Michael H. Kobler
Chief Executive Officer
Mike Kobler starts or partners with companies to develop new energy metals opportunities in the Americas. He finds and validates the deposit, establishes a growth strategy based on regulatory, infrastructure and environmental realities, helps secure investments and access to public markets, and puts in place a management team poised for long-term growth. Then he starts all over again.
Mike’s eye for opportunities developed over 35+ years as an engineering project lead on large-scale mining and tunneling projects in North America, as head of an international underground construction consulting company, and as a founder/CEO of successful energy ventures.
Mike’s first entrepreneurial venture was co-founding Osum Oil Sands Corp, an Alberta-based oil sands exploration and development company. As CEO and member of the Board of Directors, Mike oversaw growth from start-up to a valuation approaching $500 million CAD. Osum was later acquired by Strathcona Resources.
Mike’s latest venture was co-founding American Lithium Corp in 2016, then going on to discover one of the largest lithium deposits in North America (the ‘TLC Lithium Project’ outside of Tonopah, Nevada) with roughly 5 million tons of lithium carbonate equivalent (3.35 LCE measured, 2.02 indicated). Mike guided American Lithium from a market cap of $0 to $400 million CAD before turning it over to a long-term management team.
Mike holds a BSc in Mining Engineering from Montana Tech.