Martin Kepman, CEO & Director
Martin Kepman and Associates Inc, founded in 1982, is a business development and management consulting firm owned and operated by its president Martin Kepman . Martin, in his 34 years of consulting experience, has consulted on a wide range of projects, in multiple industries ranging from software , softgoods, printing, food to mining. Martin is highly skilled at planning,organization as well as assisting Corporations in financing He has successfully implemented a variety of installations for a significant number of major corporations and because of his practical approach, has been recognized as an expert in identifying the strengths and weaknesses of Corporations for strategic business plans; recognized within various industries as a successful specialist in turnarounds.
Martin has brought innovative projects to fruition, while assembling key people to minimize risk thus resulting in maximizing return on investment.
Jacques Arsenault, Chief Financial Officer
Jacques Arsenault is an experienced executive and consultant who for more than 20 years has specialized in the development, restructuring, acquisition, merger and sale of companies and assets in both the public and private arenas.
He has also founded and runs his own successful business, Arsenault Business Staging Group, a consultancy which focuses on two main areas, strengthening a company so that when it is sold the owners will receive the highest possible value and restructuring companies so that they become a model of efficiency with an improved bottom line and strategic position, returning increased value to their shareholders.
Mr Arsenault has consulted with the mining industry for many years. Since 2008 he has sat on the Board of Caldera Resources where he also serves as CFO. From 2006 to 2008 he served as Vice President Finance and then Chief Financial Officer at Forest Gate Resources.
Over the course of his career he has worked as financial controller for notable corporations including Videotron, AES Data. Culinar and Uni-Select, as well as being the Vice-President Finance and Administration at Quebec success story Piscines Trevi.
Among his other achievements he has introduced the AC Delco product line to the Quebec market. As Sunset Cove Mining’s Chief Financial Officer he brings a thorough knowledge of and an ability to implement best practise corporate development.
Roger Dahn, Director
Mr. Dahn has over 30 years experience in the mining and exploration industry. His experience includes over 16 years with Noranda Inc. and Hemlo Gold Mines Inc., Exploration Manager-Eastern Canada for Battle Mountain Gold Company and Vice President-Exploration with Olympus Pacific Minerals Inc. and most recently Tri-Star Resources plc.
Mr. Dahn has been involved with a number of base metal and gold discoveries which advanced to development stage and production.
His extensive mineral exploration experience covers both Canadian and International settings. Mr. Dahn is a registered professional geologist and Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.
James A. (Jay) Richardson is a Canadian Chartered Accountant, a Singapore Certified Public Accountant and a Fellow of the Insolvency Practitioners’ Association of the United Kingdom. He has practiced as a Partner of Clarkson Gordon Arthur Young (now Ernst & Young, Canada and Singapore) and a Partner of KPMG (UK) prior to establishing his own practice as a company doctor in Toronto, Canada in 1993. Specializing in interim management in troubled situations, he has served as the CEO or Chairman of listed public companies on five occasions and in many other CFO and private company situations.
He has extensive public company governance experience from over a dozen Board memberships including recently having served as Interim Chairman of the Argus Corporation. In his very extensive charitable and community activities he is most commonly associated with the visual arts, having served among others as the Chairman of the Royal Canadian Academy Foundation. Jay will bring to the Company the marketing and financial expertise to help bring our projects to fruition.
(Jay Richardson is the President and CEO of EnerSpar Corp)
Mr. Viele was previously on the board of directors and then moved on to our advisory board owing to business commitments. He has now fulfilled those business obligations to return back to the board.Mr. Viele is presently the President and Director of Premier Strategic Alliance Inc., from its founding in 1996. Premier Strategic Alliance Inc. is a privately held company doing business in the Military & Industrial sectors and provides consulting and strategic advice to various companies in the metal and composite industries targeting specialty items for military, industrial and commercial use. Mr. Viele was also a director at Friday Capital and a Director of Hedman Resources Limited from April to August, 2007.
Dr. Luisa Moreno, Ph.D., has over 12 years of experience in technical and economic research, with unparalleled expertise in strategic minerals and related processes. Dr. Moreno is currently Co-founder and Managing Partner at Tahuti Global. Prior to this, she spent 7 years as a Financial and Senior Equity Analyst at Canadian Financial Research and Investment Banking firms, including 4 years covering the specialized field of industrial minerals within the metals and mining sector of these firms. Dr. Moreno possesses strong insight into materials processing and metallurgy of industrial and precious metals and an astute understanding of supply and demand dynamics. She has published a number of advanced technical reports on key strategic materials, and is a sought after consultant to numerous mining and processing companies and industrial end-users. Dr. Moreno is a frequent guest speaker on television and at international conferences, and is often quoted in national and international media and newspapers. Dr. Moreno is a Physics Engineer with a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Mechanics from Imperial College London, in the United Kingdom.
Mr. Posen is a lawyer at Garfinkle Biderman LLP, where he focuses on corporate finance, M&A and securities law. He acts for public and private companies, securities dealers and financial institutions on a number of public and private financings and commercial transactions. Mr. Posen holds a J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School and a B.A. in Political Science from York University.