Duane Parnham

Duane Parnham

CEO and Chairman of the Board

Mr. Parnham has a successful track-record of developing exploration companies from start-up to fully permitted projects with considerable resources and reserves. This experience includes working internationally with governments and landowners to identify high-impact and underdeveloped projects, and providing the capital and managerial resources necessary to create shareholder value. Mr. Parnham has founded and developed multiple resource focussed companies, including Forsys Metals Corp., UNX Energy Corp., Angus Mining Namibia Inc., and Temex Resources Corp. Mr. Parnham also has considerable experience in corporate governance, stakeholder relations and raised capital providing a high rate of success in realizing shareholder value.

Eugene Lee

Eugene Lee

Independent Director

Eugene Lee is a mining finance professional with experience in capital markets, financial reporting, risk management, internal controls and corporate governance. He is currently Chief Financial Officer of Premier Royalty Inc., which he helped take public via a RTO transaction with Bridgeport Ventures Inc. His previous roles include Vice President, Finance and Assistant Corporate Secretary for Northgate Minerals Corporation until its acquisition by AuRico Gold Inc. and Senior Accountant at Centerra Gold Inc. Mr. Lee is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and he articled with PricewaterhouseCoopers in the audit and assurance group before transferring to PwC’s consulting practice focusing on corporate bankruptcies and restructurings. Mr. Lee is a graduate of Trinity College at the University of Toronto and holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics and Finance.

Scott Breard

Scott Breard

Director

Scott Breard is a business and marketing professional as well as an author and speaker. Mr. Breard attended the University of Guelph prior to opening his first retail store, Hot Shots Games in 1999 at the age of 25. Mr. Breard is currently President and Co-Founder of Inside Investing Inc. a marketing agency specializing in video and online media. He has previously held positions as Director of Marketing with Olhausen Billiards, USA and Vice President of Marketing with Jack Nathan Health’s Clinics at Walmart, Canada.

Wajd Boubou

Wajd Boubou

President

Mr. Boubou is an experienced executive with a demonstrated 26-year history of achievements in the Telecommunications and Computer Networking industries. Skilled in Operations Management, People and Financial Management, Complex Contract Negotiations, and IT Strategy. Mr. Boubou held various leadership positions in multinational conglomerates, including Schlumberger and Cisco Systems. His most recent role was Service Delivery Executive at Cisco systems where he managed top tier accounts and owned multi-million-dollar P&L responsibilities.  He worked on large projects in Asia, Europe, Middle East & Africa, and North America. Mr. Boubou is a strong operations professional with a proven track record of successful execution of business strategies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and MBA focused on Management from the University of Strathclyde in the UK. He has also completed additional studies at the Ottawa Carleton Institute for Electrical and Computer Engineering.

John Petersen

John Petersen

Independent Director

John Petersen has been engaged in the practice of law for 37 years and is a global thought leader on energy storage and sustainability issues. His diverse experience in corporate finance, natural resource development and advanced battery technologies give him a unique perspective on the technical, economic and supply chain challenges of energy storage, vehicle electrification and alternative energy. From February 2003 through January 2007, John served as a director of Axion Power International, Inc., including a two-year stint as board chairman. John is a 1976 graduate of the College of Business Administration at Arizona State University and a 1979 graduate of the Notre Dame Law School. He was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in May 1980 and was licensed to practice as a Certified Public Accountant from March 1981 through December 1990.