Jack Bal

CEO | Director

Jack Bal is a business executive, with over 15 years of experience in the resource industry and public markets. Mr. Bal has been involved in capital markets, management, public relations and marketing in the resource sector with contacts in Canada, the U.S. and Europe and has raised in excess of $50m for listed junior resource companies in the field of mining, oil and gas and high technology. In a management capacity, Mr. Bal has been a CEO of TSX publicly listed companies and is currently a CEO of Cardiff Energy Corp and CMC Metals and director with a number of TSX listed companies. Furthermore, Mr. Bal, was the founding member and Vice President and Director of Appareo Software Inc., which in 2002 did over $9m in revenue.

Chris Pennimpede

VP Exploration | Director

Chris Pennimpede is a Geologist with more than nine years’ experience in mineral exploration in Canada and the United States. Chris served as Project Geologist for the Kiyuk Lake project and has led several successful gold and copper exploration projects in Yukon, Nunavut and Alaska. Mr. Pennimpede began working with exploration companies in 2008, and worked with Underworld Resources and Kinross Gold Corporation on the Golden Saddle deposit in Yukon Territory. Chris graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree specializing in Geology and is currently a Senior Geologist at CSA Global.

Ian Graham

Independent Director

Ian is a career mining professional with over 20 years of experience in the development and exploration of mineral deposits, gained with Rio Tinto and Anglo American. Formerly Chief Geologist with the Project Generation Group at Rio Tinto, Ian has been involved with evaluation and pre-development work on several mining projects in Canada and abroad including the Diavik Diamond Mine (Northwest Territories, Canada), Resolution Copper (Arizona, USA), Eagle Nickel (Michigan, USA), Lakeview Nickel (Minnesota, USA) and Bunder Diamonds (India). Prior to his work with Rio Tinto, Ian held exploration and innovation geology roles with Anglo American. Since 2009 Ian has worked to build junior sector explorers: he took Discovery Harbour Resource Corp. (TSX:v DHR) public on a new VMS-district discovery (Wabassi) and listed Montan Mining Corp. (TSX:v-MNY) in 2015. Ian graduated from the University of Natal (now Kwa-Zulu Natal) in Durban, South Africa with a B.Sc. in Geology and Applied Geology (1984) and B.Sc. (Hons) in Geology (1985), and is the former Chair of the Mineral deposit Research Unit (MDRU), and UBC-based joint venture between academia and global mining companies.

Robert Bick

Corporate Development

From 2007 to 2010, Robert served as CEO and Executive Chairman of Evolving Gold Corp. During Robert’s tenure, Evolving Gold raised over $50 million, moved from the Canadian Securities Exchange to the TSX main board. EVG’s market cap increased from $3 million to over $100 million. Robert Bick was the founding CEO of Prima Diamond now trading as Voltaic Minerals (TSX-V:VLT) and has served as CEO and Director with several other junior resource companies. He is the founder of Resource Clips providing news to the resource sector. Robert brings to Cache a comprehensive understanding of the requirements of building junior resource public companies.

Dean Pikeski

Independent Director

Dean Pekeski is a Professional Geologist with over 20 years’ experience in mineral exploration and project development. From 1996 to 2008, he served as exploration geologist and project manager with Rio Tinto Exploration exploring for base metal and diamond deposits in Nunavut, North West Territories, Northern Quebec, Alberta, Manitoba, Southern Africa, and India. Mr. Pekeski was the project manager for the Rio Tinto exploration team that discovered, and evaluated the diamondiferous Bunder kimberlites. As Executive Vice President, Western Potash Corp., he successfully managed the Milestone Potash Project in Saskatchewan from discovery, through pre-feasibility and feasibility, environmental permitting approval, and project financing. Dean Pekeski is the former CEO/President of Equitorial Exploration, and the current Vice President – Project Development for Crystal Peak Minerals. He is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario with a degree in Earth Sciences.

Cathy Hu


Mrs. Yonghong “Cathy” Hu, CPA, CGA has been working with public and private companies since 2009. She also holds CFO positions with recognizable companies such as Cache Exploration Inc. and Innovative Properties Inc.