CEO & Director
Shawn Khunkhun has over 15 years of experience in the capital markets and mineral exploration and development sector. As President and CEO, Mr. Khunkhun is involved in the company's marketing, financing and corporate development. Mr. Khunkhun has developed long-standing relationships with an extensive global network of high net worth investors, analysts, brokers, investment bankers and private equity groups.
Vice President of Exploration
Andy Randell is a Vancouver based geologist with nearly 20 years of experience from Europe, South and North America across a variety of commodities. He founded his own consultancy, Strata GeoData Services in 2014, and then launched the ‘Hive’ initiative shortly afterwards, whereby graduate geologists are given the opportunity to work and be mentored on real geological projects. He was subsequently recognised by the Canadian Institute of Mining in 2016 when he was awarded the Bedford Young Mining Leaders Award for the Hive concept. In January 2017, Andy was elected onto the Board of Directors for the Association for Mineral Exploration (AME) for a three-year term. He also sits on the Mentoring Committee with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists BC (APEGBC), is on the CIM Geological Society committee and is President of the Below BC Geological Association, a public facing geological education non-profit society.
In a career spanning more than 20 years, Mr. McPhie has worked throughout Canada and globally as an executive in the mining and minerals industry, and is a specialist in regulatory and permitting issues and project development and financing. In addition to serving as executive chairman of IDM Mining Ltd., a company he founded with his partner Rob McLeod, who serves as CEO, Mr. McPhie is the founder and CEO of Falkirk Resource Consultants Ltd. and managing director of JDS Gold Ltd.Mr. McPhie was CEO of Curis Resources Ltd., a copper development company that was taken over in 2014. He also served as a director and executive vice-president of Exeter Resource Corporation, CEO of the Mining Association of British Columbia (MABC) and a policy director with Canada's Department of Natural Resources. Mr. McPhie is the recent past chair of the board of the Association for Mineral Exploration B.C. (AMEBC) and the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), and a current board member of the MABC.
Adrian Fleming is a professional geologist with over 40 years of technical and executive experience with exploration and development stage mining companies. He was the co-founder and president of Underworld Resources from 2006-2010. In 2007, Mr. Fleming, together with colleague Rob McLeod, acquired a Shawn Ryan project with interesting soil geochemistry results. Mr Fleming led the team which made the discovery and defined the maiden resource of the million-ounce White Gold deposit, located in the White Gold district, Yukon. The project was subsequently acquired by Kinross in 2010 for $138M.
Mr. Fleming was also involved with gold discoveries and/or developments at Porgera in PNG, Big Bell in Western Australia, Gross Rosebel in Suriname and Hope Bay in Nunavut.
Mr. Harris is a mining engineer with over 20 years of mining experience. He was most recently senior vice-president and country manager of Corriente Resources in Ecuador, and was directly involved in the operations and negotiations that led to the sale of Corriente for $690-million (U.S.). Mr. Harris brings a strong background of project management, strategic management and technical skills to the board of Strikepoint.
Mr. Florek is a professional geologist with over 23 years of diversified experience in the mining industry, including exploration and operations. He has an MSc in geology and his work has covered a broad range of mineral commodities, including gold, base metals, platinum group metals and diamonds throughout Canada, United States, Australia, Europe, plus Central and South America. Mr. Florek was previously responsible for the management and execution of mineral exploration and development for BHP Minerals, Placer Dome and Barrick. He was part of the team that received the 2008 Developer of the Year Award, presented by the Northwestern Ontario Prospectors Association, for extending the life of mine at Barrick's Hemlo mine.
Mr. Jones has over 15 years of capital market experience and an established financial network. Prior to joining Strikepoint in 2015, Mr. Jones was an Investment advisor with PI Financial Corp Canada and Raymond James Ltd Canada. He was responsible for raising significant risk capital for growth companies in all sectors, with a particular focus on natural resources.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Gelmon obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of British Columbia and subsequently attained his chartered accountant designation in 1995 and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of B.C. Mr. Gelmon has provided his expertise to several TSX Venture Exchange listed companies in the capacity of director, chief financial officer and consultant. His background as a C.A. provides the Company with the necessary skills required for financial management, reporting operating results to the Board of Directors, liaison with financial institutions, and compliance with today's complex regulatory reporting requirements.
Ms. McGrath has been actively engaged in the securities industry for 30 years. She has served as a director and officer of numerous public companies in a corporate administrative capacity. Ms. McGrath is the owner of iO Corporate Services, which provides corporate and accounting services to various publicly traded Canadian companies. Prior to organizing iO Corporate, Ms. McGrath was a senior paralegal with a Vancouver-based securities law firm.