Mr. Munro is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Bittercreek Capital Corporation, a private investment and advisory firm. Through Bittercreek Capital Corporation, Mr. Munro was a contractor to GrowthWorks Capital WV Ltd. and its affiliates in the role of Vice President, Investments from May 2006 to August 2009. Prior thereto, Mr. Munro was an employee of GrowthWorks Capital and its affiliates since September 1991. Mr. Munro holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan and has extensive experience in corporate finance and investment in the oil and natural gas and other industries. Mr. Munro presently serves as a director of three private companies and Secure Energy Services Inc. which is listed on the TSX.
President and CEO
Mr. Ian McKinnon joined the Board of Directors on January 15, 2018 and was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Zedcor on that same date. Mr. McKinnon has over thirty five years of experience in the oil and gas industry in mergers and acquisitions, business development and financing. Among his significant previous positions, Mr. McKinnon was the President and CEO of Sundance Holdings Corporation; a management consulting firm; President and CEO of EnviroVault Corporation, an oilfield services company; President and CEO of LNG Energy Ltd., an international E&P company; Chairman and CEO of Cheetah Oil and Gas Ltd., an international oil and gas company and Executive Vice President of Redwood Energy Ltd., an oil and gas company. Prior thereto Mr. McKinnon held various senior positions in a number of oilfield service companies.
Mr. Swanberg is an independent businessman with over 35 years experience in the transportation and logistics side of oil and gas development. From April 2011 until February 2016, Mr. Swanberg was the President of Zedcor Oilfield Rentals Ltd. until its acquisition by Canadian Equipment Rentals Corp. (now Zedcor Energy Inc.). Prior thereto, Mr. Swanberg was the President of Swanberg Bros. Trucking LP, one of the largest transporters of drilling rigs in Western Canada from May 2005 until October 2010. Mr. Swanberg was the Senior Vice President and served on the board of directors of Producer’s Oilfield Services Inc. from May 2005 to May 2006. He served on the board of directors of Horizon North Logistics Inc. from June 2006 to April 2015. In addition, Mr. Swanberg was a member of the board of directors of Safebrain Systems, Inc. from November 26, 2012 to September 25, 2014.
Mr. Purves jointed the Board of Directors on January 15, 2018. Mr. Purves is currently the Senior Principal, Oil & Gas at Stantec Inc. and has over 41 years of progressive experience in all phases of the oil and gas industry, including 23 years with Cimarron Engineering Ltd., an engineering consulting company that specialized in the development, design, installation and integrity maintenance of oil and gas pipeline systems and station facilities. As a senior member of Stantec’s pipeline engineering team, Mr. Purves provides leadership and technical advice to major projects, specializing in the areas of design engineering, estimation and project construction management.
Mr. Shillington is the President, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Knightsbridge Capital Group which provides specialized lending, equity and advisory solutions, since 2007. Mr. Shillington has extensive experience as an entrepreneur and in business development and commercial finance. He spent several years at GE Capital in various capacities, including risk and business management roles. Mr. Shillington has a degree in Finance and Marketing from the University of Saskatchewan. He currently serves on the board of directors of a number of private companies in the industrial, consumer services and charitable sectors.