Chief Executive Officer
Over the past 5 years, Mr. Ross was President, Chief Executive Officer of Prairie Storm from January 2015 to present and President, Chief Executive Officer of Novus Energy Inc. from March 2009 to July 2014, after which it was sold for proceeds of ~$320 million to Yanchang Petroleum International Ltd., which is a subsidiary of the fourth largest oil producer in China, Shannxi Yanchang Petroleum Group Co.
Mr. Ross has over 30 years experience in the oil and gas industry, having been co-founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Gentry Resources Ltd., a Toronto Stock Exchange listed company. Under Mr. Ross’ stewardship, Gentry Resources Ltd. grew to over 5,000 boe/d of production and held approximately 430 net sections of undeveloped land in Southern Alberta until it was sold to Crew Energy Inc. in August 2008 for proceeds of approximately $300 million. He was also a founder of Stratic Energy Corp. and served as its President & CEO from April 1999 to August 2005. Stratic Energy Corp. was an international exploration company with exploration activities in Syria, the North Sea, Black Sea offshore Turkey, Gabon and Ivory Coast West Africa, and onshore Morocco. Stratic Energy Corp. was sold to EnQuest PLC, the largest independent oil and gas producer in the UK North Sea.
Over the past 5 years, Mr. Din was Vice President, Business Development of Prairie Storm from January 2015 to present and Vice President, Business Development of Novus Energy Inc. from March 2009 to October 2014.
Mr. Din holds a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from Pepperdine University and a Bachelor of Commerce (B. Comm) from the University of Calgary with 20 years of oil and gas experience.
From 1994 to 2009, Mr. Din held various roles in the securities industry where he was primarily involved in raising equity and debt capital for public and private energy companies and advising companies concerning merger and acquisition activity.
VP Business Development
Bruce G. Waterman
Mr. Waterman is currently a corporate director, currently serving on the Boards of Ovintiv Inc., Irving Oil Limited and Prairie Storm. Mr. Waterman retired in January 2013 from Nutrien Ltd. (formerly Agrium Inc.) as Executive Vice President, having held senior roles as Chief Financial Officer, as well as in business development and strategy since April 2000. He was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Talisman Energy Inc., a public oil and gas company, from January 1996 to April 2000. Prior to Talisman Energy Inc., Mr. Waterman spent 15 years at Amoco Corporation, including Dome Petroleum Limited, a predecessor company. At Amoco (a global chemical, oil and gas company which merged with British Petroleum in 1998), his roles included various positions in finance, accounting and business development.
Mr. Waterman holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Queen’s University and is a Chartered Accountant. He was chosen as Canada’s CFO of the Year in 2008 and named a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta in 2011. He is past Chair and a member of the Selection Committee of Canada’s CFO of the Year Award and is a member of the Advisory Board of FEI Canada’s CFO Leadership Beyond Finance Program.
Mr. MacLeod held the position of Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the board of directors of Sproule and its subsidiaries, until his retirement on June 30, 2014. In this position, he was responsible for overseeing its Canadian, U.S., International, Unconventional and Project Management businesses. His worldwide experience at Sproule was primarily in the areas of reservoir engineering, oil and gas reserves/resource evaluations, expert witness testimony, investment advice and education. Mr. MacLeod lectured at the University of Calgary for many years and presented to industry on oil and gas disclosure related matters. Mr. MacLeod has been an industry advisor to the Alberta Securities Commission. He was one of the authors of the Canadian Oil and Gas Evaluation Handbook and a member of the ASC’s industry taskforce, whose recommendations formed the framework for NI 51-101.
Mr. MacLeod is active with the Society of Petroleum Engineers having served as the Canadian Regional Director on the international board as well as chair of the Canadian Section. He is also a member of the Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers and Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta. Mr. MacLeod is Lead Director of Paramount Resources Ltd., Chair of the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board and the Veschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment at Cape Breton University. He is also a director of Prairie Storm and ETX Systems Inc.
Roderick Keith MacLeod