Simon Dyakowski, CFA, MBA
President & CEO
Mr. Dyakowski brings to Aztec over 12 years of corporate development and capital markets experience, with an expertise in strategic planning and execution, financing, and marketing of exploration companies.
Mr. Dyakowski most recently acted as an adviser to TSX Venture Exchange listed mineral exploration companies on their corporate development strategies. Mr. Dyakowski holds an MBA from the University of British Columbia, is a CFA charter holder and holds an undergraduate finance degree from the University of Western Ontario. He previously worked at the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ and Royal Bank of Canada dealing with investment-grade and mid-market Canadian corporate clients. Mr. Dyakowski has also worked in the equity research and equity sales departments at Salman Partners and Leede Financial.
Joey Wilkins, B.Sc., P. Geo.
VP Exploration & Chief Geologist
Mr. Joseph (Joey) Wilkins has worked as a geologist for 30 years, including 23 years with various entities of Rio Tinto Exploration (Kennecott Exploration and US Borax). A graduate in Geoscience from the University of Arizona, Mr. Wilkins has extensive experience in exploration for porphyry copper worldwide, Au-Ag epithermal deposits, Ni-Cu-PGM deposits, and borate deposits.
Mr. Wilkins was based in Mexico for 6 years with an emphasis on porphyry type systems including work on Penasquito and peripheral to Cananea. Later, focused on brown field or ‘near mine’ exploration peripheral to Bingham Canyon in Utah. Starting in 2010 and for a period of three years, he was employed as Chief Geologist by the McLeod Williams Capital Corp group which includes Full Metal Minerals Ltd. and Revolution Resources (now IDM Mining Ltd.).
In 2013, Mr. Wilkins joined Aztec when it was still a private company as president and CEO, and oversaw the acquisition and exploration of the Cervantes project, the initial public offering of the company in 2017, the drill discovery at Cervantes, and the acquisition of the Tombstone project.
Philip Yee, MBA, CPA
Philip Yee is a professional accountant with graduate degrees in business and engineering, and has over 20 years’ experience in corporate management, regulatory and compliance, accounting and audit, and taxation for both private and public companies.
From 1997 to 2003 he acted as Controller for Augusta Group. Following this Mr. Yee held various roles at Endeavour Silver Corp, including Chief Financial Officer. From November 2009 to October 2011 he was Chief Financial Officer and Vice-President of Finance for Parallel Resources Ltd. From 2003 to present, Mr. Yee has been the Controller and then Chief Financial Officer and Vice-President of Finance for Canarc Resource Corp.