Matt Simpson joined Black Iron as CEO in 2010 and has lead the company from a grassroots story to a development one, overseeing the Company's advancement of the Shymanivske Project to now be shovel ready with a bankable feasibility study containing excellent economics. Prior to founding Black Iron, Mr. Simpson worked for the Iron Ore Company of Canada (“IOC”), a subsidiary of Rio Tinto plc and Mitsubishi Corporation. At IOC he held several progressive roles in Business Evaluation, Operations Planning, Continuous Improvement and for his last three years as the Mine General Manager where he was accountable for all of the operations, maintenance and engineering personal in the mine to safely move 70MTpa material. Prior to joining IOC, Mr. Simpson worked as a process engineer for Hatch Ltd. designing, debottlenecking and constructing metallurgical refineries around the world. Mr. Simpson has extensive experience in mine design, operations and project management. He holds a Master of Business Administration as well as a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering both from Queen’s University.