Board of Directors
- Donald Gunn – Chairman
- Jeffrey Dahl - Director
- Thomas Klein – Director
- John Di Girolamo – Director
- Dennis Gauger – Director
Donald Gunn – Chairman
Mr. Gunn’s business expertise is recurring revenue streams. He brings nearly three decades of business, financial and entrepreneurial experience to Golden Phoenix. He has been a shareholder for five years and owns in excess of six million shares. His private interests include investing and commodity trading, assisting small business start-ups and analysis of the gold and silver markets.
He served as the Vice President of Engineering and as a Director for Media Sciences International, Inc., an SEC reporting company in the color business printer industry, from December 1999 through 2007. He founded ultraHue, Inc., a manufacturer of ink and toner products for computer printers in March 1996, where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer until it was acquired by Media Sciences in December 1999. Mr. Gunn is currently part owner of PinPoint LLC, a private manufacturer of supplies for the postage meter market, where he also handles the design of new products. He received a Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois in 1974.
Jeffrey Dahl – Director
Mr. Dahl has an extensive client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, financial sponsors, family offices, insurance/pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, hedge funds, and private equity groups.
Formerly, Mr. Dahl has worked with Goldman Sachs & Co. in a partnership setting whereby he was responsible for introducing high-valued targets to the Special Situations division and Eastdil Secured (subsidiary of Wells Fargo & Co.) whereby he was dedicated to the sale of all major real estate product types including office, retail, hospitality, industrial, land, and multifamily properties.
Mr. Dahl has extensive experience in counseling and directing corporate mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, leveraged buyouts, raising capital, and investing. He was responsible for directing projects and providing financial advisory services to the companies that make up the investment banking client base for MS Capital (a middle-market boutique investment bank). Services included M&A advisory, lender communications, valuation, and raising capital. Specifically, Mr. Dahl helped companies develop and implement strategic plans for competitive advantage by identifying their highest-value opportunities, address critical challenges, and transform their businesses.
Recently, Mr. Dahl has accepted the President’s position of a former client, Airdex International, Inc. (a new technology shipping pallet Company), whereby he plans to oversee operations and aid in identifying and implementing a strategic plan to grow the business.
Thomas Klein – Director
Mr. Klein is an investment banker by profession. He comes to Golden Phoenix with over a decade of experience raising capital and structuring acquisitions for mining projects in the U.S. and Canada.
Since 1996, Mr. Klein has worked with leaders in the financial industry including Scotia Capital Markets, Blackmont Capital and Private Venture Capital. His expertise includes specialized advice to small cap resource companies, mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings and wealth management for high net worth corporate and private clients.
John Di Girolamo – Director
Mr. Di Girolamo brings over a decade of professional experience to the Golden Phoenix Board. He has participated in capital raises in excess of $200 million and has financed junior mining and energy companies throughout North America. He has chaired seminars in partnership with other organizations, including the TSX, educating others on how to take companies in the mining sector public.
Mr. Di Girolamo’s background includes serving as President of Investment Banking for Euroglobal Capital Partners Inc. where he structured going-public transactions, financings, and helped consult with both private and public companies on various exchanges. He was an Investment Advisor for Pope & Company where he was directly responsible for the creation or sourcing of public listings, and the Reverse Take Over (RTO) of private companies with these entities. He is experienced in rehabilitating legacy assets some of which have achieved production within six months of acquisition.
Dennis Gauger – Director
Dennis P. Gauger, CPA, is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Utah and Nevada. He previously served as part-time, contract Chief Financial Officer of Golden Phoenix from January 2004 to January 2008, and has served the Company as an independent accounting and compliance consultant from January 2008 to his current appointment as Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of the Company in January 2013.
From May 2007 through December 2012, Mr. Gauger served as Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary for BSD Medical Corporation, a publicly held medical device company. He also has served several publicly held companies as a part-time, contract chief financial officer, including the following: from April 2004 until November 2008, Mr. Gauger served as Chief Financial Officer for Cimetrix Incorporated, a publicly held software company; from January 2004 until January 2008, Mr. Gauger served as a director, Chief Financial Officer, and Secretary for Groen Brothers Aviation, Inc., a publicly held aviation company; and from November 2001 until March 2007, Mr. Gauger served as Chief Financial Officer for Nevada Chemicals, Inc., a publicly held chemical supply company to the gold mining industry.
Additionally, over the past fifteen years, he has served several public and private companies in a variety of industries as a part-time, contract financial executive and financial consultant. Previously, Mr. Gauger worked for 22 years for Deloitte & Touche LLP, an international accounting and consulting firm, including 9 years as an accounting and auditing partner. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants.