Directors


Eric Tremblay

Director, Executive Chairman

Mr. Tremblay is Chief Executive Officer of Aston Hill Financial Inc.  Mr. Tremblay is an Engineer with over 18 years executive experience acquiring, producing and developing oil & gas assets in Canada and the United States.  Mr. Tremblay possesses a wealth of business development, marketing, fund raising, and investor relations experience in the oil & gas and income trust sectors.  In 1993, Mr. Tremblay began his career at Enerplus, continuously advancing into more senior roles, ultimately culminating in the position of Senior Vice President of Capital Markets.  From 1987 to 1993, he pursued a career as a structural design engineer in the North American aerospace industry and held positions with British Petroleum, Canadair and the Boeing Airplane Company.  Mr. Tremblay graduated from Ryerson University in Toronto with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Aerospace Engineering.


Brian Prokop, P.Eng., CFA

Director, Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Prokop, Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Administrator has over 28 years of operational and financial experience in the oil and gas industry.  Prior to his appointment as the Chief Executive Officer of the Administrator, Mr. Prokop was Vice President, Capital Markets of Daylight Energy Ltd.  Previously he served as Director, Institutional Equity Sales, and Energy Specialist at National Bank Financial establishing the Calgary Institutional Sales Desk, prior to which he served as Vice President, Oil and Gas Specialist, Institutional Equity Sales at Canaccord Capital Corporation, dealing with North American and European institutions with specific emphasis on energy companies and royalty trusts. Prior thereto, Mr. Prokop was a sell-side analyst providing Canadian and U.S. equity and income trust coverage, and macroeconomic industry analysis.  Mr. Prokop has held executive technical and financial roles with Talisman Energy Inc. and Shell Canada Ltd. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Geological Engineering) from the University of Manitoba, a Master of Business administration from the University of Calgary, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.  Mr. Prokop received the designation of a Professional Engineer in 1986.


Richard Louden 

Director

Mr. Louden was formerly Co-Chief Executive Officer and President of the Administrator.  Mr. Louden has over 30 years of operation and management experience. Prior to joining Argent, Mr. Louden served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Denali.  Mr. Louden held senior positions with El Paso Corporation, Coastal Corporation, Union Texas Petroleum Holdings, Inc. and Amoco Corporation.  Mr. Louden graduated from Louisiana Tech University in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.


John Brussa

Director

Mr. Brussa is a senior partner and head of the Tax Department at the law firm of Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP. He has been a partner since 1987 and has worked at the firm since 1981. Mr. Brussa’s current practice includes structured finance, taxation of international energy operations, corporate and income trust restructuring and reorganization, dispute resolution and acquisitions and divestitures. Mr. Brussa has lectured extensively to the Canadian Tax Foundation, the Canadian Institute, the Canadian Petroleum Tax Society and Insight. Mr. Brussa is also a director of a number of energy and energy-related corporations and is a member and former Governor of the Executive Committee of the Canadian Tax Foundation. Mr. Brussa attended the University of Windsor and received his Bachelor of Arts in History and Economics in 1978 and his Bachelor of Laws in 1981.


Scott Butler

Director

Mr. Butler’s career includes over 20 years in the investment banking industry. Mr. Butler has extensive experience raising capital, notably for royalty trusts and companies in the oil and gas sector, including serving as Managing Director at CIBC World Markets Inc. where he worked for 14 years until his retirement in August of 2006. Mr. Butler attended Concordia University and received his Bachelor of Arts in 1976.


William D. Robertson

Director

Mr. Robertson is a Fellow Chartered Accountant and was formerly the lead oil and gas specialist at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Calgary, Alberta. After a 36 year career with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Mr. Robertson retired from practice in 2002. Prior to this, he served on the CIM Petroleum Society Standing Committee on Reserve Definitions, as well as a number of other committees overseeing the practice of accounting in Alberta. Mr. Robertson graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta.


Glen C. Schmidt

Director

Mr. Schmidt is President and Chief Executive Officer of Laricina Energy Ltd. and has held his position since 2005. Prior to his current position he was President, Chief Executive Officer and director of Deer Creek Energy Limited since 2001. Mr. Schmidt has 30 years of oil and gas experience with more than 20 years at the executive level. Formerly, Mr. Schmidt was President of Torex Resources Ltd. and Pioneer Natural Resources Canada Inc. and was previously the Vice President Canada at Chauvco Resources Ltd. and Vice President Production and Engineering at Mark Resources Inc. Mr. Schmidt holds both a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (with Distinction) from the University of Calgary and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta.