James will be responsible for all aspects of the daily management of the company. He will also be in charge of presenting the company's story to both individual and institutional investors. Additionally, he will lead the company's ongoing efforts to secure the financing necessary to continue to grow shareholder value through the discovery of mineral wealth. A graduate of the University of Alberta, James spent 19 years as an investment banker, then manager, with several boutique-sized Canadian investment firms including First Canada Capital Partners, Research Capital, and Majendie Securities. James has spent much of his career providing investment advice to clients who were directly involved in the capital markets. He was instrumental in obtaining financing for numerous micro-cap public companies, especially in the area of mineral exploration. James was born in the mining community of Timmins, Ontario, and now makes his home in North Vancouver with his wife and two teenage children.