Management Team

David Sidoo

David Sidoo
President, CEO and Director

Mr. David Sidoo is a successful businessman based in Vancouver where he oversees a successful private investment banking and financial management firm. Upon graduating from the University of British Columbia in 1982 where he held a four-year football scholarship with the UBC Thunderbirds, he was drafted to play professional football with the Canadian Football League. David retired from football in 1988 and was introduced to the brokerage business. From there he became a broker with Yorkton Securities where he quickly became one of the company's top revenue generators. He went on to become Partner and Advisory Board Member at Yorkton Securities, consistently generating commissions that ranked in the Top Five nationally. In 1999, he left Yorkton to pursue private investment banking. He was founding shareholder of American Oil & Gas Inc. (NYSE -AEZ) which was sold to Hess Corporation in Dec 2010 for over US$630 million in an all-stock transaction. In 2008, The Vancouver Sun voted Mr. Sidoo one of the top 100 South Asians making a difference in British Columbia. He currently sits on the Board of Governors for the University of British Columbia and is one of the select few of UBC football players to be inducted into both the UBC and BC Football Hall of Fame.

Mr. Nick DeMare

Mr. Nick DeMare
CFO, Corporate Secretary and Director

Mr. DeMare is the President and principal of Chase Management Ltd., a private company providing a broad range of administrative, management and financial services to private and public companies involved in mineral exploration and development, gold and silver production, oil and gas exploration and production and venture capital. For over 20 years, Mr. DeMare has assisted numerous companies in making the transition from the private to public stage and arranging and participating in equity and debt financing. Prior thereto, Mr. DeMare was employed as a General Practice Manager with Coopers & Lybrand, Chartered Accountants. Mr. DeMare is currently a director and/or officer of a number of public companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange, including American Oil & Gas (AEZ-AMEX, Market cap of $630M) and GeoPetro Resources (GPR-AMEX, Market Cap of $26M).

Max Sali

Max Sali
Corporate Development

Mr. Sali has been in the capital markets for 7 years managing private family assets. He is the president of Baccarat Investments Inc., a private company providing consulting and management services to public companies along with investing. Mr. Sali joined East West Petroleum in 2015 as a consultant and now works for a number of public companies including Advantage Lithium Corp. He is a director of Seaway Energy Services.


Ross McElroy

Ross McElroy
P.GEO, Director and Chief Geologist

Mr. Ross McElroy is a Professional Geologist with nearly 30 years of experience in the mining industry. He is the winner of the PDAC 2014 Bill Dennis award for exploration success and the Northern Miner 'Mining Person of the Year 2013'. He has comprehensive experience working with and managing many types of mineral projects from grass roots exploration to feasibility and production. He is currently the technical advisor for Fission Uranium (FCU.V) and Advantage Lithium Corp (AAL.V).


 

Pat O'Brien
Senior Advisor New Projects

Mr. O’Brien is an investor and Strategic Advisor to Extraction Oil & Gas. From 2003 until 2010, he served as CEO of American Oil & Gas, which was acquired by Hess Corporation. Mr. O'Brien co-founded Tower Colombia Corporation in 1995 and served as its CEO and President. He co-founded Tower Energy in 1984 and Tower Drilling Company in 1980. In 1980, he joined Montana Power Company as Senior Petroleum Engineer with the responsibility for design, long-range planning and performance economics for its exploration and development programs. He joined the Colorado Interstate Gas Company in 1974, where he was responsible for the design, acquisition and development of company-owned gas storage fields. Mr. O’Brien began his career in the oil and gas industry with the Dowell Division of Dow Chemical Company, where he engineered and supervised all phases of well stimulation and cementing. He has over 30 years of experience working the DJ Basin and the Powder River Basin. Mr. O'Brien received his BS in Petroleum Engineering from the Montana Tech.