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.
Jevin Werbes, Chairman of the Board
Mr. Werbes has over 20 years of practical experience in the mineral exploration and corporate finance/securities industry. He has recently been successful in acquiring strategic resource assets as a property vendor, and is currently actively involved in corporate finance development and investor relations activities related to junior mining companies. From March 2009 to May 2014, Mr. Werbes was a Director, and thereafter President & CEO of Ansell Capital Corp. (now “BriaCell Therapeutics Corp.”). From January 2006 until October 2008, Mr. Werbes provided capital market and corporate development services to Longview Capital Partners Inc. Currently, Mr. Werbes is President and CEO of Carmax Mining Corp. and also sits on the Board of Directors of Plicit Capital Corp. while providing management, finance and corporate development services to other Issuers through his personal holding company, Calico Management Corp.
Braden Jensen, C.A., CFO
Mr. Braden Jensen is a Chartered Accountant, with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Victoria. Mr. Jensen began his career and traditional training with KPMG LLP. He was in the public practice sector for 6 years, concentrating in commodities-based accounting and tax. He then transitioned to industry, working for the past 3 years at Wellgreen Platinum Ltd. in mineral exploration, construction, and operations reporting.
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.
Daniel Caamano, V.P. Corporate Communications & Director
Mr. Caamano has over 20 years’ experience in the investment and finance industry. He has worked as a professional and retail trader while holding investment advisor positions with both Canaccord Capital Corp. and Global Securities Corp. His background includes proprietary, retail and professional trading on all major North American exchanges including the NYSE, NASDAQ, AMEX, TSX, and TSX Venture. Mr. Caamano has his Canadian Securities Course, Rules and Conduct Handbook, and Professional Financial Planner designations through the Canadian Securities Institute. For the past several years, he has been involved in the Corporate Communications and Corporate Finance sectors. As an independent contractor, he has been hired to oversee Investor Relations and Corporate Communications activity for companies such as Precipitate Gold Corp., Comstock Metals Corp., La Ronge Gold Corp. and Select Sands Corp. Mr. Caamano also served as President & CEO of Global Copper Group Inc. during it's first year of existence.
Judy A. McCall, Corporate Secretary
Ms. McCall has over 10 years’ experience in senior level administration, specializing in the mining and legal industries. She is responsible for the company’s corporate and regulatory compliance, working within the communication and finance departments and managing the corporate office. Throughout her career in the mining industry, Ms. McCall has worked with a variety of junior exploration companies and well-known gold producer Goldcorp Inc., gaining vast experience in regulatory reporting and corporate communications. She has completed certification in legal administration and corporate/securities paralegal studies, as well as several courses related to public companies, mineral exploration, accounting and social media marketing. Ms. McCall is currently a member of the Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries (CSCS) and is strongly dedicated to continuing her education and working with non-profit organizations. She is also the Founder & President of BlueChip (BC) Corporate Services Ltd.
Jeff Poloni, Director & Consultant
Mr. Poloni has been involved in mineral exploration for 30 plus years and has managed numerous exploration and development programs in North, South, and Central America, including the exploration of high grade narrow vein gold deposits in Brasil and porphyry copper deposits in north-western British Columbia. Mr. Poloni has extensive experience in the management of both public and private companies. He was founder and president of Avant Garde Signs and Pacific Water Cutting, from 1993 to 2012, with clients such as Fairmont Hotels, Delta Hotels, Pinnacle Hotels, Vancouver Canucks, and Ledcor. Currently, he sits as President of JCMP Management and Auranita Resources.
Edmund J. Elbert, Director
Mr. Elbert has worked in the investment industry for over 15 years. Presently he is a Senior Investment Advisor and Senior Associate-Investment Banker at Hampton Securities Ltd., a boutique investment dealer in Toronto. Prior to joining Hampton in 2012, Mr. Elbert worked as an Investment Advisor at Union Securities Ltd., a national investment dealer. Throughout his 15 year career, Mr. Elbert has had to navigate through many market cycles and thus brings invaluable experience to Cobalt Power Group. Mr. Elbert has a vast amount of knowledge and expertise in the resource sector where he has specialized in raising capital and developing new venture opportunities. Mr. Elbert continues to work with private and publicly traded Canadian explorations companies in mergers and acquisitions.
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.
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.