President & COO, Canadian Phoenix Resources Corp., and Petra Petroleum Inc.
Michael Atkinson brings over eighteen years of expertise in the investment and venture capital industry to Legend Power. Currently Mr. Atkinson is President & CEO of two junior oil and gas companies, Canadian Phoenix Resources Corp., and Petra Petroleum Inc. He is also President of Maverick Projects Inc., a private consulting company focused on providing structured finance products and advice relating to strategies involving financing, mergers and acquisitions within the junior resource sector. Previously Mr. Atkinson was Vice President of Quest Capital Corp. (TSX:QC), a company he helped start, where he was responsible for corporate communication and bridge lending activities. Within a five year period at Quest he was instrumental in expanding Quest’s market cap from $30M to over $450M. As a member of the Credit Committee at Quest, the committee funded over $1 billion in loans during his tenure. Mr. Atkinson’s understanding of the structuring of investments and project financing is a key asset in investment and mergers and acquisition efforts.