Becoming a leading low-cost battery minerals producer

Our goal is to become a leading low-cost producer of high quality, ethically sourced battery metals from high-grade, low impact mines in stable jurisdictions that are close to major consumer industries and a number of end users and market intermediaries. 

Corporate

Management Team

Lazaros Nikeas

Executive Director

Partner of Weston Energy LLC, a Yorktown Partners LLC portfolio company. Mr. Nikeas was previously a Partner of Traxys Capital Partners, a resource investment firm backed by the Carlyle Group. Mr. Nikeas has over 15 years of strategy and capital markets advisory experience for resource, chemicals, and industrial companies, with over US$25 billion of M&A transactions completed.

Peter Doyle | BSc. (Hons.)

VP Exploration

Peter has almost 40 years of experience in all aspects of mineral exploration from regional reconnaissance to project evaluation and development, in a variety of geological terrains throughout Canada, the United States, South America and Australia. Mr. Doyle has had previous roles with PT Freeport Indonesia, Gold Fields Ltd. and Troy Resources Limited.

Dr. Henry Sandri | PhD, MA, BS

VP Business Development

Has 35 years of experience related to finance, planning, business development and executive management in the mineral resource sector. Dr. Sandri was previously the President and Chief Operating Officer of Duluth Metals Ltd. and vice-president of Inco Ltd.

Jack Cartmel | CPA, CA

Chief Financial Officer

Over 15 years of experience in the mining industry with expertise in M&A, securities offerings, public company accounting and disclosure, and financial and risk management. Mr. Cartmel was previously Senior Manager of Financial Reporting and Internal Audit for TSX-listed Monument Mining Ltd., a mid-size gold producer in Asia. He also spent over three years at White Tiger Gold Ltd. (formerly Century Mining Corporation), a mid-size gold producer.

Ron Philips

VP Mergers & Acquisitions

20+ years of investment experience with a focus on energy, metals and mining.  Principal at Yorktown’s Weston Energy unit for the past three years.  Investment experience prior to Weston includes 6 years managing the DKR Capital Event Driven Fund. Prior to his investing career, Mr. Phillips was an attorney with experience at Wachtel Lipton and Department of Defense General Counsel’s Office.