Leadership

Jeff Callaway

President & CEO

Mr. Callaway was a financial advisor for 16 years, most recently Senior Investment Advisor with Canaccord Wealth Management. He has been involved in founding, financing, taking public, and supporting the development of a number of companies, specifically in the natural resource and cannabis sectors. 

Mr. Callaway became President & CEO of Blacksteel in January 2020 in an effort bring his experience to turn Blacksteel into a viable oil & natural gas company. 

Mr. Callaway is also President & CEO of High Ground Medica & Algonaut Capital Corporation and is Executive VP of Buffalo Infrastructure Corporation.

Derek Batorowski

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Batorowski is a senior financial executive with over twenty years of experience in the oil and gas and mineral exploration industries and is a Certified General Accountant and a registered member of CGA Alberta. 

Derek has held director and senior financial management positions with both public and private small oil and gas producers, and national and international mineral exploration companies. 

Derek is currently providing his services to Blacksteel on a consulting basis.

Technical Support

Blacksteel utilizes the technical staff of Drakkar Energy Ltd. (“Drakkar”), the operator and 70% working interest partner in the Girouxville property. 

The management team of Drakkar provide a wealth of experience to Blacksteel and the development of the Girouxville property. 

The President of Drakkar is Mr. Keith MacDonald, while Mr. Jim Lee and Mr. Riley Waite are responsible for Exploration and Engineering respectively. 

Board of Directors

Jeff Callaway

Mr. Callaway is President of Blacksteel and High Ground Medica. Previously, he was a financial advisor, (most recently Senior Investment Advisor) with Canaccord Wealth Management from 2006 to 2019. He has been involved in founding, financing, taking public, and supporting the development of a number of companies, specifically in the natural resource and cannabis sectors.

Eugene Chen

Mr. Chen has been Partner at McLeod Law LLP since July 2019, Managing Partner of Optimal Capital Advisors since May 2016 and Principal of Eugene Chen Professional Corporation since February 2008. Previously, he was a Partner at Nerland Lindsey LLP from September 2017 to July 2019 and  Counsel at McMillan LLP from February 2014 to May 2016.

Les Treitz

Mr. Treitz is a professional geologist with 32 years experience in the oil and gas industry. He started his career with Pan Canadian, Alberta Energy and the oil and gas division of Brenda Mines. Mr. Treitz was a founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Draig Energy Ltd., a TSE listed oil and gas company, which was acquired by NAL Oil & Gas Trust in 2000. He then founded Monroe Energy Inc., which was acquired by Esprit Energy Trust in 2005.