Management

Paul Matysek

Paul Matysek

M.Sc. (Geol) – Lead Strategic Advisor

Mr. Matysek is a geologist/geochemist by training, a successful alpha entrepreneur and creator of shareholder value with over 40 years of experience in the mining industry. Since 2004 as either CEO or Executive Chairman, Mr. Matysek has sold 5 publicly listed exploration and development companies, in aggregate worth over $2 billion. Most recently, in the lithium space, he was Executive Chairman of Lithium X Energy Corp., which was sold to Nextview New Energy Lion Hong Kong Limited for $265 million in cash. He was previously CEO of Lithium One, which merged with Galaxy Resources of Australia to create a multi-billion-dollar integrated lithium company. Mr. Matysek was President and CEO of Goldrock Mines Corp., which sold to Fortuna Silver Mines in July 2016. He served as CEO of Potash One, which was acquired by K+S Ag for $434-million cash in a friendly takeover in 2011. Mr. Matysek was also the co-founder and CEO of Energy Metals Corp., a uranium company that grew from a market capitalization of $10 million in 2004 to approximately $1.8 billion when sold in 2007.  Mr. Matysek is currently the CEO of Gold X Mining Corp which signed a definitive arrangement agreement dated March 14th, 2021 pursuant to which Gran Colombia will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Gold X.

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Robert Shewchuk

Robert Shewchuk

Chairman & CEO

Alberta based investor with 25 years experience in the capital markets including Chairman of Standard Securities Capital Corp and Managing Director of Wolverton Securities Ltd acquired by PI Financial Corp in 2016. Rob currently serves on the Board of Directors of Graphene Manufacturing Group Pty Ltd, Spectre Capital Corp, Verses Technologies Inc and is a Partner and Director at Caerus Capital Partners Inc.

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Gianni Kovacevic

Gianni Kovacevic

Co-Founder, Director

Gianni Kovacevic Co-Founder of LithiumBank and an investor in the energy and commodity sectors. A graduate of electrical studies from the British Columbia Institute of Technology, he is an expert in the analysis of the global energy matrix and the impact technology and renewable energy are having on every aspect of society. Fluent in English, German, Italian, and Croatian, he makes his home in Vancouver.

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Taylor MacDonald, CFA

Taylor MacDonald, CFA

Co-Founder, Advisor

Taylor has over 15 years of Capital Markets experience having worked in Vancouver, London, and New York on both the buy side and sell side. He is presently the Founder and Partner of Caerus Capital Partners, founding member of the Silicon Valley Blockchain Society (SVBS) and SVBS Canada. He is also a graduate of the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, a CFA Charter holder and a Director of STAND, a scholarship foundation for youth at risk.

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Steven Piepgrass

Steven Piepgrass

P.Eng, MBA – Advisor

Steven is the Vice President, Construction and Government Relations with Green Impact Partners (GIP). He is responsible for the construction of all new energy projects and building and maintaining constructive, respectful and transparent relationships with all levels of government. Steven joined GIP in August 2021 where he is currently leading the construction of 2 RNG projects in Colorado supporting the development of other low carbon energy projects in Alberta and BC.  Prior to joining GIP, Steven was with ATCO/CU where we worked 18 years, and most recently as the Senior Vice President & General Manager, where he lead ATCO’s Storage & Liquids business which included the development and execution of its Salt Caverns and Heartland Water Intake projects. Steven holds a degree in Chemical Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Calgary, and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). He is an alumnus of the Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference.

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Kevin Piepgrass

Kevin Piepgrass

P.Geo – VP Operations

University of Alberta Graduate and Professional Geologist, registered at APEGBC. 15 years of experience managing the exploration and development of commodities including gold, silver, copper, lithium and rare earth elements. Mr. Piepgrass is a Qualified Person pursuant to National Instrument 43-101 standards for disclosure for mineral projects.

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Jon LaMothe

Jon LaMothe

M.Sc – Sr. Geologist

Jon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of Alberta and a MSc in Geology from the University of Alberta. Jon’s ability has led to the discovery and capture of several fields with over two billion dollars spent to date on targets he has identified. He helped bring Black Swan Energy from no production making Black Swan Energy the 4th largest private producer of oil and gas in Canada. 

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Fehr & Associates

Fehr & Associates

CFO/Controller

Fehr & Associates provides consulting services to a number of mineral exploration companies with more than 25 years of business experience with management, complex transactions, corporate finance, financial reporting, governance, and regulatory compliance.

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