Meet the Inovent Team
David H. Brett
Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. Brett has 25 years of public company management and financing experience, including Director of Pacific Bay Minerals Ltd. (“Pacific Bay”) (PBM.V) from 1999 to 2007, President from 1995 to 1999 and Managing Director from 1985 to 1992. Mr. Brett was appointed CEO of Pacific Bay in December 2007. As former CEO and President of Cusac Gold Mines Ltd. (Cusac), a company formerly listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange that in 2008 amalgamated with Hawthorne Gold Corp. (Hawthorne), Mr. Brett financed and oversaw the recommencement of gold mining operations in 2006, the acquisition of a one million ounce gold resource and negotiated the amalgamation with Hawthorne. Mr. Brett is also CEO and founder of Knexa Solutions Ltd., an innovative information technology company focused on web-based collaboration and intellectual property trading. Mr. Brett obtained a BA from the University of British Columbia and an MBA from Simon Fraser University and is a part time instructor in the MBA Program (Venture Finance) at Trinity Western University.
Ari M. Shack
Corporate Secretary and Director
Mr. Shack has practiced throughout his career as a commercial solicitor advising both public and private companies. Mr. Shack has extensive experience advising clients in relation to day-to-day commercial transactions and operations. In addition, Mr. Shack has experience advising private and public companies on corporate finance matters, including securities issuances and secured lending. Mr. Shack also assists clients with corporate structuring and reorganizations, including transactions involving amalgamations, continuations, dissolutions and tax motivated transactions. Ari is qualified to practice law in British Columbia and Ontario and holds both a Bachelor of Commerce degree (1993) and a Bachelor of Laws degree (1997).
George Alfio Pietrobon
Chief Financial Officer and Director
Mr. Pietrobon holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia (1975) and has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants since 1978. Mr. Pietrobon brings to the Company considerable business, accounting and audit experience, with both public and private companies, including experience performing audits for publicly listed companies.
Mr. Gomez is an entrepreneur and marketing consultant who has founded and developed businesses in the mining, Internet, and sports sectors. He founded and was president of a Colombian mineral exploration company that went public on the TSX Venture Exchange. He also founded U3O8 Media Inc., an online news business on the uranium market and developer of www.u3o8.biz. Mr. Gomez provides marketing services for various organizations, including corporate communications, social media, and business development, as well as raising capital for private and public companies. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Victoria.
Robert James Baylis
Mr. Baylis holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of British Columbia and has been qualified to practice law in British Columbia since 1979. Mr. Baylis practices mainly in the areas of civil litigation and arbitration related to corporate-commercial, real estate, building construction and insurance disputes. Mr. Baylis has extensive experience representing resource companies and has invaluable associations with legal firms and insurance and fund managers in offshore finance centers.