Mark G. O'Dea is an entrepreneur and businessperson who founded 7 companies, among them: Fronteer Gold, Inc., True Gold Mining, Inc. and Aurora Energy Resources, Inc. and who has been at the helm of 9 different companies. Currently, he is Executive Chairman for NorthWest Copper Corp., Chairman of Liberty Gold Corp. and Chairman for Oxygen Capital Corp. (which he founded in 2012). Dr. O'Dea is also on the board of Discovery Silver Corp., Pure Gold Mining, Inc., XDM Royalty Corp. and Sun Metals Corp.
In the past he held the position of Senior Geologist at SRK Consulting (International), Inc., Executive Chairman & President at True Gold Mining, Inc. (he founded the company in 2012), Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Blue Gold Mining, Inc. (he founded the company in 2011), Co-Chairman for True North Nickel, Inc. (he founded the company), President & Chief Executive Officer at Fronteer Development Group, Inc., President & Chief Executive Officer of Aurora Energy Resources, Inc. (he founded the company in 2005) and President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Fronteer Gold, Inc. (he founded the company in 1999).
Mark G. O'Dea received an undergraduate degree from Carleton University and a doctorate from Monash University.