John Jeffrey - B.A., MBA
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Mr. Jeffrey is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan with a MBA majoring in Finance. Mr. Jeffrey was the area finance manager for a Fortune 500 engineering consulting firm in Canada. Mr. Jeffrey has a strong background in operations and finance that has allowed him to successfully execute large engineering and environmental projects. Mr. Jeffrey was also a founder and CFO for Axiom Group, a geological and engineering consulting company that has drilled over 800 wells within western Canada.
Scott Sanborn - CPA, CA
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Mr. Sanborn brings over 14 years of oil and gas focused finance, capital markets and accounting experience. He most recently served as Corporate Controller of Calgary-based Jupiter Resources from November 2016 until its sale to Tourmaline Oil in December 2020. Prior thereto, Mr. Sanborn held various leadership roles with energy companies including Marquee Energy and Verano Energy, and earlier, worked with KPMG LLP. Mr. Sanborn holds his Chartered Professional Accountant Designation and earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting from the University of Calgary.
Justin Kaufmann - P.Geo
Senior VP Exploration
Mr. Kaufmann is a graduate from the University of Saskatchewan and a registered Professional Geologists with APEGS. He has had roles of increasing responsibility in management and geology for both private and public companies. Mr. Kaufmann was a founder of Axiom Energy Services, a division of Axiom Group. He brings with him a strong technical background and management experience to his role as Vice President of Exploration.
Kevin Smith - MBA
VP of Corporate Development
Mr. Smith has over 20 years experience in the energy and financial services industries and most recently held the position of Vice President Business Development for Renaissance Oil Corp., since its inception, building the first independent oil and gas producer in Mexico, in over 80 years. Mr. Smith has held senior investment banking roles with Paradigm Capital Inc., Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd. and HSBC Securities Inc., has a Bachelor of Commerce (Distinction) from the University of Alberta and an MBA (Finance) from Ivey School of Business.
Brad Caldwell - P.Eng. (APEGS)
Mr. Caldwell is the former Facilities and Production Manager of Crescent Point Energy, Legacy Oil and Gas, Plains MidStream Canada, Penn West Exploration. An internationally experienced oil and gas professional with 17 years in industry, focused on optimizing production and lowering costs while growing the Oxbow Asset from 400 to 10,000 bpd in 18 months with previous operator. P.Eng. (APEGS), and Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan.