Mr. Cross is an engineer with 25 years of experience as a company builder. He co-founded and serves as Chairman of B2Gold, which will produce over 1 million ounces of low-cost gold production in 2020. Mr. Cross has an Engineering Degree from the University of Waterloo (1982) and received an MBA from Harvard in 1987.
CEO & Director
20+ years’ experience in corporate management, with a specific emphasis on strategic development and corporate governance. He has a global network of lithium industry contacts and is a pioneer in the rapidly evolving lithium space. Mr. Mintak was recognized as CEO of the top mining companies on the TSXV50 in both 2016 & 2018.
Dr. Andy Robinson
President, COO & Director
An experienced geoscientist with 20+ years of experience, a PhD in Geochemistry from the University of Bristol, UK, Dr. Andy Robinson has worked on a wide range of projects in the resource, power and energy sectors in Europe, Africa, and North and South America.
Mr. Alvaro is a co-founder of Standard Lithium, has over two decades working primarily in the international capital markets. The breadth of his capital markets experience includes roles within wealth management, corporate finance, institutional sales, M&A, venture capital and private equity. Over the years, Mr. Alvaro has developed a passion for helping companies navigate from the private sector to the public markets. To-date, Anthony Alvaro has helped a number of companies across multiple industry sectors raise in excess of $500 million in aggregate. He has also held executive and board positions with a number of public and private companies.
Mr. Barber was a Co-founder and Managing Partner of a boutique M&A advisory firm in Calgary from 2012 to 2016. Prior thereto, he was an investment banker with Raymond James Limited for four years and previously held investment banking and equity research positions at Canaccord Genuity Corp. Jeff began his career as an Economist with Deloitte LLP. Throughout his career. Jeff Barber is a CFA charte rholder and holds a Masters degree in Finance and Economics from the University of Alberta.
Dr. Volker Berl
Dr. Volker Berl is the founder, managing partner, and CEO of New Age Ventures. In his early corporate career, Berl was Head of a Process Development Laboratory at BASF AG, Germany where he teamed up to build the Fine Chemical Division’s pharmaceutical contract manufacturing business and oversaw the process development for some of BASF’s most important APIs. He previously served as Vice President of Equity Research Pharmaceuticals for Deutsche Bank, and as Chief Technology Officer for the bioscience company Zymes LLC. He holds an M.B.A. from Concordia University and completed a postdoctoral chemistry fellowship at Stanford University. Before earning his Ph.D. in Strasbourg, Berl finished a master’s in chemical engineering at the École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie, Polymères et Matériaux, in France.