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.
Gianni KovacevicLEAD DIRECTOR
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.
Paul MatysekM.SC. (GEOL), Executive Chairman
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.
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.
Chris has been a partner at Osler Hoskin & Harcourt for over 25 years. He leads Osler’s Asia-Pacific initiative, having advised a number of Asian based enterprises principally on their investments in Canadian energy and mining businesses. Chris’ practice focuses on mergers and investments for public corporations, private equity sponsors and pension funds. He has been fortunate to have been involved in a wide range of deal sizes with degrees of complexities from Lexpert Deals of the Year to smaller yet still business critical transactions for mid-cap and smaller public companies. Chris also has a wealth of experience in capital markets having advised on over 100 public offerings and dozens of IPOs in his career. He advises a number of public reporting issuers and their boards as well as Canadian pension plans as their principal trusted legal adviser on governance and a wide range of matters. Chris is widely recognized in Canada and internationally as a leading corporate lawyer by well regarded ranking organizations including, among others, Lexpert, Best Lawyers, and Chambers Global. Chris also practised in Australia early in his career while on a two-year secondment from Osler. Chris has experience as a trustee of a public REIT that was acquired by another public REIT, and as a director of not for profit and private entities.