Directors & Officers

Guido Cloetens

Executive Chairman, Director

Guido Cloetens is a Certified investment advisor (EHSAL Brussels) with a degree in Corporate Finance, Investment and financial statement analysis (ULB). With 27 years of experience in wealth management and institutional investing, Mr. Cloetens provides Elysee Development Corp. with a greater presence in the financial community in Europe as well as North America.

Stuart Rogers

President & Chief Executive Officer

A director since March 2007, Stuart Rogers has been involved in the venture capital community since 1987. He is the President and founder of West Oak Capital Group, a privately held investment banking firm specializing in the early stage financing of resource and technology projects through the junior capital markets in Canada and the United States, and has served as a director of client companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, the Toronto Stock Exchange, NASDAQ Small Capital Market and NASD OTC Bulletin Board. Mr. Rogers also currently serves as the President and a director of TerraX Minerals Inc.

Tom Ogryzlo P. Eng.


Tom Ogryzlo holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from McGill University in Montreal and has over 50 years of experience on mining, energy and industrial projects worldwide. He has been responsible for the financing, engineering, construction and operation of projects in many different countries and has served as a director of over twenty public companies including, Aura Minerals, Vista Gold, Franco Nevada Mining Corp. and Tiomin Resources. During 2011, Mr. Ogryzlo served as Interim CEO of Aura Minerals Inc. until a permanent replacement could be located and is currently the Chairman and Interim President of Camrova Resources Inc. (formerly Baja Mining Corp.) which is developing a $1.5 billion copper/cobalt/zinc project in Baja California, Mexico.

For many years, Mr. Ogryzlo was President of Kilborn Engineering and Construction and Kilborn SNC-Lavalin, one of the world’s largest engineering contractors. He has also been President of several producing precious and base metal mining companies including, Triton Mining Corp., Black Hawk Mining Inc. and Cerro Matoso S.A.. His experience in exploration and development of numerous multi-million dollar mining projects spans the world. Over a six year period with Hanna mining, he initially directed process development work as Project Manager, for the Cerro Matoso ferro-nickel project in Colombia where he was instrumental in 1979 in organizing of a US$450 million financing involving World Bank, Exim and a group of 52 private banks led by Chase Manhattan.

Gordon Steblin, B.Comm., CPA, CGA

Chief Financial Officer

Gordon Steblin obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1983 from the University of British Columbia (UBC), and in 1985 he became a Certified General Accountant. Mr. Steblin has over 24 years of financial experience in the junior mining/exploration sector and also serves as the the Chief Financial Officer of Freegold Ventures Ltd.

Martin Burian, CPA, CA, CBV


Martin Burian has over 22 years of experience in the financial industry and is on the board of several public companies. He spent 18 years in investment banking including serving most recently as Managing Director, Investment Banking at Haywood Securities Inc. from 2010 until May 2013, prior to which he served as President of Bolder Investment Partners from 2009 until its merger with Haywood Securities in 2010.

Mr. Burian obtained his Chartered Accountant and Chartered Business Valuator professional designations while at KPMG LLP where he advised on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.