Alex G. Verge – President and Chief Executive Officer and Director
Alex G. Verge serves as the President and CEO of Journey. Mr. Verge has more than 34 years of experience in the oil and natural gas industry and has served as Director and Chief Executive Officer and President of NuVista Energy Ltd. from July 2003 to November 2010 and served as a Vice President of Engineering of Bonavista Energy Corporation and Bonavista Energy Trust (formerly Bonavista Petroleum Ltd.) from January 1998 to June 2003. Prior to joining Bonavista Petroleum Ltd., he worked in the business development group at Poco Petroleums Ltd. and held various engineering positions at Rising Resources, Shell Canada Resources Limited, and Gulf Canada Resources Inc. Mr. Verge is a Member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geoscientists of Alberta. Mr. Verge received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto and a Masters of Engineering degree in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering from the University of Calgary.
Gerald N. Gilewicz – Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Gilewicz serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Journey. Previously, Mr. Gilewicz served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance at Vero Energy Inc. from November 2005 to August 2012. Formerly, Mr. Gilewicz served as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Devlan Exploration Inc. and Dual Exploration Inc. from September 1999 to November 2005. Prior to this Mr. Gilewicz served as a Senior Manager at Deloitte & Touche LLP. Mr. Gilewicz has served as a Director and Chair of the Finance Committee of the Small Explorers and Producers Association of Canada. Mr. Gilewicz is a Certified Professional Accountant and received a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from the University of Saskatchewan.
Brett R. Boklaschuk – Vice President, Exploration
Mr. Boklaschuk serves as Vice President, Exploration at Journey. He previously served as Senior Geologist and more recently as Manager, Business Development at Journey. Prior to Journey, he held progressive roles in public companies including Canadian Hunter Exploration, Burlington Resources and most recently Nuvista Energy. Mr. Boklaschuk’s career has focused primarily on unconventional exploration and acquisitions, resulting in many value generating discoveries over his 21 years of industry experience. He received a Bachelor of Science in Geology from University of Saskatchewan in 1995 and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.
Terry J. Moore – Vice President, Engineering
Mr. Moore serves as Vice President, Engineering of Journey. He previously served as Vice President, Operations and then as Senior Vice President, Engineering at Sword, the predecessor to Journey, from July 2007 to June 2012. Prior to Sword, he held various roles in public companies including Enerplus Resources Fund and private companies including PRL Resources Inc. Mr. Moore has a background in engineering, operations and planning. He received a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of Toronto in 1981 and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.
Anthony V. Polini – Vice President, Land
Mr. Polini serves as Vice President, Land of Journey. Mr. Polini joined Outrider Energy Ltd. in 2004 and served as its Vice President, Land until early 2009 then continued as Vice President, Land for Vigilant Exploration until the end of 2009. From 1993 to 1997, Mr. Polini worked for PanCanadian Petroleum and Marathon Oil & Gas. Between 1997 and 2004 Mr. Polini served as a Senior Land Negotiator for Koch Petroleum Canada. Mr. Polini is a Senior Oil and Gas Land Negotiator and Acquisition and Divestment Professional and has 20 years of experience and a successful track record in value-added core area growth and asset trading transactions. Mr. Polini received his Bachelor of Commerce, Petroleum Land Management degree at the University of Calgary in 1992, and obtained his Masters of Business Administration from the Consortium Institute of Management and Business Analysis at Clemson University in 1993.