Position: President and CEO
Len Harris is a well-known and highly respected business entrepreneur who has founded and/or been involved in the development of a number of successful businesses over the years, mostly in the natural resource sector. In the late 1960's he started his professional career as a registered representative with Hemsworth Turton & Co. where he became an assistant to the head trader in less than 2 years. From 1972-1989 Len was a registered with Jones Gable & Co. where he rapidly became a top tier producer in the firm.
Mr. Harris completed the Prospectors Course conducted by the University of British Columbia to enhance his knowledge of mining and geology, and proceeded to specialize in mining and oil & gas securities. Over the course of a couple of decades, he sponsored and acted as fiscal agent for a number of successful natural resource companies, raising millions of dollars for numerous exploration projects.
|David Hudson C.A.|
David Hudson has been involved with various public companies as a director or management for the past 16 years, after working as a chartered accountant for Clarkson Gordon and Henfrey & Co. of Vancouver, British Columbia. Hudson qualified as a chartered accountant with Peat Marwick Mitchell in Leeds, England in 1973 and soon after moved to Vancouver to practice with Touche Ross, where he qualified in 1979 as a Canadian chartered accountant. Mr. Hudson has run his own chartered accountancy practice from 1982 to present.
|James Turner, P.Geo, B.Sc.|
Position: CFO and Director
Mr. Turner has extensive experience in the exploration of base metals. He has held international management and geologist positions with Newmont, Noranda, and Terrasat Geometics Inc. Mr. Turner graduated in 1971 from the University of British Columbia.
Mr. Espig is experienced in the analysis of investment opportunities, raising capital, deal sourcing and financial structuring. Over the past five years, Mr. Espig has structured over US$2.0 billion in private equity and pre-IPO investment transactions from the principal side, including co-structuring Star Bulk Carriers Corp.'s (NASDAQ:SBLK) acquisition of 8 drybulk carriers from TMT. In August 2006, Mr. Espig founded TriAsia Capital, a private equity and consulting firm focused on raising capital for mid-sized companies and pre-IPO investment and consulting.
Mr. Espig served as Vice-President of the Principal Finance and Securitization Group and Asia Special Situations Group for Goldman Sachs Japan. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Mr. Espig served as Vice-President of Olympus Capital, a New York private equity firm, where he participated in corporate restructurings, investment analysis and financing negotiations for both domestic and international investments. Mr. Espig currently serves as director of Novadx Ventures Corp. and Ana Huldra Silver (TSX:HAD.V).