About Us

Aspenleaf Energy Limited

is a private oil and gas exploration and production company that is pursuing an acquisition and exploitation strategy in western Canada. The company is focused on light oil and liquids-rich gas opportunities and is led by a team of seasoned industry professionals with extensive acquisition and operations experience.


Bryan Gould

  • 28 years with Royal Dutch Shell/Shell Canada and over three years with Athabasca Oil Corp.
  • Completed over $25 bln in transactions, including corporate/asset acquisitions, sales and Joint Ventures.
  • Experience in conventional oil & gas assets, EOR, oil sands, and unconventional resource plays.
  • Personal emphasis on building collaborative solutions and attracting and empowering high quality staff.

Brian Fischer

VP Exploration
  • 25 years with Royal Dutch Shell/Shell Canada and over three years with Summerland Energy
  • Increasingly senior roles at Shell, ultimately serving as North American onshore Exploration Manager
  • Junior company experience while COO of Summerland, responsible for all operational activities
  • Recognized leader in onshore environments, experienced in resource plays and conventional oil & gas

Doug Ostertag

VP Development
  • 20 years with Shell Canada and over three years with both Fairborne Energy and Summerland Energy
  • Seasoned reservoir engineer with extensive background in field development, optimization, and EOR
  • Junior company experience while holding senior positions at Fairborne and Summerland
  • Knowledge of WCSB* across a variety of plays, including resource plays and conventional oil & gas

David Todd

VP Operations
  • 33 years with Royal Dutch Shell/Shell Canada in upstream oil and gas in Canada and the US
  • Diverse experience ranging from play development, drilling and completions, land, regulatory, and operations
  • Recent positions at Shell included VP Production for all US onshore assets and VP Unconventionals Canada
  • Track record of delivering results, improving performance, and implementing systems and processes

Lee Girardo

VP Corporate Development
  • Prior to joining Aspenleaf in early 2014, spent 14 years in energy investment banking based in Calgary, Alberta
  • Significant experience in corporate planning and executing a broad range of financial transactions
  • While an investment banker, completed over 30 M&A transactions with an aggregate value of over $20 billion and completed over 70 equity and debt financings raising an aggregate of over $10 billion

Keith Pomedli

VP Finance & Chief Financial Officer
  • Chartered Accountant with 14 years of experience in progressively senior financial roles in public practice and both publicly-traded and private junior energy companies
  • Extensive experience in full cycle accounting/financial reporting, risk management, corporate governance, treasury, forecasting, budgeting and strategic planning
  • Numerous business transactions including corporate and asset M&A, public debt and equity financing, and take-private transaction

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