Dave Pearce is a Deputy Managing Partner with Azimuth Capital Management. During his 30 years in the energy sector, Dave has proven to be an effective leader, senior executive and Independent Director in Canada and internationally. Most recently, Dave was President and CEO of Northrock Resources Ltd. (previously an operating division of Unocal Corp.). Prior to Northrock, Dave was Vice President, Corporate Development at Fletcher Challenge Canada. Dave had several responsibilities including Canadian acquisitions and South American business development.



Mr. Christie earned a Bachelor of Science Honors degree in Geology from the University of Calgary and has over 40 years of both oil and gas industry experience. Mr. Christie was most recently Vice President of Exploration and Land at NAL Resources, subsequent to that he was Vice President of Exploration at NuVista Energy and at TAQA North (formerly Northrock Resources), and previously held senior geotechnical and management positions at Gulf Canada Resources.

Mr. Christie is a dually registered Professional Geologist and Geophysicist with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).



Mr. Steckley combines more than 38 years of oil and gas industry experience with technical, financial and investment expertise. From 1998 to 2013, Mr. Steckley was the President, Chief Operating Officer and a Director of Barnwell of Canada, Limited, an oil and gas company and wholly owned subsidiary of Barnwell Industries Inc., a public company listed on the American Stock Exchange.

Mr. Steckley has been a director of a number of private companies and TSX listed companies. Mr. Steckley is a professional engineer with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Alberta.



Mr. Mele is currently the Chief Operating Officer and Partner of Azimuth Capital Management, an energy sector private equity firm.

In addition to being a director of Entrada Resources Inc., he is a director of Altex Energy Ltd. and TimberRock Energy Ltd.. Previously, Mr. Mele was a Managing Director of Global Investment Banking at CIBC.

Mr. Mele has also practiced in the area of corporate and commercial law, with emphasis in the areas of taxation and securities for a Canadian national law firm.



Dan Long is the president and CEO of Entrada Resources. His experience spans over 30 years of broadly based domestic and international, including development, marketing, corporate development, and strategic planning roles.

He has served in increasingly responsible roles at Amoco Canada, Canadian Occidental, Fletcher Challenge Canada, Northrock Resources, and Enhance Energy. He has extensive hands-on experience in negotiating, structuring, and closing asset and corporate acquisitions. Dan also has served on public company boards in governance, reserves committee, and special commitee roles.


Board Observer

Nathan is a principal of Azimuth Capital Management. He is responsible for oil and gas industry analysis as well as the evaluation of investment opportunities. While in university and prior to joining Azimuth Capital Management in 2004, Nathan worked with a leading energy services company where he gained hands-on experience in the Canadian oil sands industry.

Nathan holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance with distinction from the University of Alberta. While in University, Nathan was involved with the Program for Research and Investment Management Excellence, where he was responsible for managing the Industrial and Energy Sector investments. Nathan is a CFA Charterholder.

Nathan represents Azimuth as a Board Observer on the boards of Cutting Edge Systems Inc., Kaisen Energy and TimberRock Energy Corp.