Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Mark Slaughter

Mark Slaughter, Chairman

Mark Slaughter has extensive experience leading disruptive companies providing innovative solutions to oil and gas and other industrial markets.  He currently serves as CEO of Osprey Informatics, a video intelligence firm.  In addition, he is a co-founder of, and industry advisor to, eFrac Well Services, an electric hydraulic fracturing services business. In addition, he serves on the board of Geoforce, a remote asset tracking company, and as Executive Chairman of Infrastructure Networks, a broadband wireless provider.

From 2007 – 2016, Slaughter was the CEO and president at RigNet (NASDAQ: RNET), a leading global provider of remote communications solutions to the oil and gas industry.  Over his nine-year tenure at RigNet, he took a troubled, but promising, $50 million private equity backed business to a successful IPO, and then led it transformationally as a small cap public company to over a $1 billion valuation.  Over his career, Slaughter has served in executive and management roles at Halliburton Company, Reliant Energy, United Technologies and Stratos Global Corporation.  Named a 2014 EY Entrepreneur of the Year region winner and national finalist, he completed United Technologies’ Executive Program at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business and attended Stanford Law School’s Directors’ College. 

Slaughter is the recipient of the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award in Energy from the Houston Technology Center.  He holds an A.B. from Harvard College and an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.

Slaughter is a member of the Audit and Compensation and Corporate Governance committees.

Bryan Gould

Bryan Gould is President and CEO of Aspenleaf Energy Limited, a privately held oil company backed by ARC Financial and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. Aspenleaf operates assets in the Swan Hills and Leduc regions of Alberta, having acquired Arcan Resources Ltd in 2015 and NEP Canada Ltd. In 2018.

Gould was born and raised in Toronto. He attended the University of Toronto and graduated in 1982 with a Master of Applied Science (Chemical Engineering) degree.  Upon graduation, he joined Shell Canada as a reservoir engineer and moved west to Calgary.  He has experience in development and operations of conventional oil and gas assets, oil sands and unconventional resource plays.

Gould is a seasoned oil and gas executive with more than 25 years of experience with Royal Dutch Shell/Shell Canada and more than three years with Athabasca Oil Corporation.  He has a track record in strategy implementation, and has completed over $20 billion of transactions, including corporate and asset acquisitions and sales, and joint ventures with large international organizations.

Gould is an active advocate for the Canadian energy sector and is currently chair of the CAPP Market Access Priority Steering Group and chair of the CAPP Conventional CEO Council.

Gould is the chairman of the Compensation and Corporate Governance committee.

Robert K. Green

Green is a former Fortune 100 CEO in the energy, telecom, and utility industries, and has extensive experience in operations, strategy, capital markets, and mergers and acquisitions. He has served on the boards of directors of seven publicly traded companies, five of which he was elected Chairman of the Board. Green is currently a Partner at Husch Blackwell in Kansas City, MO, after joining the firm from Utilicorp United, later known as Aquila.

Green leads his family office and is an active private equity and venture capital investor. He is the Founder and Chairman of Smart of Warehousing and a Director of Quest Inspar. Green also sits on Five Elms’ LP Advisory Board.

He has a Bachelor of Science & Engineering degree from Princeton University and a JD from Vanderbilt University.

Green is a member of the Audit Committee.

Marty Reed

A longtime Silicon Valley executive and investor, Marty Reed moved to Vancouver in 2015 to launch Evok Innovations. Prior to Evok, Reed was a Partner with The Roda Group, a San Francisco Bay Area based, early-stage venture capital firm focused on clean technology. In that capacity, Reed lead investments and served on the board of directors for mOasis, Inventys, Gridtential and Axine.

Prior to joining The Roda Group, Reed held senior leadership positions at Roda Group companies (acquired by American Greetings), CoolSystems and Ask Jeeves (acquired by InterActiveCorp).

Reed holds an MBA from John F. Kennedy University and a BSc in Mathematics from Carnegie Mellon, and began his career as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy.

Reed is the lead director and a member of the Compensation Committee.

Margaret Sargent

As a Charted Engineer with 29 years’ experience in Shell, Sargent has held a range of Engineering, Project and Technical Leadership positions around the world.

She grew up in the UK and has worked for Shell since graduating University in London with a PhD in Metallurgy.

Sargent initially joined Shell in The Netherlands as a Materials Engineer working on new technology development for Upstream applications. She then spent about fourteen years in a variety of engineering & consultancy roles in Europe, USA and Asia Pacific. These roles included Downstream site assignments in California and Singapore, as well as providing Asset Integrity Services to both Shell and third-party customers in Asia Pacific and as Regional Manager (EMEA) for Materials, Corrosion, Inspection & Integrity Services.

In 2008 Sargent became Global Manager for Technical Learning and led the restructuring of Shell’s Technical Learning programs before moving on to become Shell Technical Standards Manager, where she led the efforts to globalize Shell standards. Since then, she has worked in Houston as General Manager for Shell’s Downstream Portfolio Projects in the Americas before returning to Rijswijk in 2016 as VP Production Excellence for P&T and leading the Asset Support efforts for P&T’s Delivery Model project. In 2017 Sargent returned to Houston into her current role as VP Unconventionals Excellence.

Sargent is a member of the Audit Committee.