Mr. Proust is the founder and principal shareholder of numerous public and private companies. He has managed, directed and advised public and private companies regarding debt and equity financing, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate restructuring since 1986. Mr. Proust has held senior positions and served on the boards of numerous private and TSX-V/CSE/AIM listed companies. He is currently Chairman, CEO and a Director of Southern Arc Minerals Inc., Chairman and a Director of Canada Energy Partners Inc., Chairman, CEO and a Director of Japan Gold Corp., an Executive Director of TekModo Industries Inc., a Non-Executive Director of Tethyan Resources Plc, a Director of Q Investments Ltd.   Mr. Proust received the designation of Chartered Director (C.Dir) from McMaster University, Directors College, Michael G. DeGroote School of Business.


Mr. Nielsen holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Geology and Chemistry from the University of Saskatchewan.  Mr. Nielsen has over 30 years of experience in the investment industry and served as an officer and director of numerous companies in the natural resource sector.

Brad Windt

Director, CEO & President

Barry Loughlin

Chief Financial Officer & Corporate Secretary

John Proust


Gordon Nielsen


Board and Management

Chris Schultze

Director & Chief Operating Officer 

Mr. Schultze is a professional geoscientist with more than 25 years industry experience and has held senior management positions for a number of public junior resource companies.  He has gained experience in project management, economic valuations, financial analysis, commodity marketing and risk management.  Mr. Schultze received a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Calgary in 1988 and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia.

Pinedale Energy's  management team has a  track record of transforming opportunity  into success.  

Brad Windt is a former investment advisor with Canaccord Capital and was a founder and financier of Ultra Petroleum Corp and Pennaco Energy Inc.  ​Mr. Windt brings 30 years of capital market experience with a focus on the U.S. energy markets.

Mr. Loughlin, CPA, CMA, served as a Divisional Operations Manager of Masonite International Corporation from November 2008 to September 2010, Group Controller from May 2005 to November 2008, and prior to that as Vice President Finance from November 1997 to May 2005. Mr. Loughlin has been a self-employed consultant providing financial and accounting advisory services since February, 2011. Mr. Loughlin was a Director of San Angelo Oil Limited from June 2014 to September 2015, a Director of Q Investments Ltd. from December 2013 to August 2015, and also a director of Outrider Energy Corp. from November, 2013, to February, 2016.