Strategic Advisory Board
Paul Matysek is a proven company builder with over 30 years of experience in the mining industry, having sold five companies in the past decade creating shareholder value in excess of $2.065 billion. He built Energy Metals Corporation which sold to Uranium One in 2007 for $1.8 billion, Potash One which sold to K+S Ag for $434 million in 2011, Lithium One which merged with Galaxy Resources for $112 million in 2012 and sold Goldrock Mines Corp to Fortuna Silver Mines for $178 million in July 2016. Most recently Mr. Matysek was the Executive Chairman of Lithium X Energy Corp, a lithium resource company, which raised approximately $50 million, and within 2.5 years, was sold to an international company for $265 million in March 2018.
Brian Paes-Braga is Principal, Head of Merchant Banking at SAF Group, a leading structured credit and merchant banking group which builds, invests, finances and advises high growth companies as well as provides flexible and long-term capital solutions to public and private corporations while providing stable returns for investors through its structured credit arm. He sits on the Board of Directors of DeepGreen Metals and Thunderbird Entertainment. Brian was Founder and CEO of Lithium X Energy Corp., a lithium resource company, which raised approximately $53 million and, within 2.5 years, was sold to an international company for $265 million in March 2018. Brian is an Advisory Council member of the International Crisis Group and is proud to support several charities and research groups through his private family foundation, Quiet Cove Foundation, which seeks to support innovative solutions to large scale social issues. Brian is currently attending the Owners, Presidents and Management (OPM) program at Harvard Business School.