Mr. Jarvis has considerable experience in the financing and operations of public companies, primarily in exploration and production of mining and oil and gas projects. After a career in financing exploration projects as a stockbroker, Mr. Jarvis moved to the corporate side of the business by joining the Board of Ultra Petroleum, at the time a small oil and gas exploration and development company, in 1996. As Director responsible for Corporate Finance, he raised the equity capital necessary for proof of concept and to establish enough production to leverage further growth through debt financing. Ultra Petroleum has grown through the drill bit from a market capitalization of U.S. $10 million to its current capitalization of more than U.S. $3 billion. Mr. Jarvis is also a former President of Gemini Energy Corp., another successful oil and gas company. Mr. Jarvis has held the position of CEO and President of Hard Creek Nickel Corporation since January 7th 2004.