Board of Directors

David Sidoo

David Sidoo
President, CEO and Director

Mr. David Sidoo is a successful businessman based in Vancouver where he oversees a successful private investment banking and financial management firm. Upon graduating from the University of British Columbia in 1982 where he held a four-year football scholarship with the UBC Thunderbirds, he was drafted to play professional football with the Canadian Football League. David retired from football in 1988 and was introduced to the brokerage business. From there he became a broker with Yorkton Securities where he quickly became one of the company's top revenue generators. He went on to become Partner and Advisory Board Member at Yorkton Securities, consistently generating commissions that ranked in the Top Five nationally. In 1999, he left Yorkton to pursue private investment banking. He was founding shareholder of American Oil & Gas Inc. (NYSE -AEZ) which was sold to Hess Corporation in Dec 2010 for over US$630 million in an all-stock transaction. In 2008, The Vancouver Sun voted Mr. Sidoo one of the top 100 South Asians making a difference in British Columbia. He currently sits on the Board of Governors for the University of British Columbia and is one of the select few of UBC football players to be inducted into both the UBC and BC Football Hall of Fame.

Mr. Nick DeMare

Mr. Nick DeMare
CFO, Corporate Secretary and Director

Mr. DeMare is the President and principal of Chase Management Ltd., a private company providing a broad range of administrative, management and financial services to private and public companies involved in mineral exploration and development, gold and silver production, oil and gas exploration and production and venture capital. For over 20 years, Mr. DeMare has assisted numerous companies in making the transition from the private to public stage and arranging and participating in equity and debt financing. Prior thereto, Mr. DeMare was employed as a General Practice Manager with Coopers & Lybrand, Chartered Accountants. Mr. DeMare is currently a director and/or officer of a number of public companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange, including American Oil & Gas (AEZ-AMEX, Market cap of $630M) and GeoPetro Resources (GPR-AMEX, Market Cap of $26M).

 

David R. Taylor
Director

Mr. Taylor has 38 years of diverse international oil company experience on four continents with extensive experience in all facets of the petroleum industry. Mr. Taylor holds a master’s degree in applied geophysics and has extensive technical and business experience gained with BP Exploration (1979 to 1991) in the UK, Netherlands, Egypt, Singapore and Indonesia and Clyde Petroleum (1991 to 1997) in the Netherlands and Indonesia. Following his emigration to Canada in 1997, Mr. Taylor held senior positions in international business development for Pinnacle Resources and Vermilion Resources before becoming one of the two founding executives for Aventura Energy (1999 to 2002). In 2002 Mr. Taylor founded and was a director and CEO of Cirrus Energy Corporation (“Cirrus”) until Cirrus was acquired in April 2011. Cirrus was a TSX Venture listed company with operations in the Netherlands and UK sectors of the North Sea and in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Most recently Mr. Taylor was President & CEO of CYGAM Energy Inc. from 2012 to 2015.

Ross McElroy

Ross McElroy
P.GEO, Director and Chief Geologist

Mr. Ross McElroy is a Professional Geologist with nearly 30 years of experience in the mining industry. He is the winner of the PDAC 2014 Bill Dennis award for exploration success and the Northern Miner 'Mining Person of the Year 2013'. He has comprehensive experience working with and managing many types of mineral projects from grass roots exploration to feasibility and production. He is currently the technical advisor for Fission Uranium (FCU.V) and Advantage Lithium Corp (AAL.V).

Dylan Sidoo

Dylan Sidoo
Director

Dylan is a graduate of the University of Southern California (School of Cinematic Arts) December 2016. While at USC he founded Stryker Entertainment, LLC, a film acquisition and distribution company, where he successfully outputted several films with Shout! Factory and Netflix. Previously he held an internship at Haywood Securities as a summer analyst. Dylan has also worked with Thunderbird Films and assisted in the legal affairs department. Most recently, he interned with the most connected entertainment and sports agency in the world; William Morris Endeavour. Mr. Sidoo is also a director of Seaway Energy Services.

The Board of Directors currently consists of four (4) directors, 1 of whom is independent in that they are independent and free from any interest and any business or other relationship which could or could be reasonably be perceived to, materially interfere with the director’s ability to act with the best interests of the Company, other than the interests and relationships arising from shareholdings.

By this definition, Hon. Herb Dhaliwal is independent.  David Sidoo is not considered “independent” due to the fact that he holds the position of Director, President and CEO of the Company. Similarly, Nick DeMare is not considered “independent” due to the fact that he is the CFO of the Company and the Company pays consulting fees to a management company owned by Mr. DeMare that provides the Company accounting and administrative services.