Executive Leadership & Governance
Our award-winning senior leadership team has significant public company experience. In addition, management has purchased significant shareholdings in the company thereby aligning our interests with our fellow investors.
Ryan Kalt, LL.M., M.B.A.
Chairman & CEO
Mr. Kalt is an experienced corporate executive with more than 20 years of senior leadership and board of director roles at both private and publicly-traded companies. Prior to Clean Commodities Corp., Mr. Kalt was the Founder & CEO of Gold Royalties Corporation which was acquired by Sandstorm Gold Ltd. (NYSE:SAND) in 2015. Mr. Kalt was the recipient of Finance Monthly’s CEO Award 2015 and has also received award recognition from the Business Development Bank of Canada, Export Canada, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and other prominent business organizations.
He holds a B.Comm (Hons) from Queen’s University, an LL.B. from the University of Western Ontario, an M.B.A. from the Richard Ivey School of Business and an LL.M. (Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law) from the University of Calgary. Mr. Kalt is also a Barrister & Solicitor and an active member of the Law Society of Alberta.
Brian Hearst, CA
Mr. Hearst is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years of experience in the energy industry, including 15 years as a Chief Financial Officer of junior and senior public companies.
He currently acts in a financial advisory capacity for emerging entities in the resource industry and prior thereto was the Chief Financial Officer of Canacol Energy Ltd. (TSX:CNE)
Mr. Hearst is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors of Canada.
Ryan Cheung, CA
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Cheung is the Founder and Managing Partner of Midland Chartered Accounts Ltd. He holds a CA and CPA and has been a member of the Chartered Accountants of British Columbia since 2008.
Mr. Cheung holds a Bachelor of Commerce (International Business) from the University of British Columbia and a Diploma in Accounting from the University of British Columbia.
Mr. Cheung was previously the Chief Financial Officer of Canex Energy Corp.
Mr. Hodgson is an accomplished senior executive with over 30 years of public and private sector experience. Mr. Hodgson is the Chief Financial Officer of Trait Biosciences Inc., a global hemp technology leader. He is also the President of Fabled Copper Corp., a copper exploration company focused on British Columbia.
In addition to his executive roles, Mr. Hodgson is a Director of Red Lake Gold Inc., Century Metals Inc., and Rover Metals Inc., all publicly-traded entities.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) from the University of Calgary.