Michael G. Greenwood, Chairman, CEO, Director
Michael Greenwood has over 20 years experience in corporate and government finance and is the company’s largest shareholder.
Mr. Greenwood has held senior investment banking positions with a number of national investment dealers. He has covered a broad base of major Canadian corporations actively participating in the Canadian capital markets and merger and acquisition activity.
Mr. Greenwood has acted in the capacities of financial advisor, underwriter or valuator for the federal government and provincial governments, as well as many Canadian corporations. He is the past chairman of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund and was a past director and member of the Executive Committee of the Investment Dealers Association.
Mr. Greenwood has a Bachelor of Science degree from Dalhousie University, an MBA from the University of Calgary and is a Chartered Business Valuator.
Mark Hornett, President, COO, Director
Mr. Hornett has over 30 years of operational experience in the Canadian and international oil and gas industry. Prior to joining PRD Energy, Mr. Hornett held a senior position at Mission Oil & Gas Inc., where he directed all of the company operations that brought the Bakken play to commerciality. Prior to Mission, Mr. Hornett held senior positions of increasing technical and managerial responsibility for Burlington Resources Ltd. (which acquired Poco Petroleum's). Mr. Hornett has extensive experience both in Canada and internationally. He brings a history of cost discipline and performance optimization.
Doug Crawford, P. Eng Vice-President, Production
Over the past 25 years, Mr. Crawford has held positions of increasing technical and managerial responsibility in reservoir, production and exploitation engineering in junior, intermediate and senior companies. Most recently, Mr. Crawford held the position of Vice President, Production, at Mission Oil & Gas where he was part of the team that commercialized Bakken production. Prior to joining Mission, Mr. Crawford held the position of Senior Engineering Advisor, leading to the development of both conventional and unconventional oil and gas reserves for a senior independent producer. Mr. Crawford has been involved in numerous property and corporate acquisitions, which is a focus of PRD Energy. Mr. Crawford obtained his Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from the University of Calgary in 1982.
Mr. Ted Watchuk, B.Sc. - Vice President, Exploration
Mr. Watchuk is a senior oil and gas executive with over 30 years as a successful geologist and exploration manager. Mr. Watchuk spent 15 years with Poco Petroleums in various roles, including as a geologist, exploration manager and member of the corporate development team. During his eight-year tenure as an exploration manager, Mr. Watchuk was responsible for the central Alberta team helping to build it into a major production area for Poco. Following the successful acquisition of Poco by Burlington Resources, Mr. Watchuk managed Burlington’s new ventures group before moving to an intermediate oil and gas company as an exploration geologist actively drilling and evaluating multiple acquisitions. Mr. Watchuk is a member of The Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta, The Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists and The American Association of Petroleum Geologists.
Jeff Scott, CA - Vice-President, Finance
Mr. Scott joined PRD from Ernst & Young Orenda Corporate Finance, where he provided advice to clients on mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Scott has previous experience in the Audit and Assurance practice of Ernst & Young with both junior and senior oil and gas companies. Mr. Scott is a Chartered Accountant, holds an MPAcc from the University of Saskatchewan and a Bachelor of Business from Acadia University. Mr. Scott has also completed the Canadian Securities Course and the derivatives fundamentals course of the Canadian Securities Institute. Further, he has completed the series 7 and series 63 exams of the United States Securities Exchange Commission.
Grant B. Fagerheim, Director
Mr. Fagerheim has over 25 years of diverse experience in both the upstream and downstream areas of the oil and gas business, and is currently the president, chief executive officer and director of his new private venture, Whitecap Resources Inc. Prior to the establishment of Whitecap he was president, chief executive officer and director of Kereco (Cadence) Energy Ltd., and Ketch Resources Ltd and Ketch Energy Ltd. He has also held senior positions at Northrock and Sceptre Resources Ltd. In addition to his role at Whitecap, Mr. Fagerheim is a director of IROC Systems. Mr. Fagerheim's professional affiliations have included the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen, CAPP board of governors, the Petroleum Acquisitions & Divestitures Association, Young Presidents Organization (YPO), Calgary Foundation investment committee member, chairman of the Edge School for Athletes, and a director of the National Sports Development and director of the Hockey Canada Foundation.
Mr. James (Terry) McCoy, P. Geol., Director
Mr. McCoy is a senior oil and gas executive with over 40 years of experience with major, senior intermediate and junior oil and gas companies. Mr. McCoy is currently the President of Koa Resources Ltd., a private oil and gas company. Prior thereto, Mr. McCoy was Vice President of Exploration for Calvalley Petroleum Inc., President of Trafina Energy Ltd., and Vice President of Exploration and Land at Murphy Oil Company. Prior to joining Murphy Oil, Mr. McCoy was Vice President of Exploration and Land at Poco Petroleums for 11 years before ultimately being appointed President of Burlington Resources Canada following its acquisition of Poco. Prior to joining Poco, Mr. McCoy held executive positions at Columbia Gas Development of Canada, Conwest Exploration Company, Union Oil of Canada and Amoco Canada Petroleum Company. Mr. McCoy is a director of several public and private companies and an advisory board of a private capital company.
Mr. William Shupe, CFA, M.Sc., L.L.B, Director
Mr. Shupe is currently President and Chief Investment Advisor to W. Shupe and Company Investment Advisory Services, a private firm located in Regina, Saskatchewan. He was formerly President of Crown Life Investment Management and Vice President, Corporate and Government Finance, of Pemberton Houston Willoughby.
Mr. Shupe is a Sloan Fellow and graduate of the London Business School and holds a Law Degree from the University of Saskatchewan. He is a member of the Association of Investment Management and Research (AIMR) and the Law Society of Saskatchewan. He is and has been a Director of several private companies and is currently an Advisory Board Member of Growth Works Capital Ltd. (one of Canada's largest private equity investment managers).
Mr. Gilbert is a professional engineer and was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Gilbert Laustsen Jung Associates Ltd., a petroleum engineering consulting firm, until his retirement from consulting in 2005. He is currently a Managing Director of JOG Capital Inc., a private equity investment management company. Mr. Gilbert is a member of a number of board of public energy companies, including Penn West Energy Trust and Galleon Energy Inc. Mr. Gilbert has over 35 years of industry experience and is currently a member of the Association of Petroleum Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta, the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.