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
President & CEO
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.
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.
Director & Technical Advisory Chair
Mr. Melrose has over 30 years' experience in the mining industry where he has been very successful in advancing three significant exploration projects towards production. Under his leadership as President/CEO of True Gold Mining Inc., True Gold progressed from an exploration company into a fully permitted and financed company in mine construction in just over 3 years. Mr. Melrose was instrumental in re-focusing the project from a high Capex project into a low Capex high margin, heap leach project, in addition to the company completing over $200 million in equity and debt financing. Mr. Melrose spent over twenty years with Cameco Corporation/Centerra Gold Inc. working in a variety of different geographic locations and business environments (Canada, USA, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan). Here, Mr. Melrose was directly responsible for the exploration team and its programs at the Kumtor Gold Mine where he significantly increased the reserves and resources at the mine. Mr. Melrose joined the Minco Mining Group in 2007, where the company successfully progressed from exploration into development stage and greatly increased in shareholder value. Mr. Melrose was directly responsible for defining the Fuwan silver deposit (157 million ounces).
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.
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.
Technical Advisory Board
Director & Technical Advisory Chair
Mr. Melrose has over 30 years’ experience in the mining industry where he has been very successful in advancing three significant exploration projects towards production. Under his leadership as President/CEO of True Gold Mining Inc., True Gold progressed from an exploration company into a fully permitted and financed company in mine construction in just over 3 years. Mr. Melrose was instrumental in re-focusing the project from a high Capex project into a low Capex high margin, heap leach project, in addition to the company completing over $200 million in equity and debt financing. Mr. Melrose spent over twenty years with Cameco Corporation/Centerra Gold Inc. working in a variety of different geographic locations and business environments (Canada, USA, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan). Here, Mr. Melrose was directly responsible for the exploration team and its programs at the Kumtor Gold Mine where he significantly increased the reserves and resources at the mine. Mr. Melrose joined the Minco Mining Group in 2007, where the company successfully progressed from exploration into development stage and greatly increased in shareholder value. Mr. Melrose was directly responsible for defining the Fuwan silver deposit (157 million ounces).
Greg Reimer is Executive Vice-President (EVP) of BC Hydro’s Transmission & Distribution (T&D) business group, and has held the EVP position since being appointed in June 2010. In this capacity he is responsible for the planning, design, operation and maintenance of BC Hydro’s extensive transmission and distribution network located within the province of British Columbia.
A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) by profession, Greg held a number of senior leadership positions in the public sector prior to joining BC Hydro, including Deputy Minister of Provincial Revenue, Chair of the BC Oil and Gas Commission and, Deputy Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources. Greg was also a Director of the Integrated Land Management Bureau and a member of: the Deputy Ministers’ Council; the Deputy Ministers’ Committee on First Nations Reconciliation and Recognition; and the Deputy Ministers’ Committee on Public Service.
Greg is passionate about the evolution of the global electric vehicle market and he brings a vast amount of experience to LiCo.
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.
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. Bell has over 45 years of resource industry experience either as principal, director, or senior officer of private and public companies. In 1980, he founded Hi-Tec Resource Management Ltd., a successful minerals exploration company providing geological services in Canada, the USA and South America. In 1986, he founded the International Investment and Business Opportunities Exposition, the first investment trade show company in Canada providing private and public companies the opportunity to showcase themselves to an international audience.
In 1997, he co-founded British Canadian Mines Ltd., at the time the largest privately held mineral exploration company in Newfoundland; subsequently completed a $13-million reverse merger into Canaco Resources Ltd. In 2002, he helped negotiate a $20-million merger between Olympic Resources Ltd and Whittier Energy Corp., and in 2003, he co-founded PB Energy Partners, an oil and gas exploration partnership. Currently, Mr. Bell heads a private Vancouver based consultancy that sources projects and capital for companies engaged in mining, renewable energy and technology ventures.