From 1997 to 2005, Mr. Duncan operated Stewart Duncan Consulting providing corporate development services, managing acquisitions and sales in the multi million dollar ranges, due diligence assignments, arranging private financings, corporate restructuring, and completion of industry studies. From 1993 to 1997 he was President and a Director of Jubilee Resources Inc, a public company listed on The Alberta Stock Exchange. Prior thereto, he had 17 years finance experience with a major Canadian Chartered Bank and also served as an officer and director of two other public companies, Twin Richfield Oils Ltd. and Lidco Industries Ltd. both listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Mr. Duncan attended the University of Manitoba and is a Graduate of the Banff School of Advanced Management.
Mr. Rizzoli is a founding Director and past President of Alberta Wind Energy Corporation. From 1990 until present, Mr.Rizzoli has been employed at Alberta Newsprint Company. During the Government of Alberta’s Deregulation of the Alberta Power Pool, he was a leading member of a team that took part in the auction. Mr. Rizzoli was instrumental in acquiring seven land contracts in the Pincher Creek area and was involved heavily with public relations. Mr. Rizzoli is also a director and major partner in two other private companies.
Mr. Edwards is a Chartered Accountant (1980 Saskatchewan) whose business career focuses on providing investment capital to emerging companies in oil & gas production, oil & gas services, mining, biotech and real estate industries.
Previous to joining Alberta Wind Energy, Mr. Stachiw was the Director of Business Development at a TSX listed renewable energy company, and played a key role in a $660 million hydroelectric project in British Columbia. From 2000 to 2004, Mr. Stachiw was involved in raising venture capital with several investment firms in Calgary. Mr. Stachiw holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the Haskayne School of Business, a Bachelors Degree from the University of Saskatchewan and is a CFA Charterholder.
A professional geologist, Mr. McCowan is currently President of McCowan Exploration Management Ltd., a management consulting firm specializing in oil & gas ventures. He is also Chairman and CEO of Winter Petroleum Ltd., a privately owned exploration company.
He received a B Sc. (Specialization in Geology) from the University of Alberta in 1972. Mr. McCowan has a history of being associated with the growth of successful oil and gas companies, in both technical and managerial capacities. These companies include: Canadian Hunter Exploration, Flame Oil & Gas Ltd., Opinac Exploration, Tarragon Oil & Gas Ltd. (subsequently Marathon Canada) and was a founder of Atlas Energy Ltd.
As a senior manager and officer of most of these companies with budgets in excess of $50 million annually, he has been exposed to a broad spectrum of exploration, high tech optimization, production enhancement and strategic opportunities. He has also served as a director of several other private and public companies.
He is also a major shareholder, owner, and Director of Hillside Estate Winery in Penticton B.C. Mr. McCowan has Professional memberships in APFGGA (P. Geol), AAPG, CSPG.