Jay S. Layman, Director, President and Chief Operating Officer – as Chief Operating Officer since February 2011, Mr. Layman has been responsible for designing and managing the technical programs required to advance Seabridge’s two main assets – KSM and Courageous Lake – towards feasibility and advising the Board of Directors on the best strategy for unlocking shareholder value in these assets.
Mr. Layman has been heavily involved in Innovation efforts throughout his career including being part of Newmont’s Ebusiness team which cumulated in a founding investment in 2000 in Quadrem a Mining online Marketplace where Mr. Layman was seconded for three years as VP AustralAsia to implement the Marketplace among 22 of the largest mining global mining companies as buyer organizations and thousands of suppliers. Quadrem was purchased by Ariba and now is a part of SAP. Later in his career Mr. Layman was named VP Solutions and Innovation at Newmont whereby he was responsible for all Engineering and Technical Services as well as initiating a formal innovation effort company wide. Now as President of Seabridge Gold he has helped lead a small team in the discovery, engineering and permitting of the $6 billion KSM project in British Columbia which is now the largest gold deposit in Canada and one of the largest copper deposits. Innovative approaches to exploration, engineering and community/aboriginal engagement have been largely responsible for the success to date.
Mr. Layman has an unusually broad range of technical expertise which makes him uniquely qualified for his role. Most recently, he was Vice President Solutions and Innovation for Newmont Mining Company where he was responsible for managing Global Technical Services and launching a Global Innovation Department. Functions reporting to him included Mining Engineering, Metallurgy and Process, Geostatistics and Reserves, Economic Geology, Project Engineering, Renewable Energy and Global Exploration, Technology and Solutions. During his employment at Newmont, he was responsible for managing numerous Feasibility Studies and his career includes experience in Business Development, Operations, Finance and B2B Supply Chain connectivity.
In his wide–ranging career, Mr. Layman has lived in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Indonesia and Australia and has additional work experience in Russia, Singapore, China and Peru. He has worked in both underground and open pit operations containing gold, copper, silver, lead and zinc metals. His education includes Bachelors Degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Finance from Washington State University and an MBA from Eastern Washington University.