The senior management team has over 140 years of combined Royalty Trust and E&P management experience and has completed more than $3 billion of corporate and asset acquisitions in addition to over-seeing capital programs for both conventional and resource plays throughout North America. Senior management provides strong expertise in finance, capital markets, and operations and is complemented by a highly skilled group of technical and administrative personnel.
Andy J. Mah
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Mah has over 29 years experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining the Advantage management team, Mr. Mah served as President of Ketch Resources Trust from September 2005 until June 2006 and was Chief Operating Officer since January 2005. From August 1996 to January 2005, Mr. Mah was the Executive Officer and Vice President, Engineering and Operations of Northrock Resources Ltd.
Mr. Mah is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan, B. Sc. Chemistry in 1980 and B. Sc. Chemical Engineering in 1982.
Mr. Mah is a member of APEGGA and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
Kelly I. Drader
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Drader has over 25 years of experience in financial management, oil & gas acquisitions, investment analysis, and income tax in the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining Advantage in May 2001, Mr. Drader was with The Enerplus Group of Companies. He served as Vice President, Finance and CFO for 10 years before being promoted to Senior Vice President in 1997. Prior to joining Enerplus in November 1987, Mr. Drader was with Westburne Petroleum & Minerals Ltd., an active public oil and gas production and exploration company. He served as Treasurer and corporate tax specialist at Westburne. In this capacity, Mr. Drader was responsible for financial reporting, taxation matters and information systems. Prior to 1985, he was in public practice with Touche Ross & Co., in Calgary, specializing in oil and gas auditing for 4 years and oil and gas taxation for 2 years.
Patrick J. Cairns
Senior Vice President
Mr. Cairns has over 25 years of experience in oil and gas production and evaluations engineering. Prior to joining Advantage in June of 2001, Mr. Cairns was with the Enerplus Group of Companies for 10 years, the last five years as Vice President, Evaluations. In this capacity, he was responsible for recommending over Cdn$3 billion of corporate and property acquisitions. Before joining Enerplus, Mr. Cairns was with Martin Petroleum and Associates, where he performed and audited hundreds of corporate evaluations. During his career Mr. Cairns served four years as Production Manager for a junior oil and gas company overseeing the reporting and operations of 3,000 boe/d production in northwest Alberta and southeast Saskatchewan.
Vice President, Finance
Mr. Blackwood has been with Advantage since November 2004 and has been involved with financial reporting and management, business processes and controls, oil and gas acquisitions, and taxation. Prior thereto, Mr. Blackwood has worked in various financial roles and has diverse experience throughout the resource sector including with oil and gas producers, independent power producers and energy traders. Mr. Blackwood has a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is a Chartered Accountant.
Vice President, Exploitation
From January 2005 to June 2006, Mr. Bokenfohr was the Vice President, Exploitation and Operations of Ketch Resources Trust. Prior thereto, Mr. Bokenfohr served as Vice President, Engineering of Bear Creek (and Crossfield Gas Corp.) from March 2002 to January 2005. Mr. Bokenfohr has over 20 years of oil and gas experience in petroleum exploration, development and operations.
Mr. Bokenfohr received his BSc. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Alberta in 1989 and is a registered professional engineer with APEGGA.