Resource Development Experts

A well-rounded team with proven acumen in production engineering, geology, land acquisition, and creating value for shareholders by transforming resources.

Helium Evolution Incorporated (“HEVI”) has amassed 5.5 million acres of helium land permits near proven discoveries of economic helium concentrations.

In many ways, the exploration and production process for sourcing helium is similar to that of natural gas, which is why HEVI has assembled a team of experts from the energy industry to execute its helium development strategy.

With the largest helium land position in North American among publicly-traded companies and a team of professionals that have proven expertise developing resource assets in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin, HEVI is uniquely positioned to unlock Canada’s helium potential and become a leading global supplier of sustainably-produced helium.

Management

Greg Robb

President & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Robb has worked as a geologist in Western Canada since 1984. Mr. Robb has broad experience in all facets of the oil and gas industry including exploration and development, acquisitions and dispositions, and reserve valuations. He has held executive level positions in several exploration and production companies and in 2006 founded Salvo Energy Corp. Mr. Robb has been involved in heavy oil, shallow gas, coal bed methane, deep basin tight gas and conventional oil and gas plays, evaluating over $500 million of acquired assets across his career. Mr. Robb has a B.A. in economics from the University of Alberta, a B.Sc. in geology from the University of Calgary, and a M.Sc. in geology from the University of Alberta. 

Patrick Mills

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Mills has over 30 years of executive, managerial, engineering, and operations experience in the oil and gas industry in the Western Canadian Basin (WCB). Mr. Mills was instrumental in the start-up of Mustang Resources and Pegasus Oil & Gas where he held senior executive and board of director positions in the corporations. In addition, Mr. Mills has held various petroleum engineering related technical and managerial positions throughout his career with companies such as Texaco, Imperial Oil, and Startech Energy. Mr. Mills attended the University of Alberta and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Petroleum Engineering and is an accredited member of APEGA.   

Kristi Kunec, CPA, CA

Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Kunec brings over 15 years of financial experience to HEVI, with a proven track record that includes leading the corporate finance, organizational planning and financial reporting functions for growing resource companies. Over the last 13 months, she has served as part-time Controller for Kanata Clean Power & Climate Technologies Corp. Prior thereto, Ms. Kunec was CFO and Corporate Secretary for Pine Cliff Energy Ltd. (TSX:PNE), where she directly contributed to PNE’s growth from ~100 boe/d to 24,000 boe/d, including numerous equity financings and acquisitions. Previously, Ms. Kunec served in Controller / Financial Reporting roles for several energy companies. After receiving a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan, she began her career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP in 2003, earning her CPA, CA designation in May of 2006.

John Kanderka

VP, Corporate Development

Mr. Kanderka has over 40 years of experience in the oil and gas and in the mineral sectors. Mr. Kanderka has significant corporate experience acting as an Officer and as a Director in both the private and public sectors in various roles while responsible for strategic planning, corporate finance, management, and administration. He has been a company founder and company builder with a wide array of experience in asset purchase and sale transactions, mergers, buyouts, and reorganizations. Currently Mr. Kanderka is actively a Director of Orestone Mining Corp. and is Chairman of the Board for Visionary Gold Corp. which company he had co-founded. Mr. Kanderka has been a Member of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen (CAPL) since 1977 and has held the Certification as a Professional Landman since 1991.

Board of Directors

James P. Baker

Board Chair

Mr. Baker has over 40 years of resource development experience in Saskatchewan and Alberta in field operations, consulting, and executive level positions. Extensive experience consulting to industry and government in oil and gas, power, and paper recycling. Currently a board member of Keystone Royalty Corp. and Kineticor Resource Corp.. Former Director of SaskEnergy, Hanson Engineering, and Heritage Gas.

Brad Wall

Director

Mr. Wall is a Special Advisor in the Osler Calgary office. Prior to joining Osler, he was in politics for 18 years where he demonstrated a consistent ability to bring political and business leaders together as he implemented creative ways to bolster the Province’s economic well-being.

In 2007, Mr. Wall was elected as Premier of Saskatchewan and helped lead the province to a period of record population and economic growth, export expansion, record infrastructure investment and tax reductions while helping to earn the provinces first ever AAA credit rating.

