CEO & President
Tim de Freitas has over 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, including 18 years in Canadian and international Foothills. Mr. de Freitas was a co-founder, Vice President, Exploration and COO at Manitok Energy from inception in 2005 until October 2013. Prior to that, he held various technical and managerial rolls at Talisman, Nexen, British Gas and Imperial Oil. He completed his BSc, MSc and PhD degrees and a Postdoctoral Fellowship at various Canadian Universities or research institutions.
Senior Vice President & CFO
John Van de Pol has more than 35 years of experience in the energy industry. Mr. Van de Pol joined Ikkuma Resources Corp. in January 2018. Prior thereto, Mr. Van de Pol was Senior Vice President and CFO with Painted Pony Energy Ltd. from 2013 to 2017, President and CFO with Rock Energy Inc. from 2008 to 2012 and Senior Vice President and CFO with Northrock Resources Ltd. from 1993 to 2007. Mr. Van de Pol has had extensive involvement with capital markets, strategic planning, financial reporting, business processes and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Van de Pol holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary and is a Chartered Accountant.
Senior VP Engineering
Yvonne McLeod was most recently the Vice President, Drilling, Completions and Facilities at Manitok Energy. In this capacity, Ms. McLeod successfully built a strong technical team to execute the Alberta Foothills drilling program. Prior to Manitok Energy, Ms. McLeod worked for 8 years at Talisman leading multi-disciplinary projects drilling wells both internationally and in the North American Foothills. Ms. McLeod has 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Ms. McLeod received her Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Calgary.
Greg Feltham was most recently a senior geologist and the Exploration Manager, Foothills at Manitok Energy from May 2010 to March 2014. Prior to this, Mr. Feltham worked for Talisman in the Foothills and International Operations teams. Mr. Feltham has over 12 years of oil and gas experience specializing in Foothills geology and fractured reservoirs. Mr. Feltham received his BSc degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland and his MSc degree in structural geology from the University of Calgary.
Rich Rowe has over 10 years of experience in Land and was most recently the Land Manager at Manitok Energy. Prior to Manitok Energy, Mr. Rowe has held various positions in Land with Questerre Energy and Talisman Energy. Mr. Rowe has experience in a variety of regulatory jurisdictions including 5 Canadian provinces and 10 U.S. states. Mr. Rowe received his BA in Economics from the University of Calgary and is a member of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen.
Kim Benders has over 15 years of experience in oil and gas accounting. Mrs. Benders was most recently the Operations Accounting Supervisor at Surge Energy from 2010-2014. Prior to this, Mrs. Benders worked for Breaker Energy 2006-2010 as well as in various accounting roles at ConocoPhillips Canada/BP Canada Energy. Mrs. Benders received her Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan and her CMA from the Certified Management Accountants of Alberta.