Mr. Taylor is responsible for creating, planning, implementing and integrating the strategic direction of Parex. His geologically driven, business-minded focus on exploration, production and business development activities has been successfully applied in prior companies over his 35 year career. From 2015 to 2017, he served as President of Parex Resources Inc. and Executive Vice President, Exploration & Business Development from 2009 to 2015. Mr. Taylor was Vice President, Business Development of Petro Andina Resources from 2007 to 2009 and led Petro Andina’s entry into Colombia. Formerly Vice President, Exploration and International Operations with Husky Energy, Mr. Taylor directed its global oil and gas exploration efforts which focused in Western Canada, the Canadian Frontiers and Southeast Asia, and he also provided oversight for international production and development operations. Prior to his position with Husky Energy, Mr. Taylor served as Vice President, Exploration for Renaissance Energy where he focused on high-impact natural gas plays in the Foothills, Deep Basin and northeast British Columbia regions. He has also held various management, business development and senior technical positions with Chauvco Resources, Imperial Oil Resources and Exxon Production Research in Houston, TX.
Mr. Taylor graduated from McMaster University with a Master of Science (Geology) in 1981 and holds a Bachelor degree in Geology from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta, the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and is a former Director of Geoscience BC.
Mr. DiStefano is the President and Country Manager of Parex Resources Colombia with responsibility for Parex’ exploration, production, and marketing activities in Colombia. Prior to joining Parex Colombia in 2011, Mr. DiStefano enjoyed a 30-year long international career serving in Country Manager roles with Amoco in Peru and Brazil, for Canadian Hunter in Argentina and as Exploration Manager Latin America/Far East for Noble Energy. Prior to assuming the Country Manager positions with Amoco, Mr. DiStefano performed various exploration related functions for Amoco in Colombia, Trinidad, Guatemala, Spain, New Zealand, India and northeastern China.
Mr. DiStefano earned a Master of Science (Geology) degree from Southern Illinois University, a Bachelor degree in Geology from the Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from the University of Houston.
As Senior Vice-President, Exploration, Mr. Fowler is accountable for leading his team in identifying and securing top-tier exploration opportunities for Parex.
Mr. Fowler has almost 30 years of experience in exploration and production activities in Canada and Internationally since entering the oil and gas sector in 1988. He served as Vice President Exploration for Parex from 2012 to 2017. As New Ventures Exploration Manager for Petro Andina and then Parex from 2008 to 2012, he was directly involved in Petro Andina’s entry into and Parex’ success in Colombia.
Prior to joining Petro Andina, Mr. Fowler held management positions in Northern Alberta production and International New Ventures at Husky Energy from 2005 to 2008. He also held various senior technical positions at Husky Energy, Canadian 88 Energy, and Rigel Oil & Gas focused on foothills and deep basin exploration in Alberta, British Colombia, the NWT, and Wyoming after starting his career as a geologist at Amoco Canada.
Mr. Fowler graduated from the University of British Colombia in 1988 with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Geological Engineering.
Mr. Furlan is the Chief Operating Officer and has the responsibility for the oversight of drilling, operations, production, reserves and development activities within the company. He began his career in 1992 and has worked in a variety of roles ranging from field operations to reservoir development planning and execution. He has served as Senior Vice President of Engineering from 2017 to 2018 and Vice President of Engineering from 2012 to 2017 at Parex Resources, where his focus has been on appraisal and development strategies to support production and reserves growth. Prior to Parex Resources, Mr. Furlan served as the General Manager of Development in Petro Andina Resources where he managed the development of the company’s fields in the Neuquén Basin of Argentina increasing operated production from zero to over 30,000 barrels of oil per day. He has also held leadership and senior technical positions with Chevron Corporation both in Canada and internationally.
Mr. Furlan graduated from the University of British Colombia in 1992 with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
Mike Kruchten is the Senior Vice President, Capital Markets and Corporate Planning, responsible for investor relations, enterprise risk management, financial forecasting and strategic planning. Previously, Mr. Kruchten was Manager, Corporate Planning and Investor Relations of Petro Andina Resources from 2008 to 2009. Prior to joining Petro Andina, he had several financial leadership roles with BP in Calgary, Aberdeen and Dubai and began his career as a gas economist with Union Gas (Enbridge) in 1994.
Mr. Kruchten holds a Bachelor of Economics degree (with honours) from Saint Francis Xavier University, a Masters in Economics from the University of Waterloo, a MBA Queen’s University and a Certified Professional in Investor Relations (CPIR) designation from the Ivey Business School (University of Western Ontario).
As Vice President, New Ventures, Mr. Meunier is responsible for leading his team in identifying and evaluating business development opportunities where Parex can apply its conventional oil expertise and grow its business. Mr. Meunier has over 20 years of experience in the Investment Banking and Oil & Gas Industry in Canada and internationally. Prior to joining Parex, Mr. Meunier was a Managing Director at RBC Capital Markets where he provided strategic and transaction advisory services to international oil & gas and midstream organizations. He also held various leadership and senior technical positions at a number of companies including Woodside Petroleum, Enerplus, McDaniel & Associates and Marathon. His experience spans sell and buy-side advisory and negotiations, operations and evaluation of conventional and unconventional reservoirs in Canada and globally. In addition, Mr. Meunier also sits as an Executive on the Board of Directors for The Alex, a non-profit community health centre that provides thoughtful, comprehensive care to vulnerable Calgarians. Mr. Meunier graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Mr. Pinsky has over 30 years of in depth financial experience both in Canada and internationally, with the last 20 years holding senior financial positions in the upstream oil and gas sector focusing on equity and debt financing, corporate planning, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, taxation, reporting and investor relations. Mr. Pinsky served as Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Petro Andina Resources from 2008 to 2009. Previously, he was a founder, officer and board member of Argent Energy Inc. a private exploration and production company, which was sold in 2008. From 2001 to 2004, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Ultima Energy Trust, a TSX listed intermediate sized royalty trust with operations in the Western Canadian Sedimentary basin. Mr. Pinsky was the Chief Financial Officer until the sale of that entity to Petrofund Energy Trust. Mr. Pinsky was the Director of Finance for the Altana Exploration group of companies, which were private oil and gas concerns owned by a NYSE listed US utility from 1997 until their sale in 2001. Mr. Pinsky began his career with Price Waterhouse in 1987 and completed assignments in the areas of audit and assurance, taxation, insolvency, corporate restructuring and corporate finance.
Mr. Pinsky graduated from the University of Calgary in 1987 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He is currently a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Mr. Share has over 15 years of experience in Human Resources in the energy sector, with broad expertise in leading international and domestic HR, Communications and Corporate Services functions. His international experience includes operations and new country entry in Canada, US, UK, Colombia, China, Ireland, Senegal, Guyana and Nigeria. Mr. Share joined Parex Resources in 2019 as VP Corporate Services.
Mr. Share began his HR career at Nexen, gaining experience in Total Rewards and Talent Acquisition before moving to BP Canada. He then transferred to BP in the US and assumed roles of increasing responsibility across their Upstream Segment becoming HR Director for Western Hemisphere. In 2014, Josh returned to Nexen as General Manager, HR Business Partners, accountable for strategic client relationships for a variety of functions, including IT, Engineering & Construction, Supply Chain Management, Subsurface Excellence & Technology and Drilling & Completions, ensuring these business units were structured for success and aligned to the business strategy. Later, he took on the role of General Manager - Total Rewards & HR Programs, followed by VP, HR, Communications and Corporate Services for the integrated Nexen/CNOOC International businesses.
He obtained a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Winnipeg and a Master of Business Administration from the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary.