Visionaries and Explorers - The Selten Team

James Clark

Senior Project Consultant

discover. rare. energy.

Selten Metal Corp.

Jenny-Claire M. Ganasi

President and CEO, Director

Jenny-Claire (JC) is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) with more than 15 years of experience working with public companies. Prior to joining Selten Metal, Jenny-Claire spent six years on assignment in Norway supporting Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. (now Altera Infrastructure L.P. owned by Brookfield Business Partners) (NYSE: TOO). She focused on finance, planning and analysis, as well as process improvements for Teekay. Jenny-Claire conducted corporate and operational reporting for the company’s C-Suite and Board of Directors. She also spent four years with Teekay LNG Partners L.P. (NYSE: TGP) in Vancouver specializing in Corporate Reporting, and four years with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Vancouver in both the audit assurance and tax groups. Jenny-Claire holds a Bachelor of Technology in Accounting and a Diploma in Financial Management, Advanced Taxation from British Columbia Institute of Technology. She also holds a Certificate in Sustainability Management from the University of British Columbia.

Carmen Amezquita

CFO and Corporate Secretary

Carmen is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) with a strong background in financial reporting for public companies, mostly in the mining industry. She has more than 15 years of experience in the resource sector, and has held positions that include Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Controller for junior, as well as producing, mining companies. Prior to this, she worked in the audit and assurance department at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Throughout her career, Carmen has guided clients through budgeting, forecasting, and internal controls testing procedures. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from UBC and has a Diploma in Accounting from the UBC Sauder School of Business. 

Paul McKenzie

Chairman

Paul has held many prominent roles in his career, including Founder, Co-Founder, CEO, CFO, and Director at successful public companies in the strategic minerals sector (including discoveries through to feasibility stage, green energy, battery metals and uranium) and the technology sector (including software solutions and artificial intelligence). A prime example of Paul’s collaborative expertise was his active involvement in a partnership between his company – International Enexco (TSXV: IEC) – and Cameco (TSX: CCO). The two companies partnered on a uranium project that was eventually sold to Denison Mines (TSX: DML). Paul has raised approximately US$120 million in working capital for his corporations. He has managed subsidiaries and projects in Canada, the United States, South Korea, Mongolia, and China. He’s been directly involved in partnerships, joint ventures, asset sales, license agreements, and mergers and acquisitions between his companies and numerous corporations ranging from start-ups to multinationals with market capitalizations exceeding US$600 billion.

Jim Guilinger,
QP (Geologist)

Director, Lead THOR consultant

Jim has more than 40 years of experience in the rare earth industry. He’s been the project manager and technical lead on rare earths projects throughout the U.S., including Wyoming, Nevada, and Arizona. Jim has completed numerous industrial and strategic minerals market studies, analysis, and investigations for clients and companies around the world. Jim is the Chief Operating Officer at Bradda Head Lithium (LSE: BHL) and has been a private consultant for more than 20 years through World Industrial Minerals (WIM). Prior to forming WIM, Jim was the Director of Exploration and Development in Mexico for Eldorado Gold (NYSE: EGO) and managed numerous industrial minerals, precious, and base metal projects. Jim is a Qualified Person (QP) for completion of NI 43-101, JORC, AIM and SAMREC stock exchange qualification reports.

Jessie Friend

Director

Jessie is the local business expert in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has overseen brand and business direction from start-ups to divisions of multinationals including Panavision. His experience includes assembling sales and marketing teams that work globally. Jessie is also a fleet advisor for Boom & Bucket, a modern marketplace for everything related to heavy equipment for the mining industry, renewable energy companies, pipelines and more. Jessie brings to Selten Metal exceptional negotiating, business management, budgeting, financial reporting, and team building skills.

Jason Felsman
QP (Geologist)

THOR Project Manager

Jason has more than a decade of experience working as a consulting geologist and project manager. His list of clients includes Agnico Eagle (NYSE: AEM), Newmont (NYSE: NEM) and others. Jason possesses an extensive rare earth background, having held the Senior Geologist role with Rare Element Resources (OTCQB: REEMF). His project management expertise includes drill program planning and management, and he has extensive skills and experience in mineral property evaluation, project mapping and sampling. Jason is highly proficient in GIS: ArcGIS & QGIS and experienced in Petrographic and Micro-Analytical Techniques (SEM, LA- ICPMS, CL). Jason completed his geological studies at the University of Arkansas: B.S., and University of Idaho: M.S.

James Clark (Geologist)

Senior Project Consultant

James has more than 40 years of experience as an exploration geologist for a variety of commodities, including industrial minerals, precious, base, and specialty metals. His career spans 33 rare earth prospects across three continents. In 1998, James founded Applied Petrographics to provide petrographic and microanalytical services to the mining industry. His clients include Barrick Gold (NYSE: GOLD), Newmont (NYSE: NEM), Hecla (NYSE: HL), AngloGold (NYSE: AU), CVRD, Quest Rare Minerals, and Rare Element Resources. Prior to this, James worked for a variety of mining companies, including Molycorp, Hecla, Newmont and Rare Element Resources. During his time at Hecla (NYSE: HL), he played a key role in identifying Rare Element Resources’ current Bear Lodge REE resource and the property’s underlying gold mineralization potential. While at Rare Element Resources, James served as VP of Exploration. He has extensive experience in exploration and mineralogical studies of commodities related to alkaline igneous rocks, including REE’s, niobium and gold.