Our people are the difference.
We have assembled a brilliant team of geoscientists, engineers and serial entrepreneurs to continuously grow, create, invent & evolve new power technologies for a new world.
President + CEO
John Redfern is an expert investor, advisor and serial entrepreneur in the data analytics, oil service and energy tech verticals. John spent his career in executive roles at multiple international oil co’s and oil service co’s including as a Director at Hess in London, President of Accumap in Calgary and President of IHS Energy in Denver. Prior to Eavor, John spent 13 years in China co-founding a series of start-ups, the most recent of which is LocalGravity, the leading retail data analytics platform in China. As a director, executive and advisor over the years, John has specialized in commercial strategy, negotiations, alliancing, M&A, and private equity. John holds a degree in Engineering Physics from Queen’s University in Kingston, Law degrees from McGill University in Montreal, and an MBA degree from INSEAD in France.
Chief Business Development Officer / Director
Paul Cairns has spent close to 20 years in the energy and technology verticals with a focus on development and incubation of new ventures. He has been on the executive team that has spanned the entire start-up life-cycle and brought firms from initial inception to IPO. After years with Acumen Capital Partners and Stephen Avenue Securities, Paul Founded Cairns Capital Corporation to provide capital solutions to the energy and technology sectors. Paul is a well-known incubator and developer of new and IP-grounded ventures. Paul is based in Calgary and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Michaluk brings over 30 years of accounting and finance experience, including 10 years as CFO of publicly traded companies in the oil and gas (Fairmount Energy Inc.) and energy services industries (IROC Energy Services Corp. and CWC Energy Services Corp.). Prior thereto, Ryan was the Controller and Senior Director of Finance for Dynegy Canada Inc., a natural gas, crude oil, and electricity marketing and trading firm, where he also developed Dynegy Canada’s retail electric settlement and billing systems. Ryan is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant, and Certified Managerial Accountant and holds a bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan.
Chief Technology Officer
Matt Toews is a professional engineer with over a decade of experience in production and operations with a focus on management and technology development. Fueled by a passion for new ventures and developing projects from the ground up, Toews has produced an extensive portfolio of pilot projects with a successful track record of creating value through technology commercialization. During his tenure at Cenovus Energy, Toews led a team accountable for wellbore design and optimization at Cenovus’ thermal assets – which produce an aggregate 370,000 bbl/d. Toews graduated with Distinction from the University of Calgary Oil and Gas Engineering.
Executive Vice President
Jeanine Vany is an APEGA registered professional geologist with a career spanning over 15 years in the oil and gas industry. Her experience ranges from reservoir characterization, drilling and operations to full field delineation strategies, asset management, and acquisition. Vany has spent her career at foremost E&P companies such as EnCana, Devon and Total. She joined GLJ Petroleum Consultants in 2012, where she led the geoscience aspects of in-situ reserves and resource evaluations in addition to working deep basin unconventional plays. Prior to joining Eavor™, Vany managed geoscience at Castle Rock. Jeanine holds an Honours B.Sc degree in Geology and Environmental Studies from Saint Mary’s University and a Business Essentials Certificate from the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary.
Mr. Andrews brings over 27 years of industry experience starting his career as a Production Engineer at Chevron Canada. Mr. Andrews currently serves as COO at Certus Oil & Gas Inc. and President and founder of Amarok Engineering Ltd. Prior to, Mr. Andrews served as Vice-President, Drilling & Operations at Artek Exploration Ltd. Prior thereto, Manager of Drilling & Operations at Ketch Resources Ltd. and Sr. Production / Completion Engineer at Ketch Energy Ltd. A standing member of APEGA and SPE, he thrives on challenges, particularly those that expand the company’s reach, and his proven track record makes him a very valuable asset to the organization.
