Greg Smith, Chairman of the Board
Mr. Smith has been involved in the energy, merchant banking and resources business for in excess of 20 years. He was educated in the United States, and received a degree in managerial sciences from the University of Nevada and attended the Mackay School of Mines, University of Nevada. He has a wide breadth of senior management and executive experience, having been associated with natural resource companies across the globe – coal bed methane in Wyoming; onshore oil and gas in Guatemala and Colombia; underground and open pit zinc mines in Canada and the USA; and corporate finance and advisory services throughout much of the world. He is a 5th generation Smith who has been involved in the mining industry.
Between 2005 and 2009, Mr. Smith was Executive Chairman and CEO and Director of International Consolidated Minerals Inc., a company traded on the AIM of the London Stock Exchange, founded the company, recruited senior management, oversaw the rehabilitation of an exploration program at the Packapaqui Project in Ancask Department, Peru.
Formed in 2007, Mr. Smith is a founder of Texas Energy Advisors (TEA). From 2004 to June 2008 he founded and served as Executive Chairman of Petrolatina Energy PLC, an AIM listed company. Between 2003 and 2004, he provided corporate advisory services to Ontzinc Corporation at the Balmat zinc mine in New York State, USA, including advice on financing the exploration program and the acquisition of Hudson Bay Mining, which has become one of the most successful mergers in the history of the Canadian Stock Exchange. He also investigated and provided advisory services on possible mining acquisitions in Canada and Australia.
Prior to 2003, Mr. Smith was the managing partner in TVL, a company that specializes in raising private capital for the energy and mining sectors. Between 1998 and 2001, he was the Chairman of Powder River Basin Gas Corporation. From 1993 to 2001, Mr. Smith was President of Renaissance Companies Inc., specializing in fund raising.
In summary, Greg Smith’s years of experience encompasses all of the major components of investigation, analysis, conceptual planning, exploration, development, financing (equity and debt), environmental aspects, governmental dealing, high level negotiations, acquisitions, executive management and corporate governance.
Howard Crosby, CEO/Director
Mr. Crosby was appointed to the position of President of Senetek PLC effective March 10, 2010. Mr. Crosby has been the President of Crosby Enterprises, Inc., a closely held family investment company for more than 20 years. He is currently a director of Big Bear Mining Corp. and was as an officer and director of a number of public companies. including High Plains Uranium, Inc., White Mountain Titanium Corporation, and Cadence Resources Corporation.
Mr. Crosby has extensive experience in corporate finance and strategic planning and provides valuable insight on business strategy development and strategic partnership to the Board.
John Ryan, CFO/Director
Mr. Ryan was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Senetek PLC effective March 10, 2010. Mr. Ryan has been the President of Fontana Capital Corporation, a closely held consulting company, for the last 10 years. Mr. Ryan was Founder and Chairman of U.S. Silver Corporation, a producing silver company, from June 2006 until September, 2008. Mr. Ryan was Secretary and Chief Financial Officer of High Plains Uranium, Inc., a uranium exploration and production company, from February, 2005 until September, 2006. He also served from April, 2004 to February, 2005 as a Director, in addition to Secretary and Chief Financial Officer, of High Plains Uranium, Inc. (Idaho), the predecessor to High Plains. During the period of 1996 until 2006, he held various positions with Cadence Resources Corporation, a U.S. public natural resources company, including Vice President of Corporate Development (1996-2005), Secretary (1998-2006), and a Director (1997-2005). Mr. Ryan has also been Chief Financial Officer and a Director of Trend Mining Company since August 2000. He is currently Chief Financial Officer and a Director of Big Bear Mining Corp. He served as President and a Director of Grand Central Silver Mines Inc. from 1998 until 2000 and was a Director of Metalline Mining Company from 1996 until 1999.
Currently, Mr. Ryan serves as a Managing Director of Sunrise Securities, as a Director for Consolidated Goldfields, as CFO & Director of Plasmet Corporation, and as CFO of Southern Legacy Minerals, Inc.
Mr. Ryan received a B.S. Degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Idaho, and a Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School. His extensive executive experience provides the Board with valuable insight regarding the Company’s products and services and valuable public company expertise.
Don Rolfe, Vice President/Director
Mr. Rolfe brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with him. Don is a graduate of the Montana School of Mines, and a seasoned mine engineer with over 30 years of industry management experience. He has extensive experience with a variety of minerals; including silver, gold, bentonite clay, phosphate, uranium and tungsten, built during his tenure with some of the leading US mining companies, including Anaconda, Hecla, Union Carbide, Homestake, and most recently served as President, and Director of Kimberly Gold Mines, Inc.
Roger Van Voorhees, Director
Mr. Van Voorhees has more than 48 years of business experience supporting a broad range of industries, including real estate, mining, and oil and gas. He has been actively involved in the mining industry, where he has assisted companies with securing funding to further ongoing projects. Mr. Van Voorhees graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree from Western Michigan University.