The Team

Meet Our People

Homerun has a highly qualified and experienced management team and board of directors. With decades of combined exploration and development experience and a history of capital raising, Homerun is primed to deliver for all shareholders involved. 


Brian Leeners

CEO / Director
Brian Leeners received both his B.Comm. and LL.B. degrees from the University of British Columbia in 1992 and since that time has been focused on the management of private and public venture companies. In 2002, he founded Nexvu Capital Corp. which is a venture capital firm focused on developing companies in the Materials and Technology Sectors. Nexvu provides hands-on business development strategy and expertise for start-up and growth phase companies. Focused on both private and public companies, Nexvu also insulates the operational management from the public company process and provides economies of scale in the regulatory/legal, accounting/audit and investor relations areas. Since formation in 2002, Nexvu has been directly responsible for raising in excess of US$100 million for Nexvu transactions (not including any public market buy-side volumes).

Antonio Vitor

Country Manager Brazil
Antionio has vast experience in project management at large corporations, including Transpetro, PwC, Shell, along with 10 years of experience in mining. He was involved in the mining projects Zumbi Mineração Grafite de veio, AMA Gold, Hawking Graphite, 3 S Rare Earths and Copper, Palmeres Rare Earths. He graduated in Business Administration and holds an MBA. He is a Member of IBGC.

Dr. Mauro Cesar Terence

Chief Technical Officer
Dr. Mauro Cesar Terence - Graduation in Chemistry from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie (1994), Masters in Nuclear Engineering from Universidade de São Paulo (1996), Doctorate in Nuclear Engineering from Universidade de São Paulo (2002). Experienced in Material and Metallurgical Engineering, in the following subjects: Advanced Materials, Nano Materials, Biomaterials, Ceramics, Blends and Polymers.

Greg Pearson

Corporate Development
Mr. Pearson has over 30 years of experience in the private and public sector capital markets during which time he has been directly responsible for over $100 million in financings.

Alastair Neil

Business Development / Materials Consultant
Alastair is the President of Trinity Management, a consulting firm with more than 25 years of experience, specializing in business development and commercialization of technologies and specialty materials. He brings valuable expertise in international markets and business relations in Asia, North America and Europe, particularly in strategic metals and critical materials. He graduated in Materials Science Engineering from the University of Western Ontario and holds an MBA from the York University.

Nancy Zhao

Chief Financial Officer
Nancy Zhao, has over nine years of experience working with public companies, including having served as the CFO for several publicly traded entities and contributing her financial acumen to organizations such as First Hydrogen Corp (TSXV-FHYD), and Neo Battery Materials Ltd (TSXV-NBM). Ms. Zhao is currently a board member of First Hydrogen Corp.

Armando Farhate

Chief Operating Officer
Armando Farhate, a Brazilian citizen, has more than 36 years of industry experience, with the last 13 years being in the mining sector. He has occupied C-Level and Upper Management positions in mining companies in Brazil, Canada, Namibia and Botswana and is currently a Director on the Board for three Canadian mining and exploration companies. He brings extensive experience in all areas of this industry segment, with special focus on Operations, Sales & Marketing, Engineering and Mineral Resource Development.
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