With over 20 years of finance and corporate development experience, Mr. Hanson has been President of Discovery Management Services Ltd. since 2002, a venture capital consulting firm assisting early-stage companies in the development of short and long-term financing strategies. Mr. Hanson served as Chairman and Managing Director of Van Arbor Asset Management, an award winning equity money management firm from 2004 until 2008, which he founded in 2003. Van Arbor Asset Management was bought by ZLC Private Investment Management in 2008. In 2009, Mr. Hanson served as President and CEO of PanAsian Petroleum, an Oil and Gas Company that during his tenure was acquired by Ivanhoe Energy. In 2011/2012 Mr. Hanson was a Director of Lion Petroleum Corp., a private Oil and Gas Company focused on East Africa bought by Taipan Resources. He has served on numerous private and public company boards.
Chairman & Vice President Corporate Development
Tony has 20 years of experience in the financial services industry focusing on valuation, structuring and raising capital for energy companies. Based in Calgary, Alberta his professional roles include Managing Director, Energy Banking at PI Financial, and Director of Public Venture Capital at both Macquarie Private Wealth and Richardson Partners.
Chief Operating Officer & Director
Mr. Fisher has over twenty-five years of intensive and varied experience in the oil and gas industry including extensive experience in acquisition and divestments, corporate finance, strategic and operational planning, due diligence, supervision of day to day activities, office management, team leading, joint venture management, contracts and negotiations. He was Founder and Executive Vice President of Arcan Resources Ltd and grew Arcan from zero BOE / day with no assets to approximately 4,000 BOE / day with a large future drilling inventory. Arcan was sold to Aspenleaf Energy Ltd., backed by ARC Financial Corp, a Canadian energy-focused private equity manager, and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, in June 2015 in a transaction valued at approximately $300 Million (Cdn). Formerly Vice President International Contracts and Negotiation of Pacalta Resources Ltd, Mr. Fisher was the third employee of Pacalta and experienced growth of Pacalta from a junior E&P Company with approximately 100 BOE / day of production to a company with approximately 45,000 BOE / day of production in Ecuador and hundreds of employees. Pacalta was sold to Alberta Energy Company (predecessor to EnCana) in 1999 in a transaction valued at approximately $1 Billion (Cdn).
Margaret Souleles - Chartered Accountant
Chief Financial Officer
Margaret has provided financial consulting services to the Company from November 2004 to October 2009 when she was appointed as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining the Company Margaret spent eight years in the audit department of Grant Thornton LLP. Margaret is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Calgary.
Dr. Gary Lyons
Vice Chairman & Independent Director
Dr. Lyons holds a MD degree from the University of Pittsburg and a PhD from the University of Minnesota. Gary was a founder and Director of Nugget Oil Corporation which was founded in Minneapolis in 1970 and moved its headquarters to Corpus Christi in 1980. He has been involved in the oil & gas industry for over 36 years. Gary was appointed to the Board in June 2006.
R. Glenn Dawson
Mr. Dawson has 38 years of oil and gas exploration and management experience in the North American hydrocarbon basins. He is currently the President and CEO of CUDA Energy, Inc., a private Canadian-based E&P company and is an independent board member a Technical Director of Lilis Energy Inc. (NYSE: LLEX).
With a strong geological, management and operating background and expertise in discovering and developing new opportunities, Mr. Dawson has founded several publicly traded oil and gas companies and has been responsible for E&P budgets in excess of $200 million (Cdn.) annually, which includes multiple horizontal drilling resource plays as well as conventional oil operations.
Mr. Dawson served as President of Bakken Hunter LLC, a division of Magnum Hunter Resources Corp. ("MHR"), where he managed operations and development of assets in the U.S. and Canada, from 2011 to 2014. During his tenure, MHR significantly expanded its operations in the Bakken region.
He has also served as the President of NuLoch Resources Inc. (2005-2011) and as the Vice President of Exploration at several energy companies including TriLoch Resources, Inc. (2001-2005), PanAtlas Energy Inc. (1998-2000) and Summit Resources where he held successive positions as a geologist and within exploration during his 13-year tenure.
Mr. Dawson holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology from Weber State College and attended the Masters of Science program at the University of Calgary.