OUR TEAM

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Our Board of Directors oversee the management, conduct, and activities of the Company with the goal of achieving HHR’s principal objective to become one of the top five Montney producers in Western Canada.

Bryan Begley, MBA: Director

  • Begley is a founder and Managing Director of 1901 Partners Management, LP, a private equity firm that manages a portfolio of oil and gas and other energy-related investments.
  • Begley previously served as a Managing Director of ZBI Ventures, L.L.C., which he joined in 2007 as part of the founding team, to lead and manage private investments in the energy sector. Prior to joining ZBI Ventures, L.L.C., Mr. Begley was a partner at McKinsey & Co. in the Dallas and Houston offices, where he advised clients across the global energy sector. He has also worked as an engineer with Phillips Petroleum Company in Bartlesville, Oklahoma and Stavanger, Norway.
  • Begley currently serves on the Board of Athabasca Oil Corporation as well as several private oil and gas and other energy companies in the U.S and Canada.

J. Paul Charron, CA, CPA: Director

  • Mr. Charron is currently Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ridgeback Resources.
  • Most recently, Mr. Charron was President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of CanEra Inc. (2014-2017), CanEra Energy Corp. (2010-2014) and CanEra Resources Inc. (2008-2010). Prior thereto Mr. Charron held the same positions at Canetic Resources Trust and its predecessor Acclaim Energy Trust. He also served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ketch Energy from April 2000 to October 2002.
  • Prior to joining Ketch, Mr. Charron held the positions of Managing Director, Vice President and Director with the Capital Markets Group of BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., Vice President of Finance with Morrison Petroleums Ltd. and has served as Corporate Director of Legacy Oil and Gas, Canetic Resources Trust, Acclaim Energy Trust, Creststreet Asset Management, Kereco Energy Ltd., Ketch Energy Ltd. and TriStar Oil and Gas Ltd.
  • Currently, Mr. Charron serves on the Board of Edge School of Athletes.

A. Stewart Hanlon, CA, CPA: Director

  • Mr. Hanlon retired from his position as President and Chief Executive Officer of Gibson Energy in June of 2017.
  • In his 26-year tenure with Gibson he filled senior roles in finance, business development and operations culminating in his appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer in April of 2009.
  • Mr. Hanlon also serves on the Boards of Source Energy Services and Questor Technology and is a volunteer member on the Board of the Children’s Wish Foundation and the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Edwards School of Business, University of Saskatchewan.

Robert M. Tichio, MBA: Director

  • Mr. Tichio is a Partner of Riverstone Holdings LLC, a private equity firm that manages a portfolio of energy investments.
  • Prior to joining Riverstone in 2006, Mr. Tichio was in the Principal Investment Area of Goldman Sachs, which manages the firm’s private corporate equity investments. Mr. Tichio began his career at J.P. Morgan in the M&A group, where he concentrated on assignments that included public company combinations, asset sales, takeover defenses, and leveraged buyouts.
  • Mr. Tichio received his A.B. from Dartmouth College as a Phi Beta Kappa graduate and later received his M.B.A. with Distinction from Harvard Business School.
  • Mr. Tichio currently serves on the Boards of Centennial Resource Development, EP Energy, Talos Energy, and several private oil and gas companies in the U.S. and Canada.

E. Bartow Jones: Director

  • Mr. Jones is a Partner of Riverstone Holdings LLC, a private equity firm that manages a portfolio of energy investments.
  • Prior to joining Riverstone in 2001, Mr. Jones was an Associate in the M&A group at J.P. Morgan in New York. Since joining Riverstone, Mr. Jones has been active across a variety of sectors in the energy industry, with significant experience in midstream, natural gas and mining.
  • Mr. Jones received his B.S. in Commerce with concentrations in both Finance and Accounting from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.
  • Mr. Jones currently serves on the Boards of several private oil and gas companies in the U.S. and internationally.

Scott Sobie: Director

  • 30+ years of oil and gas industry experience in a wide range of technical and management positions at Shell and Talisman Energy.
  • Prior to the current assignment, Mr. Sobie held positions with Talisman Energy for over 22 years, most recently as Vice President of Conventional Development, North America with accountability for underlying production of over 80,000 boe/d, with asset areas in the Western Canadian Basin.
  • Previous roles included Vice President, Shale Pilots and Vice President, Business Services as well as Operations Manager positions.

Jesal Shah, MBA: Director

  • Mr. Shah is a Vice President of Riverstone Holdings LLC, a private equity firm that manages a portfolio of energy investments.
  • Mr. Shah joined Riverstone in 2010 as an Associate and returned to Riverstone in 2015 after earning his M.B.A. Prior to joining Riverstone, Mr. Shah was an Investment Banking Analyst in the Global Energy Group at Credit Suisse.
  • He graduated summa cum laude from Tufts University and later received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
  • Mr. Shah currently serves on the Boards of Liberty Oilfield Services and several private oil and gas companies in the U.S. and Canada.

MANAGEMENT

Scott Sobie: President and Chief Executive Officer

  • 30+ years of oil and gas industry experience in a wide range of technical and management positions at Shell and Talisman Energy.
  • Prior to the current assignment, Mr. Sobie held positions with Talisman Energy for over 22 years, most recently as Vice President of Conventional Development, North America with accountability for underlying production of over 80,000 boe/d, with asset areas in the Western Canadian Basin.
  • Previous roles included Vice President, Shale Pilots and Vice President, Business Services as well as Operations Manager positions.

Michael Kohut: Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

  • 25+ years of professional experience in various senior executive and Board of Director positions.
  • Mr. Kohut is the Chairman of the Board at Big Rock Brewery Inc., and serves as a Director at Chronos Resources Ltd. and Southern Energy Corp.
  • Prior to joining Hammerhead Mr. Kohut was the Vice President of Finance at Paramount Resources Ltd. and Chief Financial Officer of Trilogy Energy Corp.

Daniel Labelle, M.Sc., P. Geol.: Senior Vice President, Development and A&D

  • 25+ years of professional experience focusing on the Western Canadian and Williston Basins.
  • Extensive experience spans the Deep Basin, central Alberta, Peace River Arch, northeast British Columbia, and southeast and southwest Saskatchewan.
  • Prior to Hammerhead, Mr. Labelle was Manager of Geology at Delphi Energy and held a variety of roles with both Talisman Energy and Mobil Canada, including several years in acquisition, divestments and property optimization.

David Anderson, P.Eng.: Senior Vice President, Operations and Alternative Energy

  • 25+ year professional engineer with broad domestic and international experience in a variety of technical and management roles.
  • Previous President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Lone Pine Resources Inc. and President of Canadian Forest Oil Ltd.
  • Held various technical and leadership positions at Verenex Energy Inc., Kereco Energy Ltd., Pinnacle Resources Ltd and Norcen Energy Resources Ltd.

Nicki Stevens, P.Eng.: Senior Vice President, Production, Marketing and ESG

  • 27+ years of professional experience in the Western Canadian Basin with various management and leadership positions.
  • Prior to Hammerhead, Ms. Stevens held various roles, including Engineering Technical Authority, Operations Supervisor and exploitation roles with Talisman Energy and Chevron Canada.

ADVISORS | PARTNERS

Bankers

  • Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
  • National Bank of Canada
  • ATB Financial
  • Canadian Western Bank
  • Business Development Bank of Canada

Auditors

Ernst & Young LLP

Transfer Agent

Computershare Limited

Legal Counsel

Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP

Engineering Consultants

McDaniel & Associates Consultants Ltd.

Private Equity Backers

Riverstone Holdings LLC and 1901 Partners Management, LP

Hammerhead Resources

Hammerhead is a growth-oriented private company based in Calgary, Alberta with production and development focused in the multi-zone, Montney light oil window.

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Contact Information

525 8th Avenue SW (Suite 2700)
Calgary, Alberta T2P 1G1 Canada

Tel. +1 (855) 930-0560

24 Hour Emergency Response:
+1 (877) 431-5716

Whistleblower Hotline:
+1 (888) 280-0502