Robert V. Shields
President, CEO, and Director
Mr. Shields has 29 years industry experience in drilling,
completions, facilities, reservoir evaluations, land negotiations
and generating exploitation drilling prospects. His early
years of employment were with major companies including Baroid
of Canada, Pacific Petroleums Ltd., PetroCanada, Occidental
International and ICG Resources Ltd. Mr. Shields has supervised
oil and gas operations in Libya, Philippines, Brunei (offshore),
Continental USA, Western Canada and the Arctic. Over the last
twelve years, he has been a partner/owner in the private companies
of Boundless Energy Incorporated, The Predator Corporation
(Predator I) and The Predator Corporation Ltd. (Predator II).
Mr. Shields, in these companies, has generated high impact
natural gas prospects in Western Canada. These companies have
collectively spent CDN$73.5 million generating a total exit
value of approximately CDN$520 million. Mr. Shields holds
Bachelor of Science Degrees in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry
from the University of Alberta.
John C. Loewen
Interim CFO, and Director
John Loewen is CEO of Loewen & Partners and has 19 years
of international experience in finance and building companies.
From 1987 to 1996 he was a partner of the stock broking firm
Ivor Jones, Roy & Co. in Johannesburg, South Africa, where
he was a No.1 ranked research analyst. In 1996, the partners
of Ivor Jones, Roy sold their business to Deutsche Bank and
John became a Director of Deutsche Bank Securities. During
1997 to 1999, John worked primarily on investment banking
transactions, executing deals over ZAR 1 billion in value.
In 1999, he was transferred to Deutsche Bank’s Toronto
office, as head of Equities Sales and Trading, however, by
2000 Deutsche closed its Canadian equities operation. John
next worked with Accel Partners, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts &
Co, and several international mining houses, to establish
Global HubCo B.V. in London, England to develop global e-marketplaces
for trading of commodities. In 2002, John established Loewen
& Partners, an investment banking firm that specializes
in assisting private companies access institutional growth
William H. Smith
William H. Smith, Q.C., is a partner of McCarthy Tétrault
LLP’s Corporate Finance and Mergers and Acquisitions
Group in Calgary.
Mr. Smith is involved in the legal aspects of local, national
and international business transactions. These assignments
include equity and debt financing, complex corporate mergers,
takeover bids and asset transactions. He is an advisor to
public and private companies, individuals and corporate boards
involved in a wide variety of businesses, including technology,
manufacturing, finance, resources and services. On public
company finance matters, Mr. Smith works with both issuers
and corporate finance advisors. He also has significant experience
with technology transfer and finance of technology companies.
Mr. Smith served as acting chief executive officer of the
Alberta Securities Commission. Mr. Smith chaired the Alberta
Securities Commission Securities Advisory Committee for the
last 10 years. He is regularly invited to present seminars
on various aspects of corporate governance, business organization
and structure and is a frequent guest lecturer at the University
of Calgary. He is a director or senior officer of a number
of public and private companies and not for profit organizations.
Michael T. Murphy, P.Geol,
Vice President, Exploration
Mr. Murphy has been employed as a geologist by Marauder Resources East Coast Inc since 2004, focusing on prospects in the Canadian Arctic and offshore, offshore Greenland, the Middle East and North Africa. Mr. Murphy has supervised well site operations, assisted in implementing drilling programs, and has extensive experience analyzing potential exploration prospects and field acquisitions. Mr. Murphy holds a BSc degree in Geology, Applied and Environmental Geology from the University of Calgary. He is a professional member of APEGGA, member of the AAPG and CSPG, and also holds the Canadian Investment Manager (CIM) designation from the Canadian Securities Institute. Mr. Murphy was promoted to VP Exploration for Marauder in 2009.
D. Jon Axford
An oil and gas landman with over 25 years of industry experience;
Mr. Jon Axford’s chief responsibilities are to source
and negotiate all aspects of oil and gas contracts. Mr. Jon
Axford has an undergraduate degree in mathematics.
Donald J. Kempf, P. Land
Mr. Kempf has 43 years of experience in all land related aspects of the petroleum industry in both the domestic and international areas. After having spent 15 years at Pacific Petroleums Ltd. and a small portion of that time at Petro-Canada where he attained the position of Land Manager, he went on to Ocelot Energy Inc. He stayed at Ocelot Energy Inc. for a period of 20 years in his capacity of Senior Manager - Land and Evaluations. With this company he was involved in negotiations in Cameroon and the negotiation and signing of an Exploration and Production Contract as well as an Exploitation and Production Contract in Gabon. On the domestic front he was involved in all divestitures amounting to $C 1.3 billion. For the past 5 years Mr. Kempf has worked at EnCana Corporation as Group Lead, Land, being responsible for all land related matters relative to the offshore area of Atlantic Canada and most recently the Northwest Territories as well.
Mr. Gouin is an
engineer with over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry who specializes in the
supervision of drilling difficult wells, including highly pressured, deep and critically sour wells. Mr.
Gouin has been employed by two major international oil and gas companies and currently is a
consultant for a number of major oil and gas companies. Mr. Gouin has managed drilling and
completion operations in the U.S. Gulf Coast, the Wyoming “hard rock region” and the Western