David W. Maffitt, P. Eng., MBA - President
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Specialization: Gas, Risk Management
Mr. Maffitt started his career in 1981 in the Gas Supply Department of Canadian Western Natural Gas Company Limited and Northwestern Utilities Limited where he was involved in gas supply planning, transportation and joint interest. In 1986, he joined Canada Northwest Energy Limited and was later appointed to the position of Manager of Gas Marketing & Supply. While at Canada Northwest, Mr. Maffitt negotiated contracts for a number of direct sales, cogeneration projects and the sale of production located in Italy. In April 1990, Mr. Maffitt formed Phoenix Energy Marketing Consultants Inc. and has since provided marketing advice to a number of local small producers, marketing consultants and cogeneration projects. Mr. Maffitt has also been an instructor at numerous seminars sponsored by Petroleum Accountants Society of Canada, The Petroleum Society of CIM, Petroleum Joint Venture Association, Canadian Association of Petroleum Production Accountants through Mount Royal College and SAIT, Insight Educational Services, InfoTech, The Conference Board of Canada and the University of Calgary Management Marketing Association.
Mr. Maffitt is a professional engineer and holds memberships in APEGGA, the Petroleum Society of Canada, Petroleum Joint Venture Association and Professional Risk Managers International Association. His company is also a member of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers and Small Explorers and Producers Association of Canada.
Mr. Maffitt holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering (1981) and a Masters of Business Administration (Marketing Major) (1997) from the University of Calgary
Carol A. Maffitt, P. Eng., GCIH Silver, GCFW Silver - CIO
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Specialization: Information Systems
Ms. Maffitt joined Phoenix Energy Marketing Consultants Inc. in November 1998, after nine years of providing engineering and exploration software front-line support and training for Manalta Coal Ltd.
At Phoenix, Ms. Maffitt is the entire IS department. She is responsible for all aspects of day-to-day functioning of the information systems, as well as all design, development and security of those systems. She is also the Security Officer, Privacy Officer and Compliance/Ethics Officer.
Ms. Maffitt graduated from the University of Alberta with a B.Sc. in Mineral Process Engineering. She is a Professional Engineer and a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta. She has also augmented her experience in computer system security with additional training, including Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) silver certifications: GIAC Certified Firewall Analyst (GCFW) and GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH).
Dean S. Parson, P. Chem, MBA - Marketing Analyst
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Specialization: Analyst, Crude Oil, Natural Gas
Mr. Parson joined Phoenix in 2008 as Marketing Analyst, after completing his MBA at the University of Calgary with a double concentration in Finance and Global Energy Management / Sustainability. During his MBA studies, Mr. Parson also passed the first level of the CFA Examination.
As Marketing Analyst, Mr. Parson provides critical analytical support to Phoenix's management and associates.
Mr. Parson brings with him seven years of industry experience as a petroleum chemist working for two oil and gas service companies. Mr. Parson is a member of the Canadian Society for Chemistry, the Association of the Chemical Profession of Alberta and the Calgary CFA Society.
Nancy D. Brumwell – Senior Associate, Advisory Services, Natural Gas Specialist
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Specialization: Gas, Gas Control & Transportation
Ms. Brumwell brings with her almost thirty years of oil and gas experience working in various capacities within the industry, including four years in the credit department at Gulf Canada Resources. She then worked in the Production Accounting department of several companies including Amoco Canada, Merland Explorations Ltd., D&S Petroleum Consulting Group Ltd., Murphy OilCompany Ltd., Placid Oil Company, Remington Energy Ltd. and Esso Resources, first as an Assistant and later as a Production Accountant. Most recently, Ms. Brumwell worked as a Marketer for Canor Energy Ltd., Inuvialuit Petroleum Company, Samson Canada, Ltd., Ocelot Energy Inc., Star Oil & Gas Ltd. and PanEast Petroleum Corp.
Ms. Brumwell has supplemented her oil and gas experience with a variety of courses in the fields of computers, gas marketing and royalty simplification. She joined Phoenix in November, 1996.
Christina G. Grant - Associate, Advisory Services, Crude Oil Specialist
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Specialization: Oil, NGL & Sulphur
Mrs. Grant brings 11 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, with last 8 years spent working in various capacities relating to the marketing of Crude Oil and NGL's. She started with Newport Petroleum in the Engineering department. When Newport was bought out by Hunt Oil Company of Canada she moved over to the Marketing department in the capacity of Marketing Analyst. Within a year she then took the position of Marketing Representative and was responsible for all of HOCC's Crude, NGL's, Sulphur and Gas on the Alliance Pipeline. From 2005-2007, Mrs. Grant was employed by Streamline Energy as a Crude Oil Marketing Representative. She joined Phoenix Energy Marketing Consultants in September, 2007.
Mrs. Grant completed the certificate program at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology for Petroleum Engineering Technology in 1999.
Jim Pearson, P.Eng. - Senior Associate, Advisory Services, Natural Gas Specialist
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Jim Pearson is a Professional Engineer and was the former Senior Coordinator, Strategic Analysis at Alliance Pipeline, using his business, operations and regulatory knowledge to assess Alliance's current position in the industry and to assist in planning for further growth. During the initial phases of Alliance, he was also a Senior Analyst, Commercial Contracts with involvement in facility agreements with CSOs and input for design of the gas management system.
