Roy is an entrepreneurial businessman who has founded and held executive roles such as Chairman, CEO, and Directorships of numerous capital, exploration and technology companies over the last 26 years. Early in his career he held the position of legal counsel for a company that listed on the NYSE. In 1996, Roy became a member in good standing of the Law Society of Upper Canada and holds a B.A. (Honours) from Queen's University, an M.Sc. in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics, an M.B.A. from McGill University, and a Law Degree from the University of Western Ontario.
Ewan is an exploration geologist who has worked for a number of public companies in North and South America, on a variety of different deposit types. He holds a First-Class Honours degree in geology from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, a Geoscience B.C funded PhD from the University of Calgary and is a registered professional geoscientist in British Columbia. His PhD research focused on unraveling aspects of the structure, stratigraphy, tectonics, and metamorphism of southeastern British Columbia.
Justin has over 15 years’ experience in the management, governance and reporting of private and publicly-listed exploration and mining companies.
Nick is an accomplished financial industry professional with 15 years of experience in all aspects of sales and operations. Nick has a proven track record of capital raising, is a highly knowledgeable market professional with strong communication and client relationship skills.
Mr. Sarkissian assumed the role of president of Guardsmen Resources Inc. in August 2018. Guardsmen is a 30 year old private mineral exploration company focused on British Columbia. Previously, he was an investment advisor with Wood Gundy in Toronto and Calgary. He has experience as part of a management team that put a mineral property near Helena Montana into production, opening old workings, establishing a mill and enabling delivery of concentrates to the Asarco smelter in Helena. Subsequently, he became a lawyer, initially practicing with Swinton & Company in their securities department in Vancouver. For the past 35 years he worked as a lawyer in his boutique law firm in West Vancouver, British Columbia. During that time his practise was engaged, among others, by several corporate and securities interested business ventures.
Mr. Xiang led the acquisition of the Quebec Lithium project and was theChief Executive Officer of North American Lithium (July 2016 to March 2018). In addition, Mr. Xiang served as director for several TSX and US-listed companies, and has served as a director and CFO for several TSX and US-listed companies since 2005. Mr. Xiang is the Chief Executive Officer and a director of Jien International Investment Ltd. and has managed its $1.6 billion asset in Canada since 2013. Prior to his engagement with Jien, Mr. Xiang was the President of China Mineral Resources Limited, a company that provided investment and financial advisory services to Chinese companies seeking to list, finance or transact on M&A opportunities in North America. Mr. Xiang holds CPA (Delaware) since 2004 and has a Bachelor of Economics from Huazhong University of Science & Technology in China (1993) and a Masters of Business Administration from York University (2003).
Mr. Xiang is a director of Thesis Gold Inc. (and its predecessor, Chinapintza Mining Corp.) since 2013 and is the Chief Executive Officer for Canadian Royalties Inc. and Jien International Investment Ltd. since July 2013, and is a director of Northern Sun Mining Corp. since June 2012. Previously, he was Chief Executive Officer for North American Lithium Inc. (July 2016 to March 2018) and Director of Kombat Copper Inc. (2013-2017).