Meet Our Team
The Calima Board and Senior Management comprise a highly successful and experienced team with a history of generating shareholder value.
Blackspur Oil Corp. (“Blackspur”) is a privately-held, high growth exploration and production company based in Calgary, AB, focused on the development of crude oil and natural gas in Alberta. Blackspur has assembled an exciting and growing inventory of drilling locations across a sizeable land base and has a clear line of sight to additional opportunities within its core areas.
Jordan Kevol (CEO)
Jordan was a founder of Blackspur and has been the President and CEO since 2012. Mr Kevol holds a BSc (Geology) with 16 years of public and private Canadian junior E&P experience. Jordan is also a Director of Source Rock Royalties. Jordan will take on the role of CEO of the merged Company.
Glenn Whiddon (Chairman)
Mr Whiddon has an extensive background in equity capital markets, banking and corporate advisory, with a specific focus on natural resources. Mr Whiddon holds a degree in Economics and has extensive corporate and management experience. He is currently Director of a number of Australian and international public listed companies in the resources sector.
Mr Whiddon was formerly Executive Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Grove Energy Limited, a European and Mediterranean oil and gas exploration and development company, with operations in Italy, Romania, Slovenia, Tunisia and the UK and Dutch North Seas. In 2002 Grove’s Market capitalisation was less than C$5 million. In April 2007, Grove was acquired by Stratic Energy Limited, a TSX-listed oil and gas company, for C$150 milliion.
Alan Stein (Non-Executive Director)
Dr Stein has more than 25 years’ experience in the international oil and gas industry. He was one of the founding partners of the geoscience consultancy IKODA Limited based in London and Perth and was the founding Managing Director of Fusion Oil & Gas plc and Ophir Energy plc. Fusion was listed on the UK AIM market in 2000 and made several discoveries offshore Mauritania before being sold in 2003. In early 2004, following the sale of Fusion, Dr Stein, together with Mr Jonathan Taylor, was one of the two founding executive directors of Ophir Energy plc. He held the position of Managing Director until 2011. Ophir was involved in several discoveries offshore Equatorial Guinea and Tanzania discovering more than 18 trillion cubic feet of gas.
Dr Stein is currently the Non-Executive Chairman of Hanno Resources Ltd and Sea Captaur Limited and is a Non-Executive Director of Bahari Holding Company Limited.
Brett Lawrence (Non-Executive Director)
Mr Lawrence is a 15-year veteran of the oil and gas industry and holds a Master of Petroleum Engineering, a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) and Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from Curtin University in Western Australia. Mr Lawrence worked with Apache Energy for over eight years, performing roles in drilling engineering, reservoir engineering, project development and commercial management and has held senior roles in the commercial, financial and corporate arenas with various ASX listed public companies.
Lonny Tetley (Non-Executive Director)
Lonny Tetley is a securities lawyer and partner at Burnet, Duckworth and Palmer LLP with over 15 years of experience in corporate finance and the oil and gas industry. Mr. Tetley serves on the Board of a number of companies including Certarus Ltd., Beyond Energy Services & Technology Corp. and Accelerate Financial Technologies Inc. He is also a member of the Private Funds Independent Review Committee of Deans Knight Capital Management Ltd.
Mark Freeman (CFO Australia)
A Chartered Accountant with more than 20 years’ experience in corporate finance and the resources industry. He has experience in strategic planning, business development, mergers and acquisitions, North American gas commercialisation, and project development general management. Mr Freeman has worked with a number of successful public resource companies and since 2015 has been providing strategic advice to TSV Montney Limited. A graduate of the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce Mr Freeman also holds a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance from the Securities Institute of Australia.
Braydin Brosseau (CFO Canada)
Braydin is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant with 15 years of experience in finance, accounting, treasury, tax, strategic planning, and M&A. Mr. Brosseau has worked with a number of public and private E&P and Asset Management companies, and been the Chief Financial Officer of Blackspur Oil Corp. since September 2014. Previous experience gained was at West Valley Energy Corp., Aston Hill Financial Inc., and PwC LLP. Mr. Brosseau holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Distinction) from the University of Saskatchewan.
Michael Dobovich (VP Corporate Sustainability)
Micheal, based in Calgary, assumed the role of President of Calima Energy (previously Country Manager) in March 2020 and a key part of the management team since 2017. Led the operationalization of Calima during the 2019 drilling campaign and most recently the acquisition of the Tommy Lakes Facilities. Managed the corporate aspects of the Canadian entity ensuring strong HS&E and social governance. Significant experience in Canadian E&P, previously a senior executive with Statoil Canada. Micheal has worked multiple basins in North America for over 20 years with a background in land, regulatory, indigenous relations and commercial activities