Management Team

Stephen Coates – Director and CEO
Mr. Coates is a founder and principal of Grove Capital Group, specializing in the incubation and development of new resource companies across the world. Mr. Coates previously founded and served as CEO of TSX-listed Homeland Energy Group and having spent more than 12 years in the resource and financial industries, brings together strengths in business development, communications and finance to create strategic relationships for success. Stephen Coates began his career in investment management and advisory services at RBC Dominion Securities in Canada. Following which he joined Independent Equity Research Corp. as Vice President, Business Development. In 2003, Mr. Coates formed Grove Communications Inc. to provide communications and business development services to small-cap public companies primarily in the mining and resource industry. In 2006, he co-founded Homeland Uranium Inc., which subsequently gave rise to Homeland Energy Group Limited, which he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of from December 2004 to October 2009. Mr. Coates is a graduate of Kings College at the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada.

Geoffrey (Geoff) Kritzinger – Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Kritzinger graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto. He then spent four years with KPMG in Edmonton, obtaining his CA designation in 1986.  From 2001 to 2008, Mr. Kritzinger was a partner with Shimmerman Penn LLP, a mid-sized accounting firm in Toronto, where he managed a large audit practice, including public company clients in the junior mining sector and private companies in industries such as health care, manufacturing and distribution. From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Kritzinger was Chief Financial Officer of Enquest Energy Services Corp., an oilfield services company with annualized revenues in excess of $150 million. Prior to his appointment as CFO of Enquest, he was also a member of the Practice Inspection Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario.  Mr. Kritzinger is also currently CFO of Homeland Uranium Inc.