Mr. Donadeo has more than 35 years experience in the oil and gas business, including mergers and acquisitions, gas marketing, production, exploitation and field operations in western Canada and internationally in Australia, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Ireland, Trinidad and Tobago. Mr. Donadeo was a co-founder of Vermilion Resources (1994), now Vermilion Energy Inc. and currently serves as Chair of the Board. Currently, he is the Managing Director of Casadona Group, a private investment company. From March 3, 2014 to March 1, 2016, Mr. Donadeo served as Chief Executive Officer and from 2003 to March 3, 2014, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Donadeo served as the Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of Vermilion when the company made its initial international forays into France (1997). Mr. Donadeo was President and CEO of Vermilion when the company founded Verenex in 2004, a company that was subsequently active in Libya. Prior to Vermilion, Mr. Donadeo worked at Dome Petroleum and Amoco Canada, as well as a private oil and gas company. In 2015, Mr. Donadeo was recognized for his outstanding service to France with his official appointment to the National Order of the Legion of Honour, at the rank of Chevalier.
B.Sc. Mechanical engineering (Honors), University of Alberta
Mr. Macdonald is President, CEO and director of Point Energy Ltd. and Managing Director of Northpoint Energy Ltd., private oil and gas exploration companies. He has more than 46 years petroleum experience in Western Canada, including Anderson Exploration Ltd., where he was President and Chief Operating Officer, Director of Creststreet Asset Management Limited, Clear Energy Inc. and the United Way of Calgary and area, Director and Treasurer of United Way/Centraide Canada, Director and Chair, International Gift Committee of the United Way International. Mr. Macdonald is also a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for contributions to the community
B.Sc. Geology, University of Alberta
Ms. Knickel has over 39 years of experience in human resources, business development and crude oil and natural gas marketing. She currently serves on the boards of Hudbay Minerals Inc, Whiting Petroleum Corporation and the National MS Society (Colorado/Wyoming Chapter). Prior to joining these boards, Ms. Knickel worked at ConocoPhillips for 33 years, where she held a variety of leadership positions globally across several business lines, most recently as the Corporate Vice President of Global Human Resources.
BSc (Business, Marketing), University of Colorado at Boulder; MSc (Sloan Fellowship, Management), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mr. Larke has over 20 years of experience in energy capital markets, including research, sales, trading and equity finance. He is currently an Operating Partner and Advisory Board member with Azimuth Capital Management, an energy-focused private equity fund based in Calgary, Alberta. Prior to joining Azimuth, Mr. Larke was Managing Director and Executive Committee member with Calgary-based Peters & Co., from 2005 to 2015, and prior to, was Vice-President and Director with TD Newcrest from 1997 to 2005. Both at Peters & Co. and TD Newcrest, Mr. Larke received leading rankings in the Brendan Wood International survey of institutional investors.
B.Comm. (Distinction), University of Calgary; Chartered Financial Analyst designation; Institute of Corporate Directors Education Program
Mr. Leiker has 38 years of experience in the petroleum industry, starting as an exploration geologist at Tenneco Oil, retiring from EOG Resources in 2011 as Senior Executive VP Exploration and currently serving as Director for SM Energy and Midstates Petroleum. At EOG, as a key member of the executive team, he was instrumental in establishing the company as a first mover in a number of horizontal oil and gas shale plays in North America. Mr. Leiker managed a variety of international exploration and development programs at EOG, Enron Oil and Gas and at Tenneco Oil from 1986 until his retirement.
B.Sc. Geology, Texas Tech University; M.S., Geology, Texas Tech University
Dr. Marchant has over 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry in Canada and internationally, with extensive experience in foreign growth strategies and International operations. He is Adjunct Professor of Strategy and Energy Geopolitics at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary. Dr. Marchant has served in a variety of senior executive positions with BP and Amoco in a number of international arenas. Prior to his international assignments, he spent 17 years with Amoco Canada. From 2007 to 2010 he was an energy seminar leader at the European Summer School for Advanced Management in Denmark.
Ph.D. Geology, Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland; Executive Program completed, Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario; Institute of Corporate Directors Education Program
Mr. Marino joined Vermilion in 2012 as Chief Operating Officer, was named President in 2014 and Chief Executive Officer in 2016. Prior to joining Vermilion, Mr. Marino held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Baytex Energy Corporation, after initially serving as Baytex's Chief Operating Officer. Previously, Mr. Marino held the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of Dominion Exploration Canada Ltd., a division of Dominion Resources Inc. Earlier in his career, Mr. Marino held a variety of technical and management positions with AEC Oil and Gas (USA) Inc., Santa Fe Snyder Corp. and Atlantic Richfield Company. Mr. Marino brings a wide range of experience in operations management, business development, and capital markets to his role as CEO of Vermilion.
B.Sc. Petroleum Engineering with Highest Distinction, University of Kansas; M.B.A. California State University (Outstanding Graduate); Chartered Financial Analyst designation
Mr. Michaleski has over 30 years of experience in various senior management and executive capacities at Pembina Pipeline Corporation. He was Chief Executive Officer from 2000 to 2013 and also President from 2000 to 2012. He was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1997 to 2000, Vice President of Finance from 1992 to 1997, Controller from 1980 to 1992, and Manager of Internal Audit from 1978 to 1980. Mr. Michaleski has been a Director of Pembina since 2000, a Director of Essential Energy Services Ltd. since 2012, and a Director of Coril Holdings Ltd. since 2003. A proud supporter of the community, Mr. Michaleski provides his leadership to United Way of Calgary and Area serving as co-chair of the General Oil and Gas Division since 2010 and a Director since 2013. He is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
B.Comm. (Honors) Degree, University of Manitoba; Chartered Accountant designation.
Mr. Roby has more than 33 years of experience in various senior management and executive positions primarily from a number of U.S. and international management positions with Occidental Petroleum Corporation from 1997 to 2013, most recently as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Operations and Production/Facility Engineering. From 2013 to 2014, he acted as Chief Operating Officer of Sheridan Production Company, LLC, a Houston based oil and gas company with production in excess of 50,000 boe/d.
B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, Louisiana State University
Ms. Williams has over 31 years of oil and gas industry experience, with an extensive background in finance and business management. Ms. Williams is currently the Owner and Managing Director of Options Canada Ltd. (since 2007) and serves as a Board member of Enbridge Inc. (since 2007) and Chairs their Human Resources and Compensation Committee (since 2010). She was a Board member of Alberta Investment Management Corporation from 2009 to 2014 and Tim Hortons Inc. from 2009 to 2012. From 2003 to 2007, Ms. Williams held the role of Chief Financial Officer for Shell Canada Ltd., prior to which she held various positions with Shell Canada Limited, Shell Europe Oil Products, Shell Canada Oil Products and Shell International (1984 to 2003).
B.A. University of Western Ontario; M.B.A., Queen’s University
Mr. Engbloom is the Deputy Chair of the law firm of Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP and has practiced law for over 30 years serving clients predominantly in the energy sector. Mr. Engbloom's practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, and related party transactions. Mr. Engbloom's practice also includes advising boards of directors and special committees generally on governance matters and specifically on substantive transactions. He has extensive experience on a broad range of corporate finance matters, representing issuers and underwriters, corporations, and other entities in a variety of public and private financing matters, nationally and internationally. He is a director of Superior Plus Inc. and Parex Resources Inc. as well as a director of a private corporation.
LL.B Queen's University; B.A., History and Economics, University of Alberta; Alberta Bar