Chairman of the Board
Mr. Carriere was a founding partner and significant shareholder, as well as the Senior Vice President, of Corriente Resources Inc. (TSX) from 1992 until the sale of Corriente to CRCC-Tongguan Investment (Canada) Co., Ltd. (owned jointly by Tongling Nonferrous Metals Group Holdings Co., Ltd. and China Railway Construction Corporation Limited) for approximately $678 million in mid-2010. During the past 20 years, Mr. Carriere has been instrumental in the development and financing of small to medium capitalized companies, both private and public, in Canada and the USA. Mr. Carriere was also a Director and significant shareholder of ID Biomedical Corporation since the Company's initial public offering in 1991. ID Biomedical grew from an initial $3 million market capitalization to $1.7 billion at the time of its takeover offer from Glaxo Smith Kline plc in 2005.
Executive Vice Chairman of the Board
Mr. Boehnke has been the President and a Director of Big Sky Management Ltd., a private company principally involved with providing corporate finance services to private and public companies. Mr. Boehnke has been an officer and director of a number of public companies, including Petra Petroleum (TSXV: PTL), a company focused on finding and developing international oil and gas opportunities.
Chief Executive Officer, President, Director
Mr. Gibbs received a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Georgia Tech in 1975 and has 37 years' experience in the oil & gas exploration and development business. Mr. Gibbs began his career with Exxon Corporation in 1975 and subsequently held senior management positions of several successful independent oil companies (both public and private) including The Superior Oil Co, Union Texas Petroleum and Nerco, gaining experience in every major producing basin in the US, as well as several international assignments. In 1992, Mr. Gibbs launched TDC Energy, a highly successful private company which was merged into a public vehicle in 2005.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Morris has a career spanning over 35 years of hands-on experience in reservoir, drilling and production engineering activities as well as directing acquisition and exploitation efforts for both large and small E&P companies. Mr. Morris was most recently the Chief Operating Officer of ATP Oil & Gas [2008-2013] and Chief Operating Officer of Chroma Exploration & Production [2004-2008]. Prior to these appointments, Mr. Morris held executive and management positions with TDC Energy, Burlington Resources, Louisiana Land and Exploration, Nerco Oil & Gas and Union Texas Petroleum. Mr. Morris has concentrated experience in the Gulf of Mexico, Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast, East Texas and West Texas.
Mr. McCartney received a Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser University in 1978 and has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia since 1980. Since 1990, Mr. McCartney has been the President of Pemcorp Management Inc., a private company which provides corporate finance and administrative management services to private and public companies. He is a former founding partner of Davidson & Company, Chartered Accountants (1984-1990), where he specialized in mergers & acquisitions, corporate tax planning and capital structuring. He is a currently a member of the local (policy) advisory committee to the Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange. He is a present or past director of: Mercer International Inc., Sunward Resources Corp., Newstrike Capital Inc., Exeter Resource Corp. and Dynasty Metals & Mining Inc., among others.
Mr. Oliver has a B.A. in economics and over 21 years' experience as a consultant providing corporate finance, restructuring and shareholder communication services to both private and public companies. Mr. Oliver has worked with the Pemcorp Group of Companies since 1995 and has served as Vice President of Business Development since 2000. He is currently a director of Karsten Energy (TSXV:KAY) and Prospero Silver Corp (TSXV:PSL).
Mr. Shannon received a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Geology at the University of B.C. and has been involved in the junior resource sector for over thirty years. He has participated in the grass roots discovery of over 30 Billion pounds of copper in Argentina and Ecuador as well as managing work on feasibility and pre-feasibility studies for various commodities in Bolivia, Ecuador and British Columbia.
As CEO of Corriente Resources and other companies he has helped to raise over $200 Million of venture capital for mining exploration and development. In 2010, Corriente was sold to CRCC-Tongguan Investment (Canada) Co., Ltd. (owned jointly by Tongling Nonferrous Metals Group Holdings Co., Ltd. and China Railway Construction Corporation Limited) for approximately $678 million.
Ms. Cotter served as Corporate Secretary of CRH Medical Corporation from January 2006 until January 2011. Prior to that, Ms. Cotter was Corporate Secretary of ID Biomedical Corporation from January 1999 until December 2005, the time of its takeover offer by Glaxo Smith Kline plc. ID Biomedical grew from an initial $3 million market capitalization to $1.7 billion at the time of its takeover offer from Glaxo Smith Kline plc in 2005.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Godwin brings over 20 years of public company experience in accounting and financial management including public company financial reporting, internal financial controls and processes, regulatory compliance and capital market transactions. Mr. Godwin was most recently Deputy Chief Financial Officer for Sinochem Petroleum USA LP. Prior to that, Mr. Godwin was with ATP Oil & Gas Corporation for over 16 years where he initially served as Vice President and Controller and then Chief Accounting Officer. He started his career in the public accounting industry with Coopers and Lybrand (Now PricewaterhouseCoopers) where he served primarily public and private upstream oil & gas companies before transitioning to industry. Mr. Godwin holds a Bachelors of Business Administration degree in Finance and Accounting from Texas A&M University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Director of Land and Legal
Mr. Foley holds a Doctorate of Jurisprudence degree from the South Texas College of Law and is a member of the State Bar of Texas. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from Appalachian State and a Masters of Business Administration from Jacksonville University. After completing a distinguished career in the Marine Corps, Mr. Foley served as Senior Landman at Hilcorp Energy Company and Petrohawk Energy Corporation where he gained extensive experience in the Haynesville, Eagleford, and other prolific Gulf Coast trends. Prior to joining Terrace, he managed a team for LINN Energy responsible for land matters throughout its Rockies Region including the Bakken Shale.
Vice President, Exploration
Mr. McMoran has 44 years experience with Texaco and several small and mid-sized companies. As Exploration Manager of Pelto Oil Company, Mr. McMoran directed efforts in finding and developing 120 BCFE. Working both Exploration and Business Development, Mr. McMoran led exploration efforts that discovered over 60 MMBOE and contributed to the enormous growth of Whittier Energy from a start-up company to a sale valuation of $188 MM.
Vice President, Geoscience
Mr. Morris has 29 years of domestic and international experience in exploration, seismic acquisition, processing and interpretation. Mr. Morris possesses an in-depth understanding of oil and gas deals, asset acquisition and strategic advantage of technology. Mr. Morris' exploration experience includes Texas and Louisiana, with international experience in China, Nigeria, Argentina, Indonesia, Malaysia, Egypt and England. Mr. Morris has extensive technical knowledge of seismic data acquisition, data processing, interpretation and prospect generation using Landmark and SMT workstations. Mr. Morris has generated prospects resulting in over 25 MMBOE.