Management team

Canbriam’s experienced management team has a track record for creating value.

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Paul Myers – President & Chief Executive Officer, Director

Paul Myers

Paul Myers 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 Chief Executive Officer 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 the Vice President, 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.

Graham Janega – Chief Operating Officer

Graham was appointed Chief Operating Officer in January 2019, leading all operational and subsurface functions at Canbriam Energy.

Graham joined Canbriam in 2013 as Drilling & Completions Engineer responsible for completion design and optimization of over-pressured Montney wells. He became Completions Manager in 2015 and was appointed Vice President, Subsurface in 2017. Graham’s career includes progressive operational roles focused on production optimization, unconventional oil and gas resource development, reservoir engineering and project management at Pengrowth Energy and Shell Canada.

Graham holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Calgary.

Larry Cole – Chief Financial Officer

Larry Cole, VP Finance

Larry was appointed Chief Financial Officer in January 2019 and is responsible for all finance, accounting and risk management functions within Canbriam.

Larry joined Canbriam in 2007 as Controller and was promoted to Vice President, Finance in 2014. Prior to joining Canbriam, Larry held the position of Manager of Financial Accounting at Pengrowth Energy Trust, as well as various accounting roles within the oil and gas industry.

He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Lethbridge and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta.

Donna Phillips – Executive Vice President, Corporate Development

Donna Phillips

Donna Phillips has thirty years of professional experience in business with particular focus in the areas of finance, corporate planning, land negotiations, business development, government relations, stakeholder/community relations and Indigenous negotiations in the energy industry. Ms. Phillips is the Executive Vice President, Corporate Development of Canbriam Energy Inc. a company with an organic growth story now producing >30,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.

Prior to joining Canbriam in 2007, Donna held the position of Director and Vice President, Land at Direct Energy/Centrica Canada Ltd. She began her oil and gas career in Finance at SaskOil, following which she worked in Corporate Planning, Asset Management and Land at Wascana Energy/CanOxy (now Nexen).

Ms. Phillips is a member of the Board of Directors for Geoscience BC. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers British Columbia Executive Policy Group and the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen. She is President of the Petroleum Acquisition and Divestiture Association where she has been a board member since 2006.

Ms. Phillips holds a Institute of Corporate Directors designation, ICD.D (September 2018). She also has a Bachelor of Administration from the University of Regina and a CPA CMA certification.

Nauman Rasheed – Vice President, Operations

Nauman Rasheed, VP Production & Facilities

Nauman is Vice President, Operations at Canbriam Energy, responsible for all Drilling & Completions, Facilities and Production related functions at Canbriam.

With over 20 years of oil and natural gas industry experience, Nauman has extensive experience in facilities operations, green-field infrastructure development project management and Health, Safety & Environment leadership. Nauman joined Canbriam in 2012 as Vice President, Facilities & Production and prior to that held the role of Production and Operations Manager for the Western Canada Unconventional Business Unit at Pengrowth Energy Corp. Nauman has a track record of leading high performing teams and has unconventional resource development experience across multiple oil and gas plays in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Nauman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and Zoology from the University of Calgary and is a registered professional engineer with APEGA.

Robert Bercha – Vice President, Subsurface

Robert was appointed Vice President Subsurface in January 2019.

With over 28 years of experience in the oil & gas industry, Robert has technical experience in multiple conventional and unconventional resource exploration plays across Canada, with a primary focus on geology and petrophysics. Robert joined Canbriam in 2008 as Senior Staff Geologist and was promoted to Geoscience Manager in 2015. Prior to joining Canbriam, Robert held various progressive geoscience roles at Canadian Natural Resources Limited, Anadarko Canada, Union Pacific Resources, Norcen Energy and Pembina Resources.

Robert holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Calgary and is a registered Professional Geologist with APEGA.

Sean Brady – Vice President, Corporate Planning

Sean Brady, VP Corporate Planning

Sean Brady joined Canbriam as Vice President, Corporate Planning in April 2014.  He began his career working in the Middle East and South America for Schlumberger where he gained valuable experience as a senior field seismologist.  Following this he worked for 12 years at Encana and Cenovus where he worked closely with the Executive Team and senior leadership on critical processes including long range planning, annual budgeting, and project approvals. During his time at Encana and Cenovus he supported a broad array of developments including shallow gas, tight oil, SAGD, polymer & C02 floods, and refining. Sean’s experience also includes international project evaluation and he was involved with the $2.1 billion disposition of the Encana Gulf of Mexico assets.

Sean holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Geology from the University of London, a Masters of Science in Petroleum Geology from the University of Aberdeen, and a Master of Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business.

Bill Stait – Vice President, Capital Markets and Corporate M&A

Bill joined Canbriam in 2014 as Director, Investor Relations was appointed Vice President, Capital Markets and Corporate M&A in January 2019.

With 20 years of oil & gas experience, Bill’s career includes tenure at Cenovus Energy, Raymond James and Imperial Oil in investor relations, equity research and marketing roles.

Bill holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta.