Chief executive Officer & Director
Dennis Petke, CA – CEO, President and Director
Mr. Petke is a qualified Chartered Accountant in Canada, and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia (1995). Currently serving as a director and/or senior officer for private and public companies, his responsibilities include strategic and overall corporate management for these companies. Mr. Petke has accumulated extensive experience in the area of corporate finance, including negotiating and implementing private and public company mergers, as well as facilitating private placement, preference share, convertible debenture, special warrant and debt financings.
The Company is pleased to announce the appointment of the new Board of Advisors, effective May 1st, 2017. The Board of Advisors will now consist of Ian Lambert as the Strategic Advisor, Edmund Obasi as the Technology and Investments Advisor, and Robert Carveth as the Technology IP and Government Relations Advisor.
Ian Lambert, Strategic Advisor
Mr. Lambert holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in quantitative analysis and computer science from the University of Saskatchewan. His strengths are in the areas of corporate management, structuring and strategic planning, regulatory compliance with both the SEC and Canadian regulatory authorities, public financing arrangements and investor and institutional marketing activities.
Mr. Lambert had been CEO and a director of Trade Winds Ventures Inc for twenty one years, a TSX Venture Top 50 company which developed a multi-million ounce gold project in Ontario. He completed a transaction to sell Trade Winds Ventures to Detour Gold Corporation, valued at $84 million.
Mr. Lambert’s broad exposure to a wide range of business activities includes experience in oil & gas development, marketing, manufacturing, mobile technology, data processing operations and software development, and precious metals and mineral exploration and development. His current positions include: Director, Alliance Growers Inc. (medical marijuana, Life Sciences); COO, Grizzly Discoveries Inc. (mining exploration and development) March 2013 to present; CEO, North Sea Energy Inc., (oil and gas exploration and production), Sept. 2007 to present; Director, Director, MobileBits Holding Corp. (mobile technology) November, 2009 to 2017.
In addition to serving as management of a variety of public companies, he has acted as Chair of several corporate committees, including Corporate Governance, Audit, and Compensation. He was a founding Director of Quotemedia Inc. QuoteMedia provides enterprise level streaming market data solutions, dynamically updating modules including Stock Quotes, Charts and Analytics, News and Filings, Fundamentals, Investor Relations, Web Portfolios and much more.
Prior to becoming an Officer and Director of public companies, he served several years each as Manager,Systems Consulting for Deloitte Haskins & Sells Associates, and in major companies as Manager Information Systems Development for Cominco Ltd. and MacMillan Bloedel Ltd., and Systems Analyst, Mobil Oil Canada.
Edmund Obasi, Technology and Investments Advisor
Edmund Obasi, Technology and Investments Advisor Edmund Obasi has 14 year of relevant business experience, specializing in public companies business financing and private placements; marijuana, internet and e-commerce related investments.
Mr. Obasi is currently serving as the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer and Director of Obasi Investment Limited, a private investment company registered in Alberta. Mr. Obasi is also currently serving as a strategic advisor to Alliance Growers Corporation; a Canadian listed globally diversified Cannabis Company developing a Botany Center in British Columbia Canada.
Edmund completed his Master’s Degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Waterloo Ontario in 2002. Mr. Obasi’s diversified experiences to a wide range of business activities include oil & gas, mining, real estate, Cannabis; Internet & E-Commerce related products.
Robert Carveth, Technology IP and Government Regulations Advisor
Mr. Carveth is a natural leader with effective networks developed in academic, business, government, andnot-for-profit communities at the provincial, national and international level.
As the Director, Industry Liaison, Office of the Dean of Science from 1996 to 2002, Mr. Carveth increased awareness within the business community and with venture capitalists, facilitating industry access to UBC-Faculty of Science research expertise, facilities and technologies. In the process, Mr. Carveth facilitated the formation of a number of spin-off companies.
As Director, Science Communications, Office of the Dean of Science from 1993 – 2002, Mr. Carveth fostered relations with internal/external communities served by UBC including: other UBC faculties, departments, and administrative units; alumni, primary and secondary schools and post-secondary educational institutions, industry/business communities, government and the public sector. He developed the ongoing volunteer-based Faculty of Science Outreach Program
Mr. Carveth gained international business experience as the Director of Mexican Affairs from 2005 through 2007 for client Pacific Seafood Group, the largest seafood company in the United States, and as Business Development Advisor to Power Air Canada Corporation, a BC technology company organized to commercialize zinc air fuel cells. Robert Carveth has been the President of Consilium Enterprises Inc. since 2002 connecting innovative technology, finance, and management, for clients in Canada, United States, and Mexico.
Mr. Carveth will act as the Technology IP Advisor and Government Relations Advisor to Skill Gaming, bringing his expertise in provincial, national, and international government, structure, function, processes, regulatory, and relations matters as well experience in early stage technology companies, university research and development, intellectual property, commercialization and licensing.