Frank Marasco Jr.
Director, President and Chief Executive Officer
Frank Marasco - is the founder of West High Yield Resources publicly trading on TSX.V ;(WHY), Mr. Marasco is also currently President, Director, of Big Mountain Development Corp. Ltd. Mr. Marasco was a founder and director of Wave Form Energy Oil and Gas, now Second Wave Petroleum trading on the TSX.V ;( SCS.A) Mr. Marasco co-founded Pacific Cascade Minerals public trading company on the TSX.V ;(PCV) in 2006 and is a Director.
Mr. Marasco Constructs New Business, he co-ordinates Lawyers, Accountants and all Licensed Professionals in the Processing of Developing these New Businesses and IPO’s, Mr. Marasco Provides Strategic Management for the Businesses. Mr. Marasco is experienced in financing matters and the continuous Growth of his Business; he has personally assisted in and organized successfully the negotiation purchases for 25 major Real-estate Assets. He has given companies strategic insight in putting deals together.
Mr. Dwayne Vinck
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Vinck is an independent financial consultant and Chartered Accountant with over 20 years of business experience including various financial controllership roles with manufacturing and oilfield services businesses and more recently Sarbanes Oxley and Canadian internal financial controls consulting. Mr. Vinck is CFO and a Director of Unitech Energy Resources Inc since May 2007 (TSX V: URX) and a director of Sulfur Recovery Engineering since January 2007. Mr. Vinck is a Chartered Accountant (1990) and a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Manitoba.
Patricia L. Nelson
Ms. Nelson is currently the President and CEO of PLN Consulting Services. Ms. Nelson has lengthy experience in the Energy industry through her role as Minister of Energy for the Province of Alberta and her 15 years of experience as Controller for Sabre Petroleum's, Petroterra Natural Resources and as the Manager of Financial Control for Suncor. Ms. Nelson served with the Government of Alberta for 15 years as Minister of Energy, Minister of Economic Development and Tourism, Minister of Government Service, and the Minister of Finance. Since leaving the Government Ms. Nelson has served on a number of Boards, and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Alta-link, the is the Vice Chair of the In Situ Oil Sands Alliance, and a member of the Board of Alberta's Promise. Ms. Nelson is a past member of the Board of Directors of Sequoia Oil and Gas, and BA Energy. She is very active in the community with a number of charitable organizations - Heart and Stroke, Cancer, Juvenile Diabetes, Kidney Foundation.
Mr. Ross O. Drysdale LLB.
Mr. Drysdale is a lawyer and counsel to the law firm of Burstall Winger LLP in Calgary, Alberta. Mr. Drysdale has over thirty years of experience in the legal profession and has specialized in corporate and business law with a particular focus on public companies. Mr. Drysdale was admitted to the New Brunswick bar in 1973 and the Alberta bar in 1978. Prior to moving to private practice in 1985, Mr. Drysdale spent eight years working as legal counsel for two major oil and gas companies in Calgary, followed by seventeen years with McCarthy Tetrault LLP, of which Mr. Drysdale was partner for 12 years and two and one half years with Baker & McKenzie LLP in Calgary, Alberta. Mr. Drysdale is a director and officer of a number of private and public companies.
Mr. Hun Kim
P. Geologist,P. Engineer
Hun Kim is a registered member in good standing with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (License #21179 – P.Geo/P.Eng-Practicing) and Life Member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (Registration #5848). He is a graduate of Seoul National University holding a Bachelor of Applied Science degree and completed one year of post graduate studies for a Master of Science(1962). He has practiced his profession for 32 years in Canada, United States, Mexico, Africa and Far East Asia (China and Korea), including a professional service as a mine evaluation geologist for 7 years in the United Nation’s Far East Project per U. S Agency of International Development. He assessed over 200 metallic and non-metallic mines and properties including 104 precious metal deposits and five industrial mineral deposits. During the period from 1969 to 1977, he has been a Mine Geologist at Granby Mining Company Phoenix Open Pit Mine, Grand Fork, B. C. (daily production of 3,000 tonnes @0.88% copper, 0.033 oz/t gold and 0.2 oz/t silver). He has been also Chief Mine Geologist supervising four geologists at Granisle Copper Open Pit Mine, about 200 Km west of Prince George, B. C. (daily production of 19,000 tonnes @ 0.4% copper). He was Project Engineer and Exploration Manager with Granby Mining Corporation, Vancouver, B.C. and Zapata Granby Corporation (Houston, Texas). He has been a geological engineer of B. C. Hydro and Power Authority Engineer Group, Vancouver head office from 1977 to 1983. Since 1984, he has continued his geological professional works as independent consultant domestically and internationally to the present.
Cory is a junior geologist who came to West High Yield Resources in the spring of 2007. He studied at the University of Calgary, where he received a B.Sc. in Geology, with a minor in earth science. He has extensive training in both the field and lab settings. His skill set encompasses all aspects of geology, geophysics and geography, with particular emphasis on geotechnical logging, mineralogy and mapping. He currently resides full time in Rossland, BC
Ian F. T. Kennedy
Mr. Kennedy joined Capital Canada as a partner in November 2006. His focus is on the purchase and sale of companies, mergers, acquisitions and private equity financings. He has been engaged in venture capital and investment banking activities for more than 30 years. He was President of Canada Development Corporations’ venture capital fund – The VASE Fund; President; and for nine years Chairman of Helmsdale Financial Corp. an investment bank. As part of his investment banking activities he has also been involved in operating companies including being President of Bayridge Resources Limited a successful oil and gas company that was sold to a royalty trust; and as COO of Teklogix Inc., a high tech wireless company, where he led a successful 14 month turn-around increasing the share price from $2.15 to $24.00. He has been the owner of a number of private companies in the truck trailer and truck parts business. Mr. Kennedy received an Honours BSc. in Geology and Geophysics and, a P.Eng. in Mining from McGill University. Mr. Kennedy has held Directorships in more than 30 public and private corporations. In the arts, he was a Board member of the National Ballet and co-chair of the first Eric Bruhn ballet competition; Young Peoples Theater and chair of the selection committee for the artistic director. In education, he was a member of the Board of Ridley College for 14 years; and, Chairman of the Board of Governors of Ryerson Polytechnical Institute for six years.
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