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Highwood Oil Company Ltd. is a Canadian-owned, public oil & natural gas producer headquartered in Calgary, Alberta. Formed in 2012, the Company has sought to acquire and develop various plays across Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan.
Greg Macdonald, President & CEO, Director
Mr. Macdonald has more than 18 years of experience in both Canada and the U.S. and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Oil & Gas Engineering from the University of Calgary. Previously, Mr. Macdonald was the VP, Engineering of Tidewater Midstream & Infrastructure Ltd., a public oil & gas midstream company. Prior thereto, Mr. Macdonald worked in various engineering roles at both private and public oil and gas companies. Mr. Macdonald has been actively involved in more than 30 oil and gas acquisitions ranging in size from $100,000 to $200 million.
Kelly McDonald, VP Exploration
Mr. McDonald is a Professional Geologist with over 25 years of oil and gas experience in Canada and the US. Mr. McDonald has been an officer in a number of oil and gas companies over the last 10 years and has been intricately involved in exploration and development of both conventional and unconventional assets across North America. Mr. McDonald has been actively involved in over 30 oil and gas acquisitions ranging from $100,000 to $150 Million. Mr. McDonald obtained a Bachelor of Science with a Specialization in Geology from the University of Calgary in 1995 and is a Professional Geologist in the Province of Alberta.
Graydon Glans, CFO
Mr. Glans is a Chartered Accountant and CFA Charterholder with over 10 years of financial and management experience with public and private companies. He obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia in 2009, received his Chartered Accountant designation in February 2012 and became a CFA Charterholder in August 2015. Prior to becoming the Chief Financial Officer of Highwood in April 2015, Mr. Glans has held the positions of Controller, PRD Canada, with Secure Energy Services and Manager Financial Reporting, Predator Midstream Ltd. Mr. Glans articled and was a former manager with a mid-sized Calgary based accounting firm.
Mr. Holyoake brings over 20 years of operations, engineering and management experience to the Resulting Issuer. He has worked in all disciplines of the oil and gas business from exploration to midstream operations. Mr. Holyoake is a Professional Engineer and obtained his Degree in Petroleum Engineering from Montana School of Mines in 1997 and a Petroleum Engineering Technology Diploma from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in 1993. Mr. Holyoake currently serves as the President & CEO of Fireweed Energy Ltd.
Mr. Wong-Chor has been a Partner of DLA Piper (Canada) LLP (and its predecessor firms) since September 2004. Prior thereto, he was Partner and Associate at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (and its predecessor firms) from 1998 to 2004. He is a corporate secretary or director of a number of public and private companies. Mr. Wong-Chor obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Victoria in 1992 and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Calgary in 1997.
Mr. Shivji is a Chartered Accountant, CFA Charterholder and holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business. He has over 20 years of financial and management experience with entities of various sizes in the Canadian energy sector. Mr. Shivji was the CFO of Highwood Oil from 2012 to 2014 and was the CFO of Predator Midstream Ltd. from 2012 until the sale of the company’s assets in August 2014 to Secure Energy Services. Previously, he was Manager of Transaction Services with PWC Advisory.