About Us

Management Team


Brian Findlay

President & Director

Mr. Findlay brings decades of senior management experience in corporate development, international mining, mergers and acquisitions, exploration and development, mine operations, corporate social responsibility; and managing, financing and administration of public companies. Helped raise more than $200 million in capital for junior resource and technology companies. An expert at managing public companies with international interests.

Bob Verhelst


Mr. Verhelst has more than 20 years of senior management experience, including 11 as Partner, Director and Officer of several Western Canada brokerage firms. During this time, he was also President and CEO of a US (FINRA) regulated foreign broker dealer. He has senior risk management experience at CIBC and 11 years combined experience in enforcement for the RCMP, Alberta Securities Commission and Vancouver Stock Exchange. He also has management and board experience with TSX Venture Exchange companies and brings a strong corporate governance background to the Board.

Edward Loven


Mr. Loven has 40 years of domestic and international experience in managing and marketing exploration phase opportunities in the oil & gas industry. Mr. Loven co-founded the Sandex Group from 1985 to 2001 and was directly responsible for Sandex’s success related to the structuring, negotiating and completion of large green[1]field transactions. Mr. Loven has extensive industry experience in North America within the Oil & Gas industry. Mr. Loven has become an industry leader in developing corporate relations with First Nations. Mr. Loven has implemented corporate structures and policies with First Nations partners. Mr. Loven is currently a board member of environmentally focused innovative green technologies and a private domestic heavy oil production company.

Michael Hibberd


Mr. Hibberd is currently Chairman of the Board of Canacol Energy Ltd. Mr. Hibberd has been Chairman and CEO of MJH Services Inc., a corporate finance advisory firm since 1995. He is also currently Vice Chairman of Sunshine Oilsands Ltd. and Chairman of PetroFrontier Corp. and serves as a board member of CanAsia Energy Corp. Formerly, he was Chairman of Heritage Oil Plc, Heritage Oil Corporation and Greenfields Petroleum Corporation; and former director of Montana Exploration Corp., Avalite Inc., Challenger Energy Corp., Deer Creek Energy, Iteration Energy Ltd., Pan Orient Energy Corp., Rally Energy Corp., Sagres Energy, Skope Energy Inc. and Zapata Energy Corporation. Mr. Hibberd holds a BA and an MBA from Western University and an LLB from the University of Toronto. He is also a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.


Cosme Beccar-Verela

Cosme Beccar-Verela was born in New York City and graduated as a lawyer at the University of Buenos Aires in 1989. He practiced as a Foreign Associate in Winthrop, Stimson, Putnam & Roberts, New York (1990) and in Huygué de Mahenge, Bloxham et Michaud, Paris (1995). He was an associate Professor of Contract Law in the University of Buenos Aires from his graduation until 2004. Cosme represented Placer Dome while this company explored in Argentina; signed contracts on behalf of Placer with the provincial authorities of Catamarca (Cerro Atajo) and Neuquén (Andacollo). He has represented Continental Illinois Bank and was member of the Committee of banking lawyers as well as a member of the Board of American Express Argentina and of ABB Oil & Gas. His legal practice also includes insurance, trading and industrial companies. Cosme is fluent in English, French and Portuguese and has basic knowledge of Dutch.