John Burges Mr. Burges, Pres., CEO & Director, joined Northern Freegold from Knight Capital Group, a NJ-based global financial services firm and one of the largest trader of junior miners. As a Managing Director at Knight, Mr. Burges was responsible for resources capital markets activities, focusing on North American small-cap public companies. He previously worked in London and N.Y. for thirteen years for Deutsche Bank and Merrill Lynch as a Director in their investment banking practices. He subsequently acted as Chairman and an Officer of Newmarket Power, a private equity-backed independent power generation company in the Northeastern US. Mr. Burges has also worked with a private investment group in the Middle East. Through his more than 20-year career, Mr. Burges has substantial corporate finance, investment, and management experience. He has an Executive MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA (Hons) from Bristol University, England.