Executive Team - About Us - Birchcliff Energy

Executive Team

This hands-on team collectively drives our day-to-day pursuit of operational excellence while identifying and pursuing responsible growth opportunities to ensure we continue to thrive. Deeply invested in our success and unified by a genuine sense of camaraderie, our team works together seamlessly to provide strategic direction and guidance that ultimately provides long-term value for our shareholders.

The true testament to the cohesiveness of our senior team is the fact that the majority of the team have been together for the 10+ years Birchcliff has been operating.

A. Jeffery Tonken

A. Jeffery Tonken

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Tonken is the President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Birchcliff. He has more than 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and is one of the Corporation's founders. Prior to creating Birchcliff, Mr. Tonken founded and served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Case Resources Inc., Big Bear Exploration Ltd. and Stampeder Exploration Ltd. Mr. Tonken was previously a Partner of the law firm Howard, Mackie (now Borden Ladner Gervais LLP). Mr. Tonken is a Governor of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP). Mr. Tonken received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta and his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Wales.

Myles R. Bosman

Myles R. Bosman

Vice-President, Exploration and Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Bosman is Vice-President, Exploration and Chief Operating Officer and is a Professional Geologist. He has more than 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and is one of the Corporation's founders. Prior to joining Birchcliff, Mr. Bosman served as Vice-President, Exploration and Chief Operating Officer of Case Resources Inc.; Exploration Manager of Summit Resources Ltd.; and as an Exploration Geologist with both Numac Energy Inc. and Canadian Hunter Exploration. Mr. Bosman received his Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of Calgary and his Earth Resources diploma from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.

Bruno P. Geremia

Bruno P. Geremia

Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Geremia is Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer and is a Chartered Accountant. He has more than 24 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and is one of the Corporation's founders. Prior to joining Birchcliff, Mr. Geremia served as Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of both Case Resources Inc. and Big Bear Exploration Ltd.; as Director, Commercial of Gulf Canada Resources; and as Manager, Special Projects of Stampeder Exploration Ltd. Mr. Geremia was previously a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte & Touche LLP. Mr. Geremia received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary.

Christopher A. Carlsen

Christopher A. Carlsen

Vice-President, Engineering

Mr. Carlsen is Vice-President, Engineering and is a Professional Engineer with more than 15 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He previously served as Asset Team Lead and Senior Exploitation Engineer with Birchcliff. Prior to joining Birchcliff in 2008, he was the Senior Engineer at Greenfield Resources Ltd. and held various engineering positions at both EnCana Corporation and PanCanadian Petroleum Ltd. Mr. Carlsen received his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan.

David M. Humphreys

David M. Humphreys

Vice-President, Operations

Mr. Humphreys is Vice-President, Operations and has more than 29 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining Birchcliff in 2009, he served as Vice-President, Operations of Highpine Oil & Gas Ltd., White Fire Energy Ltd., and Virtus Energy Ltd.; Production Manager of both Husky Oil Operations Ltd. and Ionic Energy; and as a Senior Production Engineer with Northrock Resources Ltd. Mr. Humphreys received his Hydrocarbon Engineering Technology diploma from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.

James W. Surbey

James W. Surbey

Vice-President, Corporate Development

Mr. Surbey is Vice-President, Corporate Development and is a member of the Law Society of Alberta. He has more than 38 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and is one of the Corporation's founders. Prior to joining Birchcliff he served as Vice-President, Corporate Development of Case Resources Inc.; Senior Vice-President, Corporate Development of Big Bear Exploration Ltd.; and Vice-President, Corporate Development of Stampeder Exploration Ltd. Mr. Surbey was previously a Senior Partner of the law firm Howard, Mackie (now Borden Ladner Gervais LLP). Mr. Surbey received his Bachelor of Engineering degree and Bachelor of Laws degree from McGill University.