit Committees and is our Audit Committee financial expert. Ms. Park graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Distinction) from McGill University. She is a FCPA/FCA and has a Masters of Business Administration from the Simon Fraser University Executive program. Ms. Park spent 17 years with TimberWest Forest Corp. (“TimberWest”), most recently serving as its Chief Operating Officer before retiring in 2013. Prior to becoming Chief Operating Officer, Ms. Park also held the positions of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at TimberWest, as well as President, Couverdon Real Estate (TimberWest's land development division).

Richard D. Paterson

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

Mr. Paterson is the Chair of our Audit Committee and is our Audit Committee financial expert. He also serves on our Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. 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 serves as the Chair of our Compensation Committee and as a member of our Safety and Sustainability Committee. He has over 35 years of international business experience, including senior leadership roles in several countries. He held the position of Chief Operating Officer of Goldcorp from January 2007 until his retirement in September 2012. He also served Goldcorp as Executive Vice President, Canada and U.S.A. 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 Limited 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 and a TRIUM Global Executive MBA.

Peter W. Tomsett

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


Mr. Tomsett is the Chair of our Board of Directors and a member of our Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. 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 the Imperial College in London. Mr. Tomsett spent 20 years at Placer Dome Inc., latterly serving as President and Chief Executive Officer until its acquisition by Barrick in 2006.