Sector Expert: James Hesketh
James Hesketh is president, CEO, acting COO and a director of Atna Resources. He has enjoyed a diverse, three-decade-long career in the mining industry in finance, corporate business development, mine operations, mine engineering and consulting with companies including NM Rothschild & Sons (Denver) Inc., Cyprus Amax Minerals Company, Pincock, Allen & Holt, Inc. and Dresser Industries. He was previously president and CEO of Canyon Resources Corp. and holds a Master of Science degree from the Colorado School of Mines.
When James Hesketh became president and CEO of Atna Resources in 2009, the company had plenty of promise but no gold production. Today, Atna has two producing mines—Briggs in California and Pinson in Nevada, with excellent prospects for expansion. Yet Atna shares can be had for only a dime. In this interview with The Gold Report, Hesketh explains how he intends to bring his company up to 100,000 ounces a year using primarily internal cash flow and how a rising gold price would reward investors with multiples.