Position: Q.C., Chairman
Daryl S. Fridhandler, Q.C. is a Partner with the law firm of Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP and practices as a member of the firm's corporate, securities, mergers and acquisitions and commercial transactions groups. He has been active as a founder, director, officer or legal counsel of numerous for profit (public and private) and not for profit organizations, including government related entities. He was Chairman and a director of Innova Exploration Ltd. (TSX) (Cdn $400,000,000 on sale), Mr. Fridhandler has over 25 years experience in various legal and business aspects of the oil and gas business.
Mr. Fridhandler is presently the Chairman and a director of Palliser Oil and Gas Corporation (TSXV). In October, 2008, he was appointed to the Calgary Police Commission and is presently a Vice Chairman. Mr Fridhandler is also a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Position: President and Chief Executive Officer
Burkhard Franz has been an entrepreneurial business man for over 35 years. He has over 20 years experience in the international resources equity markets. He has held several executive positions with varied responsibilities in mining and oil and gas companies in Canada and Ecuador, South America. He brings a comprehension of financial equity markets and management of oil operations to the Corporation. He has raised equity capital for several companies in the mining and oil and gas industries. He started his career owning and directing several silviculture projects in Austria and Canada, and owning, directing and managing resort projects in Austria. Mr. Franz has actively served as President and director on boards of many private and public companies.
Mr. Franz graduated from the federal college for Agriculture and Forestry in Raumberg, Austria. He earned an engineering degree in Agriculture from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Vienna, Austria in 1977. Mr Franz is fluent in German and English.
Lorraine McVean is a practicing lawyer engaged in the provision of legal consulting services to various entities in the oil and gas industry. Prior to becoming a consultant, she was a senior legal executive and officer of an intermediate public oil and gas company. Ms. McVean's legal practice has been focused on mergers and acquisition activity and acquisition and divestiture of oil and gas assets. Ms. McVean has extensive experience with publicly traded companies, having served on the Board of Directors and Audit Committees of several companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.
Ms. McVean is also a member of the Board of Directors of the YWCA of Calgary, a not-for-profit charitable organization. Ms. McVean holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of British Columbia. She is a recent graduate of the Directors Education Program at the Haskyne School of Business and is a member in good standing of the Law Society of Alberta and the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors.
Position: Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Savi Franz has over 25 years of industry experience broadly distributed across finance and accounting functions at escalating seniority and has progressively held more responsible positions. Ms. Franz has previously proven herself proficient in the organization of accounting systems and processes in early stage, growing oil and gas companies including Prospera Energy Inc. She has also taken on integral supervisory roles in an operational environment and has been instrumental in successful acquisition efforts.
Ms. Franz has held a position of increasing responsibility at Price Waterhouse/Coopers (Trinidad and Tobago), Ladbrokes Holdings PLC (U.K.), Ashpaltic Holdings (PLC (U.K.) and more recently at several Canadian junior oil and gas companies. Ms. Franz holds diploma/degree in Finance and Accounting at N.E.L.P./South West London College, U.K.
Position: Vice President of Exploration and Development
Mr Ahmad is an Explorationist with over 20 years of experience in the upstream oil and gas industry. He was an integral part of the exploration and development team at Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. Mr Ahmad has extensive experience in acquisition evaluation and assessment of exploration assets and development projects, geological expertise in drilling operations, and integration of new technology to improve efficiency of oil and gas upstream operations. Mr Ahmad has a masters degree in geology from the University of Oslo, Norway. He and will manage and be responsible to explore and develop the Corporation's assets in Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Position: Vice President of Production and Operations
Mr. Thunberg has over 25 years of industry experience predominately in production, operations and facilities engineering and project management. He has worked extensively in Canada holding positions of increasing responsibility with Renaissance Energy Ltd., Storm Energy Inc., and Trident Exploration Corp. Mr. Thunberg was founder and CEO of Goodland Energy Ltd., a private oil & gas exploration company before he joined Prospera Energy Inc. as a consultant in 2016 overseeing the implementation of the Red Earth Creek, Alberta waterflood project. Mr. Thunberg has also obtained some international experience working for Pacalta Resources Ltd. in Ecuador. Mr. Thunberg attended the University of Calgary in Oil and Gas Engineering. He will be responsible to oversee the production and operations of the recently acquired assets in Saskatchewan.
Position: Consulting Geophysicist
Marty Yurchak has 18 years of experience as a geoscientist in the Canadian Oil and Gas industry. He has held varying positions within numerous asset teams at Exxon Mobil Canada, Bonavista Energy, Storm Gas Resources, and Goodland Energy. Mr. Yurchak has worked with several companies developing financial and economic models, corporate presentations and corporate marketing. He joined Prospera Energy Inc. in 2016 as an operations and production consultant for Pouce Coupe, Silverdale and Red Earth. Mr Yurchak does corporate modelling, economics and IT work. He graduated from the University of Alberta in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science Specializing in Geophysics. Mr. Yurchak will oversee the Corporation's assets Pouce Coupe, Red Earth and Silverdale.
Position: Consulting Exploitation and Production Engineer
Mr. Stephen Terry has been hired as a consultant and will be responsible for downhole optimization, facilities construction and field operations. Mr. Terry has over 20 years of petroleum engineering experience including primary production and enhanced oil recovery including polymer flooding. Recent experience includes production engineering, reservoir exploitation, full field asset development strategy and economic evaluation. Before joining Prospera Energy Inc. Mr. Terry worked for Baker Hughes, Husky Oil, Canadian Natural Resources and was Vice President of Production of Bronco Energy.
With its recent appointment of experienced engineers, geologists and consultants, Prospera Energy Inc. believes that there is significant opportunity to manage and develop its newly acquired properties beyond primary recovery through the implementation of water flood/pressure support as well as numerous reactivations and infill drilling opportunities.