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Dark Star Minerals Inc. is a company that specializes in the exploration, development, and production of critical mineral resources, specifically the rare earth complex. The company was founded in 2021 and is headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Dark Star Minerals Inc. has a team of experienced professionals who are dedicated to identifying and acquiring high-quality mineral properties that have the potential for significant resource development.
Dark Star Minerals Inc. is committed to responsible and sustainable mining practices, and the company places a strong emphasis on environmental and social responsibility.
The company works closely with local communities and stakeholders to ensure that its mining activities have a positive impact on the environment and local economies.
With a strong team, a prospective flagship LCT property, and a commitment to responsible mining practices, Dark Star Minerals Inc. is well-positioned for success in developing critical element resources for the North American market.
President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director
Marc Branson joined the Company as a Director in August 2021. Mr. Branson is the president of CapWest Investments, a company focused on providing the capital, management, and strategic guidance needed for companies to navigate today’s competitive landscape. Throughout his career he has founded and grown companies in multiple sectors including, but not limited to, mining, industrials, manufacturing, marketing, and consumer electronics.
Chief Financial Officer
Kyle Appleby joined the Company as Chief Financial Officer in January 2022. Kyle spent the first 10 years of his career working in public accounting where he worked in both audit and advisory practices working with private companies and investment funds. Since 2007, Kyle has focused on providing management, accounting and financial services to public companies across a variety of industries including esports, technology, mining, food production, cannabis, crypto‐currency, and others.
Song Lim is an entrepreneurial investment professional with deep specialist and broad business knowledge honed over 20 years in the capital markets. Mr. Lim currently runs a capital market advisory firm advising various financial institutions, corporate and high net worth clients in corporate, investment and fundraising matters. Since 2018, Mr. Lim has been active in the North American Alternative Investments space as a CIO and CCO of 6th largest EMD in Canada and has established a strong network within the professional, investment deal and capital ecosystem. He has been involved in 2 TSXV funding deals and a TSXV M&A deal. Mr. Lim has an extensive network in Singapore, PRC and APAC as he has been in various specialist/management/entrepreneur roles within major Asian Banks’ Investment Banking divisions, and various boutique investment firms. The specialist roles include Equity Capital Market advisory/investment sales & trading/structuring/research/advisory. In his management roles, he led front-office teams and various departments to improve on the products, processes and successfully grew the securities business.
David Shisel is a seasoned entrepreneur and manager with expertise in highly regulated industries. He earned his law degree from Tel Aviv University and has held executive positions such as CEO, COO, and head of business development for private and public companies. Mr. Shisel currently serves as the co-founder and COO of Psyched Wellness, a publicly traded Canadian company that produces a food supplement made from the Amanita Muscaria mushroom, as well as serving on the Board of Weekapaug Lithium Corp.
Mr. Versloot is an an exploration geologist with over 15 years of experience spanning a number of jurisdictions and commodities with a focus on grassroots and early stage projects. As a Project Manager for Longford Exploration over the last 5 years, he has focused on N9-Cu-PGE and Ag-Pb-Zn deposits in the Yukon as well as gold, graphite and lithium projects in the Province of Quebec.
Mr. Macdonald has been a professional geologist since 1982 and has more than 32 years of experience as a director of public companies. Mr. Macdonald holds a BA (1971) and a Bsc. (1973) from the University of British Columbia and has been a member of the Alberta Professional Engineers and Geosciences since 1993.