President, CEO & Director
Mike joined the Company as a director in 2008 and became president and chief executive officer in 2009. He also controls Verenex Capital Corp., a private investment and consulting company. Mike has over 12 years of junior resource/public market experience with an emphasis on management, promotion and corporate finance. Having built an impressive network of senior resource and investment industry contacts, Mike has a proven ability to utilize those relationships to advance the Company’s business interests.
Jeffrey Smulders, B.Sc., MBA, CMA
CFO & Director
Jeff holds an MBA and is a Certified Management Accountant experienced in financial management, taxation and accounting. His career spans 40 years and includes several years with a large accounting firm and 10 years with Placer Development. Jeff has managed his own financial consulting company for the last 20 years assisting and advising a wide variety of both private and public companies.
James Darcel, CFA
A certified financial analyst, Jim began his career with the Toronto Stock Exchange and has since worked for a number of firms over the last 20 years as an investment analyst, trading officer and portfolio manager. He is currently an independent investment research analyst covering publicly traded companies in a number of sectors, including natural resources, exploration, small energy, and emerging technologies.
A business consultant for over 35 years, Brian has experience in financial management, corporate development, marketing, market research, and strategic planning across a broad range of sectors that include technology, social media, electronics, water purification and natural resources¬both oil & gas and mineral exploration projects. He has also provided compliance services to publicly listed companies in Canada and the United States, and has acted as senior officer and director of several public companies.
Sue has extensive experience in providing corporate administrative services to public companies in Canada including ensuring compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements and implementing decisions made by the Board of Directors. She has served as Corporate Secretary and senior officer of the Company since 1987.