Mr. James Paterson, a resident of Fort Mill, SC, USA, is the Chief Executive Officer of ValOre Metals Corp. (previously named Kivalliq Energy Corporation). Mr. Paterson has 23 years of corporate experience with several North American publicly traded companies, participating in acquisitions, joint-ventures, spinouts, reverse transactions, and initial public offerings. Since January 2010 Mr. Paterson has been involved as an executive or as an active director of companies which have raised more than $350 million in equity financings and been part of significant corporate transactions (director of Kaminak Gold acquired by Goldcorp and Northern Empire acquired by Coeur Mining) Mr. Paterson founded, was President and Chief Executive Officer, and a director of Corsa Capital Ltd., a company which acquired and capitalized coal mining assets in the USA. Mr. Paterson serves as a director of ValOre Metals Corp., a mineral exploration company listed on the TSXV. Mr. Paterson obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Royal Roads University in 2004.