PRISM's Team Features Competent Managers with Extensive Experience in Asset Acquisition, Resource Development, Finance and Operations

Our Team


Barry Caplan
President & CEO

Barry has over 30 years of experience in resource exploration and development after graduating from McGill University with a degree in Geology. Barry served as a senior geologist in both the mining and petroleum industries, leading multi-disciplinary teams from conceptual development through commercial operations.

Barry has also taken a leadership role in several technology start-ups in the publishing, communications and environmental fields, and his broad business experience has contributed valuable insight within the company. 

Under his tenure, PRISM/Ironstone has brought its Clear Hills iron and vanadium asset into NI 43-101 compliance, helped advance its transformative processes and technologies through extensive laboratory testing and pilot development, and built a competent team of motivated professionals.


James Masleck

Jim has over 30 years of financial management, strategic planning, budgeting, project economics, investment capital sourcing, and investor relations. Jim has held board positions with several publicly traded companies including Gossan Resources, a Canadian mining company.

Jim graduated with an MBA from the University of Western Ontario and began his financial  career with Esso Chemicals before moving on to become Manager of Planning and Economics at Gulf Canada Resources. Jim has also been an Investment Advisor with Dundee Securities and a consultant involved in raising capital and investor relations.


Michael Wellwood
VP Business Development

Mike’s career has focussed on structuring and capital raising for companies in Western Canada including 7th Generation Power LP, and the Skyscape group of companies, a land developer. As the former CEO for Ethermic Technologies, Mike was instrumental for developing a global licensing strategy.

Mike has conducted independent due diligence on Exempt Market Issuers on behalf of Exempt Market Dealers, and is very active in Alberta’s Exempt Market community.

Mike is a Certified Private Equity Professional and was the founder of an Exempt Market Dealer in Alberta.


Carl Berdahl

Carl has over 20 years experience as an investment advisor and financial planner and consultant. He has served as CEO and Financial Strategist of Cashber Financial for the past 15 years, with a focus on international investment opportunities and strategies.

Carl has raised capital for innovative and high growth companies in the resource and service sectors in Canada.

Carl holds a Masters degree in Cognition and Counselling and also served as Dean at Portage College for seven years

Our Strategic Alliances

PRISM's development program – from asset acquisition through resource definition to commercialization – of its Clear Hills poly-metallic resources involved building synergistic relationships with top-tier firms who are experts in their field.

PRISM prides itself on working with the best experts and companies throughout the world, including:

PRISM gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the following agencies: