Directors, Management & Consultants

Steve Mathiesen, President, CEO, and Director

Steve was a corporate and securities lawyer for more than 30 years and, until 2011, was a partner at McMillan LLP, focusing on M&A, financings and corporate matters including governance for private and public companies. Steve holds an LLB from University of British Columbia, a BA in Economics and Commerce from Simon Fraser University, the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors and is a non-practising member of the Law Society of BC. He currently serves on several boards.

Dario Sodero, Senior Vice-President, Director

A geologist with over 40 years of Canadian and International oil and gas exploration experience, Dario is the President of Planaval Resources Ltd., a private consulting company. From 1969 to 1979 he worked at Canada Cities Service where he became Geological Manager; from 1980 to 1990 he was Vice President and President of Atlas Yellowknife Resources, a company listed on the TSX; in 1992 he co-founded Coachlight Resources Ltd., a company listed on the Alberta Stock Exchange which was merged with Danoil Energy (later renamed Acclaim Energy Trust) in 1998; In 1997 he co-founded Sheer Energy Inc., a company listed on the TSX-V, which signed an agreement to redevelop the giant Masjed-I-Suleyman field in Iran. In 2004 Sheer sold its interest in the field to the Chinese National Petroleum Company and Sheer was later merged with two private companies to form Cygam Energy Inc. Mr. Sodero was the President of Cygam from February 2007 to April 2011 and has been a director of Zenith Energy Inc., a company with producing properties in Argentina and Italy, since 2009. Mr. Sodero graduated from the University of Turin, Italy, with a Doctorate in Geological Sciences (Honours) in 1967.

Gary Mathiesen, Chief Financial Officer

A Chartered Accountant, Gary is the President and Principal of Quay Property Management Corp. and related companies, which currently include the management and ownership of Lonsdale Quay Market and Tsawwassen Quay Market. Gary holds a BA in Commerce from Simon University and has served as an officer and director of several TSXV companies.

Michael O'Byrne, Director

With over 16 years of wide-ranging experience in oil and gas exploration, production and management, including working as a landman, Mike is currently the President of Crimson Energy Ltd., a private oil and gas company.

Roger Giovanetto, Director

Roger served as President of R&H Engineering Ltd, a metallurgical, materials and corrosion engineering services company. During his career, he has developed and managed oilfield chemical operations, corrosion consulting companies and started a publicly-traded junior O & G company. He has been instrumental in developing business operations in Siberia, where he specialized in renovating existing oilfields and has established several chemical manufacturing facilities in Siberia and Iran. Roger holds a B.Sc. In Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Alberta and is a member of APEGGA and other professional Oil and Gas organizations.

Adrian J. Van de Mosselaer, Director

Adrian is a highly experienced executive, having been Canada's representative to a science committee of the United Nations in addition to supervising management teams and operations in a variety of industries. He has extensive experience leading technological advancements in an operational management role and in spearheading related corporate finance activities. Adrian, for a short period of time , served as RockBridge's President. He has also headed various industry committees and forums where he has been a sought after speaker and spokesperson. He currently is Director of Sales of Sigmadek, having previously acted as a Project Manager working in the Energy sector.

Gurminder Sangha, Director

Gurm is an independent business advisor to the resources industry and brings over 12 years of management and financing expertise in both public and private companies. He has served as a board member on various TSXV companies and assisted with corporate finance duties, business development activities and governance. His previous positions include various lending and securities related positions with Scotiabank. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree.

Company Advisors

Securities Counsel

Stephen K. Winters Law Corporation
Barristers & Solicitors
Vancouver, BC

Oil & Gas Counsel

Burstall Winger LLP
Calgary, AB


DeVisser Gray LLP
Chartered Accountants
Vancouver, BC

Petroleum Engineers

Trimble Engineering Ltd.
Steve Trimble, President
Calgary, AB