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Mr. Cody Church is a Senior Managing Director of TriWest Capital. Mr. Church co-founded TriWest Capital Partners Inc. in 1997. Since 1997, Mr. Church has been deeply involved in the TriWest Capital funds’ portfolio investments, with special emphasis on the valuation, financing, structuring and negotiation of these investments. From 1995 to 1997, Mr. Church was with EXOR America, a New York-based private equity firm. Prior to joining EXOR, Mr. Church was a member of the Leveraged Finance Group of Credit Suisse First Boston, where he worked with financial buyers in areas of acquisition and divestiture, high-yield bonds, initial public offerings and refinancings from 1993 to 1995. Mr. Church graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Economics from Harvard University.
Mr. Jeff Belford is a Senior Managing Director of TriWest Capital and joined the TriWest Capital Partners Group at the inception of TriWest Capital Fund II in 2003 from Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee Company Inc. (“Swiss Water”), a former TriWest Capital fund portfolio company. Mr. Belford contributes both financial and operations experience to the TriWest Capital team. Mr. Belford gained significant financial and operating experience before joining the TriWest Capital Partners group. He was Chief Financial Officer of Swiss Water from 2000 to 2003; and participated in the remarkable success of the company during his tenure. Swiss Water was subsequently listed on the TSX as an Income Trust. From 1996 to 2000, Mr. Belford was Director of Finance and Operations for Descente North America, an international sportswear company. Mr. Belford holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants.
Mr. James (Jim) McMahon is the former Owner, Executive Vice President, Director and Secretary of Source’s predecessor entity. Mr. McMahon previously provided day-to-day direction as a consultant to Source through his consulting corporation, McMahon Enterprises Ltd. Prior to joining Source, Mr. McMahon was Vice President Business Development for CCS Corporation (now Tervita) (“CCS”), a large Canadian based multinational oilfield services company with its primary business in oilfield waste management. At CCS, Mr. McMahon led the company to enter the frac sand mining and processing business. Mr. McMahon left CCS in May 2009 to purchase an interest in Source. Mr. McMahon has 20 years of oilfield experience primarily in the midstream sector. Prior to working in the oilfield sector, Mr. McMahon had a varied background in numerous business fields including time as a Marketing Representative with IBM and as a Second Lieutenant in the Canadian Forces. Mr. McMahon has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration both from the University of Saskatchewan.
Mr. Neil Cameron is the President and Chief Executive Officer of NSC Minerals Ltd., a leading supplier in de-icing products in Western Canada and Mid-Western United States. Mr. Cameron joined NSC Minerals Ltd. as Vice President of Operations in 2010, responsible for the assets and production of the company. In 2013, he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer, taking over the responsibility for logistics and sales. Prior to joining NSC Minerals Ltd., Mr. Cameron was President and Chief Executive Officer of Peters’ Excavating Ltd., a Saskatoon, Saskatchewan based excavating company serving the commercial and municipal customers in and around Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Prior to working in the excavating business, Mr. Cameron spent 25 years working in the road construction and related materials business going through two sale events eventually ending up with Lafarge Canada Inc. Mr. Cameron spent time working in operations, estimating, project management, as divisional manager and ending up as General Manager of Northern Saskatchewan. Mr. Cameron has a Business Administration Certificate from the University of Saskatchewan.
Mr. Marshall McRae has been an independent financial and management consultant since August 2009. Prior thereto, Mr. McRae was Chief Financial Officer of CCS Inc., administrator of CCS Income Trust and its successor corporation, CCS since August 2002. Mr. McRae has over 30 years of experience in senior operating and financial management positions with a number of publicly traded and private companies, including CCS Inc., Versacold Corporation, Mark’s Work Wearhouse Limited and Black Diamond Group Limited. Mr. McRae is a director and the Chair of the audit committee of Athabasca Oil Corporation and Gibson Energy Inc. and a director of Black Diamond Group Limited. Mr. McRae obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree, with Distinction, from the University of Calgary in 1979, and a Chartered Professional Accountant — Chartered Accountant Designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta in 1981.
Mr. Stew Hanlon joined Gibson Energy Inc. in April 1991 as Controller of Canwest Propane and, in his 24-year tenure with Gibson Energy Inc., has filled senior roles in finance, business development and operations culminating in his role as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, a position he held from 2007 to April 2009, when he was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Hanlon was named as a member of the board of directors of Gibson Energy ULC in October 2008 and Gibson Energy Holding ULC in December 2008. Mr. Hanlon holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Finance and Accounting) from the University of Saskatchewan, is a Chartered Professional Accountant and was admitted to the ICAS (Saskatchewan) in 1989 and ICAA (Alberta) in 1990.
Mr. Brad Thomson joined Source in June 2012 at the invitation of the founding owners to become a partner and to provide executive leadership for the substantial growth initiatives of Source. Mr. Thomson has extensive experience in fast growth organizations as a founder, officer and director of a number of business success stories. Mr. Thomson was a Principal and the Chief Financial Officer of the Northridge Group of Companies (“Northridge”) which among other things, built one of North America’s largest private petroleum and natural gas marketing and trading companies. Northridge had operations in seven provinces and twenty-five states. He was also a founder and officer of an oil and gas investment fund (now AGF Resource Capital) and Metronet Communications (now Allstream Canada). Mr. Thomson also served as a senior officer of TransCanada Corporation (“TransCanada”) where he was responsible for its growth program. While at TransCanada, he spear-headed the creation of TransCanada Power LP (which is now traded as Capital Power Corporation). In addition, Mr. Thomson has served as a Director of a number of oil and gas exploration companies as well as CCS Income Fund, CE Franklin Limited and Bruce Power Ltd. Mr. Thomson is a Chartered Professional Accountant — Chartered Accountant Designation and has received his ICD.D designation from the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors.