President & CEO
Tim Coupland is the President and CEO of Trans Canada Gold Corp., which trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol TSX-V-TTG. Mr. Coupland is an experienced businessman, landman, mineral explorer and seasoned entrepreneur who received his Bachelor’s degree in Geography from Simon Fraser University in 1986. Mr. Coupland has over 30 years of successful business experience with both public and private companies, working specifically in the mineral and the oil gas exploration fields. Mr. Coupland has been involved in successfully carrying out a number of both debt and equity financings of totaling well over $100 Million dollars. Mr. Coupland has a successful track record of running Companies that are well run, debt free, and assemble highly seasoned teams of professionals, industry consultants, financial consultants and mineral exploration advisors who have proven combined track records in financing, negotiation and promotion and financing required to secure and develop successful gold and mineral oil gas exploration projects. Mr. Coupland has held numerous senior officer and directorship positions with Toronto Stock Exchange Venture (TSX-V) listed companies and OTCQB listed junior mining companies.
Dong H. Shim – CPA, CA, CPA (Illinois)
Mr. Shim has led a successful accounting and finance career in both the US and Canada. He brings a wealth of knowledge to the team with his expertise in auditing publicly- traded junior mining companies and high-tech industries. He is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia and a Certified Public Accountant registered in the State of Illinois, United States. He is also an audit partner on numerous audit engagements for various publicly traded companies, primarily focusing on junior mining, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, and high-tech industries. Mr. Shim also assisted various start-up companies in achieving public listings on the TSX Venture Exchange, Canadian Securities Exchange and the OTC Market. In addition, Mr. Shim teaches accounting at a local college in Vancouver and acts as a facilitator at CPA Western School of Business, mentoring CPA candidates enrolled in the CPA Professional Education Program.
Mr. Kirk has worked extensively within the Canadian investment community since 1985. He began his investment career as an Investment Advisor with Levesque Beubien, now National Bank Financial, followed by executive positions at Union Securities and Raymond James Ltd., all leading and recognized Canadian national brokerage firms. He has 25 years of extensive experience and knowledge with dealing with the financial, regulatory, legal and accounting issues necessary in today’s Canadian Capital markets. Mr. Kirk has been involved raising of tens of millions of dollars in both debt and equity financings and early stage corporate financings. He is currently a director of Sixty North Gold (CSE-SXTY), trading on the CSE, where he acts in his capacity in media relations and business development.
Lawrence Ilich is a civil construction consultant with the Progressive Construction Group situated in Richmond, BC, founded by philanthropist Milan Ilich. Lawrence Ilich has over 35 years of construction experience in Project Development and civil construction throughout North America. The Progressive Group of Companies has always been considered a leader in all facets of project development and construction, building infrastructure. The group has worked to enhance professional and amateur sports, and has generously supported many local and worthy charitable causes.