Board of Directors
Mr. Svarich has 30 years of managerial and technical experience in the oil and gas business. Mr. Svarich is currently the President of DevSun Ltd., a private investment company, and is a director of Progress Energy Resource Corp. From 1994 through 2000, Mr. Svarich was the President and a director of Quintana Minerals Canada Corp. and its predecessors Ocean Energy Resources Canada Ltd. and UMC Resources Canada Ltd. Mr. Svarich has also served as a director of Northrock Resources Ltd. from 1989 to 2000.
Brian McLachlanPresident and CEO
Mr. McLachlan is an executive with 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Calgary. Mr. McLachlan was formerly the President and Chief Executive Officer of Taurus Exploration Ltd., a private Canadian oil and gas exploration company. From 1998 to 2003 while at Taurus, Mr. McLachlan led the creation of a start-up company whose production grew to over 8,000 boe/d. Prior to joining Taurus, Mr. McLachlan was the President and COO of Paragon Petroleum Corporation from October of 1991 through June of 1993. In 1993 Mr. McLachlan was promoted to the position of President and CEO and led a successful TSX company whose market capitalization increased twelve-fold over a six year period. Prior to joining Paragon Mr. McLachlan held positions with Voyager Petroleum, Bonanza Oil & Gas, Poco Petroleums and Canada Cities Service Ltd.
Mr. Allford is a partner with the Calgary law firm Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP practicing in the areas of corporate securities and natural resources law.
John A. Brussa
Mr. Brussa is a partner in the Calgary-based energy law firm of Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP specializing in the area of taxation. He is also a director of a number of energy and energy related trusts and of oil and gas growth companies. He is a past governor of the Canadian Tax Foundation and is a director or trustee of a number of charitable and non-profit organizations.
Mr. Kurceba has more than 30 years of experience in various management and exploration capacities within the oil and gas industry. Mr. Kurceba was one of the founders of Profico Energy Management Ltd. as well as Vice President, Exploration from March of 2000 through August 2004. Mr. Kurceba was also the founding shareholder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Canrise Resources Ltd., a Calgary based exploration and production company. Currently, Mr. Kurceba shares his expertise as a consultant to the industry.
Mr. Olson is the President of Kyklopes Capital Management Ltd. Prior thereto Mr. Olson was a Portfolio Manager with EnergyX Equity Inc from 2001 to 2011. Mr. Olson was the Vice President, Corporate Development of Northrock Resources Ltd. from January, 2000. From 1993 to 1999 Mr. Olson worked with FirstEnergy Capital Corp. as Vice President, Corporate Finance.
Mr. Gary Perron is a Managing Director and Senior Vice President of BMO Nesbitt Burns, and has provided investment advisory services for more than 25 years. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Honours) and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Gary has served as a director of several public companies in which he represented shareholders and received first-hand experience of value creation in public companies. Gary is Chairman of the Norrep Fund Advisory Committee. The fund, which he initiated in June 1997, has a small/mid-cap mandate with a value/growth investment style.