Akash Patel, President
Mr. Patel has worked in the investment industry for over six years with junior companies from inception and incorporation to final listing. Having acted as CEO and director of several public companies, and as the head of his own consulting firm, Mr. Patel specializes in the assistance of initial public offerings as well as all regulatory filings. Mr. Patel has received a Bachelor in Accounting from the British Columbia Institute of Technology with a major in accounting and minor in finance. He also has over ten years of corporate tax experience and has been an active board member and contributed to the start-up of Makena Resources Inc (CAJ) and WestKam Gold Corp (WKG). Currently, Mr. Patel is still on the Board of Directors for WestKam Gold Corp.
Kenneth C Phillippe, CA., Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Phillippe is a Chartered Accountant licensed to practice in British Columbia. He received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia in 1976 and obtained his professional accounting designation in 1981, after articling with the firm of Thorne Riddell (now KPMG). In 1982 he established a private accounting practice.
From 2000 to 2005, Mr. Phillippe served in various positions including director, officer and chair of the audit committee of MDX Medical Inc., a Vancouver-based medical device company. In 2006 he accepted the position of Chief Financial Officer of Columbia Goldfields Ltd., a junior gold mining company that reported under the U.S. Exchange Act. In addition, Mr. Phillippe served at times as the Secretary, Treasurer, Chief Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer of Amazon Goldsands Ltd. from 2006 to 2010 and of Constitution Mining Corp. from 2007 to 2010, both of which companies report under the U.S. Exchange Act.
Since 2006 Mr. Phillippe has been Chief Financial Officer of Exchequer Resource Corp. From 2006 to August 2010 Mr. Phillippe was a director and the Chief Officer of Bold Ventures Inc., the latter of which achieved a listing on the Toronto Venture Exchange in October 2007. In 2009 Mr. Phillippe was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Advanced Proteome Therapeutics Corporation. Mr. Phillippe is also currently the CFO of Discovery Ventures Inc. (DVN).
Lorne Warner P. Geo
Mr. Lorne Warner has a total of over 30 years of exploration and mining experience with major mining companies Noranda Exploration and Placer Dome Inc. as well with several junior mining companies. Since 2002, Mr. Warner has been involved in exploration management worldwide and was highly successful in the discovery and delineation of several mineral deposits for various junior mining companies. Mr Warner was the first to commence systematic exploration at Detour Lake, Ontario with Trade Winds Ventures and defining a +2.68 million ounce Au, 43-101 compliant resource before being taken over by Detour Gold Corp. Following his success at Detour Lake, Mr. Warner discovered the Falea North Zone U/Ag/Cu Deposit in Mali, West Africa. The Falea Project currently host approximately 23.5 million pounds U3O8/ 21.8 million ounces Ag and 45 million pounds Cu. During Falea exploration, Mr. Warner initiated systematic exploration programs including several drilling programs on the Fatou Property in Mali. The Fatou project currently hosts a 43-101 compliant report outlining +500,000 contained ounces of gold. Mr. Warner has worked in Canada, USA, Mexico, Brazil, Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Namibia, South Africa, China and Papua New Guinea.