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WestMountain Gold | Management and Board              


Rick Bloom

CEO & Director

Richard Bloom currently serves as our director and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Bloom served until September 2021 as a director of, Inc., a publicly traded technology support services company, and since June 2016 until August 2020 he served as its President and Chief Executive Officer and until October 2020 its Principal Financial Officer.  Mr. Bloom has served as a director of NexCore Companies, LLC, a healthcare real estate developer and property manager since December 2010. Mr. Bloom has also served as a director of Glide Rite Corporation, an equipment repair and maintenance service provider to large national retailers, from June 2009 through December 2018. Additionally, he served as Executive Chairman of Arcata LLC, a marketing execution services company, from 2009 through October 2011. He served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Renaissance Acquisition Corporation, a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, from the date of its initial public offering in 2007 until 2009. Mr. Bloom served as the Chief Executive Officer of Caswell Massey, Ltd., a personal care consumer product company, from 2006 to 2007, and as a director and Vice Chairman of Caswell Massey from 2003 to 2007. From 1999 to 2006, Mr. Bloom served in various positions at Marietta Corporation, a maker and marketer of personal care and household products, most recently as its Chief Executive Officer and President. Mr. Bloom served as a director of Marietta Holding Corporation, the successor entity to Marietta Corporation, from 2004 to 2007, and as a director and President of BFMA Holding Corporation, which owned and operated Marietta Corporation, from 1996 to 2004. Mr. Bloom served as a director of AmeriQual Group, LLC, the largest producer and supplier of meals ready-to-eat to the United States military, from 2005 to 2007. Mr. Bloom graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Economic Science from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in 1989.


Brian Klemsz


Brian Klemsz currently serves as a director. Since March, 2007, he has been the Chief Investment Officer of BOCO Investments, LLC. Mr. Klemsz was the Treasurer and sole Director of WestMountain Company, a public company, from inception in October, 2011 to March, 2018, and President from inception until May, 2011.  He is currently also the President, Treasurer and sole Director of WestMountain Distressed Debt, Inc., a public company. He was also the President, Treasurer and sole Director of WestMountain Alternative Energy, Inc from inception to April, 2018.  Mr. Klemsz was President and Chief Investment Officer for GDBA Investments, LLLP, a private investment partnership from May 2000 until February 2007. Mr. Klemsz received a Masters of Science in Accounting and Taxation in 1993 and a Masters of Science in Finance in 1990 from Colorado State University. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Colorado in 1981.


David Linsley


Mr. Linsley has most recently transformed Aim listed shell company and completed the acquisition of the Minto mine from Capstone mining. Prior to running Pembridge Resources, where Mr. Linsley acted as CEO from inception, David was responsible for reorganizing the global mining consulting company Behre Dolbear.  In 2005 he founded Sirius Investment management, a Gibraltar domiciled company specializing in Fund of Funds products.  David also co managed the Sirius Resource Fund, a fund launched with approximately $100 million to invest in the junior mining space. In 1998 he co-founded Cross Asset Management, a UK based hedge fund management business specializing in equity event driven and long short, credit event driven and Asian special situations strategies and served as Director and CEO until July 2005 when the business was sold to RAB Capital PLC.  He was also a partner of Cross AM LLP. Prior to founding Cross David was part of the Prime Brokerage and Equity Finance Group of Lehman Brothers International Europe.


Ryan Peterson

VP of Operations

Mr. Peterson is WestMountain Gold, Inc.’s Vice President of Operations, a position which he has held since May 2017. Before becoming the Vice President of Operations Mr. Peterson served as Operations Manager from April 2016 to May 2017. Previously, Mr. Peterson was a Senior Investment Analyst with Bohemian Asset Management from December 2011 to April 2016 and Investment Analyst from May 2007 to December 2011. From 1998 to 2006 Mr. Peterson was an independent financial advisor. Mr. Peterson received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, majoring in Finance with a minor in Economics from Washington State University in 1998.

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