Nighthawk Gold Corp. (Nighthawk) announced the appointment of Salvatore “Sal” Curcio, CPA, CA to the role of CFO effective January 1, 2023. Mr. Curcio is currently the Vice President of Finance for Nighthawk. Current Nighthawk CFO Michael G. Leskovec, CPA, CA plans to step down to focus on his role as Co-Founder and CFO of Juno Corp., a privately held exploration firm with properties in the Ring of Fire region in Northern, Ontario, Canada.
What is Curcio’s industry expertise?
Mr. Curcio is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over ten years of financial, audit and assurance expertise with publicly listed companies. Mr. Curcio was the Manager of Accounting and Finance at Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. (2015-21), which jointly own the open-pit Gahcho Kué Diamond Mine in the Northwest Territories, Canada, with De Beers Canada Inc.
At Mountain Province, Mr. Curcio oversaw the firm’s financial reporting, planning and analysis, particularly during the transition from development-stage project to a commercially producing mine. Mr. Curcio concurrently served as the Manager of Financial Reporting at Kennady Diamonds Inc. (2015-18) until the acquisition by Mountain Province Diamonds.
Mr. Curcio earned his Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA) designation while working in the audit and assurance practice for Schwartz Levitsky Feldman LLP, and has his Honours Bachelor of Accounting and Financial Management (BAFM) Degree and Masters of Accounting (MAcc) Degree from the University of Waterloo. Mr. Leskovec will continue to advise the Company throughout 2023 to assist with the transition.
What does the appointment mean for Nighthawk?
Nighthawk President & Chief Executive Officer Keyvan Salehi commented, “We are excited with Sal’s appointment to CFO. Sal brings a wealth of mine development, project financing, and operating experience from Mountain Province Diamonds. Sal’s experience is critical going forward as we advance the Colomac Gold Project towards the next stages of development.”
“He has been integral in driving down site costs this year and keeping the Company’s balance sheet strong; Nighthawk plans to end the year with more than C$17m in working capital.”
“I’d like to thank Michael for his significant contributions as the CFO of Nighthawk since its inception. Michael was instrumental to Nighthawk’s growth and had cultivated strong relationships with the stakeholders of the Company,” Keyvan Salehi further commented.