Management & Board

  • David Tafel

    CEO and Director

    Mr. Tafel holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Western Ontario and contributes over 30 years of corporate structuring, strategic planning, financing and management experience to the Company. He has been an officer and director of a number of private and publicly listed resource companies. He has been instrumental in raising well over $100 million for resource, life sciences and technology companies. Mr. Tafel managed private investment funds at the largest independent Canadian securities firm.

  • Brian Crawford


    Mr. Crawford holds a B. Com. from the University of Toronto and has extensive experience as a senior financial executive with public and private companies and as a partner in a national firm of chartered professional accountants. Brian currently serves as a Director, Corporate Secretary, and/or Chief Financial Officer of several TSX-V and CSE listed companies including Colibri Resource Corporation, Searchlight Resources Inc., CBLT Inc., and Tempus Capital Inc.

  • Kenneth Cawkell


    Co-founder and Managing Partner of the law firm Cawkell Brodie LLP. Mr. Cawkell is a member of the British Columbia Bar Associations and has over 25 years’ experience in both public and private venture capital markets. He has served as director and officer of a number of public companies involved in the mining industry.

  • Stephen Wilkinson


    Mr. Wilkinson was the Vancouver-based mining analyst for RBC Dominion Securities Inc. in the mid to late 1990's. From 1999 to 2002, he was President, CEO and a director of Northern Orion Explorations Ltd. He has founded and funded a number of private and public exploration companies. Mr. Wilkinson has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Western Ontario (Geology, 1976), a Master of Science from Carleton University in Ottawa (Geology, 1983) and an MBA degree from Clarkson University in New York (1995).

  • Jeremy Wright, CPA, CMA

    CFO and Director

    Mr. Wright brings over 20 years’ experience as President and CEO of Seatrend Strategy Inc. He currently serves as a Director of Infinitum Energy, Westmount Minerals, and Centurion Minerals, and previously served as a Director with Pontus Protein, TGS Esports, Gold Mountain Mining (formerly Freeform Capital), Pacific Community Resources Society, the Canadian Freestyle Ski Association and several community associations and municipal advisory boards. Additionally, Mr. Wright currently serves as the CFO for several public and private companies including: Portofino Resources, Westmount Minerals, Infinitum Energy, and Centurion Minerals, and previously served as CFO for Alpha Cognition, Avant Brands (formerly GTEC Holdings), Pontus Protein (formerly AmWolf Capital), and Gold Mountain Mining (formerly Freeform Capital). Prior to Seatrend, Mr. Wright spent 6 years in a senior role at Deloitte LLP. He has broad experience working with senior management developing strategies and solutions to business issues mainly related to corporate finance, cost and risk management, and governance focused on clients in the life sciences, regulated marijuana, technology, and mining sectors. He has been interviewed by Global Business Reports for their report "Territories Mining and Exploration 2012"; and authored “Extracting Value – Yukon Mining 2011” for the Yukon Chamber of Mines.  Mr. Wright is a Chartered Professional Accountant (Certified Management Accountant), and holds a Bachelor of Arts, with honours in Environmental Economics from Brock University.

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