Focused on leveraging a robust & rapidly growing graphite market
President & CEO, Director
Over 10 years of experience in the financial industry, with 7 years in the public capital markets, working for several Toronto Exchange listed companies in project procurement, corporate development and financing. Mr Kletas has been a Director of Big North Graphite since June 2010 and President since Dec 2011. Mr Kletas is also a Director of Red Star Capital Ventures.
Mr Rees is currently the President and CEO of WellStar Energy Corp and sits on the board of directors of several additional publicly traded companies. Mr. Rees brings 15 years of public company experience having been involved with developing projects from concept to production. Mr. Rees has been directly involved in raising over $150 million for junior resource companies.
Over 18 years of public market experience, nine of which he spent as a licensed stockbroker focusing on financing of junior mining and oil/gas projects with Nesbitt Burns, Research Capital and, most recently, Raymond James. Mr. Nawata currently holds a position in Business Development for 49 North Resources.
Mr. Ostensoe is a consulting geologist with more than forty years direct involvement with the mining and mineral exploration industries. He is a graduate in Honours Geology of the University of British Columbia and is a member of the BC Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists and the Northwest Territories/Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists. Mr. Ostensoe supervises property exploration and development projects from "grassroots" to advanced stages and provides recommendations to management of junior and medium sized public companies. He has previously been employed by Newmont, Hecla and Armco and has directed early work on Pretium/Seabridge's Sulphurets, Copper Fox's Schaft Creek and TTM Resources' Chu deposits.