Neil Korchinski, P. Eng.
President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
Prior to becoming President, CEO and a Director of Petrus, Mr. Korchinski held the position of Chief Operating Officer and Vice President Engineering. Preceding his time at Petrus, Mr. Korchinski spent 7 years as the Senior Exploitation Engineer for Peyto Exploration & Development Corp.; during his tenure, over $1 billion in capital was invested in Deep Basin drilling. Earlier in his career, he worked as a Professional Engineer for Renaissance Energy, Husky Energy and Crescent Point Energy in exploitation, operation and production engineering roles. Mr. Korchinski is a Professional Engineer and earned a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Calgary in 2000.
Cheree Stephenson, CA CPA
Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Stephenson has been with Petrus since inception in 2011 and was appointed Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer on January 1, 2012. Prior to her time at Petrus, she served as Controller at Peyto Exploration & Development Corp. after which she played an integral role in the start-up and growth of three private oil and gas companies. Ms. Stephenson is a Chartered Professional Accountant and obtained her professional designation through Ernst & Young LLP in an audit and assurance public practice role. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from the University of Calgary.
Brett Booth, BA
Vice President, Land
Mr. Brett Booth is Petrus’ Vice President Land. He has been with the company since 2011. Prior to Petrus, Mr. Booth worked in various Land roles at Bonavista Energy. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of British Columbia and is an active member of Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen.
Marcus Schlegel, P. Eng.
Vice President, Engineering
Mr. Marcus Schlegel, Vice President Engineering, originally joined the Petrus team as the company’s Exploitation Manger in July 2014. Previous to his time at Petrus, Mr. Schlegel worked as a Professional Engineer for CanEra Energy Corp., CNRL and Anadarko Canada in exploitation, operations and production engineering roles. Mr. Schlegel earned a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Calgary and holds a Professional Engineering designation.
Ross Keilly, BSc, MSc
Vice President, Exploration
Mr. Ross Keilly, Vice President Exploration, joined the organization as a Senior Geologist in 2012. His experience prior to Petrus includes 5 years working as a Senior Geologist in the Deep Basin of Western Canada with Bonavista Energy as well as holding exploration and development roles with both Husky Energy and Anadarko Canada. Mr. Keilly is a Professional Geologist and holds a BSc in Geology from the University of Manitoba and an MSc in Geology from the University of Alberta.