Mr. Wall offers Osler clients his strategic insight and guidance, particularly in relation to the energy and agri-food industries. In addition, clients benefit from Mr. Wall’s extensive understanding of the interconnection between business, politics, and trade on a global scale.

Mr. Wall is the principal and President of Flying W Consulting Inc and is currently a director of Whitecap Resources Inc and NexGen Energy. He is the volunteer chair of the Stars Air Ambulance Fleet Replacement Campaign, a volunteer member of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association Advocacy Committee, a Member of the Canada American Business Council and The Fraser Institute.

Philip Hughes

Director

As a leader in Canada’s energy sector for the past 35 years, Mr. Hughes has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of five energy companies across Canada. He has extensive North American and international experience in electrical generation, transmission and distribution, oil and gas and natural gas transmission, distribution and processing. Currently, Mr. Hughes serves as Chairman of Oceanic Wind Energy Group and of Kineticor Resources Inc. 

Mr. Hughes was a senior executive with the Fortis Inc. group of companies where he was responsible for various acquisitions (including the successful acquisition and integration of Aquila Networks Canada) and led the operations as President and CEO of several of the Fortis Inc. subsidiaries. He was President and CEO of FortisAlberta, Newfoundland Power Inc., Maritime Electric Company, FortisBC. Mr. Hughes was also President and CEO of TransGas Limited, Saskatchewan. 

Mr. Hughes is a past Officer of the World Energy Council (WEC), former Chair of the Canadian Electrical Association (CEA) and former Chair of the Energy Council of Canada (ECC). Through his involvement with WEC, CEA and ECC Mr. Hughes was a significant contributor to the development of North American energy policy and research. 

Mr. Hughes holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.Economics) from Lancaster University, England and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta and a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.

Michael Graham

Director

Mr. Graham is an independent businessman with over 35 years of oil and gas experience. Mr. Graham served as an Executive Vice President of EnCana Corporation from April 14, 2005 and served as its President of the Canadian Division until February 2012. Mr. Graham also serves on the board of directors of Halo Exploration Ltd. and Saguaro Resources Ltd.

Jeff Barber

Director

Mr. Barber was a Co-founder and managing partner of a boutique M&A advisory firm in Calgary. Prior thereto, he was an investment banker with national investment firms and began his career as an economist with Deloitte LLP. Mr. Barber has served on the board of Standard Lithium Inc. since 2017 and has been an independent businessman since September 2018. Prior thereto he had been a founder, director, and Chief Financial Officer of Hiku Brands Company Ltd. since 2016. He is a CFA charterholder and holds a master’s degree in finance and economics from the University of Alberta.

Heather Isidoro

Director

Ms. Isidoro has over 20 years of experience in the energy industry, the last 17 of which were focused on business development, most recently as the Vice President of Business Development with Pine Cliff Energy Ltd.  She brings a broad range of energy industry experience with specialization in acquisitions and divestitures, reserves valuations, and financial modeling. Ms. Isidoro is President and a Director of the Petroleum Acquisitions and Divestitures Association, and a Trustee on the University of Saskatchewan Engineering Advancement Trust.  She has a B.Sc. in Geological Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, and an MBA from Athabasca University.  In addition, Ms. Isidoro has completed the Not-For-Profit Board Governance Essentials program from The Institute of Corporate Directors and the Rotman School of Management.

Greg Robb

Director

Mr. Robb has worked as a geologist in Western Canada since 1984. Mr. Robb has broad experience in all facets of the oil and gas industry including exploration and development, acquisitions and dispositions, and reserve valuations. He has held executive level positions in several exploration and production companies and in 2006 founded Salvo Energy Corp. Mr. Robb has been involved in heavy oil, shallow gas, coal bed methane, deep basin tight gas and conventional oil and gas plays, evaluating over $500 million of acquired assets across his career. Mr. Robb has a B.A. in economics from the University of Alberta, a B.Sc. in geology from the University of Calgary, and a M.Sc. in geology from the University of Alberta. 

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