The world is currently experiencing a massive change in how we see and use energy. Governments and leaders across the world are beginning to fully abandon their support for fossil fuels, and leading financial institutions have divested billions. It is becoming a norm across the globe to place importance on sustainability in forms of emissions-free buildings, vehicles, processes, and many other applications. Demand is increasing rapidly for the necessary materials required to store and power clean energy.
LiCo Energy Metals has strategically positioned itself to take part in this clean energy revolution. Our exploration efforts are focused on attaining the necessary energy metals required for battery-based storage. Through key properties located in Canada and the United States, LiCo Energy Metals will explore properties that may contain sources of high-grade lithium and cobalt.
LiCo Energy Metals seeks to generate and develop energy metal projects that accelerate our modern and environmentally conscious world. Through placing importance on global sustainability, we strive to create shareholder value by providing exposure to the green energy revolution taking place today.
There is an energy inequality in the world.
The green energy revolution could have a huge impact.
Officers and Directors
Director, President & CEO
Mr. Wilson has been involved in the resource and exploration industries for over twenty years. Since January 2016, Rick Wilson has stood as the director, president, and CEO of Nevada Energy Metals Inc., a brine-based lithium exploration project generator. Rick has also served as the President of Emerson Explorations/GBS Gold International Inc. from 1998 to 2006. During his time served within the company, they successfully raised over $62 million dollars to acquire and develop two publicly traded Australian gold mines. Rick Wilson’s vast understanding of the mining exploration industry will deem valuable as he leads the company forward.
Mr. Goodman is an experienced Director and Manager of public mining companies operating in both Central and South America. Since June 2012, Mr. Goodman has acted as the VP Legal Affairs and Business Development of Aura Minerals Inc., a mid-tier gold and copper mining company listed on the TSX. Aura Minerals (TSX : ORA) is a mid-tier gold-copper production company focused on the operation and development of gold and copper projects in the Americas. The Company's producing assets include the San Andres gold mine in Honduras and the Ernesto/Pau-a- Pique and Sao Francisco gold mines in Brazil.
Prior to joining Aura Minerals, Mr. Goodman practiced corporate and securities law with a Canadian national law firm representing mining companies in the Americas in connection with initial public offerings, private placement funding, takeovers and mergers, the acquisition and disposition of mineral properties and public company maintenance and compliance including corporate governance and public disclosure. Mr. Goodman has been a Director of several companies listed on the TSX-V., is a graduate of the University of Manitoba and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada."
Mr. Guanzon, CPA, CMA, has been in the field of accounting for more than 25 years. He has been involved in the financial reporting of junior mining exploration companies, pharmaceutical manufacturing business, research & development, real estate/property management, and project building construction. Mr. Guanzon holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, a Certified Public Accountant (Philippines) and a member of Chartered Professional Accountants British Columbia. He brings extensive experience in dealing with financial matters and corporate strategy.
Tim has held multiple senior executive positions, including oversight of the Investment Banking and Corporate Finance Divisions at Wolverton Securities, formerly Western Canada’s oldest brokerage firm. He was also responsible for the consulting practice at Discovery Capital Corporation, a prominent British Columbia venture capital firm that specializes in financing and consulting. During his time at Wolverton Securities, Mr. Fernback was responsible for due diligence reviews on corporate clients and investment banking business development relationships. He planned and opened 3 regional offices in western Canada and reviewed and analyzed over 300 corporate clients, raising over $750M. Responsible for over 50 IPOs and over 100 Reverse-Mergers on the TMX and Nasdaq, Mr. Fernback represented Wolverton nationally on various stock exchange committees and industry groups, including the Corporate Finance Advisory Group and Underwriting Groups on various Canadian exchanges.
Tim Fernback currently serves as a Director for several Canadian mining companies. He holds an Honours B.Sc. from McMaster University, and is a graduate of the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia, where he completed a MBA with a concentration in Finance. Tim Fernback holds a Certified Professional Accounting Designation (CPA, CMA) and is an active member of many industry and trade organizations in Vancouver.
Tina Whyte brings over 20 years of experience in the corporate and securities industry. Her expertise spans to areas of corporate governance, continuous disclosure, financing transactions and regulatory filings and compliance. Ms. Whyte holds corporate secretary positions with other publicly listed companies.
Technical Advisory Board
Mr. Hellwarth of Orlando Florida has been involved in business development and strategic management of small cap companies for over 11 years. He has a firm understanding of the lithium exploration sector, and currently sits on the advisory board for Nevada Energy Metals. Mr. Hellwarth is also a managing partner at Xander Capital, where he plays a key role in establishing and developing relationships with high net worth individuals and organizations. In addition, Mr. Hellwarth has owned and operated several very successful companies of his own, along with orchestrating large roadshows across the United States. Through his sharp businesses acumen, he has helped raise capital and create new opportunities for his clients. To date, he has participated in numerous multi-million dollar raises for private and public companies. Through his extensive network of colleagues and individuals, Mr. Hellwarth will be able to assist in potential capital raises necessary for moving the company forward. His proven track record in all aspects of business administration will prove to be a valuable asset to the company. Mr. Hellwarth’s expertise within the lithium exploration industry will help take the company to the next level.
Marcelo Bravo Veas
Mr. Veas, principal of Ad Infinitum of Antofagasta, Chile, consultants for the Company’s lithium brine exploration projects in Nevada and Chile, is Civil Chemical Engineer who has consulted on all the leading lithium and potash production facilities in Chile and Argentina. This work includes providing operational solutions, developing process engineering (research, data analysis, process controlling, design of bench scale tests and pilot plant); and managing work teams in the development of projects during their engineering phases (conceptual, basic and detail).
Mr. Pimentel is a well-known and highly respected Chilean geological consultant based in Antofagasta. He has had an extensive career working throughout Chile with direct experience in mining exploration, hydrogeology, engineering geology for open pit and underground mining operations, management and project development, contract management, risk management and management of safety programs for employees and contractors. Having an active career, Mr. Pimentel has either worked for or consulted for some of Chile’s largest mining companies.