President & Chief Executive Officer
Glenn McNamara has more than 40 years of oil and gas exploration and production experience in North and South America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. He received his MBA from the University of Calgary in 1988 and his B.Sc. in Mining Engineering from the University of Alberta in 1978. Mr. McNamara currently serves as a director of Whitecap Resources Inc. and as a director of Parex Resources Ltd.
Mr. McNamara is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta and a past Governor of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. From 2010 to 2016, he was CEO of Petromanas Energy, an internationally focused small-cap company exploring with Shell in Albania. From 2005 to 2010, he was the President of BG Canada and responsible for all aspects of BG Canada’s business, including Western/Northern Canada and Alaska. Prior to that, Mr. McNamara held several senior executive positions with ExxonMobil, ExxonMobil Canada and Mobil Oil Canada, including President of ExxonMobil Canada West from 2000 to 2004. In addition, he has served as the Chairman of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce.
Ryan M. Kubik
Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President
Ryan Kubik has more than 25 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry in the areas of corporate finance, strategy, and accounting. Mr. Kubik was President and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Oil Sands Limited from 2014 to 2016 and Chief Financial Officer from 2007 to 2013. Mr. Kubik also served as Treasurer from 2002 to 2007 and acting Controller from 2005 to 2006.
Prior to Canadian Oil Sands Limited, Mr. Kubik performed several corporate finance, acquisition and divestiture, and risk management roles at EnCana Corporation and PanCanadian Energy Corporation. Mr. Kubik has also served as Chair of Syncrude Canada’s Board of Directors and Chair of the Audit and Business Controls Sub-committee.
Vice President, Land
James Armstrong has more than 15 years experience in the energy industry. In addition to his Canadian and US experience, he has worked internationally and lived in the Middle East. Mr. Armstrong holds an MBA from Queen’s University, as well as a B.Comm. in Petroleum Land Management and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Calgary.
Mr. Armstrong’s background includes being the Senior Manager of Land and Joint Venture at Nexen Energy ULC from 2011 to 2017. After commencing with Nexen in 2004, he held roles of increasing responsibility, including a two-year overseas assignment in Yemen. Prior thereto he held positions in land at Canadian Superior Energy and Harvard Energy. Since 2013 Mr. Armstrong has been instructing Cases in Petroleum Land Management at the Haskayne School of Business. In 2014 he taught an executive education course on Global Energy Policy to oil and gas professionals at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Armstrong holds an MBA from Queen’s University, as well as a B.Comm. in Petroleum Land Management and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Calgary. He has a Professional Land Designation from the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen and has completed Executive Certificates in Strategy with Oxford University and Finance with the Wharton School of Business.
Jai Manak is a Professional Engineer with more than 30 years of upstream oil and gas industry experience, covering conventional oil and gas operations, tight oil and gas, enhanced oil recovery schemes (such as the Weyburn CO2 flood), coalbed methane and SAGD oil sands. Mr. Manak has held various engineering and management positions at Cenovus, PanCanadian Petroleum Ltd., and Husky Oil Operations Ltd. working on many key Heritage assets.
Mr. Manak has significant experience in all facets of engineering and business analysis, thanks to positions previously held at Imperial Oil and Texaco.
Vice President, Business Development and Corporate Planning
James Thompson has more than 20 years’ experience in the energy industry. Mr. Thompson joined Heritage in 2016. He was previously employed as a Senior Energy Analyst (Public and Private Equity) with the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Quebec.
Before his move to Montreal in 2012 he held multiple roles with EnCana focused on North American and international basins and spanning technical, operational and corporate roles in engineering, geology, strategic planning, and corporate acquisitions and divestitures.