Our People

Our People, Our Strength

Thomas Mulja Ph.D., P.Geo.

Dr. Mulja has more than 20 years of professional and research experience in gold and base-metal projects, from epithermal to porphyry type, in Asia, Australia and North America, including designing multi-disciplinary exploration methods such as geology, petrochemistry, remote sensing and geophysics, that led to the discovery of several gold and base metal occurrence in rugged and unexplored terrains.

Tom has extensive practical experience in evaluation of various exploration programs and mining projects, coupled with negotiating, drafting and finalizing of joint ventures agreements. He has established, managed and developed Canadian overseas subsidiary exploration companies and lead strategic planning to acquire projects in China, Southeast Asia and Mexico.

Onur Kerem Kumtepe

Onur Kerem Kumtepe is a project geologist in Matrix GeoTechnologies Ltd, based in Turkiye with over 5 years’ experience in polymetallic exploration, geological mapping, sampling, drilling planning and management, and alteration testing.

He contributed to many different gold exploration projects in Turkiye and he is comfortable to work in interdisciplinary teams and with different departments.

Mr.Kumtepe has an interest in different GIS software and developing 3D geology models. He is a versatile geoscientist with great interest in science and technology.

Piro Shuteriqi Ph.D.

Dr. Shuterqi holds a Ph.D. in Physics and Applied Mathematics, with vast experience in large data set processing and developing programs that handle and interpret multi-disciplinary data.  Few years ago, he took on the task developing our own software that is design to interpret and integrate multi disciplinary geoscientific data.

He is versatile in several programming languages and operating systems, with through hands-on experience in all levels of testing, including performance, functionality and integration.

Mert Koksal

Mr.Koksal is International Operation’s Manager of Matrix GeoTechnologies Ltd, based in Turkiye. He is been an important part of our expansion in Europe and Asia, providing great support to our business development team.

Despite his young age, Mert is very versatile in all aspects of exploration, having very important role in designing, executing and supervising most of our large projects in Balkan and Asia. Furthermore, he is been one of our key figures behind the research and development of some our ideas such as wireless data collection.

Since 2022, Mr.Koksal is  a member of the Board of Association of Geophysics of Turkiye.

Okan Bayrak

Okan Bayrak is a corporate finance expert with over 25 years of experience in IPO’s, M&A’s, company valuation, due diligence, financial reporting, corporate governance and investor relations topics. He served as an executive in publicly held mining companies.

Mr.Bayrak has experience in financing exploration and project development projects in the mineral resources sector in Turkiye and Central Asia. He acted as a deal maker in establishing joint venture structures between private and governmental entities in various mining projects.

Dennis Palos B.Sc.

Mr. Palos is a senior geophysicist with over 30 years of experience in all facets of geophysics, such us induced polarization polarization, gravity and magnetic surveys, EM sounding etc. He worked in several large exploration projects in North America, South America, Europe,  the Caribbean, the Middle East and Africa, successfully completing all data acquisition, quality control and interpretation of geophysical data. Dennis has executed surveys in mining exploration, geotechnical and environmental research and geophysical structural mapping and is fluent in English and Spanish.

He joint Matrix team on 2016, becoming quickly very important part of our operation, making sure that his teams’ surveys are always successful and adhere to rigorous QC standards.

Ivan Ccuno B.Sc.

Mr.Ccuno is General Manager of Matrix GeoTechnologies South America, based in Peru, with over 15 years of experience in geophysics field such us induced polarization,  magnetic, electromagnetic surveys and gravity, in addition design and quality control seismic data.

He worked projects in North America, South America and the Caribbean as Project Manager field, successfully completing all data acquisition and quality control of geophysical data. He is fluent Spanish and English.

David Burga B.Sc., P.Geo.

David Burga is an exploration geologist with 18 years of combined mining and environmental industry experience. He is fluent in English and Spanish and has worked with Canadian and Australian junior exploration companies in Canada, Peru, Chile, Mexico, Argentina and Nicaragua.

He was recently the General Manager of Goldsmith Resources, leading a team of 50 people operating a small scale gold mine in Chaparra area of Peru, a Carbon in Pulp Leach Plant in the Chala area and a head office in Lima.  In 2008 and 2009, David was the exploration manager of Red Metal Resources, a Canadian Junior with properties in Chile.  He was responsible for selecting properties, geological mapping and all aspects of their drill programs.  He also oversaw their small scale copper-gold mining operation.

David has been involved with property visits, QA/QC sampling, assisting with the writing of NI 43-101 reports, creation of block models using Gemcom and compiling databases.  He is QP under 43-101 regulations for geology and exploration.