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.
His career has included management of multi-disciplinary teams in the Western Canadian basin, including Business Units of up 110,000 boe/d, annual capital budgets of more than $1 billion, and an internal midstream business of more than 800 MMcf/d.
David is a professional engineer, having graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering. He has served on numerous industry committees.
Marc Méreau, P.Eng.
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.
Prior to Black Swan, Marc worked at Talisman energy, where he held progressively larger roles including Senior Vice President of Western Operations for North America. Marc is a professional engineer with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Calgary.
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.
This includes his involvement as a founder and in the ongoing funding of public companies Equatorial Energy Inc. and Espoir Exploration Corp. He was also involved with the IPO of Resolute Energy Inc. through the reverse take-over of Equatorial Energy Inc. and the establishment of that company’s initial banking syndicate.
Mike is a CPA, CGA and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary.
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.
He has held positions of increasing responsibility with Canadian based junior, intermediate and major oil and gas companies. Prior to joining Black Swan, he was a member of the senior management team at TAQA North, first as Vice President of Exploration and later as vice President of the North Asset managing an annual capital budget of $200MM. Bruce currently serves on the Board of Kaden Energy.
Bruce holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Bryan Lang, B.Sc., P.Eng.
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.
Bryan’s experience has focused on technical wellbore design and stimulation with an established track record for project execution and cost cost control.
Bryan is a professional engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta.
Leanne Juneau, B.Comm.
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.
Leanne holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (PLM) from the University of Calgary and is a member of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen.
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.
She has held positions of increasing responsibility with Canadian-based junior, intermediate and major oil and gas companies.
Diane holds a Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical from McGill University in Montreal as well as a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD, in Fontainebleau, France. Diane is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.
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.
Christine held roles with increasing levels of responsibility at Canetic Resources, Starpoint Energy Trust, APF Energy Trust and as part of the CIBC World Markets institutional equity research team.
Christine holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary and is a CFA charterholder.