Between these two positions at Alliance, he was Manager of Gas Marketing Services at Gulf Midstream Services/KeySpan Energy Canada (now Keyera) for two years.
Mr. Pearson also spent over twenty years at Alberta and Southern Gas Co. Ltd. and its affiliate Alberta Natural Gas Company Ltd. Engineering and construction positions for ANG included two ethane recovery expansions at the Cochrane Extraction Plant as well as coordination for the Foothills Prebuild Project. He switched to Alberta and Southern Operations for business analysis before becoming Manager of A&S Operations.
Mr. Pearson joined Phoenix as a Senior Associate in January, 2008.
Mary-Lou B. Zimmer, BComm - Senior Associate, Advisory Services, Natural Gas Specialist
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Specialization: Gas, NGL, Midstream
Ms. Zimmer began her career in 1985 at Atcor Ltd. in the Gas Marketing Accounting Department where she was involved in developing a general pool concept that was essential in meeting contractual obligations held and accounting for third party natural gas purchases and sales to large Alberta industrial markets. In 1988, she joined Poco Petroleums Ltd. and held various positions during her four-year stay including pipeline coordination on ten pipelines, development of a computerized gas marketing system, purchases of short and long-term natural gas supply in three provinces and negotiation of short and long-term sales arrangements across North America. In 1991, Ms. Zimmer joined Summit Resources Limited as a Marketing Representative where she later became the Marketing Manager before she moved on to establish a marketing department in 1994 at a junior has producer called Petromet Resources Limited.
In November, 1998, Ms. Zimmer joined Phoenix Energy Marketing Consultants Inc. as a Senior Associate.
Ms. Zimmer obtained her Bachelor of Commerce degree with distinction in 1985 from the University of Alberta and also has received a Certified Management Accountant designation (CMA) in 1987. She has served on various industry committees including NOVA Tolls, Tariffs and Procedures Committee, the CAPP NOVA Committee.and the GasEDI 2005 Committee.
Specialization: Credit Risk Management
Mr. Anderson started his career in 1967 in the Canadian chartered banking system where he remained until 1972, joining Pacific Petroleum Limited, the founding enterprise becoming Petro Canada, now Suncor. While at Petro Canada, Mr. Anderson held various positions in credit management both in refined oil products and exploration and production (E&P) business sectors. In 1990 Mr. Anderson joined Shell Canada Limited as the international credit manager representing the E&P division, managing all facets related to the credit issues surrounding domestic and international sales of crude oil, asphalt, sulphur, propane, butane, condensate, and natural gas. Until his retirement from Shell in 2008, Mr. Anderson was also responsible for Corporate credit governance, training and development of the refined oil products credit personnel, managing the non-trade and joint venture business activities within E&P and, in conjunction with Shell’s legal department, providing advice company-wide on content necessary for credit protection in commercial contracts and related security devices.
An advocate of continuing business education, Mr. Anderson has been a frequent lecturer to industry groups around North America through various professional associations on the topic of credit and financial matters. A founding member of the Canadian education committee of the IECA he presided over the general body in 1999.
Credit Risk Solutions Limited, formed in 2008, is a consulting firm servicing several highly successful businesses, primarily in the energy sector and June 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of Mr. Anderson’s engagement in the credit profession.
A J McNally
Specialization: Risk Management
AJ is the founder of ClearHedging, and he brings a depth of experience in analytical research, client relationships, leadership, management and market knowledge. He began his career in New York City with E.F. Hutton and Citibank as an equity analyst where he valued and sold assets held in trust and estates. In his 30 year trading career, AJ has traded futures and options on the NYMEX, COMEX and NYBOT in various energy, metal and soft products, including natural gas, crude oil, gold, silver, cotton and sugar.
He moved to Hong Kong in the early 90's where he set up and managed a multi-strategy derivatives trading operation for both Cresvale International and then Refco serving as Managing Director of the Hong Kong office with $250 million in assets under management. He was a member of the Hong Kong Futures Exchange and served on various advisory committees.
He continues to be a member of the CME. AJ holds a degree in business from Villanova University’s Business School.
Specialization: Natural Gas
Erin Mullane began her career in the oil and gas industry in 1995 with Riata Resources, a small gas producer. Having moved up the ranks in that company, Ms. Mullane moved to AEC where she progressed from gas controller to a senior level marketer. She continued in this role as the company merged to become Encana Corporation. Ms. Mullane led a team of individuals to successfully manage and market the Alberta natural gas portfolio. At Cenovus, Ms. Mullane took on a leadership role, managing a team of people to achieve and exceed all the natural gas needs and strategies for that company. Her 20 year experience with natural gas marketing has provided a deep understanding of the end to end process of all aspects of the business. This includes regulatory, accounting, contracts, gas control, trading, fundamentals, technical analysis and contract negotiations with specific attention to Alberta and Western Canada. Her latest focus was securing feed stock for oil sands operations and managing the strategic transportation portfolio. Over the years, Ms. Mullane has successfully managed operations through freeze offs, power outages, force majeures, foreclosures, and Calgary flood of 2013. Ms. Mullane earned a Bachelor degree from the University of Calgary and has completed technical and leadership education to enhance her knowledge along the way.
