Paul Colborne, President & Chief Executive Officer
Paul Colborne has over 22 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and has been involved in a leadership, executive or director capacity with over 30 oil and gas and energy services companies. Mr. Colborne has successfully grown and, subsequently transitioned, a number of aggressive Canadian junior oil and gas companies into sustainable, modest growth dividend paying companies with excellent results, including: Startech Energy Inc., Crescent Point Energy Trust, and Star Point Energy Trust. At each of these companies, Mr. Colborne contributed to significant shareholder value being created.
Chief Financial Officer
Max Lof has almost 20 years of experience in oil and gas and capital markets roles. He has been involved in public and private debt and equity financings, the valuation, execution and integration of acquisitions, risk management and investor relations, as well as oil and gas equity research. Most recently Mr. Lof was a founder and Chief Financial Officer of Breaker Energy Ltd. Mr. Lof holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation as well as a Master of Business Administration degree from Southern Methodist University and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta.
Chief Operating Officer
Dan Brown graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Calgary in 1980 and has extensive exploitation, production and exploration engineering experience in Western Canada. He held executive engineering positions with several successful, growth oriented, public corporations where he was involved with multiple development projects within Alberta and Saskatchewan. Mr. Brown was most recently Chief Operating Officer of Breaker.
Vice President Land
Margaret Elekes has over 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry focusing on negotiations, exploration agreements, acquisitions and divestitures in both Canada and the United States. Most recently Ms. Elekes actively contributed to Breaker's growth through her direct involvement in the company's strategic acquisitions and asset exploitation. Prior to Breaker, Ms. Elekes was Manager, U.S. Lands with Upton Resources Inc. and District Landman for Phillips Petroleum Resources Ltd. Ms. Elekes graduated in 1987 from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, obtained a major in Petroleum Land Management from the University of Calgary in 1991 and holds a P. Land Designation. She is an active member of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen (CAPL) and has served on the CAPL Board of Directors and chaired various CAPL committees.
Vice President Production
Mr. Bye is a Professional Engineer with more than 13 years of engineering experience including exploitation, production, and reservoir in Western Canada. Mr. Bye has held the role of Asset Team Lead - West at Surge since 2010 where he has been responsible for growing three core operating properties at Valhalla, Nipisi and Windfall. Prior to his role at Surge, Mr. Bye held a number of positions at EnCana Corporation between the years 2000 to 2010 including: Group Lead of Development, Exploitation Engineer, and Production Engineer. Mr. Bye graduated in 2000 from Montana Tech with a Petroleum Engineering degree.