Marty Proctor President & Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. Proctor has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Seven Generations since July 1, 2017 and was elected to the board at the 2017 annual meeting on May 4, 2017. He joined Seven Generations as President and Chief Operating Officer in May 2014. Previously, he was Chief Operating Officer of Baytex Energy from January 2009 until May 2014. Mr. Proctor has over 30 years of experience in the Canadian and international oil and natural gas industries. Prior to joining Baytex Energy, he was Senior Vice President responsible for upstream operations for Statoil Hydro Canada. Prior to that, Mr. Proctor was Senior Vice President of North American Oil Sands Corporation and Vice President of Murphy Oil Company. Earlier in his career, he held technical and management positions with Maxx Petroleum, Central Resources (USA), BP Resources Canada and Husky Oil. Mr. Proctor earned a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering (1984) and a Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering (1985), both from the University of Alberta. Mr. Proctor is a Professional Engineer, a practicing member of APEGA, a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and he is on the boards of governors of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers and the Explorers and Producers Association of Canada. Mr. Proctor has also earned the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Derek Aylesworth Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Aylesworth has been Chief Financial Officer of the company since March 15, 2018, when he replaced Mr. Law in that role. Previous to joining the Seven Generations, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Painted Pony Energy Ltd. from August 2017 to March 7, 2018 and before that was Chief Financial Officer at Baytex Energy from November 2005 to June 2014. Mr. Aylesworth has also held senior management and financial positions in international business units of Encana Corporation. Mr. Aylesworth began his professional career at Ernst & Young. Mr. Aylesworth holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary (1985) and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada and the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta.
David Holt Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Holt has been Chief Operating Officer since May 2018. Mr. Holt has more than 25 years of experience in production engineering, drilling, completions, facility and project management. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Holt held various positions with Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL), beginning in 1997, most recently serving as Vice President, Production, West & Central, from 2013 until May 2018. In that role, Mr. Holt was responsible for CNRL’s west and central Alberta development areas including the Peace River Arch, Deep Basin, Foothills and a significant Montney development program. Previous assignments with CNRL beginning in 1997, covered the breadth of the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin in Alberta and Saskatchewan in heavy oil and shallow gas. Mr. Holt holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Montana Tech of the University of Montana (1990). Mr. Holt is a professional engineer and a member of APEGA and APEGBC.
Karen Nielsen Chief Development Officer
Ms. Nielsen joined Seven Generations in June of 2019 as Chief Development Officer, a role that connects the company’s subsurface, business development, and capital planning with its core operations activities. Most recently, Ms. Nielsen held a key senior leadership position as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Generation at ATCO Group. Before her time at ATCO, she held technical and executive roles with well-known E&P companies in Calgary, including leading significant functions within ARC Resources and Birchcliff Energy, where she initiated and stewarded positive financial, operational, and strategic results. Ms. Nielsen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan and is a professional engineer with APEGA and APEGBC.
Kyle Brunner Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Mr. Brunner has been corporate counsel with the Company since February 2015 and was appointed General Counsel in July 2016. He was also appointed Corporate Secretary in October 2018. Previously, Mr. Brunner worked as legal counsel with Athabasca Oil Corporation from June 2012 until February 2015 and before that was in private practice with the law firm Stikeman Elliott LLP. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Brunner worked as a financial analyst for Canadian Pacific Railway. Mr. Brunner earned a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from the University of Calgary and a Juris Doctor degree from Queen’s University. He is a member of the Law Society of Alberta, the Canadian Bar Association, the Calgary Bar Association and the Association of Corporate Counsel. Mr. Brunner also holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Lynne Chrumka Vice President, Geosciences
Ms. Chrumka joined Seven Generations in January 2016 with more than 20 years of exploration and development experience in conventional and unconventional reservoirs across the Western Canadian Sedimentary and Williston Basins, Ecuador and Norway. Prior to joining Seven Generations, she held technical and leadership roles at Alberta Energy Company and Encana as well as Saga Petroleum and junior energy companies. Ms. Chrumka leads a multidisciplinary team that is responsible for geological and geophysical activities, reservoir characterization and resource optimization. Ms. Chrumka earned a Bachelor of Science, Honours in Geology from Queen’s University and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Calgary. She is also is a member the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.
