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  • Stock Index: TSX:GCO.V
  • Price: $0.07
  • Volume: 191150

Board of Directors & Management

Erin Chutter, President & CEO, Director Global Cobalt
  • Prior to founding Global Cobalt (formerly Puget Ventures) in 2007, Erin worked for Platinum Group Metals, Mag Silver, and West Timmins Mining out of their Vancouver office in strategic planning and communications.
  • From 1992-2001, she held various positions for federal and provincial government officials, including the Leader of the Opposition, Minister of Indian Affairs and Minister of Defence.
  • In addition, Erin provided business-consulting services to a wide variety of public and private companies in the natural resources sector.
  • Erin studied business and geography and sits on the Boards of the Canadian Taxpayer's Federation and the MacDonald Laurier Foundation and is the Chair of the Canadian Eurasian Russian Business Association (CERBA), Vancouver chapter.  
  • She is also the director of two other listed companies including NioCorp, a US Niobium company. 
  • Ms. Chutter was inducted as a 2011 Business in Vancouver "Top 40 Under 40" award winner

Gaston Reymenants, Director Global Cobalt
  • Distinguished career in mining, smelting, refining and metal trading spans over forty years, during which, he was also responsible for the financing of several off-take projects in Australia, China and the Americas. 
  • Served over 20 years with Falconbridge International in various managerial positions and was part of the joint venture with Norilsk Kombinat. 
  • Was managing director of Kola International Murmansk, and held director and/or senior managerial positions with several companies with cobalt assets including Baja Mining, Polymet Mining and KCM. 
  • Distinguished career in mining, smelting, refining and metal trading spans over forty years, 




Peter Reynolds, Director Global Cobalt

  • Is engaged by EBRD to carry out reviews of EBRD's investments for several projects in Mongolia and Russia and was previously the EBRD's nominated Director on the Board of IMHL
  • Nearly 40 years in the minerals industry, with high-level experience at various mines including being former Manager of Operations Planning & Mine Projects/Manager Mine Business Improvement at Olympic Dam and was former Managing Director Marlborough Resources as well as Mining Engineer Normandy Mining.

Alexander Ordanian, Director Global Cobalt

  • Mr. Ordanian's experience in the mineral, construction development and investment industry, specializing in corporate finance, capital markets and private business, spans well over twenty years. 
  • He has a vast experience with emerging markets particularly in the Russian Federation and CIS countries as well as in Central and Eastern Europe.
  • He has operated and been associated with various board and senior management teams, and successfully managed the chief executive function for a holding group of companies with multiple business streams.
  • As a successful entrepreneur and long-time investor, Alexander has been involved in numerous joint venture arrangements within the oil & gas and real estate sectors in Russia and the former Soviet Union.
  • During his highly respected career he worked on key merger and acquisition transactions with a number of major international companies including Mobil, British Petroleum and Shell. 
  • Currently, Mr. Ordanian is a member of the Board of Directors of Imperial Mining Holding Limited and one of the directors of a North American merchant services company.
  • He is also associated with several businesses with interests in Russia and Eastern Europe.

Ray Castelli, Director Global Cobalt
  • Ray Castelli was appointed CEO of Weatherhaven, one of the world's leading manufacturers of redeploy able camps and shelter systems, in January 2008.
  • Weatherhaven has grown to become a key supplier to the Canadian, US, Australian and NATO armed forces, numerous resource exploration companies as well as the United Nations and other disaster and humanitarian relief agencies.
  • Ray was invited to join the Weatherhaven Board while serving as President and CEO of Naikun Wind Development Ltd., a clean energy company he helped to form in order to develop a wind energy resource off the north coast of British Columbia.
  • Ray was co-founder and Senior Vice President of Quadrem, a Dallas-based global supply chain and e-procurement company, serving 19 of the world's largest natural resource companies, including Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton, Alcan and Inco. His role was to build the global organization and product set for this e-business pioneer.
  • Ray joined Alcan in 1995 following business school in Europe. He was promoted to Alcan's Montreal headquarters in 1997 as Director of Strategic Planning.


Jean-Pierre Colin, Director Global Cobalt

  • Mr. Colin is a mining executive who provides creative corporate strategy consulting services to boards and shareholders of high profile international mining companies
  • He is also a Director of Premier Gold Mines (TSX:PG), Director of Xmet Inc. (TSX.V:XME) and is special advisor to the Executive Chairman and Board of BlackRock Metals Inc.
  • From 1980 to 2010, Mr. Colin was an investment banker, leading corporate finance and M&A departments of several securities brokerage houses in Canada.
  • He is the former Faculty of Arts Co-Chair of the Waterloo Advisory Council, the founder of Caratax Management Ltd., a manager of public flow-through share limited partnerships, and a former director of Wolfden Resources Inc., Pelangio Mines Inc., Virginia Gold Mines Inc., and NIM Management, the manager of over $730 million of flow through funds. 
  • Colin is a Member of the Bar of the Province of Quebec and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario, a Civil Law Degree from the University of Ottawa and a Certificate in Comparative Law from the University of Manitoba.


Kamen Zahariev, Director Global Cobalt

  • Mr. Zahariev is a highly respected and experienced international debt and equity finance and investment professional with particular emphasis on Emerging Markets and Central and Eastern Europe. 
  • Currently, Mr. Zahariev is a member of the investment committee at CEE Special Situation Fund and is a Director overseeing the team responsible for European Bank for Reconstruction and Development's (the EBRD) significant portfolio of restructuring projects throughout Central and Eastern Europe.  
  • He has extensive experience as non-executive member of the board of investee companies and senior advisor of investment funds in the region.
  • In the last 15 years Kamen Zahariev has participated in over 50 significant transactions including project finance, M&A, private equity and workouts.
  • Kamen Zahariev serves on the supervisory boards of various industrial companies and investment funds in Eastern Europe. 
  • He is member on the supervisory board at Prista Oil B.V.  Group, is a member of the British Institute of Directors and is also associated with several business organizations with interests in Eastern Europe.



Senior Management

Erin Chutter, President and CEO, Director Global Cobalt
  • Prior to founding Global Cobalt (formerly Puget Ventures) in 2007, Erin worked for Platinum Group Metals, Mag Silver, and West Timmins Mining out of their Vancouver office in strategic planning and communications.
  • From 1992-2001, she held various positions for federal and provincial government officials, including the Leader of the Opposition, Minister of Indian Affairs and Minister of Defence.
  • In addition, Erin provided business-consulting services to a wide variety of public and private companies in the natural resources sector.
  • Erin studied business and geography and sits on the Boards of the Canadian Taxpayer's Federation and the MacDonald Laurier Foundation and is the Chair of the Canadian Eurasian Russian Business Association (CERBA), Vancouver chapter.  
  • She is also the director of two other listed companies including NioCorp, a US Niobium company. 
  • Ms. Chutter was inducted as a 2011 Business in Vancouver "Top 40 Under 40" award winner



 

Chris Couzelis, CFO, Global Cobalt
  • President and Managing Partner accounting of firm "C. Couzelis & Company Inc."founded in February 1984. Providing full statutory compliance work for small to medium size corporations.
  • Vice President and equity Shareholder Accent Equipment Finance, founded in 1992, providing lease financing to small and medium size businesses.
  • Director, Shareholder Twin Lakes Golf Course, Championship Golf Course and residential real estate development located in South Okanagan, British Columbia.
  • Couzelis has been involved by ownership or consulting engagements for numerous special projects including start up, reorganizations, mergers, business acquisitions/disposals, financing proposal, legal suit strategies, planning in regard to personal, corporate tax and business matters in a variety of industries which include high technology.
  • CFO or VP Finance positions with, James Hoggan & Associates, Lisa Technologies Inc., Yaletown Technology Group Inc., Megatech Engineering Ltd., Active Pass Pharmaceuticals Inc. Bionic Power Inc., ICO Therapeutics Inc.

Paul Sarjeant, VP Exploration
  • Mr. Sarjeant, P.Geo, has extensive exploration, project evaluation and acquisition experience both in Canada and internationally and has developed a solid background in company management through various executive management positions with several publicly traded resource companies
  • Mr. Sarjeant began his career with Echo Bay Mines Ltd. as a project geologist
  • He was appointed Senior Geologist, International Exploration Group, responsible for project evaluation outside of North America, including precious and base metals projects in South America, East Africa, South East Asia, Russia, Mongolia, Australia, New Zealand and Europe
  • From 1993 to 1996, he was President and CEO of Auric Resources - a precious metals exploration company focused on Peru
  • From 1999 to 2006 he was appointed to the office of President and CEO of Grandview Gold
  • Mr. Sarjeant is the founder and principal of Doublewood Consulting, which provides management and technical skills to the resource industry; and currently serves as a director/technical advisor to several private companies

Oleg Scherbina, Corporate Controller 
  • Mr. Scherbina is a financial manager with broad experience in all aspects of accounting and financial management
  • He has direct experience within the mining, construction and oil/gas sectors and has been involved with numerous mining companies including: Uranium One, Eureka Mining Plc and Bema Gold Corporation.
  • Currently, Oleg is responsible for the development of the accounting system for parent company of Global Cobalt, as well as the day-to-day financial operations of the company, including contract review, payroll, budgeting, financial control development
  • Mr. Scherbina is fluent in English, Russian and Ukrainian and as such played an important role in the coordination and execution of all financial related activities of the Bema Gold and Eureka Mining's operations in Russia while also managing the administrative and human resources functions

Mitchell Smith, Corporate Development 
  •  Mitchell has over 10 years of experience in senior management roles encompassing marketing, sales, investor relations, corporate communications, public relations and business development. 
  •  He began his career in the mining sector in 2007, gaining valuable experience while tenured with the Petaquilla Group of Companies (Petaquilla Minerals TSX:PTQ and Petaquilla Copper (TSX:PTC) where he worked as investor relations and managed communications between the Vancouver and Panama headquarters.
  • Mitchell Smith is responsible for developing, implementing and executing all aspects of Global Cobalt Corp.'s corporate development activities 
  • His role includes the forging of new relationships with institutional and retail investors, raising of capital to finance the continued development of the company's exploration and development programs, an expanded marketing and public relations program, managing internal and external corporate communications and assisting with corporate governance and regulatory matters. 
  •  Prior to Global Cobalt and Puget Ventures, Mitchell held the position as investor relations and communications manager for International Barytex Resources (now Kobex Minerals Inc. TSX.V:KXM), where he was responsible for the management of corporate communications, investor and public relations, and business development.  Mitchell sits on the Editorial Board of the Association of Mineral Exploration British Columbia (AMEBC)

Graham Abbott Investor Relations

  • 12 years of Corporate Sales experience with BC Tel/ Telus with involvement in business sales, operations and team management with responsibility for multi-million dollar transactions and revenues year over year with engagements at the corporate level.
  • In-depth experience with long-cycle corporate deal development and complex relationship management.
  • Key involvement with several public companies in business and corporate development (both strategic and financial), operations management and Investor Relations activities
  • Key member of team responsible for consolidating and finalizing the Salares Lithium property package into the publicly listed company that became Talison Lithium. Talison Lithium was recently acquired for over $750M in the first quarter 2013.
  • Experienced with both technology and mining start-ups from grass roots to daily operations and running Investor Relations programs across a broad array of products and companies.

Jaime Stallwood Investor Relations

  • 30 years entrepreneurial experience managing companies from early stage development to multi-million dollar NASDAQ listed companies on both the operations and corporate levels.
  • Managed a national sales force in excess of 200 salespeople for a national Telecom Provider while at the same time implementing national level consumer marketing and initiatives.
  • Key involvement with LML Payment Systems (a NASDAQ listed company) that was sold for $110M in first quarter of 2013.
  • Has participated in numerous M&A transactions as well as subsequent integration, utilization and marketing activities.



Wilson Russell, Advisor
  • Doctorate in Engineering Physics, Marseille, France. Over 30 years experience in business and technology development in the Offshore Petroleum and Ocean industries.
  • President of Northstar Electronics and Northstar Technology (manufacturer of ocean sonar equipment for Lockheed Martin)
  • Started several high-tech development and manufacturing companies, including Newtech Instruments, Ltd., National Petroleum and Marine Consultants, Ltd., Network Inc., and Northstar Technical Inc.
  • Director of Zappa Resources.

Jim Dawson, Advisor
  • Mr. James M. Dawson serves as Independent Director of Minefinders Corporation Ltd., since March 18, 1996.
  • Mr. Dawson has been a professional geologist for over thirty years, and has been a director of public companies in the mineral resource industry for twenty years.
  • He has managed his own consulting geological firm for many years. In these capacities he has acquired knowledge and understanding of the financial issues and accounting principles that are relevant in assessing this Company's financial disclosures and internal control systems.

 

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