Management

Messrs. John McIntyre,  Timothy Berge, Bud Knell, and Mark Frascogna, have worked together in various capacities for 14 years while at Forest Oil and later at Avanti Exploration, LLC. This team represents over 110 years of experience in the international and domestic oil and gas industries and has worked collectively in over 20 countries.

 

 

 

 

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John McIntyre, Chairman

Mr. McIntyre is a geoscientist with over 27 years of domestic and international experience, including significant offshore production operations, extensive land and marine 3D seismic acquisitions, successful exploration play and prospect generation with material discoveries, major field development, acquisitions and divestitures, and multi-million dollar contract negotiations. Prior to forming Avanti Exploration, he held the positions of: SVP Forest International, JVP Manager Maxus Argentina, and President & General Manager of Maxus Indonesia where he was responsible for over 100,000 bopd of production and several thousand employees. Prior to his work in Indonesia, he served as Exploration Manager for Maxus Rockies & Mid-Continent Region.


Karl Kottmeier, President & CEO

Mr. Kottmeier has over 20 years of experience in corporate finance, retail brokerage and corporate administration. He is a founding director and President of Rockgate Capital Corp., a public company listed on the TSX, and a director and officer of Bama Gold Corp. and Falkirk Resources Corp., also public companies listed on the TSXV.  In these capacities, Mr. Kottmeier has been actively involved in the exploration and development of gold and uranium properties in Africa.  Mr. Kottmeier is also a founder and principal of Contact Financial Corp, a western Canadian investor relations and corporate communications service provider.


Mark Frascogna, Senior Vice-President

Mr. Frascogna has been active in the international and domestic oil and gas industry for over 25 years. He has served in various management capacities throughout his career with large independents and privately held companies, including Country and Project Manager in Italy for Forest Oil, Executive Director of Compagnia Mediterranea Idrocarburi srl – a Forest subsidiary, and Project Manager for Calpine Natural Gas in Italy.  While working for Forest and Calpine, he also managed M&A efforts in Europe. Earlier in his career, he served as Vice President of Seaxe Oil Corporation, a NASDAQ listed oil and gas company active in the Paris basin in France. Mr. Frascogna holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business from Millsaps College and a Master of International Management degree from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.


Doug Ford, CFO

Since 1987, Mr. Ford has been the Director of Dockside Capital Group Inc., a private merchant banking and venture capital firm specializing in providing services to, and arranging funding for, emerging growth companies.   Mr. Ford is a director and officer of a number of public companies and is currently Chief Financial Officer of Rockgate Capital Corp., Rockridge Capital Corp., Bama Gold Corp. and Falkirk Resources Corp.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia. Mr. Ford holds a BA in Political Science from the University of British Columbia.


Kirk Gamley, Vice President - Corporate Development

Mr. Gamley is a founding director and Vice-President of Corporate Development of Rockridge Capital Corp., a public company listed on the TSXV, Vice-President of Corporate Development of Rockgate Capital Corp., a public company listed on the TSX and an officer of Bama Gold Corp. and Falkirk Resources Corp., both public companies listed on the TSXV.  In these capacities, Mr. Gamley has been actively involved in the exploration and development of gold and uranium properties in Africa.  Since 2005, Mr. Gamley has also been an investor relations consultant to a number of Toronto Stock Exchange and Exchange companies through his role as President and CEO of Contact Financial Corp., a western Canadian investor relations and corporate communications service provider.