Leadership

Arthur Madden

President & CEO

Mr. Arthur Madden, CPA, CMA, ICD, D, has 40+ years of experience as a Board of Director, advisor and Chief Financial Officer with abilities in strategic planning, capital markets, environmental and social governance, capital procurement, value creation, and corporate governance for public and private companies, including start-ups and initial public offerings

Director of Painted Pony Energy (PONY.TSX) from startup to a rapidly growing producer in Canada’s Montney hydrocarbon play.

Experienced in growing complex organizations from $1 MM to > $400 MM in value, including start-ups through initial public offerings and final strategic sales

International capital markets experience – private and public (Canada, Argentina, Russia, USA, Middle East).

John Mcleod

COO

Mr. John McLeod, P.Eng., has over 40 years of technical, operational and management experience in the upstream oil and gas industry, both domestic and international. He spent 15 years with Amoco Canada in Canada and the USA, including four years as Chief Engineer. In addition to his North American experience, he has been involved in international exploration, development, and EOR projects. He has been a director of several international oil companies, including Heritage Oil Plc. He has held the positions of President and CEO of several international public companies, including Arakis Energy Corp in Sudan, Rally Energy Corp. in Egypt, and United Hydrocarbon International Corp in Chad.  He has served as an officer and director of several Canadian public and private energy companies. John is a member and a Past President of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).

Board of Directors

Arthur Madden

Mr. Arthur Madden, CPA, CMA, ICD, D, has 40+ years of experience as a Board of Director, advisor and Chief Financial Officer with abilities in strategic planning, capital markets, environmental and social governance, capital procurement, value creation, and corporate governance for public and private companies, including start-ups and initial public offerings

Director of Painted Pony Energy (PONY.TSX) from startup to a rapidly growing producer in Canada’s Montney hydrocarbon play.

Experienced in growing complex organizations from $1 MM to > $400 MM in value, including start-ups through initial public offerings and final strategic sales

International capital markets experience – private and public (Canada, Argentina, Russia, USA, Middle East).

Eugene
Chen

Mr. Chen is a versatile corporate lawyer with exceptional business acumen and diverse experiences as a partner in regional and national law firms as well as co-founder of diverse businesses. He has been a trusted advisor for over 25 years to emerging and growth oriented companies on corporate finance, securities and mergers & acquisition matters.  Mr. Chen is currently a partner at McLeod Law LLP, a western Canada based full service law firm and Head of its Capital Markets, Securities and M&A Group.

Bettina
Pierre-Gilles

Ms. Pierre-Gilles is a Calgary based entrepreneur and businesswoman with more than 22 years of experience across the conventional oil and gas and renewable energy sectors, and significant knowledge of capital markets and M&A activity. Along with her ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors program, Ms. Pierre-Gilles possesses extensive experience serving on corporate boards and as Chair of various  committees.

Ms. Pierre-Gilles is the President and CEO of Luxeum Renewables Group and Pierre-Gilles & Associates Professional Corporation (CPA); past Chair and Managing Director of the Piikani Investment Corporation, a Treaty 7 First Nation based in Southern Alberta; Board Member of Bow Valley College, where she is the Chair of the Community Relations Committee for the College; Board of Trustees Member of Queen’s University’s Board of Governors; Associate Mentor at the Creative Destruction Lab (“CDL”) Rockies; and Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta Business Program Mentor.

She holds the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA-CMA) designation, an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors of Canada and received her MBA from Queen’s University.