Management

Michael Krzus

Executive Chairman, Technical Director

Mr. Michael Krzus brings over 30 years of oil and gas industry experience, including senior executive management and director positions. His experience includes managing and overseeing technical and business aspects of various conventional and unconventional oil and gas assets and liquified natural gas (LNG) projects in the United States, Australia, the Netherlands and Canada, including roles as CEO and Director of operating oil and gas companies.

Mr. Krzus was a director and the founding CEO of Emerald Oil Inc., a New York Stock Exchange listed; operating oil company focused on the Williston Basin, Bakken shale oil play in the USA. Mr. Krzus was CEO and Managing Director of Emerald Oil and Gas NL, an oil and gas company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. Prior to this, Mr. Krzus enjoyed a 22-year career at Woodside Petroleum Ltd. where he held various managerial and executive positions.

Mr. Krzus holds a Diploma in Oil and Gas Technology from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and a BSc. in Petroleum Engineering from Tulsa University.


Don Currie

CEO and Director

Mr. Donald Currie has been the Chairman and CEO of the Company since February 10, 2010, and a director since July 10, 2010.

Mr. Currie has over 22 years of experience in the oil and gas industry with a focus primarily in the southern United States. From 1994 to late 2014, Mr. Currie held various positions with Enhanced Oil Resources Inc., an oil and gas exploration and production company, including director, officer and VP corporate communications. Mr. Currie has also held various roles in other public ventures involved in the mining industry in South America.


Jason Oden

COO

Mr. Oden graduated from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada with a B.Sc. (Geophysics) and has over twenty five years of experience in domestic and international oil and gas exploration and development.

Mr. Oden started his career as an Exploration Geophysicist with Suncor Inc. in Calgary, working primarily in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin. He joined BHP Petroleum (later BHP Billiton Petroleum) in 1991and progressed through a number of technical and managerial roles, primarily managing exploration and appraisal projects within offshore basins in Australia, the Gulf of Mexico and West Africa. In 2005 he joined Gulfsands Petroleum Plc, and was most recently Vice President-Exploration with exploration and development projects in North Africa, the Middle East and the Gulf of Mexico.


Susan L. Weber

Vice President, Land & Contracts

Ms. Susan Weber has over thirty years of land management and contract negotiations experience in domestic and international oil and gas exploration and development. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from Texas A&M University.

Since 2008, Ms. Weber served as Vice President, Land for Gulfsands Petroleum USA, Inc., handling a variety of petroleum land management functions as well as risk management and acquisitions and divestitures. She joined the company in 2005 as Land Manager with the primary role of managing land administration and contract negotiations related to the company’s Gulf of Mexico (GOM) and onshore Gulf Coast assets. From 1996 until 2004, Ms. Weber progressed through a number of staff and management roles with TransAtlantic Petroleum and El Paso Production Company, primarily involved in oil and gas exploration and development of assets in the GOM while also gaining experience in the domestic onshore and international arenas.


Sean McGrath

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Sean McGrath is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CGA) in Canada and a Certified Public Accountant (Illinois) in the United States of America. He has spent the last eighteen years providing financial management and consulting services to publicly traded companies, with primary emphasis in the resource and petroleum industries.

Mr. McGrath is currently the Chief Financial Officer and a Director of Abenteuer Resources Corp., a TSX-V listed oil producer in Canada. He previously served as General Manager of Finance for Minera IRL Limited, a South American gold producer listed on the TSX, BVL and AIM stock exchanges. Prior to this, Mr. McGrath served as the Chief Financial Officer of Columbus Gold Corp. from its initial public offering in 2006 until 2011.


Jon Bey

Corporate Development

Mr. Jon Bey joined Hillcrest Petroleum in February 2015. Mr. Bey has been involved in Corporate Development and Investor Relations with multiple resource, tech and energy companies including: Gulfsands Petroleum, Magnum Energy, DIJLA Petroleum, Valhalla Game Studios, Eco Oro Minerals, Brazilian Diamonds, and Hidefield Gold. Mr. Bey is the past Chairman of the BC chapter of the Canadian Investor Relations Institute and is a certified professional in investor relations (CPIR). Mr. Bey is also the CEO and founder of Steel Rose Communications and founder and CEO at Steel Rose Capital.


Lewis E. Parker

Consultant

Mr. Lewis Parker is a retired businessman and has served as Director of Enhanced Oil Resources Inc. since February 2007. Mr. Parker has over 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and a Masters of Business Administration, both from the University of Dallas.