President, CEO & Director

Charles has over 45 years experience in the investment industry, including 25 years involvement in mineral exploration and mining and is currently affiliated with Echo Ridge Resources Inc., Interbanc Capital Corp., Parklane Securities Ltd. and Tashota Resources Inc.  Charles has demonstrated considerable expertise in: (a) identifying and negotiating the rights to exploration properties, including the properties optioned by TRI; and (b) assembling management and operational teams, including geological and mining experts. 

Charles started his career in the investment industry at Nesbitt Thompson Securities Ltd., Subsequently, he spent 12 years as a Director and Resident Sales Manager of Deacon Hodgson, a national brokerage firm, and four years with Burns Fry, Yorkton and St. Lawrence Securities. Upon resigning from St. Lawrence Securities, Charles established his own financial planning firm, Tax Advantages Inc. (a registered mutual fund dealer), C. J. Elbourne Securities Inc. (a licensed Securities Dealer). Charles holds a B.Comm degree, a Diploma in Management Sciences and an MBA, all from the University of Ottawa.

Chief Financial Officer

Jon Li brings more than 20 years of finance experience with speciality in mining, technology and financial service industry.  As the Vice President of WD Numeric, a full-service accounting firm that provides financial and support services for both public and private companies, Jon leads ongoing process improvement efforts, conducts quality control reviews of client files, and provides CFO services to a portfolio of clients. 

Prior to WD Numeric, Jon was the Financial Controller at Strategic Pricing Management Group (SPMG) and was responsible for managing all financial activities of the company including set-up and maintenance of general ledger accounting system, budgeting, forecasting, cash management and financial reporting.  Jon is a CPA (US & Canada) and holds a MBA with concentration in Accounting.


Russell has been an avid and successful gold prospector and mineral exploration property optionor in Thunder Bay, Ontario during the past 45 years. Along with his son Derrick, Russell received the prestigious 2004 Discovery of the Year Award from the Northwestern Ontario Prospectors Association for the Larose Project located 100 km west of the city of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. 

In 2015, Russell was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding work and continuous dedication to prospecting in Northwestern Ontario.


Ikram (Ike) has 35 years experience in field-based mineral exploration (for a variety of mineral commodities in diverse geological settings) as well as resource development and research encompassing geological mapping, geophysical data interpretation, diamond drill program supervision, core logging, field project planning and supervision and preparation of NI 43-101 technical reports as a Qualified Person (“QP”). Ike also has five years corporate experience including running publicly-traded junior resource companies in executive capacities. 

His accomplishments include the development of a NI 43-101 compliant gold resource of approximately one million ounces (Indicated and Inferred) in less than two years in the Shebandowan greenstone belt in Northwestern Ontario and the discovery of significant Titanium-Vanadium mineralization while exploring and developing a magmatic Ni-Cu-PGM deposit approximately 75 km west of the “Ring of Fire” also in Northern Ontario.


Paul is an active investor in mining projects, including Tashota Resources Inc., Trojan Gold Inc. (both related companies of SCC) and others. 

Since 1991, Paul has been providing landscape & design, excavation and environmental remediation services and since 2007, he has been providing property management, condominium development services, insurance restoration and exterior building renovations all in Alberta. 

Prior to his private sector activities, Paul was an Executive Assistant to the Minister of Health for Newfoundland and Labrador (1984-1989). 

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Strike Copper Corp. (“SCC”) is a junior mineral exploration company currently focused on defining and monetizing the resource potential of its Sungold property in the prolific Shebandowan Greenstone Belt in Northwestern Ontario.