Management Team

  • Amrik Virk, President, CEO & Director
    Mr Virk has held a variety of senior positions in Canadian government including Minister of Advanced Education and Minister of Technology and Innovation in British Columbia(BC), Canada’s third largest province. Mr Virk’s leadership positioned the province’s technology sector for sustained and profitable growth as the 15th largest in the world. As Minister, Mr Virk launched the #BCTECH Strategy, which still currently forms the backbone of the province’s technology economy. Some notable milestones in his tenure include the instalment of the $100 million dollar #BCTECH Fund to support profitable growth of this business community. Mr Virk’s comprehensive mandate included various International Trade Missions, over a dozen Technology Accelerators, all of governments’ cyber security, real estate portfolio, as well as a large portion of all public building construction. In both of his portfolios, he managed budgets nearing $2 billion dollars. Mr Virk has extensive exposure to the complexities of the regulatory environment in government with projects that had community impacts in the tens of tens of billions dollars. He was part of the provincial team that positioned BC ‘S LNG industry as one of Canada’s largest infrastructure projects in history. He connected extensively with First Nations communities in providing education and broadband connectively to the remotest of regions. Mr Virk actively promoted the intersection of the Technology sector with mining in BC. Mr Virk bring to his role as President , three decades of extensive governance, fiscal and strategic leadership . Prior to entering government, he served over 26 years as a senior officer with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
  • Mickey Goldstein, CPA, Chief Financial Officer
    Mickey is an assurance partner in Vancouver public accounting firm. She provides accounting, assurance, and business advisory services to both private and public companies and not-for-profit organizations. Mickey specializes in mining, technology, manufacturing, real estate and medical industries. She has a keen understanding of public company operations, restructurings, acquisitions and IPOs. Mickey provides transactional services to companies in Canada and United States in relation to initial public offerings, acquisitions, and prospectus filings. She currently serves on the board of directors of a non-profit company. Mickey graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science degree, and went on to obtain her CA, CPA.
  • Martin Demers, VP of Exploration
    Senior consulting geologist Martin Demers, P. Geo, brings a plethora of experience to the table including a re-discovery of the Casa Berardi mine that was bought out by Hecla Mining ($HL:NYSE) for over $750 million. If you look closer at management's approach, you'll notice they do things meticulously and methodically. They have taken their time and use every tool available to help identify the best use of the drills including high resolution heliborne geophysical magnetic survey and 3D mag inversion (VOXI) modelling. This team doesn't just shoot from the hip. Every step is meticulously planned to ensure drilling will be done as efficiently and cost effective as possible.
  • Dylan Sidoo, Business Development
    Dylan has a strong background in Corporate Development and Investor Relations. His previous tenure was held at Advantage Lithium where he worked in Investor Relations & Business Development as a founding shareholder. The company was ultimately acquired by lithium producer Orocobre in April 2020 in an all-stock transaction. Currently working in the venture space, he is co-founder of Disappears Inc., a tech company focused on encrypted communication based out of Vancouver. Dylan brings many of the contacts he has made with his experience in the venture, media, and tech sector. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (Cum Laude) and completed the HBX certificate program through Harvard Business School.
  • Alicia Milne, Corporate Secretary
    Alicia Milne is a corporate secretary and securities compliance consultant providing services to various public companies listed on the NYSE, TSX and TSX Venture Exchanges. Beginning in the legal industry over 20 years ago as a securities paralegal, Alicia has developed her career over the last 15 years serving as a corporate secretary, securities compliance officer and corporate consultant, as well as an independent director. She is a member of the Governance Professionals of Canada and was formerly on the Board of Directors of Women in Mining BC.

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