Our Team

Management Team

MARK WALDRON

Chief Executive Officer
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  • Veteran entrepreneur, public and private company board member and private equity investor
  • Former CEO of a NYSE-Amex company and Domino's Pizza of Canada
  • Former Vice President of J.P. Morgan & Co., US Hedge Fund Equity Derivatives
  • Dual citizen of Canada and the United States
  • Holds an undergraduate business degree from the Ivey Business School at Western University, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

JOE STARR

Chief Operating Officer
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  • Over 20 years experience in the real estate industry focused on the development, sales and management of residential properties and supportive living facilities
  • Closed over one billion dollars of acquisition transactions
  • Experienced owner and operator of multi-family and commercial properties throughout Western Canada
  • Founder and Director of TSX-V listed First Western Financial Ventures Inc.

RYAN MERCIER

Chief Financial Officer
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  • Chartered Accountant
  • Ten years experience, primarily in the energy industry
  • Experience includes Audit, Financial Reporting, Consulting and M&A
  • Most recently held positions as Controller and Manager of Financial Reporting
  • Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta

TYLER TOWNSEND

Vice President of Finance
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  • 15 years business development and capital markets experience in the Oil & Gas industry throughout Western Canada and Latin America
  • Played integral role in sourcing, analyzing, negotiating and execution of over 300+ energy transactions
  • Most recently Vice President of Equitus Financial
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from California State University

AARON KATERENCHUK

Vice President of Business Development
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  • 11 years of experience in the oil and gas industry
  • Spent 4 years in acquisitions and dispositions evaluating and executing on multi-million dollar assets
  • Experience in project development, exceeding performance requirements and capital efficiencies
  • Graduated University of Alberta as a Professional Engineer in Petroleum Engineering

MARK WALDRON

Chief Executive Officer

  • Veteran entrepreneur, public and private company board member and private equity investor
  • Former CEO of a NYSE-Amex company and Domino's Pizza of Canada
  • Former Vice President of J.P. Morgan & Co., US Hedge Fund Equity Derivatives
  • Dual citizen of Canada and the United States
  • Undergraduate at the Ivey Business School, Western University and MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

MARK WALDRON

Chief Executive Officer

  • Veteran entrepreneur, public and private company board member and private equity investor
  • Former CEO of a NYSE-Amex company and Domino's Pizza of Canada
  • Former Vice President of J.P. Morgan & Co., US Hedge Fund Equity Derivatives
  • Dual citizen of Canada and the United States
  • Undergraduate at the Ivey Business School, Western University and MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

MARK WALDRON

Chief Executive Officer

  • Veteran entrepreneur, public and private company board member and private equity investor
  • Former CEO of a NYSE-Amex company and Domino's Pizza of Canada
  • Former Vice President of J.P. Morgan & Co., US Hedge Fund Equity Derivatives
  • Dual citizen of Canada and the United States
  • Undergraduate at the Ivey Business School, Western University and MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Board of Directors

BRIAN ARBIQUE

Director
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Brian had an extensive career with Heinz Canada as Country Head and Managing Director leading all commercial and supply chain operations nationwide. He served as Chair of the Food and Consumer Products of Canada (FCPC) Foodservice Council and as a member of the FCPC Industry Affairs Council, GS1 Foodservice Board and the Nielsen Advisory Council. Brian holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from Carleton University. He also completed post-graduate executive studies at Western University, Ivey School of Business (1993/1999) and York University, Schulich Business School (2003).

JANE GAUTHIER

Director
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Jane is a senior financial executive with over 30 years in the energy industry. She has served in executive positions to oversee and advise companies on a wide range of areas including regulatory, credit and market risk management, and mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Gauthier was the CFO for an Alberta energy technology company that was sold in 2014. It was one of the largest transactions that closed in Alberta/Canada for that period. Ms. Gauthier is a Chartered Accountant and has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta.

RAJ KAPOOR

Director
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Raj is a senior financial executive with over 15 years of experience. He has worked as Vice President, Corporate Development and M&A for an energy technology company. He has also worked as an investment banker with two major Canadian banks, advising on transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $4 Billion, in a variety of industries including, manufacturing, distribution, energy, infrastructure, mining, technology and healthcare. Raj holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia.

JIM MELOCHE

Director
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Jim has over 20 years of experience in investment and corporate banking at Canadian and global investment banks. Prior to becoming an independent investment banker, Jim was Managing Director and Co-Head of Mining at Macquarie Capital in Canada. Previously, Jim was Managing Director at a Canadian bank where he was responsible for managing several businesses including Credit Capital Markets, Derivatives Marketing and developing a mid-cap Mining business. Jim was also a member of the Senior Credit Committee, Investment Banking Operating Committee and Equity/Debt Capital Markets Committees.

MARK WALDRON

Director and Chief Executive Officer
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Mark is an experienced management executive, public and private company board member, and private equity investor. He was formerly the CEO of a NYSE-Amex company, in addition to Domino's Pizza of Canada, and has led 2 go-public transactions. A veteran entrepreneur and investment banker, he is a former Vice President of J.P. Morgan & Co., where he ran the US Hedge Fund Equity Derivatives structured products business. He holds an undergraduate business degree from the Ivey Business School at Western University, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is a dual citizen of Canada and the United States.

MARK WALDRON

Chief Executive Officer

  • Veteran entrepreneur, public and private company board member and private equity investor
  • Former CEO of a NYSE-Amex company and Domino's Pizza of Canada
  • Former Vice President of J.P. Morgan & Co., US Hedge Fund Equity Derivatives
  • Dual citizen of Canada and the United States
  • Undergraduate at the Ivey Business School, Western University and MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

MARK WALDRON

Chief Executive Officer

  • Veteran entrepreneur, public and private company board member and private equity investor
  • Former CEO of a NYSE-Amex company and Domino's Pizza of Canada
  • Former Vice President of J.P. Morgan & Co., US Hedge Fund Equity Derivatives
  • Dual citizen of Canada and the United States
  • Undergraduate at the Ivey Business School, Western University and MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

MARK WALDRON

Chief Executive Officer

  • Veteran entrepreneur, public and private company board member and private equity investor
  • Former CEO of a NYSE-Amex company and Domino's Pizza of Canada
  • Former Vice President of J.P. Morgan & Co., US Hedge Fund Equity Derivatives
  • Dual citizen of Canada and the United States
  • Undergraduate at the Ivey Business School, Western University and MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

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