Board and Management

Chris Schultze

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Sharpe is a professional geophysicist with more than 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas business. During that time, Mr. Sharpe has gained experience in exploration, production, marketing, finance and the management of public companies. He has been a founder and director of a number of oil and gas companies including Velvet Exploration Inc., UNX Energy and Oyster Oil and Gas Ltd.   Mr. Sharpe received a Bachelor of Science in Geophysics from the University of British Columbia in 1981, a Certificate in Business Management from the University of Calgary in 1989 and graduated from the Banff School of Advanced Management in 1991. Mr. Sharpe is member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta and the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists. Mr. Sharpe is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors in Canada.

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.    


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.

John Proust


Gordon Nielsen


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.  

Donald A. Sharpe


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.

Brad Windt

Director, CEO & President

Barry Loughlin

Chief Financial Officer & Corporate Secretary