Spend Advisory Board
Mr. Neil Said is a corporate securities lawyer who works as a legal consultant to various Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange listed companies in the mining, oil & gas and technology industries. He also sits on the board of directors of various public and private companies. Mr. Said previously worked as a securities lawyer at a large Toronto corporate law firm, where he worked on a variety of corporate and commercial transactions. Mr. Said obtained a Juris Doctor from the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto and he received a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honors) with a minor in Economics from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Rene Bharti is the founder of ARHT Media, Inc. and Delebrity, Inc., two prominent companies in Canada. Rene is also on the board of Jourdan Resources, Inc., Alder Resources Ltd. (former Director), ARHT Media, Inc. (former Executive Chairman) and EVP & VP-Forbes Currency Management at Forbes & Manhattan Inc. During his tenure Rene was previously President & Chief Executive Officer of Avion Resources Corp. and Director & Vice President-Investor Relations at Avion Gold Corp.
Stan Bharti has over 30 years of business experience with billion dollar businesses. Stan became president of William Resources, a gold public company listed in Toronto early in his career. In 2002, Bharti established Forbes & Manhattan, Inc. to focus on the emergence of a new bull market in the resource sector.
Forbes & Manhattan’s most successful project so far was in May 2011 when Consolidated Thompson Iron Mines, which began as a $1M dollar exploration iron ore company with assets in Quebec at the time of Forbes & Manhattan’s first involvement, was developed and sold to Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. for $4.9 billion in cash. He developed the Jacobina Mine to near production and then four years later sold the company for $735M to Yamana Gold. Their most recent exit was the sale of Avion Gold Corp. to Endeavour Mining. Endeavour Mining purchased Avion Gold Corp on October 18, 2012 for US$389 million.