John was was appointed Chief Executive Officer and elected to the Board in December 2016. Mr. Loftus brings experience with mergers, acquisitions, and the precious metals industry. Mr. Loftus served as Elemetal, LLC's Chief Executive Officer from 2012 to 2015 and was responsible for its overall operations. He played a key role in the continued development of strategic products to respond to an increasingly demanding marketplace.
Bret Pedersen, CPA was selected as acting Chief Financial Officer effective as of Januar, 2017, Mr. Pedersen has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Southwest Texas State University. Having been a CPA for over twenty years, he has extensive experience in reporting, analyzing, and financially controlling companies. He has been serving in the capacity as a Financial Controller for the past twenty years. Two years prior to being employed by DGSE, Mr. Pedersen was the Financial Controller, from 2014 to 2016, for Payson Petroleum, Inc. which is the parent company of Payson Operating, LLC. Prior to Payson Petroleum, Mr. Pedersen was the Financial Controller, from 2009 to 2014, for Iron Creek Ventures, Inc.