Management

Ryan Heath

CEO

For over 20 years Mr. Heath has enjoyed successfully building junior oil and gas companies in the WCSB. Most recently, he was VP Land & Negotiations at Paredes Energy Corporation.  Mr. Heath has been instrumental in the growth and development of a number of junior E&P companies including Striker Exploration Corp., Hyperion Exploration Corp. and Severo Energy Corp.  Throughout his earlier career he held roles of increased Land Management responsibility with Paramount Energy Trust and NCE Petrofund Corp.  Mr. Heath holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Petroleum Land Management from the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business and is an active member of the CAPL.

 

Lew Hayes

VP of Operations

Mr. Hayes has been with Toscana Energy Group including Firenze Energy since September 2011. Mr. Hayes held a number of senior leadership positions in the energy industry, including Tamarack Valley, Hygait Resources, Petrovera Resources and CS Resources. Mr. Hayes is a Professional Engineer in the Province of Alberta and holds a Bachelor of Science Petroleum Engineering degree with Honors, from the Montana Tech.

 

Mark Hadley

VP of Exploration

Mr. Hadley has 32 years of diverse and successful experience as an oil and gas exploration geologist. He most recently was a founder and VP Exploration at Paredes Energy.  He was the VP Exploration of Kicking Horse Energy from 2014 through to its acquisition in December 2015 by ORLEN Upstream Canada.  Mr. Hadley was VP Exploration of Contact Exploration from 2011 to 2014 and Manager of Geology at Fairborne Energy from 2002 to 2011. Previous to that he has had roles at Range Petroleum, Suncor Energy, PanCanadian Petroleum Ltd. and Husky Energy.  Mr. Hadley holds a M.Sc in Geology from the University of Alberta, and an H.BSc in Geology, from the University of Western Ontario. He is an active member of APEGA.

 

Ian Schafer

VP of Business Development

Mr. Schafer has over 18 years of diverse oil and gas engineering and operational experience. Most recently, he was a founder and the Vice President of Engineering at Paredes Energy Corporation and prior to that, Mapan Energy Ltd., a publicly traded natural gas company acquired by Tourmaline Oil Corp. in August 2015. Throughout his career, Mr. Schafer has held roles of increased responsibility with various-sized public and private growth companies. Mr. Schafer holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Petroleum, and a M.Eng. in Petroleum Engineering with a specialization in Reservoir Characterization. He is an active member of APEGA and SPE.

 

Anand Ramnath

CFO

Mr. Ramnath has over 20 years of diverse and successful experience as a finance professional. Prior to joining Toscana in 2012, Mr. Ramnath ran a consulting practice and served a number of Calgary based corporations. From 1996 to 2006, Mr. Ramnath worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers within their assurance and advisory divisions. Mr. Ramnath is member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Bangalore University in India. Mr. Ramnath is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.