Director, President and Chief Executive Officer
David Kol is a highly experienced international business and startup executive with over 20 years of experience in finance, marketing, business development, M&A, and executive management, primarily in the resource sector, media/entertainment, real estate and technology industries. Prior to Zodiac, David held senior management roles in Gem Rocks Mining Resources, Global Media Group Holdings, The Players Network, and Interactive Enterprises where he worked on projects for Sony, Wink Communications, Netcom, US West (now Qwest Communications), BskyB, and JskyB. David currently serves on the Board of Directors of BluEarth Carbon Development, and Global Wholesome Network 501(c)(3). David attended the University of California, Davis, where he studied managerial economics, and has an A.A. (Criminal Justice) from Diablo Valley College.
Douglas Cater, P.Geo FGC, ICD.D
Doug Cater is a professional geologist who has worked extensively across Canada and internationally for more than 35 years, with a particular focus on the Abitibi gold belt located in NE Ontario. He has held positions with both senior and intermediate gold producers, including Barrick Gold Corp., Placer Dome Inc. and Kinross Gold Corp. His African exploration experience was obtained while serving as an Exploration Consultant for Barrick Gold Corp. in Tanzania, where he was responsible for the project management of an exploration diamond drill program in the Lake Victoria greenstone belt. His most recent executive position was as Vice President, Exploration (Canada) with Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. Mr. Cater is also a director of Sierra Metals Inc., Mayfair Gold Corp., Exploits Discovery Corp. and Gowest Gold Ltd. He is a graduate of the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program.
Graham Warren, CPA, CMA – Director
Graham Warren is a senior financial executive with over 30 years of experience with emerging and established companies primarily in the mining and oil and gas sectors. Mr. Warren has considerable operations, corporate finance, board and public markets expertise. He has extensive global experience, including in Africa where he has worked in both Nigeria and Botswana for a combined 15 years. Mr. Warren has his B-Comm and is a Chartered Professional Accountant. He currently provides CFO and corporate secretarial services to three publicly traded companies and serves on the board of directors of one TSXV-listed company.
Mark Kol is a co-founder of Zodiac and has 30+ years of experience in investor relations, venture capital, finance, investment banking, and real estate. Mark has leveraged his expertise across various industries, which include real estate, exploration/mining, technology, biotech, and media/entertainment. Mark is passionate about working with and raising capital for start-ups across the globe. Mark is currently Executive Vice President with CBRE. Before CBRE, Mark worked in investment banking in San Francisco, raising capital and preparing companies for Initial Public Offerings.