Don M. Lay
President/CEO & Director
Donald (Don) Lay focuses on the Company’s corporate strategy and finance. Don has over 25 years of experience in public and private venture capital, corporate communications and international business. He has served as a senior officer and director for a number of public companies including mineral-exploration companies International Taurus Resources Inc, American Bonanza and Medallion Resources Ltd. Don was a principal at China MobileSoft, a seed-funded, embedded-software supplier that delivered solutions to Chinese telephone handset makers that provided an exceptional return to shareholders. Before entering the venture-capital world in 1994, Mr. Lay invested 13 years in enterprise software arena in development, sales and support. Don holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia.
Tom Arnould, CA
CFO & Corporate Secretary
Mr Arnould is a graduate from Queen’s University in Kingston Ontario, receiving his Chartered Accountant’s designation after articling with Coopers & Lybrand (now part of PriceWaterhouseCoopers) in 1982. Since then, he has worked with various private companies in the food processing and distribution and group-benefits areas where he assisted with the sale of these companies to public entities. More recently, he has worked as a CFO of a private strategic-marketing firm and as a principal with Adler Business Solutions Inc. In addition, he consults with other companies on finance and accounting matters.
David Haber, ICD.D
Chairman & Compensation Committee Chair
Mr David Haber serves in Vancouver as the Honorary Consul General, Republic of Austria. He was educated in Austria and graduated from the Vienna Business School. In 1981, Mr Haber founded what later became Heath Benefits Consulting Inc., a major National Pension and Benefits consultancy with offices in six major Canadian centres. In 2006, he sold Heath Benefits Consulting to Morneau Sobeco, the largest Canadian employee benefits consultancy, where he served on its Senior Executive Committee until early 2009. As a past President and Founding Member of the BC Chapter of the Certified Employee Benefits Specialists (CEBS), Mr Haber has played a key role in the development of the benefits industry in British Columbia. He is a member of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP), the Canadian Pension and Benefits Institute (CPBI), and BC HRMA.
Rod C. McKeen, LLb
Mr Rod McKeen is a lawyer, and a founder and principal of Axium Law Corporation in Vancouver, Canada, since January 2004. Mr. McKeen has more than 25 years experience in all facets of securities and corporate law pertaining to the mining and mineral-exploration industry. Prior to forming Axium Law Corporation, Mr McKeen was a partner in the law firm of Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP and a partner with the law firm Montpellier McKeen Varabioff Talbot and Giuffre. Mr McKeen’s practice encompasses emerging to mid-size mineral-resource companies with projects and operations around the world and involves dealing with stock exchanges and mergers, acquisitions and financing transactions on a similarly global basis. Mr McKeen earned a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
Andrew Morden, CA
Director, Audit Committee Chair
With over 20 years of operations and finance experience, specializing in taking small companies to the next level of growth, Mr. Morden is a seasoned executive and leader. Andrew joined Webtech Wireless in 2010, getting back to a focus on the mobility sector. Prior to Webtech, he spent eight years working at the C-Level in eCommerce and mobility software companies, managing operations and raising venture and public market financing. As Vice President, Financial Planning and Systems, Andrew spent four years at Intrawest Corporation and was also Senior Manager in the Assurance and Corporate Finances practices at KPMG. Mr. Morden is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from the University of British Columbia.
David Shaw, PhD
Dr. Shaw has nearly three decades of experience in the resource and finance industry, with specific emphasis on technical and financial due diligence of resource projects. David is an independent geological consultant and has focused on geological analysis of structural controls of ore mineralization and on the risk and financial assessment of resource-projects investments. In September 2009, Dr. Shaw was appointed Chairman of Salares Lithium Inc. One year later, Salares Lithium completed a merger with Talison Minerals Pty Ltd (TSX: TLH), combining their respective lithium assets and creating the world’s largest, publicly traded lithium production and exploration company. David is currently a director for Talison. He is also an independent director of First Majestic Silver Corp (TSX: FR, NYSE: AG), Great Quest Metals Ltd (TSX-V: GQ), and President of Albion Petroleum Ltd (TSX-V: ABP.H). Dr. Shaw has held the position of Senior Mining Analyst, Corporate Finance, at Yorkton Securities Inc, based in Vancouver and Santiago, Chile. He attained a PhD in Structural Geology from Carleton University, Canada.