Jim Engdahl - CEO
A former Vice President of Barclays Bank of Canada, Mr. Enghdahl has been involved in leadership of different public companies, including Pacific & Western Trust, Shore Gold Inc., Claude Resources Inc. He was also the Regional Advisory Partner of the corporate finance arm of one of Western Canada's largest accounting firms. This position came as a result of the accounting firm's purchase of Cascadia Ventures Inc., a corporate financing and consulting group responsible for raising project financing in excess of $100 million of which he was Managing Partner.
He is also a former President, CEO & Director of Great Western Mineral Group Ltd. ("GWMG") as well as a former Director for Great Western Diamonds ("GWD"), both are publicly traded companies listed on the TSX. During his tenure, the companies were involved in advanced development of a Rare Earth deposit as well as exploration of a diamond bearing kimberlitic deposit in Saskatchewan. Subsequently GWD was sold in 2009 so the company could maintain focus on building one of the world's premiere Rare Earth companies.
During his 7 years at GWMG Jim was responsible for raising over $150,000,000 for the company as well as acquiring one of the highest-grade Rare Earth mines in the world via a creeping takeover. During this time, he was also responsible for the acquisition of one of the only Rare Earth alloy plants outside of China providing key magnet alloys to most of the Rare Earth magnet users of the world.
Andrew Davidson CPA, CA - CFO & Director
A graduate of the University of Calgary, Mr. Davidson is a CPA, CA with Certification in both Saskatchewan and Alberta. During his career, Mr. Davidson has assisted multiple companies in financial and operations management, as well as playing a key role in raising capital for multiple listed entities and private company, along with leading a number of merger and acquisition transactions. Mr. Davidson has experience across multiple commodity types in the junior exploration space as well as significant experience with investment entities focused on the junior natural resource market.
David W. Tupper P.Geo. - VP Exploration
Mr. Tupper has over 30 years work experience in the mineral exploration industry, having managed a range of projects from grassroots discoveries to surface and underground resource development work in a variety mineral deposit settings. He served for many years in Western Canada as well as in Mexico, South America and Asia. Mr. Tupper served as Vice President of Exploration at Valley High Ventures Ltd. since April 2010. Mr. Tupper served as Vice President of Exploration at Mega Precious Metals Inc. and Solomon Resources Ltd. for 8 years. Mr. Tupper is a Registered Member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia. Mr. Tupper was a Senior Environmental Consultant for 5 years undertaking terrain mapping and contaminated sites work. He has been a Director of Venerable Ventures Ltd. since December 2016.
Lubica Keighery - VP Corporate Development
Ms. Keighery is an experienced executive utilizing versatile skill sets acquired during her work for private, public companies as well as non-profit sector. After graduating, she has worked as a journalist and a broadcaster for a national radio in her native Slovakia before immigrating to Canada 17 years ago.
Lubica started in the mining industry in 2011 as Investor Relations Manager at Global Minerals Ltd. where she built up the corporate IR program into a fully diversified corporate public image.
A combination of a creative spirit and a practical mind, she understands that building a solid corporate and business development program and creating market awareness is not an isolated event, but a systematic, comprehensive process requiring multifaceted approach and continuous energetic effort.