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Whitecap Resources Inc (WCP.TO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Kenneth Stickland

66 2018 Independent Chairman of the Board

Grant Fagerheim

61 2019 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Thanh Kang

2009 Chief Financial Officer

Jeffery Zdunich

2015 Vice President - Finance and Controller

Joel Armstrong

2010 Vice President - Production and Operations

Andrew Bullock

2019 Vice President - Exploration & Geosciences

Darin Dunlop

2009 Vice President - Engineering

P. Gary Lebsack

2009 Vice President - Land

David Mombourquette

2009 Vice President - Business Development & IT

Heather Culbert

60 2017 Independent Director

Gregory Fletcher

71 2010 Independent Director

Daryl Gilbert

68 2015 Independent Director

Glenn McNamara

67 2010 Independent Director

Stephen Nikiforuk

51 2009 Independent Director

Bradley Wall

54 2019 Independent Director

Grant Zawalsky

60 2008 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Kenneth Stickland

Mr. Kenneth S. Stickland serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Stickland is an independent businessman. Prior to February 1, 2014, he was employed for 13 years by TransAlta Corporation, one of Canada's largest non-regulated power generation and wholesale marketing companies. At TransAlta he held the position of Chief Business Development Officer and prior to that was the Chief Legal Officer. Mr. Stickland has been a member of various professional associations and has served as a director of several publicly listed companies, associations and not-for-profit organizations. Prior to TransAlta, Mr. Stickland was a partner with the Calgary-based law firm of Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP and has over 30 years of experience in the area of commercial law with a specific focus on energy-related matters. Mr. Stickland holds a B.Comm. and LL.B. from the University of British Columbia.

Grant Fagerheim

Mr. Grant B. Fagerheim serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Fagerheim has over 30 years of diverse experience in both the upstream and downstream areas of the oil and gas business and is currently our President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Fagerheim established Whitecap Resources Inc. in June 2008 and prior thereto, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Cadence Energy Inc. (formerly, Kereco Energy Ltd.), a public oil and gas company, from January 2005 to September 2008. Mr. Fagerheim founded Ketch Resources Ltd. in October 2002 and served as President and Chief Executive Officer until January 2005. Mr. Fagerheim founded Ketch Energy Ltd. in April 2000 and served as President and Chief Executive Officer until October 2002. Mr. Fagerheim was appointed to the board of The Fraser Institute in January 2020, and he is also a director of the Hockey Canada Foundation. Mr. Fagerheim received his Bachelor's degree in Education (Economics Minor) from the University of Calgary in 1983 and attended the Executive MBA at Queen's University in 1995. Mr. Fagerheim currently sits on the board of directors of Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd., a public oil and gas company.

Thanh Kang

Mr. Thanh C. Kang serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. With over 19 years of financial and managerial experience in the oil and gas industry, Mr. Kang has held the position of Chief Financial Officer since the company’s inception in 2009. From 2005 to 2008, he was VP Finance & CFO of Churchill Energy Inc., a publicly traded energy company. Mr. Kang began his professional career with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP after graduating from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta.

Jeffery Zdunich

Mr. Jeffery B. Zdunich serves as Vice President - Finance and Controller of the Company. He has been Vice President, Finance & Controller since January 1, 2015. Prior to that, he was Controller since joining the company in April 2011. He has over 19 years of financial experience in the oil and gas industry with prior roles at Delphi Energy, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and Anadarko Canada. Mr. Zdunich is a member of the Alberta Chartered Professional Accountants and has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan.

Joel Armstrong

Mr. Joel M. Armstrong serves as Vice President - Production and Operations of the Company. He has over 30 years of diversified engineering and operations experience and has held the position of VP, Production & Operations since 2010. Prior to joining Whitecap, Mr. Armstrong was VP Operations of Ridgeback Exploration Ltd. from 2005 to 2009. From 1996 to 2005, he held Manager Operations positions at publicly traded Blue Mountain Energy Ltd. and private Star Oil & Gas Ltd. Mr. Armstrong began his professional career at Kerr-McGee Canada Ltd. in 1990 after graduating from SAIT with a Petroleum Engineering diploma. He is currently an active member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.

Andrew Bullock

Mr. Andrew Bullock serves as Vice President - Exploration & Geosciences of the Company. He has over 30 year of exploration, development and management experience with senior and private E & D growth companies. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Geology) degree from McMaster University and following graduation in 1981 began his professional career at Dome Petroleum. Prior to joining Whitecap in 2011, Mr. Bullock held positions at private start-up Milestone Exploration, ConocoPhillips Canada, Gulf Canada, Crestar Energy and Amoco Canada. Mr. Bullock is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) and the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG).

Darin Dunlop

Mr. Darin R. Dunlop serves as Vice President - Engineering of the Company. He has over 28 years of domestic and international diversified engineering experience. Prior to joining Whitecap in 2009, he held positions at Wascana Energy, Santos, Genesis Exploration/Vintage Petroleum and two private start-up companies, Tiger Energy and Ridgeback Exploration. Mr. Dunlop has a Bachelor of Science (Industrial Engineering) degree from the University of Manitoba (1989) and began his professional career with Chevron Canada Resources. He is a member of APEGA (Professional Engineer designation) and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).

P. Gary Lebsack

Mr. P. Gary Lebsack serves as Vice President - Land of the Company. With over 20 years of mineral land and managerial experience in the oil and gas industry, Mr. Lebsack has held the position of Vice President, Land since the company’s inception in 2009. From 2006 to 2009, he was Vice President, Land at Glamis Resources, a publicly traded energy company. Mr. Lebsack began his professional career with Northrock Resources after graduating from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is an active member of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen.

David Mombourquette

Mr. David M. Mombourquette serves as Vice President - Business Development & IT of the Company. He has over 30 years engineering and evaluation experience, and is a past Officer of Ketch Energy Ltd., Ketch Resources Ltd. and Kereco Energy Ltd. Mr. Mombourquette holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from Dalhousie (formerly TUNS) and upon graduation in 1986, he began his professional career at Norcen Energy until 1996. Mr. Mombourquette is a professional engineer and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) and a member of the Board of Governors of the Explorers and Producers Association of Canada (EPAC).

Heather Culbert

Ms. Heather J. Culbert serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Culbert is an independent businesswoman and active philanthropist currently serving as the Vice Chair of Export Development Canada (EDC), Board Chair of the Alberta Research and Innovation Advisory Committee (ARIAC), Founder of Women on Boards (Calgary), Board Chair of the United Way World Leadership Council and on the Strategic Advisory Board of the Charbonneau Cancer Research Institute. Ms. Culbert is also a member of the She Leads Economic Council of Alberta. From 1996 to 2006, Ms. Culbert was the Senior Vice President of Corporate Services with Enerplus Corporation. Prior thereto, she held senior management positions at Cody Energy, Suncor Energy Inc. and her own IT management consulting firm. Ms. Culbert holds a Computer Technology Diploma from SAIT and completed the Technology Management program at Northeastern University in 1992. Ms. Culbert completed the Executive Program at Queen’s University in 2004 and the Not for Profit Governance Program, developed by the Institute of Corporate Directors (“ICD"), in 2011. She is currently enrolled in the ICD Director Education Program. Ms. Culbert also received an Honorary Bachelor of Science from SAIT in 2014.

Gregory Fletcher

Mr. Gregory S. Fletcher serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Fletcher has over 40 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and is currently President of Sierra Energy Inc., a private oil and natural gas production company that he founded in 1997. Mr. Fletcher holds a BSc. in Geology and has completed the Directors' Education Program sponsored by the Institute of Corporate Directors. Mr. Fletcher currently sits on the board of directors of Calfrac Well Services Ltd., a public oilfield service company, and Peyto Exploration & Development Corp., a public oil and natural gas company.