Specialization: Administrative Assistant
Elizabeth Ochoa-Poulsen joined the Phoenix team in May, 2012 and is responsible for all of the office management and administration including bookkeeping, client and associate billing and payroll administration. In addition, she assists with industry statistical data entry and the preparation of daily publications provided to clients.
Specialization: Providing Contract NGL Consulting Services To Phoenix Energy Marketing Consultants Clients.
Bob started his NGL career in 1971 as Marketing Coordinator in the NGL Marketing Department of Dome Petroleum Limited, Learning the Fundamentals of NGL Supply, Transportation, and Marketing. In 1974, he joined Koch Oil Canada as Sales Representative and was later appointed to the position of Manager, NGL Marketing & Supply. At Koch, he Negotiated Direct sales of Propane and Butane throughout Western Canada, Pacific North West and U.S. Midwest Propane and Butane Markets, As Well As b Responsible for all Canadian ButaneSupply to Koch's Minneapolis, Minnesota Refinery. In 1975, Mr.Cochlan was recruited for Marketing Manager,by Stillings Canada Petroleum, ( A Marketing Joint Venture with PanCanadian Petroleum) to Market PCP Equity NGL Production throughout North American. This marked the beginning of a 20 year span through successor companies CanStates Energy, and Kinetic Resources, including 10 years in Sarnia, Ontario (1984-1994) Responsible For Managing all Company Interests in The Marysville, Michigan Fractionation (25,000 Barrels/Day) & Underground Storage Terminal (5,000,000 Barrels) (MUST); Together With All Commercial NGL Supply, Marketing, and Transportation Functions in Eastern Canada And North East United States Markets,As Well As Ethane, Propane, Butane, and Condensate FeedStock Supply to the Company's Joint Venture with NovaChemicals Corunna, Ontario PetroChemical Complex. ( 65,000 BPD)
Since 1996, Mr. Cochlan has owned and operated Rebound Energy Ltd. An NGL Consultantcy Serving 23 Western Canadian NGL Producers, All Major Midstream Purchasers, Canadian and U.S. End Use Wholesale/Retail Propane Buyers, Butane Blenders into Crude Oil, and Refinery Butane Supplies.
He is an active Volunteer for The Salvation Army, and is a sought after Guest Speaker to Calgary's NGL Business Community.
Mr.Cochlan holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree From The University of Alberta (1968)
Specialization: Credit Insurance
Kevin Sullivan is President and Founder of Pangaea Global Risk Management Inc - Western Canada's leading specialty accounts receivable and political risk Insurance brokerage. Pangaea's mission is to structure unique risk mitigation and trade finance solutions for Western Canadian companies primarily in the energy, resource and agriculture sectors. Kevin has over 12 years of experience in the credit insurance industry,structuring deals across all sectors in North America as a broker and as an underwriter. Over his career, he has lived in Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto, San Francisco, London, The Netherlands, Ireland and Scotland and has spoken extensively at conferences and corporate meetings across the globe. Kevin graduated with honours from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree (specialization in International Finance).
In December, 2016 OneSource Risk Management Canada Inc. has acquired Pangaea Global Risk Management Inc, in a move that creates one of North America'slargest specialty credit risk solutions firm.
Kevin joined the Phoenix team as a part-time associate in January, 2015.
Specialization: Electricity, Natural Gas
Greg has over 35 years of experience in the energy business, the majority of which has been associated with natural gas and electricity. Prior to setting up his own consultancy business, Greg worked for Shell Trading/Coral Energy, the global marketing arm of the Royal Dutch Shell Group, in a business development role as Vice President for Power focused on Canadian opportunities.
Before joining Coral in 1998, Greg worked for Shell Canada Limited in a number of roles including natural gas processing, pipeline design and business planning. Some of Greg’s achievements with Shell Trading include tolling agreements, long-term natural gas and electricity purchase and sale agreements and both physical and financial short-term contracts.
In 2006, Greg retired from Shell and set up BECL and Associates Ltd (BECL) a private energy consulting firm focused primarily on electricity and natural gas. Over the past few years BECL has advised clients on electricity price risk management, the costs and benefits of onsite generation. Additionally, BECL has undertaken studies ranging from examining the cost and benefits of coupling energy storage with wind power generation, to the potential of converting existing coal-fired generation units to natural gas.
Greg graduated in 1977 from the University of Calgary with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
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Specialization: Executive Assistant
Tracy Comer joined the Phoenix team in January, 2017 as our Executive Assistant. Tracy is a recent graduate of Brock University with an Honours Bachelor of Sport Management, as well as a Bachelor of Commerce from the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary (2014). In her role, Tracy supports Phoenix’s administrative assistant, assists with industry statistical data entry and the preparation of daily publications provided to clients and will be responsible for Phoenix’s social media activity.