Management and Directors


Management

 

Directors

Grant B. Fagerheim - President & Chief Executive Officer

32 YEARS EXPERIENCE

Mr. Fagerheim has 32 years of diverse experience in both the upstream and downstream areas of the oil and gas business and is currently the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Whitecap. Prior to establishing Whitecap in June 2009, Mr. Fagerheim was the President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Cadence Energy Inc. (formerly Kereco Energy Ltd.) (a public oil and gas company) from January 2005 to September 2008, as well as President and CEO of Ketch Energy and Ketch Resources from April 2000 to January 2005. Mr. Fagerheim was appointed to the Board of Directors of Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd. in May 2014.

Mr. Fagerheim is Chairman of the Board, a member of the Reserves Committee, a member of the Health, Safety and Environment Committee, a member of the Disclosure Committee and has been President, Chief Executive Officer & Director since June 3, 2009.

 

Grant B. Fagerheim - Chairman

32 YEARS EXPERIENCE

Mr. Fagerheim has 32 years of diverse experience in both the upstream and downstream areas of the oil and gas business and is currently the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Whitecap. Prior to establishing Whitecap in June 2009, Mr. Fagerheim was the President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Cadence Energy Inc. (formerly Kereco Energy Ltd.) (a public oil and gas company) from January 2005 to September 2008, as well as President and CEO of Ketch Energy and Ketch Resources from April 2000 to January 2005.  Mr. Fagerheim was appointed to the Board of Directors of Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd. in May 2014.

Mr. Fagerheim is Chairman of the Board, a member of the Reserves Committee, a member of the Health, Safety and Environment Committee, a member of the Disclosure Committee and has been President, Chief Executive Officer & Director since June 3, 2009.

Joel M. Armstrong - VP Production & Operations

29 YEARS EXPERIENCE

29 years of diversified engineering and operations experience with Ridgeback Exploration Ltd., Blue Mountain Energy Ltd., Star Oil & Gas Ltd., Kerr-McGee Canada Ltd. and Suncor Inc.

 

Gregory S. Fletcher

41 YEARS EXPERIENCE

Mr. Fletcher has over 41 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and is currently President of Sierra Energy Inc., a private oil and gas production company that he founded in 1997. Mr. Fletcher is a member of the Audit Committee, a member of the Reserves Committee, a member of the Disclosure Committee and has been a Director since September 14, 2010.

Daniel J. Christensen - VP Exploration

31 YEARS EXPERIENCE

31 years of exploration, prospect development and management experience with senior integrated and private E&D growth companies

 

Daryl H. Gilbert

40 YEARS EXPERIENCE

Mr. Gilbert is Managing Director of JOG Capital Inc., a private equity energy investment firm.  Mr. Gilbert is a professional engineer and is the former President and CEO of Gilbert Lausten Jung Associates Ltd., now GLJ Petroleum Consultants Ltd., a major independent consulting firm based in Calgary.  He also serves as a director of several energy related public entities.

Mr. Gilbert is Chairman of the HSE Committee and a member of the Corporate Governance & Compensation Committee and has been a Director since July 14, 2015.

Darin R. Dunlop - VP Engineering

27 YEARS EXPERIENCE

27 years of domestic and international diversified engineering experience with Chevron, Wascana, Santos, Genesis, and two private companies.

 

Glenn A. McNamara

38 YEARS EXPERIENCE

Mr. McNamara is the Chief Executive Officer of Petromanas Energy Inc. From August 2005 to August 2010, he was the President of BG Canada (part of the BG Group PLC, a public gas company with its head office in the United Kingdom, trading on the London Stock Exchange). Prior to that he was President of ExxonMobil Canada Energy, a wholly owned affiliate of ExxonMobil. Mr. McNamara is Lead Director, Chairman of the Reserves Committee, Chairman of the Corporate Governance & Compensation Committee and has been a Director since September 14, 2010.

Thanh C. Kang - Chief Financial Officer

15 YEARS EXPERIENCE

15 years of financial and management experience in the oil and gas industry, including 4 years with energy trust and small private companies and as a Manager in PricewaterhouseCoopers audit and business advisory practice.

 

Stephen C. Nikiforuk

21 YEARS EXPERIENCE

Mr. Nikiforuk has been the President of MyOwnCFO Professional Corporation since October 2011 and President of MyOwnCFO Inc. from July 2009 to June 2012, both private companies. He was the Corporate Business Manager of 1173373 Alberta Ltd. (a private company) from July 2009 to July 2011 and the Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer of Cadence Energy Inc. (formerly Kereco Energy Ltd.) a public oil and gas company, from January 2005 to March 2008.

Mr. Nikiforuk is Chairman of the Audit Committee, Chairman of the Disclosure Committee and has been a Director since August 17, 2009.

P. Gary Lebsack - VP Land

15 YEARS EXPERIENCE

Past Officer at Glamis Resources Ltd., negotiator at StarPoint Energy Trust, StarPoint Energy Ltd., Burlington Resources Ltd. and Northrock Energy Ltd.

 

Kenneth S. Stickland

35 YEARS EXPERIENCE

Most recently, Mr. Stickland was the Chief Business Development Officer of TransAlta Corporation and was responsible for directing the corporation’s growth efforts in Canada. Prior to joining TransAlta in January 2001, Mr. Stickland was a partner with the Calgary Law firm of Burnet, Duckworth and Palmer LLP where he practiced in the energy area for 20 years. Mr. Stickland holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Law degree from the University of British Columbia. Mr. Stickland is and has been a director of various professional associations and not-for-profit organizations. He has also been a director of several publicly listed companies and is currently the lead director at Trinidad Drilling Ltd. Mr. Stickland is a member of the Audit Committee, a member of the Corporate Governance & Compensation Committee and has been a Director since June 10, 2013.

David M. Mombourquette - VP Business Development

29 YEARS EXPERIENCE

29 years engineering and evaluation experience, past Officer of Ketch Energy Ltd., Ketch Resources Ltd. and Kereco Energy Ltd.

 

Grant A. Zawalsky

31 YEARS EXPERIENCE

Mr. Zawalsky is Managing Partner of Burnet Duckworth & Palmer LLP, Barristers and Solicitors. Mr. Zawalsky is a member of the Health, Safety & Environment Committee and has been a Director since June 3, 2008.

Jeffery B. Zdunich - VP Finance & Controller

14 YEARS EXPERIENCE

14 years of financial experience in the oil and gas industry with Delphi Energy, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Anadarko Canada.

 

 

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Kenneth S. Stickland

35 YEARS EXPERIENCE

Most recently, Mr. Stickland was the Chief Business Development Officer of TransAlta Corporation and was responsible for directing the corporation’s growth efforts in Canada. Prior to joining TransAlta in January 2001, Mr. Stickland was a partner with the Calgary Law firm of Burnet, Duckworth and Palmer LLP where he practiced in the energy area for 20 years. Mr. Stickland holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Law degree from the University of British Columbia. Mr. Stickland is and has been a director of various professional associations and not-for-profit organizations. He has also been a director of several publicly listed companies and is currently the lead director at Trinidad Drilling Ltd. Mr. Stickland is a member of the Audit Committee, a member of the Corporate Governance & Compensation Committee and has been a Director since June 10, 2013.