Management Team

Tom Mullane

Thomas J. Mullane

President and Chief Executive Officer

Thomas J. Mullane

President and Chief Executive Officer

Thomas Mullane joined Rife Resources in July 2012 and was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in May 2013. He spent 12 years with Bonavista Energy Corporation in various roles including Senior Vice President, Senior Vice President Engineering, and Vice President, Engineering. Mr. Mullane graduated from the University of Alberta in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). In 2019, Mr. Mullane received the designation of ICD.D from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

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David W. Hendry

Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer

David W. Hendry

Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer

David Hendry is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 25 years of finance experience. Prior to joining Rife in December 2019, Mr. Hendry served as the Chief Financial Officer of Obsidian Energy Ltd. Prior to joining Obsidian in 2015, Mr. Hendry served as a finance Vice President at Talisman Energy Inc. At Talisman, he also worked overseas in the Norway and U.K. North Sea offices. Mr. Hendry started his career working nine years in public accounting, largely at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Hendry has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary.

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David Spyker

David M. Spyker

Chief Operating Officer

David M. Spyker

Chief Operating Officer

David Spyker was appointed Chief Operating Officer in March 2019. Mr. Spyker joined the Corporation and Rife Resources Ltd. as Vice-President, Production in November 2016. Prior to, Mr. Spyker held various roles at Anderson Exploration Ltd., Anderson Energy Ltd., and Anderson Energy Inc. with the past 8 years in the role of Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Spyker holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).

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Lisa N. Farstad

Vice-President, Corporate Services

Lisa N. Farstad

Vice-President, Corporate Services

Lisa Farstad was appointed Vice-President, Corporate Services in March 2020. Ms. Farstad joined Rife in September of 2015 as Manager, Human Resources and Information Services.  Prior to joining Rife, Ms. Farstad spent 14 years with Bonavista Energy Corporation in various human resources roles including Manager, Human Resources. Ms. Farstad has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Calgary and a Human Resources Management Certificate from the University of Calgary.

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Robert A. King

Vice-President, Business Development

Robert A. King

Vice-President, Business Development

Robert (Rob) King, joined Rife in January 2020.  Prior to joining Rife, Mr. King served as a Managing Director of RBC Capital Markets.  He has over 20 years’ experience in investment banking where he has spent the entirety of his career progressing through roles of increasing accountability and responsibility. He possesses significant merger, acquisition and divestiture and capital markets experience with a focus on upstream oil and gas. Mr. King has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary.

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Robert Lamond

Robert E. Lamond

Vice-President, Asset Development

Robert E. Lamond

Vice-President, Asset Development

Robert (Bob) Lamond was appointed Vice-President, Asset Development in March 2019. Mr. Lamond joined the Corporation and Rife Resources Ltd. as Vice-President, Exploration in September 2017. Prior to joining Rife, Mr. Lamond held various geoscience and managerial roles at Murphy Oil, Shell Canada, and Imperial Oil, with the past 3 years in the role of General Manager, Geoscience at Murphy Oil. Mr. Lamond holds a B.Sc. in Geology from Queen's University and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).

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