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., Corex Energy Ltd. and M-Flow Technologies 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.


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Nathan is a Senior Director and Entrepreneur in Residence of the Firm. Nathan joined Azimuth in 2004 and is currently responsible for developing investment ideas, finding new investment opportunities, performing strategic and financial due diligence and working with existing portfolio companies.

As part of Azimuth’s ongoing commitment to its portfolio companies, Nathan has recently joined the Executive Team of Recover Inc. to help spearhead its expansion into the United States.

Nathan holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance with distinction from the University of Alberta and is a CFA Charterholder.

Nathan represents Azimuth as a Board Director of Kaisen Energy Corp.