George Glasier, J.D.
Director, President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Glasier is founder of Western Uranium & Vanadium Corp. and serves as Director, President and Chief Executive Officer. He has over thirty years experience in the uranium and vanadium industry, with extensive experience in sales and marketing; project development and permitting processing facilities. He is the founder of Energy Fuels Inc. (Volcanic Metals Exploration Inc.) and served as its Chief Executive Officer and President from January 2006 to March 2010. He was responsible for assembling a first-class management team, acquiring a portfolio of uranium projects, and leading the successful Piñon Ridge mill permitting and licensing process. Mr. Glasier began his career in the uranium industry in the late 1970’s with Energy Fuels Nuclear, Inc. (“EFN”); this company was led by the Bob Adams, uranium pioneer and a founder of the U.S. uranium industry. EFN became the largest uranium producer in the United States and built and operated the White Mesa Mill near Blanding, Utah.
Chairman, Non-Executive Director
Mr. Murphy is Founder of Magellan Limited, an advisory firm focusing on providing strategic, M&A;, and financial advisory services and currently serves as CFO and Head of Finance for Biome Renewables Inc., an early stage renewable energy innovation and industrial design company. Formerly, Mr. Murphy was Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Quest Partners, a boutique investment bank that focuses on the provision of M&A;, corporate finance, and business strategy services. In these capacities, Mr. Murphy has developed extensive international experience and relationships advising high-growth businesses across North America, Europe, and the Middle East. In the prior dozen years, Mr. Murphy held senior management roles at Canadian Tire Corporation overseeing divisions and business lines. Additionally, Mr. Murphy was formerly a board member of Covenant House Toronto, one of Canada’s largest homeless youth agencies. Bryan has an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration majoring in Finance and an MBA with Distinction from the University of Western Ontario Richard Ivey School of Business.
Mr. Wilder serves as a Director for Western Uranium & Vanadium Corporation. He is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Cross River Group, a firm that provides capital, strategic business development and operations to alternative asset managers and operating companies. Prior to founding Cross River, Mr. Wilder co-founded and was the Chief Operating Officer for Kiski Group, an advisory firm organized in 2009 to help institutions develop their alternative manager platforms by helping vet managers and offer infrastructure solutions in areas of investment and business risk management. In 2001, Mr. Wilder co-founded and served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of North Sound Capital LLC, a long/short equity hedge fund manager. North Sound launched with $15 million in July of 2001 and reached $3 billion AUM and 65 employees within 5 years. Mr. Wilder was responsible for building and overseeing all aspects of the business ex-research. In 2003, Mr. Wilder also co-founded Columbus Avenue Consulting, an independent fund administration business with 90 clients and $7 billion in AUA when it was subsequently sold in 2012. Mr. Wilder’s prior career included heading operations for C. Blair Asset Management, a $500 million long/short equity hedge fund, and serving as a Manager in audit of Deloitte & Touche (in their Cayman Islands and Toronto practices). Mr. Wilder received the Chartered Accountant (Canada) designation, holds the CFA designation, and received an MBA from the University of Toronto and a BA from the University of Western Ontario.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Klein is Chief Financial Officer of Western Uranium & Vanadium Corp. He is in charge of accounting and finance, and is closely involved in capital markets activities, corporate transactions, investor relations, public relations, and legal, and compliance. Formerly, Mr. Klein served as Vice President- Finance and had leading roles in reporting, corporate transactions, and Western’s public listings on the CSE and OTCQX. Mr. Klein was formerly the Chief Operating Officer of Cross River Group and began his association with Western on an Operating Partner basis after the formation of Western's predecessor company, Pinon Ridge Mining, LLC. Previously, Mr. Klein was a Managing Director at Analytical Research, an alternative investments research firm. He has a broad financial background derived from senior operating and investment roles with asset managers and through Exeter Analytics, a consulting firm he founded. Mr. Klein was formerly the CFO of Five Points Capital, a hedge fund spin-out from Soros Fund Management. After having begun his career in public accounting, Mr. Klein worked for Lehman Brothers, an investment bank, and William E. Simon & Sons, a merchant bank and private investment firm. Rob holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, received an M.B.A. from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and a B.S. in Accounting from George Mason University.
Vice President- Operations
Mr. Rutter is the Vice President Operations overseeing resource properties and the advancement of Ablation Mining Technology. He plays a vital role in project coordination and development of the Sunday Mine Complex, Hansen-Tallahassee Exploration Project, and the Sage and Van Four Projects. He possesses a background in the uranium and vanadium resource sector, having previously working for Energy Fuels, Inc. as the Maintenance and Operations Superintendent for Energy Fuels’ Utah, Colorado, and Arizona production. Previously, Mr. Rutter oversaw maintenance, planning, and development for Lisbon Valley Mining, a copper corporation. Mr. Rutter began his career in the mining, smelting, and refining sector as an electrician supporting Asarco’s solvent extraction / electro-winning process and electrical mining equipment.