John Nugent, Chairman
Mr. Nugent practiced corporate and commercial law in Toronto prior to becoming an investment banker with Midland Doherty Ltd. After a period in senior management at Midland, John became president of Gardiner Group Stock Brokers Inc. that was sold to the Toronto Dominion Bank. Mr. Nugent was a co-founder and president of Romanex Limited a mineral exploration company that acquired and developed properties in South America and Africa that were sold to Sutton Resources Ltd. which was itself acquired by Barrick. He then became president of International Barytex Resources Ltd., a public mineral exploration company doing business in Canada and Tanzania.
Robert G. Atkinson, Director
Mr. Atkinson has been in the investment industry for over 30 years. He is former President and CEO of Loewen Ondaatje McCutcheon & Co Ltd., one of Canada's most respected investment dealers. He now serves as Director of Trimin Capital Inc., Quest Capital Corp. and a number of other public companies. Mr. Atkinson received a B.Comm. degree from the University of British Columbia.
Nick DeMare, Director
Nick DeMare has been a director and officer of many publicly listed companies in the resource sector since 1986 providing accounting, management, securities regulatory compliance and corporate secretarial services. He graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1977 with a Bachelor of Commerce.
Donald Siemens, Director
Don Siemens has over 30 years of experience as a Chartered Accountant. Currently, he is an independent financial advisor who specializes in Corporate Finance, cross-border transactions and Mergers & Acquisitions. He serves as a director for a number of public companies. Previously, Mr. Siemens was Partner-in-Charge of Thorne Ernst & Whinney's (now KPMG) Vancouver office Financial Advisory Services group.
Paul DiPasquale, Director
Mr. DiPasquale has been involved in the securities industry from 1969 to 2010 and has held various executive positions with responsibility for sales and trading operations for a number of brokerage firms in his career including Canaccord Genuity Corp where he served as an Executive Vice-President and Branch manager. Paul is presently an independent advisor.