Mark is the founder and managing director of Kiwanda Group LLC, a US-based venture capital business, providing funding and business development to natural resource companies in Latin America. Mark established Bifox through his initial identification and securing all Bahia Inglesa Caldera based mining and adjacent KI exploration tenements. Through Kiwanda Group, Mark has co-founded, funded and sponsored resource company stock market listings on the LSE-AIM, TSX(V) and the ASX.
Mark is also the founder of Kiwanda Copper, which was acquired by Valor Resources (previously Carajas Copper Company) in 2016, as Executive Chairman, Mark lead the acquisition of the Berenguela Polymetallic project from SSR Mining Inc. Mark is a founder and Executive Director of Daura Capital Corp, a Canadian Capital Pool Company listing on the TSX(V) with the objective of acquiring gold assets in Latin America. Prior to founding Kiwanda Group, Mr. Sumner was an investment specialist at Madison Avenue Financial Group, a private wealth boutique based in Portland, OR