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Michael Doyle, Chairman
Michael Doyle is a Registered Professional Geophysicist and Certified Corporate Director with more than 40 years of wide-ranging global experience in finding, developing and producing hydrocarbons. He is actively involved in Capital Markets and Financings, and has extensive knowledge of Corporate Structures, including Joint Venture entities. Mr. Doyle is a principal of privately held CanPetro International Ltd. and its affiliates, and is the Chairman and founding shareholder of Madison Petrogas Ltd., an international exploration and production company with operations in Egypt and Cameroon. In his executive role with Madison, Michael has conducted business negotiations in a variety of countries in the Middle East region, including Algeria, Tunisia and the United Emirates. He was previously a principal and President of Petrel Robertson Ltd. where he was responsible for providing advice and project management to clients in Canada and numerous other parts of the world. Prior to that, he held a variety of exploration positions at Dome Petroleum and Amoco Canada. He has served as a director of a number of companies principally in the petroleum sector, and has served on professional and technical committees, including an Alberta Hazardous Waste Committee. Mr. Doyle holds a Bachelor of Science (Math and Physics) from the University of Victoria where he has also served as a member of the Cooperative Education Advisory Council. Mr. Doyle joined Enterra's Board of Directors in December 2007, before the Trust converted to Equal Energy.
Lee Canaan, Director
Ms. Canaan has over 33 years of professional experience in both oil and gas operations, capital markets, and investment management. Ms. Canaan has worked for three major oil companies, one of the ten largest mutual fund companies, and is currently the founding partner and portfolio manager of a private investment management firm. She began her career working as a petroleum geophysicist for eight years with Amoco in Houston. Post-MBA, Ms. Canaan was a money manager and corporate finance professional at ARCO's Corporate Treasury in Los Angeles before joining AIM Management in Houston. At AIM, she was a member of a small investment team managing $4 billion in high yield bonds. Currently Ms. Canaan manages a "special situations" investment fund and has served on the executive team of a private equity firm in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. In 2009 the US Department of Energy recognized Ms. Canaan as a Geothermal Energy and Financial Valuation Expert, for the purpose of reviewing public and private sector loans, grants, and awards. In the past, Ms. Canaan has served as a director of two publicly-traded companies. Ms. Canaan has a B.S. in Geological Sciences from the University of Southern California, M.S. in Geophysics from the University of Texas at Austin, M.B.A. in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. In the past, she was a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists. The Governance and Nominating Committee recommended Ms. Canaan for election because of her combination of technical operations, capital markets, company valuation and investment management experience.
Michael Coffman, Director
Michael Coffman is President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc. Panhandle is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and trades under the symbol PHX. He has been employed by Panhandle since 1990 serving as Treasurer, Chief Financial Officer, Co-President and since 2007 President and CEO. Mr. Coffman graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1975 with a bachelors' degree in business administration, and worked in public accounting for three years before becoming involved with companies in the oil and gas industry. Mr. Coffman is a member of the Associates of the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University, a member of the Independent Petroleum Association of America and the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association. He is an advisory board member of The Bank of Oklahoma - Oklahoma City and in January 2013 was appointed to serve a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma City Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. The Governance and Nominating Committee recommended Mr. Coffman for election because of his long-standing business leadership role in the oil and gas business in Oklahoma, his knowledge of managing a publicly listed company on the New York Stock Exchange and his background in treasury and finance.
Victor Dusik, Director
Victor Dusik is a Chartered Accountant, Chartered Business Valuator with an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business. He is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and holds an ICD.D designation. He has held various positions with Ernst & Young LLP, including the corporate finance practice focused on valuation and pricing of acquisitions and divestitures, Managing Partner of their Calgary office and Director of the North American Center of Excellence for risk management services to the eclectic and gas utility sector. In August 2002, he joined Maxim Power Corp., a publicly listed independent power producer with operations in Canada, United States and France. In 2007, Mr. Dusik jointed Run of River Power Inc., a publicly renewal energy developer focused on hydro and biomass projects principally in British Columbia. As Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer, his responsibilities included debt and equity financings, acquisitions, project evaluation and capital deployment, investor relations, public reporting, budgeting and performance reporting, information technology, risk management and corporate administration. In January 2012, Mr. Dusik formed Imro Capital Corp. a corporate finance consultancy providing merger and acquisition, financing, valuation, risk management and corporate governance services to the mid-market. Mr. Dusik joined Enterra's Board of Directors in February 2008, before the Trust converted to Equal Energy.
Don Klapko, Director
Don Klapko has over 35 years of oil and gas industry experience with the last fourteen years directly involved at the executive management level. Mr. Klapko was appointed President and CEO of Enterra Energy Trust, Equal's predecessor in June 2008. Prior to that, he was President and Director of Trigger Resources Ltd., a private exploration and production company, and also was the Vice President of Operations at Rio Alto Exploration Ltd. Earlier, Mr. Klapko worked in various technical and supervisory positions in oil and gas facilities, mechanical and operations functions. Mr. Klapko holds a Mechanical Engineering Technology Diploma from Kelsey Institute in Saskatchewan.
Kyle Travis, Director
Kyle Travis is a Petroleum Engineer with 34 years of diversified experience in the oil and gas industry. He has a proven record of effectively building oil and gas companies from infancy to significance. Kyle has spent a large percentage of his career in Oklahoma and is very familiar with the plays in Oklahoma and surrounding states. He is experienced in all phases of petroleum engineering including economic evaluations, reservoir, drilling, completion, and production engineering. His management experience includes both companies that have grown via drilling prospects and others through acquisitions. In addition to being President of Patriot Resources, LLC, Kyle currently teaches international and domestic completion and operations classes for Petroskills throughout the world. He has a B.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma. The Governance and Nominating Committee recommended Mr. Travis for election because of his extensive oil and gas business knowledge, specifically in the mid-continent and Oklahoma region as well as his broad technical expertise in the evaluation, drilling and production of oil and natural gas.
Bob Wilkinson, Director
Robert Wilkinson retired as a Principal and Director with Peters & Co. Limited, a position held from 1981 - 2005. Mr Wilkinson was in the securities industry for over 35 years, the early years with Burns Bros., Denton and Wood Gundy. In addition to Equal Energy, Mr. Wilkinson sits on the boards of a number of private and start up companies. Mr. Wilkinson recently served on the board of Pure Energy Services Ltd., sitting as a member of the Audit, Governance and Compensation Committees as well as the Special Committee formed prior to Pure's sale to FMC Technologies. Mr. Wilkinson holds a BSc from the University of Manitoba and has completed his professional certification from the Institute of Corporate Directors. Mr. Wilkinson joined Equal's Board of Directors in May 2011.