Dalton L. Larson, Director
Mr. Larson is a former partner of a major Vancouver Law firm, now McMillan LLP and currently maintains a private practice along with a successful investment business. As an expert in alternate dispute resolution, Dalton has extensive experience as a professional arbitrator and mediator. He holds a Master’s Degree in Law from the University of London, England.
He has considerable business and finance experience, including serving more than 25 years as a director of several investment funds managed by the CW Funds group of companies, affiliated with Ventures West Management Inc. which at the time was one of the largest venture capital firms in Canada, where he participated in the investment and management of some $130 million in venture capital funds. He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of a Philippine ethanol company and was a founding shareholder and first Chairman of the Board of Directors of the First Coal Corporation, which started operations in 2004 raising in excess of $65 million in equity to finance its development activities. This company was sold to Xstrata in 2011 for in excess of $150 million.
He is a member of the Board of Directors of Energizer Resources Inc., a publically traded mineral exploration and mining company that is developing it’s 100% owned flagship Molo Graphite Project in southern Madagascar. He is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of a private education company and most recently was appointed a member of the Board of Directors of Smartcool Systems Inc., which provides cutting edge energy efficient and energy cost reduction solutions for businesses around the world.