Experienced Management

Smooth Rock Ventures Corp. is led by a seasoned management team with strong backgrounds in natural resource exploration throughout North America and worldwide, with particular emphasis on Nevada. With well over 75 years of cumulative experience our senior management team is very experienced in operations, exploration and corporate finance within the public market place.


Christos Doulis

President, CEO, Director

Mr. Doulis has over 25 years of experience in the metals and mining space having held senior positions in mining equity research, investment banking and in industry. He was an award-winning research analyst at Stonecap Securities and PI Financial from 2010 to 2015. Prior to that Christos was a partner at Gryphon Partners as well as VP Investment Banking (Mining) at TD Securities. Most recently, Christos served as CEO for several exploration companies focused on Western Newfoundland and in Nevada. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Queen’s University and is a CFA charter holder.


VP Exploration, Director

Mr. Day has 30 years of exploration and mining experience with a focus on precious metals, copper and nickel. Alan has held senior project management roles in exploration, mining as well as environmental remediation programs within Nevada, Utah, Idaho, California, Alaska and Mexico. Mr. Day has extensive experience in property acquisitions and divestures, in addition to mineral claim locating with primary emphasis on Nevada. Mr. Day’s company, Mineral Exploration Services, Ltd. was formed in 1998 to serve the mining industry in property acquisitions and divestures, claim locating, complete exploration services, including geological consulting and project management. Mineral Exploration Services, Ltd., operates primarily in the western United States, including Alaska, Mexico, and throughout the world. Clients have included Newmont Mining, Barrick Gold, Anglo American, Meridian Gold, Yamana Resources, Midway Gold and many public and private junior mining companies from all over the world.


CFO, Director

Mr. Hobbs has worked with several public companies, accounting and securities firms in an accounting, management, director or CFO role in the past 20 years. Mr. Hobbs co-founded Pine Point Capital Advisors Inc., in January 2008 and has extensive experience in the investment banking sector. He served as a Senior Manager of KPMG LLP from 1990 to 1999. Mr. Hobbs is a member of the Chartered Accountants of Ontario and holds a bachelor of business administration degree from the Schulich School of Business at York University.



Mr. Fazil has been active in venture capital for over 35 years. He was employed by boutique investment dealers in Canada as a finance professional focusing on funding junior listed issuers on the TSX and TSX Venture exchange. During his career he has raised over $400 million for venture companies. He is the Chairman of the Calgary branch of the TSX Venture Exchange’s Listing Advisory Committee and a member of the National Advisory Committee. Mr. Fazil is the founder and President of Lion Park Capital, a private financial advisory firm advising companies wanting to list on a Canadian stock exchange. He is currently and has served as a director & officer for several public companies both in the United States and Canada.