Board of Directors


Mitch Putman, P.Geol , CHAIRMAN

Founding Partner of 32 Degrees Capital. Prior to founding the firm, Mr. Putnam was the founder and Director of Glacier Energy Ltd.; the founder, Director and VP Exploration of Ice Energy Ltd.; the founder, VP Exploration of Avalanche Energy Ltd.; and VP Exploration of Colony Energy Ltd. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Sitka Exploration Ltd. and HPC Energy Services. Mr. Putnam holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology from the University of Alberta and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists, and Geophysicists of Alberta.

Bruce Murray, B.Comm

Mr. Murray brings over 30 years of experience in various positions with emerging, junior and senior oil and gas companies. He was a co-founder of Purcell Energy Ltd. (TSX) which was sold in 2005 to Prairie Schooner and Crescent Point for $150 Million. Mr. Murray was President and Director of Tenergy Ltd. (TSX), which was sold in January 2006 for $92 Million to First Reserve, a US private equity firm, and Quintanna Oil and Gas. Mr. Murray graduated in 1979 from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Commerce degree.

Gregg Smith

Mr. Smith was PetroBakken's former President and Chief Operating Officer upon the company's inception in August 2009 when Petrobank combined its Canadian Business Unit (CBU) with TriStar Oil & Gas Ltd. to create PetroBakken. He joined Petrobank as Vice President in March of 2003 and was promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Petrobank's CBU in September 2008. Prior to joining Petrobank, Mr. Smith worked for Esso Resources, Westcoast Petroleum, Numac Energy, HCO Petroleum, Pinnacle Resources, Newport Petroleum and Hunt Oil Company of Canada Inc., in various positions. Mr. Smith graduated in 1983 from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Geophysics.

Larry Evans, P.Eng

Founding Partner of 32 Degrees Capital. Prior to founding the firm, Mr. Evans was the founder and Chairman of Glacier Energy Ltd.; the founder, CEO and President of Ice Energy Ltd; the founder, CEO and President of Avalanche Energy Ltd.; and the Chief Executive Offer and President of Colony Energy Ltd. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Arriva Energy Ltd., Corval Energy Ltd., and Platino Energy Corp. Mr. Evans holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from the University of Manitoba and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists, and Geophysicists of Alberta.

Massimo Geremia

Over 21 years of experience in the Oil and Gas, Real Estate and Finance. Mr. Geremia is currently the President and CEO of Manitok Energy which he co-founded. Prior to starting Manitok, Mr. Geremia held vary positions with Birchcliff Energy, Equatorial Energy and Boardwalk Equities and has a finance background.

Sam Ingram, Q.C.

Over 35 years of management experience in senior legal, corporate and business matters for internationally diversified resource and energy companies involved in the exploration and production of oil and gas, thermal coal, nickel, cobalt and electricity. Most notably, Mr Ingram was Senior Vice-President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Sherritt International Corporation from 1995 to 2006. Prior thereto, Mr. Ingram was the Senior Vice-President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Canada Northwest Energy Limited.

Trent Baker, CA, CFA

Trent Baker is Vice President and Partner at 32 Degrees Capital and has been with the company since 2007. He currently serves on the board of Ignite Energy Services. In addition, he is an observer on the board of directors of Arriva Energy, Alder Ridge Resources, HPC Energy Services and Markwater Handling Systems. Prior to joining 32 Degrees, he worked in the audit practice at KPMG. Trent is a graduate from Queens University (2003) and is a charted accountant and CFA charter holder.