Bill Wishart, Chairman
Mr. Bill. Wishart, Chairman
Mr. Wishart is a successful executive entrepreneur. He has over 30 years of experience with public companies, corporate finance, business administration, real estate and entrepreneurial environments. He was employed in the securities industry in Vancouver, BC. from 1986 to 2000 as a senior investment advisor for two full service brokerage firms, twelve of those years with PI Financial Corp. During that time he had been directly involved in raising millions of dollars for a range of private and public companies.
Since 2000, Mr.Wishart has been directly involved with public companies, serving various roles including, Presidencies, Directorships, investor relations and corporate finance. He has used his experience and senior contacts in the financial industry to facilitate mergers and acquisitions along with numerous start ups and IPO’s. Mr. Wishart brings extensive skills in investor relations and corporate finance that have enabled him to establish valuable relationships with key players and senior investment advisors in the financial markets.
Gary Schellenberg, CEO, Director
Mr. Schellenberg has been managing and financing public and private resource based companies
for the past 20 years. His experience provides the Company with leadership and well defined corporate goals.
Mike Sieb, President, Director
Mike has been a director and officer of numerous publicly-traded companies and his expertise extends across multiple commodities and jurisdictions. His accomplishments include steering a company through a $20 million acquisition resulting in a $200 million market capitalization in two years; sourced a strategic partnership with a large global lithium product manufacturer; permitted a potash project by the US BLM (only one of 2 permitted in the last 40 years) and while he was President of TSXV listed company, it was named to the TSX50 “Top 10 Mining Companies” for 2 consecutive years. Mr. Sieb holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology.
Jim Mustard, P.Eng., VP Corp. Development, Director
Mr. Mustard is a seasoned capital markets and mining professional, bringing over 20 years of expertise in business and project development to the Company.
Jim was most recently VP of Investment Banking at PI Financial. Prior to that he was the President of Canada Zinc Metals and before that was VP and Senior Mining Analyst at Haywood Securities for 11 years. He has also worked for Barrick Gold, Eldorado Gold, Amax of Canada, Canada Tungsten Mining. Government of Canada and Cyprus Anvil. Through his various tenures, he has reviewed hundreds of projects and companies and has accumulated extensive experience in exploration and development in North and South America. In addition to a strong technical background, he has developed a considerable capital market and investment network.
Jim is a registered Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC.
Jerry Bella, Director
Jerry is a self employed financial consultant presently providing services to a leading China based integrated lithium producer. Since receiving his professional accounting designation in 1979, he has been a director and CFO of numerous private and publicly-traded companies including mineral resource exploration, oil and gas, manufacturing and high-tech companies. Jerry has extensive experience relating to the financial stewardship of Canadian and international mineral exploration projects and is currently overseeing the finances of two major international lithium exploration projects.
Mike Zhou, Director
Over the past decade Mike has amassed a unique resume covering capital markets, international business strategy, and the technology sector. In recent years, he has held management positions or director roles throughout the financial-technology, digital marketing, consulting, and financial sectors. From 2013 to 2015, Mike was with BiYond (China) Corp., under his management, the firm successfully launched a multi-million Financial Technology Joint Venture and structured the Merger & Acquisition of a Digital Marketing Corporation. In late 2015, he also Co-Founded a private investment and consulting firm which has delivered 3 consecutive years of above averaged risk-adjusted returns. Mike was recently with PI Financial, a privately-owned Canadian brokerage firm, where he worked directly with the Vice President and Managing Director as an Analyst and Associate. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Statistics and Economics with Minor in Commerce (Saunders School of Business) from UBC. He also holds the Project Management Professional designation from Project Management Institute (PMI).