Chris Feltin Vice President, Corporate Planning & Development
Mr. Feltin joined Seven Generations in October of 2016 as Vice President, Corporate Planning & Development. Mr. Feltin is a professional engineer and member of APEGA, bringing 20 years of experience in various capital markets, operations, and managerial roles in the Canadian oil and natural gas business. Prior to 7G, he was Managing Director and head of Canadian oil & gas equity research at Macquarie Securities and Tristone Capital. Mr. Feltin earned a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Queen’s University and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Industrial Systems Engineering from the University of Regina.
Kevin Johnston Vice President, Accounting & Controller
Mr. Johnston joined Seven Generations in March 2015 with responsibility for Accounting, Internal Controls, Taxes and Royalties. His role subsequently expanded to include responsibility for the Treasury function. Mr. Johnston brings extensive knowledge and insight to the position after more than a decade of energy industry experience with an energy producer and a large international accounting and audit firm. A chartered accountant, he was awarded the Governor General’s Gold Medal for the highest standing in Canada for the CICA Uniform Final Evaluation (UFE) exam in 2005. Mr. Johnston earned a Bachelor of Commerce (honours) from the University of Calgary and a Masters of Professional Accounting from the University of Saskatchewan.
Jordan Johnsen Vice President, Operations & Engineering
With Seven Generations since August 2008, Mr. Johnsen was named Vice President, Operations & Engineering in November 2017. As the lead engineer on 7G's first Montney horizontal well, Mr. Johnsen has helped lead the development of Kakwa River Project wells, Super Pads, production facility design, construction and natural gas processing. Working out of Grande Prairie, he leads implementation and execution of 7G's capital investment plans. He has extensive experience working in all of 7G’s engineering groups and has played a vital role in the development and growth of the company during the past 10 years. Prior to joining 7G, Mr. Johnsen worked for North American Oil Sands Corporation. He earned an engineering degree from the University of Calgary in 2006, and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).
Brian Newmarch Vice President, Capital Markets & Stakeholder Engagement
Mr. Newmarch joined Seven Generations in October of 2014, overseeing Investor Relations, Treasury and Risk Management. Since then his role has expanded to include oversight of Stakeholder Engagement, Communications, Indigenous Relations, Community Engagement and Government Relations. Prior to joining Seven Generations, Mr. Newmarch was responsible for Canadian energy marketing during his time with Credit Suisse and Citibank. Additionally, he has held various currency, treasury and risk management roles at ARC Resources and RBC Capital Markets. Mr. Newmarch holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the Haskayne School of Business and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Charlotte Raggett Vice President, Market Development
Ms. Raggett joined Seven Generations in December 2015 after more than 20 years in the midstream energy sector, most recently as Vice President, Supply & Marketing and Chief Commercial Officer at a major midstream company. Her career assignments include business development, marketing, logistics, economic analysis, commercial operations and commodity trading during her career at Aux Sable, the Canadian Energy Research Institute, Dow Chemical Canada, Williams Energy Canada, TransCanada Midstream and Inter Pipeline Fund. Ms. Raggett earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Mathematics from Queen’s University and a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Calgary. A past president of the Economics Society of Calgary and a past treasurer and board member of the Industrial Gas Consumers Association of Alberta, Ms. Raggett is also a strong supporter of the United Way.
Pamela Ramotowski Vice President, Human Resources
Ms. Ramotowski joined Seven Generations in May 2018 as Vice President, Human Resources, responsible for people leadership, administration and office services. Most recently Ms. Ramotowski was Vice President, People and Corporate Services at Veresen Inc. where she led Human Resources for three years prior to Veresen’s acquisition by another midstream company. Prior to that, she was Vice President, People Services at SMART Technologies, a Calgary company specializing in the development of interactive whiteboards and other group collaboration tools. During her career, Ms. Ramotowski has led human resources initiatives with staff in Canada, the U.S.A. and internationally, including Latin America, Europe, Asia, India, Africa, Middle East, New Zealand and Australia. A Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR), she holds an MBA in Management of Organizations and Human Resources from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Management in Accounting from the University of Lethbridge.