Strong Board of Directors
Bert Whyte, Independent Director
Bert Whyte has held a variety of positions during his career, including President and CEO of Network Equipment Technologies (NET) www.net.com, and President of Advanced Computer Communications (ACC), both of California. Mr. Whyte successfully restructured NET to become a leading player in the emerging broadband and IP voice markets. Prior to this, Mr. Whyte turned ACC into a market leader in IP routing which was eventually acquired by the giant Swedish Telecom company Ericsson for just under US$300M. Mr. Whyte was also one of the early employees of Newbridge Networks Corporation, a company founded by Terry Matthews and subsequently sold to Alcatel. Mr. Whyte has been active in the investment community, and has participated in a number of mergers and acquisitions over his career.
J. Lewis Dillman, Former President and CEO of Kik Polymers
Mr. Dillman is a seasoned management executive with more than 15 years of experience in the public and private resource industry. He has extensive contacts in the energy and venture tech industry and financial communities. Mr. Dillman has over 20 years experience in successfully managing both public and private companies. He is currently the president of Abenteuer Resources corp a TSX issuer and has recently advanced venture projects in Asia , the Middle East and Russia. Mr. Dillman is a Businessman. He holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in International Affairs from Lewis and Clark College. Mr. Dillman is a graduate of Columbia University School of International Affairs in New York State with a Masters degree in International Affairs with a specialization in International Banking and Finance.
Brian Imrie, Chairman and Owner, Debro, Inc.
Mr. Imrie is the Chairman and owner of Debro Inc., a privately owned chemical distribution company. Between 2009 and 2012, Mr. Imrie was Partner and Global Head of Mining M & A for KPMG Corporate Finance and was responsible for creating an integrated global mining advisory team based in over ten countries overseeing in excess of $500M in mining transactions. Prior to working with KPMG Mr. Imrie was Managing Director and Co-Head of M & A for National Bank Financial for seven years (2001-2008) and was responsible for numerous high profile mining transactions. Mr. Imrie has also worked with Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse. Mr. Imrie received his MBA from Harvard University in 1987 and his BA from the University of Toronto in 1983.
Jane Barratt, Founder and CEO, GoldBean
Ms. Barratt is the founder & CEO of GoldBean, an SEC registered investment advisor that provides algorithm driven advice, education and access to low-cost trades, all on hellogoldbean.com. Ms. Barratt spent more than 20 years driving growth for Fortune 500 companies, including many financial services institutions. She is also an author on Lynda.com and Investopedia.com