Board of Directors

Mr. Kiland has over 50 years’ experience in a number of successful start-up ventures.  He was the co-founder and Managing Director of Casino Data Systems (CDS), a successful NASDAQ listed company which employed over 400 people in Las Vegas, NV.  CDS specialized in technology-driven products for the gaming industry, serving 120+ Casino customers world-wide. CDS was sold to Aristocrat Technologies Inc. for $180 million.

Mel Lavitt Profile PictureMr. Lavitt has over 50 years of investment banking expertise in emerging growth high tech and middle-market companies. His professional career included hundreds of capital market transactions accounting for several billion dollars of equity and debt financing. Mr. Lavitt also served as a Director of Jabil from September 1991 to January 2016, is on the advisory board of two private companies, TELUS International and Deserve, Inc., and on the board of directors of Storage Engine.

Mr. Nelson is the founder and CEO of EnviroLeach. He has founded a number of successful Ventures. Most recently he was the CEO and co-founder of Silvermex Resources Inc., a past TSX listed gold and silver producer. He is the founder of Quotemedia Inc., a successful financial market data company established in 1998, a leading provider of global financial stock market data for the Toronto Stock Exchange, NASDAQ OTC, and others.

Mr. Pendura has more than 35 years of experience in founding, financing and advising emerging private and public companies. Mr. Pendura spent 12 years in the public sector with Resin Systems Inc. An original founder of the company he retired in 2007 as President, CEO and Chairman of the Board.

Mr. McNaughton is Vice President and Chief Explorations Officer for Pretivm Resources. He is a professional geological engineer with over 30 years of global experience developing and leading mineral exploration programs. He was Senior Vice President, Exploration for Silver Standard Resources Inc.

Court is currently a lawyer at Henson & Efron, P.A. specializing in litigating business disputes.  He was named a Minnesota Attorney of the Year in 2014 by Minnesota Lawyer.   He has litigated disputes in dozens of federal and state courts throughout the country, with many of his cases involving shareholder and securities disputes, complex contracts, and a variety of business-related torts.  Court regularly advises boards and officers on corporate governance issues and their legal obligations, mitigating legal risk and exposure. He graduated from Southwest Minnesota State University, summa cum laude, with a B.S. degree in accounting, and thereafter obtained a Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School.