Board of Directors
Bruce Beynon, P. Geol.
Mr. Beynon is a professional geologist with 30 years of oil and gas industry experience. Mr. Beynon is the former Executive Vice President, Exploration and Corporate Development at Baytex Energy Corp. and was most recently the President of Raging River Exploration Inc. until August, 2018. Mr. Beynon also held executive positions with Compass Petroleum Partnership, Peloton Exploration Corp., Espoir Exploration Corp. and KeyWest Energy Inc. Mr. Beynon graduated with a Masters of Science degree in Geology in 1991.
Michael G. Kohut, CA, CPA
Mr. Kohut is the Chairman of the Board at Big Rock Brewery Inc. and is a Director of Ikkuma Resources Corp. and Chronos Resources. He was the Vice President of Finance at Paramount Resources Ltd. from November, 2017 to April 2018. Mr. Kohut was the Chief Financial Officer of Trilogy Energy Corp. from June, 2006 to October 2017. Mr. Kohut has over 25 years of experience in senior executive roles at various companies and on various boards of directors.
Tamara MacDonald, ICD.D
Ms. MacDonald was most recently the Senior Vice President, Corporate and Business Development of Crescent Point Energy Corp. Ms. MacDonald has been involved in over 530 transactions totaling over $14.5 billion. Ms. MacDonald has over 26 years of industry experience. Prior to Crescent Point, Ms. MacDonald worked with NCE Petrofund Corp., Merit Energy Ltd., Tarragon Oil & Gas Ltd. and Northstar Energy Corp. She has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree with a major in Petroleum Land Management from the University of Calgary, and ICD.D designation.
Andrew McCreath, CFA
Mr. McCreath is a CFA with over 30 years of experience in the investment community including the last 20 years as a Portfolio Manager. Mr. McCreath managed Sentry Diversified Total Return Fund and was the winner of the 2011 Lipper Award for the Best Fund Over Three Years in the Canadian Focused Equity Category. Mr. McCreath also managed Sentry Market Neutral LP and was the winner of the 2010 Morningstar Best Relative Value Hedge Fund (Gold in 2010). Mr. McCreath is also the Market Commentator on BNN Bloomberg TV.
C. Neil Smith, P. Eng.
Mr. Smith has over 32 years of technical, financial and international capital markets experience. Most recently, Mr. Smith was the Chief Operating Officer at Crescent Point Energy Corp. where he was responsible for all aspects of the company’s capital budget, safe operations, reserves management and acquisition evaluations as well as corporate operations risk management analysis and social responsibility reporting. He has a proven track record of creating shareholder value through innovative development of assets in a safe and capital-efficient manner.
R. Steven Smith, CA, CPA
Mr. Smith is a CA, CPA and currently the CFO of Broadview Energy Ltd. and a Director of Broadview Energy and Karve Energy Inc. He started his career in the oil and gas industry in finance with management and executive roles at numerous companies including Canadian Pioneer Petroleum Ltd., Poco Petroleums Ltd., Renaissance Energy, and Pan East Petroleum Corp. Mr. Smith has spent 12 years as an executive in the oil and gas industry and 20 years in the buy-side and sell-side of the investment industry as the Chief Financial Officer and Portfolio Manager with Norrep Capital Management Ltd. and Vice President and Director - Institutional Research at FirstEnergy Capital.