Daryl Gilbert

Mr. Daryl H. Gilbert serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Gilbert is currently a Director and Investment Committee member of JOG Capital Inc., a private equity energy investment firm. Mr. Gilbert is a professional engineer and is the former President and CEO of Gilbert Laustsen Jung Associates Ltd., now GLJ Petroleum Consultants Ltd., an independent engineering consulting firm based in Calgary. Mr. Gilbert graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. Mr. Gilbert is currently a member of the Association of Petroleum Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta and the Society of Petroleum Engineering. Mr. Gilbert currently sits on the board of directors of AltaGas Ltd., Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd., Leucrotta Exploration Inc. and Surge Energy Inc., all public companies. Mr. Gilbert is not standing for re-election as a board member of AltaGas Ltd. at the company’s annual shareholder meeting in 2020.

Glenn McNamara

Mr. Glenn A. McNamara serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. McNamara is the President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Heritage Resources LP, a wholly owned oil and gas business of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. From September 2010 to May 2016 he was the Chief Executive Officer and a director of PMI Resources Inc. (formerly, Petromanas Energy Inc.), a public oil and gas company. From August 2005 to August 2010, he was the President of BG Canada (part of the BG Group PLC, a public gas company with its head office in the United Kingdom, trading on the London Stock Exchange). Prior thereto he was the President of ExxonMobil Canada Energy (a wholly-owned subsidiary of ExxonMobil). Mr. McNamara received his MBA from the University of Calgary in 1988, and a B.Sc. in Mining Engineering from the University of Alberta in 1978. Mr. McNamara is a Member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta and past Governor of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. Mr. McNamara currently sits on the board of directors of Parex Resources Inc., a public oil and natural gas company and Heritage Resources LP, a wholly owned oil and gas business of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.

Stephen Nikiforuk

Mr. Stephen C. Nikiforuk serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Nikiforuk became the Controller of Loram 99 Corporation, a private company, in November 2019. Prior thereto he was the President of MyOwnCFO Professional Corporation and MyOwnCFO Inc. from July 2009 to November 2019, both private companies. Before then, Mr. Nikiforuk was the Corporate Business Manager of 1173373 Alberta Ltd. (a private company) from July 2009 to July 2011 and the Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Cadence Energy Inc. (formerly, Kereco Energy Ltd.) a public oil and gas company, from January 2005 to March 2008. Mr. Nikiforuk holds a B.B.A. with an accounting major from Saint Francis Xavier University. Mr. Nikiforuk is an active Chartered Professional Accountant, CA and in 2013 completed the Directors Education Program developed by the Institute of Corporate Directors and holds their ICD.D designation. In June 2016, Mr. Nikiforuk also obtained the Family Enterprise Advisor designation. Mr. Nikiforuk is a director of CanAir Nitrogen Inc., a private company that supplies the oil and gas industry in Alberta and British Columbia with cryogenic liquid nitrogen and InPlay Oil Corp., a public light oil production and development company, and serves as both Lead Director and Audit Committee Chair for InPlay Oil Corp.

Bradley Wall

Mr. Bradley John Wall serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Wall has 18 years political experience and served as the Premier of Saskatchewan from November 2007 until February 2018. Mr. Wall is currently a special advisor at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, a trustee on Avenue Living Core Trust and an Advisory Board member of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. Mr. Wall holds an honours degree in Public Administration from the University of Saskatchewan. Mr. Wall currently sits on the board of directors of Maxim Power Corp. and NexGen Energy Ltd. Mr. Wall is also a director and the Chairman of the board of Canshale Corp., a private company.

Grant Zawalsky

Mr. Grant A. Zawalsky serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Zawalsky is the Managing Partner of Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP (Barristers and Solicitors) where he has been a partner since 1994. Mr. Zawalsky holds a B.Comm and LL.B. from the University of Alberta and is a member of the Law Society of Alberta. Mr. Zawalsky currently sits on the board of directors of a number of private and public companies, including NuVista Energy Ltd., PrairieSky Royalty Ltd. and Zargon Oil & Gas Ltd., and is Corporate Secretary of ARC Resources Ltd. and Bonavista Energy Corporation. Mr. Zawalsky is also a Governor of the Calgary Petroleum Club.

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