PRESIDENT & Chief Executive Officer and Director
David is Co-Founder, CEO & President of Miramar Hydrocarbons Ltd. He has over 27 years of international oil and gas industry experience in Latin America, the Middle East, North Africa, South East Asia and North America. He is also a Co-Founder and Director of Canacol Energy Ltd., a publicly traded oil and gas company listed on both the Toronto and Colombia stock exchanges. Prior to founding Miramar, David was Founder, CEO & President of Excelsior Energy Limited, a Canadian publicly traded company focused on exploration and appraisal activities in Canada’s oilsands. David acquired his extensive international oil and gas experience from senior management roles at Calvalley Petroleum, where he was Senior Vice President, Exploration and Production, and at Alberta Energy Company, where he was Vice President, International Exploration. He has also held senior management and technical positions with Canadian Occidental, Sun Oil and BP. David holds a BSc (Hons), MSc and PhD in Geology.
Interim Chief Financial Officer and Director
Mr. Janisch is based in Calgary and has over 30 years of oil and gas and financial experience and was most recently VP Finance and Chief Financial Officer of a large independent Canadian domestic oil & gas producer. Prior to this role, he was Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of an international oil and gas producer. In addition, he has approximately twelve years of investment banking and equity research experience with a Canadian bank owned investment dealer. Mr. Janisch completed his Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering at the University of Alberta, and his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Western Ontario.
chief operating officer
Martin Robert brings 30 years of managerial and operational experience in Europe, Canada, USA and South America. Mr. Robert was Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Engineering at BNK Petroleum Inc., an international energy company focused on unconventional oil and gas reserves in Poland, Spain, Germany and the US. Prior to joining BNK, Mr. Robert was the President and CEO of ArPetrol Inc., a private oil and gas company in Argentina. Previously, Mr. Robert held the position of Vice President of Engineering and International Operations at Vermilion Energy Trust managing assets in France, Netherlands and Canada. Mr. Robert graduated from Queen’s University in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering.
Vice President, Business Development
Mr. Robinson has been a founder and financier of numerous start-up international oil & gas companies during the past 25 years, including junior E&P Arakis Energy, of Canada, which developed major oil & gas concessions in the Sudan, and was acquired by Talisman Energy in 1998. He is currently a founder and director of privately-held and Calgary-based Radcan Energy Services. In addition to the Sudan, Mr. Robinson has been involved in projects in Colombia, Kazakhstan, the Philippines, Tunisia, Egypt, Indonesia, the US, and Canada, and has been responsible for raising over $250 million for the companies that he has worked with. He has a Bachelor of Sciences in Geology from the University of British Columbia and an MBA from Queen’s University, in Canada.
Nicole Bacsalmasi is an associate in Dentons Calgary’s Securities and Corporate Finance group, with a focus on corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions. Nicole has over ten years of experience in advising public and private companies, as well as investment dealers in all matters pertaining to corporate/commercial transactions, corporate governance, public and private finance, acquisitions, mergers and reorganizations, stock exchange listing matters, and other regulatory compliance matters.