Our management

Karim Rayani

President CEO Director

Karim Rayani has spent the last 15 years providing management consulting and investment banking services to companies in the junior mining, bio medical and technology sectors. Mr. Rayani has raised over $100 million over the last 5 years for public and private companies. Formerly he was head of Bloomberry Capital Group, a Vancouver based merchant bank and capital advisory firm. Currently he is Chairman of R7 Capital Ventures Ltd.; Director of Fiber Crowne Manufacturing, Director of Belmont Resources Inc. Mr. Rayani’s business endeavors have enabled him to establish a global network of contacts with a focus on institutional accounts.

Dean Pekeski

Director

Mr. Pekeski is a Professional Geologist with over 20 years' experience in mineral exploration and project development. From 1996 to 2008, he served as exploration geologist and project manager with Rio Tinto Exploration exploring for base metal and diamond deposits in Nunavut, North West Territories, Northern Quebec, Alberta, Manitoba, Southern Africa, and India. Mr. Pekeski was the project manager for the Rio Tinto exploration team that discovered, and evaluated the diamondiferous Bunder kimberlites. As Executive Vice President, Western Potash Corp., he successfully managed the Milestone Potash Project in Saskatchewan from discovery, through pre-feasibility and feasibility, environmental permitting approval, and project financing. Current Vice President - Project Development for Crystal Peak Minerals. He is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario with a degree in Earth Sciences.

Ian Graham

Director

Mr. Graham is an accomplished mining executive with over 20 years of international experience exploring for and developing mineral deposits. He has spent over half of his career working for major mining companies, including roles at Rio Tinto and Anglo American. Mr. Graham possesses industrial minerals experience and is well known for his successes within the diamond sector.From 1990-1994 Mr. Graham acted as Principal Geologist in exploration for Anglo American and partner in De Beers Group’s South Africa division. In 1994, he joined Rio Tinto in Canada as the evaluation manager for the Diavik diamond mine, then went on to become Chief Geologist for diamonds with Rio Tinto’s Project Generation Group. During his 15 years at Rio Tinto, Ian was involved with the evaluation and pre-development of several projects, including the Diavik diamond mine in the Northwest Territories and the Resolution copper deposit in Arizona. While at Rio Tinto he also oversaw permitting for the Eagle Nickel mine in Michigan and played a key role in developing the initial economic assessment for the Bunder Diamond Project in India.

John Bossio

Director

Mr. Bossio is a registered psychologist, having received a master of arts in counselling psychology from City University, Bellevue, Wash., in 2002 and a bachelor of science in family studies from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, in 1991. He is a member of both the Psychologists Association of Alberta and College of Alberta Psychologists. He is an avid investor and experienced board member. He has a network of contacts specializing in small-cap, publicly traded companies.