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.
Allen David V. Heyl, B.Sc., CPG
Vice President, Exploration
Mr. Heyl brings to Aztec more than 38 years of experience in the mining industry, including senior corporate and technical positions with both major mining companies and junior exploration companies, working mostly in the Andean countries of South America and in North America.
Mr. Heyl was most recently Vice President, Operations for Duran Ventures, responsible for overseeing the operation of a small processing plant in northern Peru, as well as corporate development, evaluations, acquisitions, exploration and administration. Throughout his career, David developed expertise in all aspects of mineral exploration and resource evaluation, and has worked at operating mines in grade control, mine design, construction supervision and operations oversight.
He has played key roles in the discovery and evaluation of more than 30 million oz gold and 25 million tonnes copper in reserves and resources including Marmato-Echandia in Colombia for Colombia Gold (now Aris Gold); Pierina, Alta Chicama, and Quicay (now Centauro) for Barrick; Motherlode (now Corvus Gold) and Reward (now Waterton) in Beatty, Nevada, and Rocky Bar for GEXA; Tantahuatay, Cuajone, and Quelleveco for Southern Peru Copper; Rio Blanco for Monterrico Metals (now Zijin Mining); El Toro, Minaspampa (both now COMARSA), Tres Cruces and Nueva Condor/Huampar for OroPeru.
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.