Canbriam’s Board of Directors is made up of three independent members as well as representatives from our private equity owners, and Canbriam’s CEO.

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Peter R Kagan – Warburg Pincus

Peter is based in New York and joined Warburg Pincus in 1997 and leads the firm’s energy group. Peter is also a member of the firm’s executive management group. Prior to joining Warburg Pincus, he worked in investment banking at Salomon Brothers in New York and Hong Kong. Peter is a director of AAG Energy Limited, Antero Resources Corporation, Brigham Resources, LLC, Delonex Energy Limited, Fairfield Energy Limited, Hawkwood Energy LLC, Laredo Petroleum Holdings, MEG Energy Corp., Targa Resources and Venari Resources LLC. In addition he is a director of Resources for the Future and a trustee of Milton Academy. Peter received a B.A. cum laude from Harvard College and J.D. and M.B.A. degrees with honors from the University of Chicago.

Jacob Y. Strauss – Warburg Pincus

Jacob Y. Strauss joined Warburg Pincus in 2010 and is based in New York. He joined the firm’s energy group in 2013. Previously, he worked in the firm’s healthcare group. Prior to joining Warburg Pincus, he was in the consumer products and retail investment banking group at Citigroup in New York. He is a Director of Canbriam Energy, Independence Resources Management, RimRock Oil & Gas, RS Energy Group and Velvet Energy. Mr. Strauss received a B.A. magna cum laude, in economics from Princeton University.

Nancy Smith – ARC Financial

Nancy is Managing Director of Finance & Planning at ARC and her responsibilities include finance and risk management, strategic planning, investor relations, and legal and regulatory matters. Nancy is a member of ARC’s Executive and Investment committees. She currently represents ARC on the board of Corinthian Exploration Corp. Nancy joined ARC in 1999 as Chief Financial Officer after nine years in the oil and gas industry and four years in corporate banking. Prior to ARC, she worked with an integrated oil company in executive roles in finance and upstream marketing and in Corporate Banking with a major Canadian Bank. Nancy’s education includes a B.A. (Economics) and an M.B.A. (Finance) from the University of Alberta, the Canadian Securities Course and the Institute of Corporate Directors Program. Nancy is a former member of the Board of the Directors of Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society and Alberta Theater Projects.

Zvi Orvitz – Teachers’ Private Capital

Zvi joined the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan in 2008 and is currently a Portfolio Manager in the Energy Group at Teachers’ Private Capital. Prior to joining Teachers’, Zvi worked in investment banking at a global investment bank in New York and Toronto. During his career he has focused on direct investing, M&A advisory and corporate finance in the energy and power sectors. He currently serves on the Boards of BluEarth Renewables Inc., Kanata Energy Group Ltd. and Aspenleaf Energy Ltd. Zvi holds an Honours Business Administration degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and is a CFA Charterholder.

Tim Holt (Chair of the Board) – Independent

Tim is a founding partner and managing director of Edgewater Energy Partners. Tim is a Director on the Board of Edgemarc Energy LLC, and a Director on the Board of EF Energy LLC. Tim has 32 years with Texaco and BP in various engineering, operations and leadership positions. Tim holds an engineering degree from the University of California Berkeley. Tim is also on the board of the Friends of the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

Robert Hodgins – Independent

Robert has been an independent businessman since November 2004. Prior to that, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Pengrowth Energy Trust (a TSX and NYSE-listed energy trust) from 2002 to 2004. Previous to that, Robert was Vice President and Treasurer of Canadian Pacific Limited from 1998 to 2002 and Chief Financial Officer of TransCanada PipeLines Limited from 1993 to 1998. Robert received an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Business from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario in 1975 and received a Chartered Accountant designation and was admitted as a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario in 1977 and Alberta in 1991. He currently serves on the board of a number of public and private companies including Enerplus Corp., MEG Energy and Altagas Ltd.

Steven VanSickle – Independent

Steven is President and Chief Executive Officer, Endurance Energy Ltd. Steven has over 28 years of industry experience in exploration, production, strategic planning and portfolio management. He was one of the co-founders of Canadian Midstream and Fairborne Energy Ltd. He was President and CEO of Fairborne Energy and Santonia Energy Inc. since 2005 until its acquisition by Tourmaline Oil Corp. Prior to Fairborne Energy, he was VP Business Development with Canadian Midstream and Duke Energy Field Services. Steven received his B.Sc. in Geology from McMaster University in 1986.

Paul Myers – President & CEO, Canbriam Energy Inc.

Paul is Canbriam`s President and Chief Executive Officer and is also a member of the board of directors. He is a 26 year veteran of the oil and gas industry with experience in North America, Europe, and West Africa. Paul`s primary focus has been in the Gulf of Mexico and the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. Prior to the formation of Canbriam, Paul was President and CEO of Esprit Energy Trust where he was instrumental in an operational turn-around and divestiture to Pengrowth Energy Trust in October 2006. Prior to Esprit, Paul was accountable for building a Gulf of Mexico deepwater position for PanCanadian (EnCana). Before moving to Calgary in 2000, Paul was VP Exploration for Statoil Exploration US in Houston TX. Paul also spent 10 years in various roles with Amoco Production Company in New Orleans, LA and Houston, TX. Paul holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geophysics from Lehigh University, a Master of Science Degree in Geology (Geophysics emphasis) from the University of Kansas, and a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Calgary.


Norton Rose Fulbright – Legal Counsel

McDaniel & Associates Consultants – Engineering

PriceWaterhouseCoopers – Auditors