Mr. Lindop brings a unique quality to Eavor™. As the former Mayor of Devon Alberta, Mr. Lindops’ expertise in intra-governmental projects and infrastructure development is best-in-class. During his tenure as Mayor, Mr. Lindop promoted and successfully established numerous Green Initiatives with private and public sector investment. Prior to his mayoralty, Mr. Lindop consulted in the private sector for Crest Cameron in leadership mentoring. Prior to, Mr. Lindop served his community in public education as the principle of secondary school. During that tenure, Mr. Lindop established the Rotary project that brought community outreach and development co-operative with Canada and Belize. Mr. Lindop is bilingual (French) and holds a Bachelor in Education (University of Alberta) and a Master’s in Education (Portland University).
Vice-President, Operations / Director
Derek Riddell is an expert in upstream energy operations. Over his nearly thirty years in the business, Derek has ammased a resume of adding tremendous value to operational efficiency and strategic processes, most recently as the VP Operations at RMP Energy Inc. He started his career at Rising Resources Ltd in 1992 and held positions of increasing responsibility in various roles at Gardiner Oil and Gas Ltd., Poco Petroleums Ltd., Burlington Resources Canada Ltd., and Rider Resources Ltd. Mr. Riddell earned a Bachelor of Applied Petroleum Engineering degree and a diploma in Petroleum Engineering Technology from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. He is a registered member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) and Saskatchewan (APEGS) as well as the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).
Kelly Streit is the founder and owner of Mode Models International, the preeminent modeling agency in Canada. Mr. Streit founded the agency when he was 20 years old, scouted exclusively for Eileen Ford at Ford Models Inc, and grew Mode in short order to be one of the most influential agencies in Canada, representing talent worldwide. Mr. Streit’s expertise in media relations, content creation, and brand development is unequaled, and he has collaborated with some of the largest companies, both in fashion and out. Mr. Streit was a reward recipient of the Fraser Milner Casgrain Pinnacle award for Outstanding Achievement in Entrepreneurship and has sat on numerous charitable boards as well as the board of ACAD (Alberta College of Art and Design).
VP, Sales & Marketing
Robert comes to Eavor with nearly 40 years international business development, sales, marketing and management experience in the energy industry. Graduating with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, he spent the first 7 years living and working in Indonesia, Australia and India for Schlumberger. Returning to Europe he joined IBM as a salesman, before going on to build and manage international sales and marketing organisations for Halliburton and IHS, as well as personally closing multi-million dollar contracts across Europe, Asia and Africa and North and South America. He has been a frequent consultant to the World Bank on projects ranging from energy planning in Angola to infrastructure development and capacity building in Mauritania. In Iraq he worked under the United Nations “oil for food programme” and in China advised state companies on strategic gas development.
Douglas Beach brings three decades of international energy, commodity and financial market experience to EavorTM. His career at Koch Industries included leadership of various trading, supply, and oil asset operations in England, Switzerland, U.S., Canada, Russia, and Singapore. Executive leadership of international commodity supply and trading businesses capped a career that includes successful business development, acquisitions, trading, directorship contributions, and innovations in infrastructure, trading, and analytical approach. His experiences include responding to counterparty bankruptcies, ship groundings, spills, pirates, and nearby terrorist attacks, creations of financial derivative products, business opening thrills, business closing sadness, a disgruntled oligarch, a successful public offering, failed trades, and the lists of smaller mistakes that add up to formative experience. Mr. Beach has a B.Sc. in Business from Emporia State University and is a graduate of the Directors Education Program at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary.
Mr. Burstall practices in the area of commercial law with an emphasis on securities law. Mr. Burstall’s practice includes all aspects of securities law from both the perspective of an issuer or an underwriter B.Comm (University of Calgary), Bachelor of Laws (UBC).
Ross McCurdy has spent most of his career in all areas of innovation: technology creation, technology transfer, business start-up, venture capital, from private to public company, investor and mentor to technology start-ups. Dr. McCurdy holds a Ph.D. from the Dalhousie University, a Master of Science and a Master of Public Health from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Science from Saint Mary’s University.