C.E. (Chris) Rutledge, P. Geol. President & Chief Executive Officer;
Mr. Rutledge has in excess of 28 years of applied experience in oil and gas exploration with specific technical expertise in the W5 area of Alberta. Successfully founded and executed on two prior organic based private junior oil and gas companies (Ledge Resources & KnowLedge Energy) delivering a total return to shareholders of 556%. Under his direction the companies rapidly grow from zero production through to crystallization within 4 years achieving maximum production in 2.5 years with a NAV/Equity ratio of 7.8x. Gross production under management in excess of 4,200 boe/d. Prior thereto, Mr. Rutledge held various management and senior technical positions with a variety of junior and senior oil and gas exploration companies including Canadian Hunter, Canterra Energy, Husky Oil, GLJ, Fletcher Challenge, Compton, EnCana and various junior startups as an explorationist.
Ed Bereznicki, P. Eng., MBA. Chief Financial Officer;
Over 20 years of Financial and Energy Industry experience. Former Investment Banker at Raymond James Ltd. and GMP – involved in over 230 deals raising $20B in equity and convertible debt for E&P, energy services, and oil sands companies, and active in advising on over 30 energy M&A transactions worth $4.5B. Broad oil and gas background spanning transportation/mid-stream, operations, large-scale project development, marketing/risk management, and E&P executive level management – CFO of 18,000 boepd gas-weighted producer.
Mike O’Hara, P. Eng. Special Advisor;
Mr. O’Hara Oil & Gas Executive with 32 years of extensive experience in founding, developing and managing profitable, growth oriented oil & gas companies. As CEO and President of a public company, production reached 6,000 boepd and was sold to a senior producer for $130 million generating a net return share multiple of 10 x to early stage shareholders. Excellent track record in the evaluation, negotiation and acquisition of high quality oil & gas properties. Previous employment/training with Dome Petroleum (Amoco) & Encor.