MANAGEMENT & BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Dr. Andreas Rompel, FSAIMM, President & CEO, Director
Dr. Rompel has more than 28 years’ experience in the industry as a Team Leader, Shaft Geologist, Divisional/Chief Geologist, Exploration Manager, Project Manager, Country Manager, Head of Department, Corporate Business Manager, Director, and, more recently, as President & CEO of Cobalt Power Group. He has worked in a variety of commodities, ranging from Gold to PGE's and Silver on the precious metal side, Copper and Nickel (base metals), iron ore and thermal and coking coal (bulk commodities). As part of a multi-disciplinary team, he assessed and technically reviewed capital projects within Anglo American for more than 10 years, and was on the board of Spectrem (an Anglo-American Company) as Technical Director. Prior to joining Cobalt Power Group, Dr. Rompel was looking for new business opportunities worldwide for Hochschild Mining plc. He has had many years of involvement in management, partly as a member, partly as the leader, including the allocation of budgets. Dr. Rompel has worked in many countries on several continents and has acquired multi-linguistic skills.
Brian Murray, Director
Mr. Murray holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto and a Masters of Business Administration degree from York University. He is a Certified Public Accountant with 20 years’ experience in public accounting. Since 1990, he has been President of the financial consulting firm Murcon Ltd. With over 25 years experience in the resource industry and financial markets, Mr. Murray and has served as a director and/or officer of several publicly listed companies, including his present role as President, Director & CEO of Cava Resources Inc. and SBD Capital Corp.
Chris Healey, P.Geo, V.P. Exploration, Director
A professional geologist licensed in Saskatchewan and British Columbia, Chris Healey earned a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from the University of Wales in 1968. Mr. Healey brings over 48 years of experience in the natural resources industry, covering all aspects, from early stage exploration through development to production. His expertise covers a wide variety of mining methods, including narrow vein precious and base metals. Beginning his career with International Nickel Company (now Vale Limited), he went on to work with Cameco Corporation - the world's largest uranium producer. Most recently, Mr. Healey was President & CEO of Titan Uranium Inc., a Tier One TSX.V listed company, where his responsibilities included the permitting of a major mine and mineral recovery facility. In addition to Cobalt Power Group Inc., Mr. Healey currently sits on the Board of Directors at Rainmaker Resources Ltd. and Carmax Mining Corp.
Glenda Kelly, V.P. Corporate Communications & Corporate Secretary
Ms Kelly is an investor relations professional and experienced in business development. As a a co-founder of Rainier Resources Ltd., she served as Vice-President and Director. She has also worked extensively as a business consultant and advisor in areas of financial reporting, private placements, news releases, and investor communication . She is a past member of the Canadian Investor Relations Institute; and will be managing the communication, finance department and social media marketing. Her role as corporate secretary is backed by many years of board experience, and company corporate and regulatory compliance.
Isac Burstein, BSc, MSc, MBA, Director
Mr. Burstein joins the Company from well-established senior mining producer Hochschild Mining, where he has been a geologist since 1995. Prior to his current position as VP Exploration and Business Development, Mr. Burstein served as Manager for Project Evaluation, Exploration Manager for Mexico, and Exploration Geologist. He holds a BSc in Geological Engineering from the Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria in Peru, an MSc in Geology from the University of Missouri, and an MBA from Krannert School of Management at Purdue University in Indiana, USA.
Chris Hopkins, Director
Mr. Hopkins is a commerce graduate of the University of Toronto and a Chartered Accountant. Mr. Hopkins is also the holder of a Masters of Business Administration degree following his graduation from the Schulich School of Business at York University. Mr. Hopkins has more than 25 years’ experience in financial management focused in the resource industry. Past tenures include senior roles with public mining companies, including U.S. Silver, Rio Algom, BHP Billiton, Suncor as well as several Canadian and international junior mining companies.
Mr. Koyich is the founder and President of Brisco Capital Partners Corp. - a full-service investor relations consultancy and business advisory firm based in Calgary, Canada. In its 18-year history, Brisco has represented over a dozen monetized equities across numerous sectors, including oil & gas, mining, and technology, thereby providing diversified risk to its audience; the broader investment community.