Ken began working in the technology world with positions at IBM, Sun Microsystems and Digital and has been active in the crypto markets since 2017. He has been an integral part of financing and building organizations across multiple industries including real estate, retail, heavy industry, and technology including virtual reality and crypto. Ken has an MBA from the University of Calgary with a focus on new venture finance and technology.
Dr. Byron currently sits on the board of five publicly-traded companies and has had executive roles in several others, bringing to LUXXFOLIO over 30 years of domestic and international experience, taking and managing companies from early stage to public listing.
He has provided consulting services to several junior explorers on African and South American gold and diamond projects, and co-founded a number of exploration companies with interests in North and South America. Dr. Byron was Vice President, Exploration of Aurora Platinum Corp. until its sale to FNX Mining in 2005. As the initial Vice President, Exploration of Lake Shore Gold, he directed expansion of their exploration projects in the Timmins Gold Camp and oversaw the growth of the Timmins West deposit to more than 1.2 million ounces of gold, laying the foundations for the now producing gold mine. In 2008, he joined Nighthawk Gold Corp. and began developing projects in the Northwest Territories. As Director and Chief Geologist he supervised the acquisition and advancement of the former producing Colomac Gold mine into a new multi-million ounce opportunity.
Dr. Byron is a professional geoscientist registered in Ontario and the Northwest Territories, and holds advanced degrees in Geology, including a PhD from Carleton University of Ottawa, Ontario. His deep understanding of financial statements and senior office public market experience will bring tremendous value to the growth of LUXXFOLIO.