Position: Chief Executive Officer & Director
Mr. Agolli has more than 16 years of successful experience in developing heavy oil and energy projects. He was Co-Founder and VP of Bankers Petroleum Ltd. ("Bankers") from its inception in 2004 until August 2008. Mr. Agolli is also the Founder and Chairman of BA Capital, a merchant bank serving the oil and gas industry. He is also a Co-Founder of Sonoro Energy a Canadian TSX listed oil company with operations in Iraq. Mr. Agolli previously was a business development executive with Koch Industries, the largest privately held company in North America. Mr. Agolli holds a Masters Degree in Management from Grand Valley State University (Michigan, USA) and an International Relations and Business Degree from the same university. He is a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (Houston, USA).
Position: Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Bruce has extensive experience in the oil industry with a diversified background linking oil sands production, bitumen upgrading, oil refining and technology development to the Alberta oilsands market. Early career work with Petro-Canada provided an appreciation of bitumen upgrading mega-projects, hands- on refinery process engineering, head office project and technology development and a thorough knowledge of the "downstream" business. Gerald moved to Jacobs Consultancy in Calgary as a senior consultant advising government and industry on the challenges and opportunities of transforming bitumen into value added products, leading to refinery conversion projects targeted to process Alberta oil sands derived crude oils.
Invited to work for MEG Energy Corp, a heavy oil producer, to manage the development of a bitumen conversion technology to transform SAGD bitumen into refinery feedstock. The manufactured crude oil product meets pipeline specifications without the need for transport diluent, The HI-Q process is now patented. Gerald is the past president and currently treasurer of the Canadian Crude Quality Technical Association (CCQTA), strategic advisor to the Canadian Heavy Oil Association (past president), and an oil sands processing consultant to government and industry. Gerald has a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University Waterloo.
Position: Interim Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Wells possesses nearly 30 years experience in finance, operations and administrative positions. Mr. Wells has held several CFO positions with both public and privately held companies. He was President, CFO and Director of Sionix Corporation (OTCQB: SINX), a water treatment company. He has held similar positions with Voyant International Corporation (technology company), Reach Messaging, Inc., PowerHouse Technologies Group, Inc. (now Migo Software, Inc.), BroadStream, Inc., Hollywood Stock Exchange (HSX.com), and Cord Blood America, Inc. (OTCBB: CBAI). David holds an MBA from Pepperdine University.
Mr. Rutkowski, Chairman, CEO and co-founder of Clearsign Combustion Corporation, a development stage company, designs and develops technologies that enhance the energy efficiency, emissions control, and fuel flexibility characteristics of combustion systems worldwide. Former CEO and co-founder of Microvision, Inc., a leader in optical beam-scanning display and imaging systems.
38 years of oil and gas experience. Founder and CEO of Optimal Resources, CEO and Director of Quadrise Canada Corp. Served as director of over 30 oil and gas companies in North America and Internationally.
Position: Senior Technical Advisor
35+ years oil and gas experience with major EPC company. Mr. Kresnyak is currently CTO and Director of Expander Energy, an energy technology company based in Calgary.