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).
Lucas Birdsall, Director
Mr. Birdsall is an alumnus of the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University, achieving concentrations in the Finance and Operations Management streams. He is presently engaged as a Capital Markets and Business Development Consultant in Vancouver, British Columbia, is a director of Express Capital Corp., and is a senior officer and director of Viena Capital Corp. He was previously an account executive for a leading IT consulting firm, managing enterprise accounts in both the healthcare and transportation verticals, and also recently directed corporate business development at NetCents Technology Inc.