The Team

David Maddison

David Maddison, P.Eng.

President and CEO

David is President, CEO and founder of Black Swan Energy. Prior to Black Swan Energy, he spent 30 years with Talisman Energy, most recently as Senior VP, Technology and Business Development.

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Marc Mereau

Marc Méreau, P.Eng.

COO

Marc is the chief operating officer and a co-founder of Black Swan Energy. He has 35+ years of experience in the oil and gas industry, both domestically and internationally.

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Michael Wilhelm

Michael Wilhelm, B.Comm., CPA, CGA

VP Finance and CFO

Mike is the Vice President, Finance and CFO and a co-founder of Black Swan Energy. He has 30+ years of experience in the oil and gas industry, both domestically and internationally with extensive experience with both private and public financings in the Canadian and U.S. markets.

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Bruce Thornhill

Bruce Thornhill

VP Exploration

Bruce is Vice President, Exploration of Black Swan Energy. He has 35+ years of experience in the energy industry focused on conventional and resource play exploration and development throughout Western Canada, primarily in deep basin areas.

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Bryan Lang

Bryan Lang, B.Sc., P.Eng.

VP Operations

Bryan is Vice President, Operations of Black Swan Energy. He has 30+ years of experience in the energy industry focused on Western Canadian operations. He started his career at Chevron Canada and at growth oriented operators Northrock Resources and Peyto Exploration. He played a lead role in the development of horizontal multistage resource plays, and has assembled highly efficient teams focused on safe, low cost operations.

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Leanne Juneau

Leanne Juneau, B.Comm.

VP Land

Leanne is Vice President, Land, Corporate Secretary and a co-founder of Black Swan Energy.  She has 20+ years experience negotiating and executing exploration and development agreements and strategic corporate and asset acquisitions and dispositions within Western Canada. She has held positions of increasing responsibility with companies such as Redcliffe Exploration, Talisman Energy and Northrock Resources.

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Diane Shirra

Diane Shirra, B.Eng., MBA, P.Eng.

VP Business Development

Diane is Vice President, Business Development of Black Swan Energy.  She has 35+ years of experience in the energy industry focused on exploitation and development of both conventional and resource plays throughout Western Canada. Most recently she was VP Montney Gas Development and VP Reserves and Strategic Projects at Pengrowth Energy Corporation.

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Christine Ezinga

Christine Ezinga

Vice President of Strategy & Planning

Christine is Vice President of Strategy & Planning at Black Swan Energy. She has 20+ years of diverse capital markets experience in finance, investor relations and business development including corporate and asset level M&A deals. Prior to joining Black Swan, she was Team Lead – Finance, Business Development at Sinopec Canada, following the successful sale of Daylight Energy to Sinopec. Christine currently serves on the Board of the Petroleum Acquisition and Divestiture Association.

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