Board of Directors

Larry J. Parks Director, President & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Parks has more than 30 years of experience in all areas of oil and gas exploration and production.  Mr. Parks earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Alberta in 1976.  From 1977 to 1983, Mr. Parks’ employers included Esso Resources, Esso Minerals, and Imperial Oil Limited, all Canadian subsidiaries of Exxon Corporation.  In 1983, Mr. Parks joined Eagle Resources Ltd. where he held a series of management and executive positions, culminating with the position of President and Chief Operating Officer.  Mr. Parks was appointed President & Chief Executive Officer of Archean Energy Ltd., the successor company to Eagle Resources Ltd., in 1994 and then President & Chief Executive Officer of Grizzly Resources in 2004.  Mr. Parks has been the Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer of Ironhorse since 2003.


Gerald C. Quinn President, The Erin Mills Investment Corporation

Mr. Quinn is and has been President of the Erin Mills Investment Corporation since September 1989.  Erin Mills is a substantial private venture capital company with a diverse investment portfolio.  Prior to joining Erin Mills, Mr. Quinn served as a Senior Office in Magna International Inc. and Barrincorp, both publicly traded companies, and he served as a Partner in the public accounting firm of Ernst & Young.  Mr. Quinn has been a Director of a number of public companies and is also a Director of a number of private companies in diverse industries.  In addition, Mr. Quinn now invests his own capital and acts as an investment advisor to emerging businesses.  He is and has been a Director of a number of very successful private Oil and Gas companies since 1991.


Rob Desbarats Lawyer, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Mr. Desbarats is a partner in the Business Law Department in Osler's Calgary office. He is recognized in Canada and internationally as a leading energy lawyer. He has represented Canadian, U.S.-based and international clients in complex domestic and cross-border energy transactions. He has extensive experience in transactions related to the oil and gas and power generation industries, including in the acquisition and disposition of energy assets and energy corporations. He has advised clients on joint ventures and corporate finance matters in relation to crude oil, natural gas and LNG transportation and marketing.


Michael A. Royan President & Managing Director, Stonepoint Strategic Advisors Inc.

Mr. Royan is the President and Managing Director of Stonepoint Strategic Advisors Inc., which provides financial advisory services to companies primarily in the oil and gas and oilfield services. Mr. Royan has over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry in the areas of mergers, acquisitions, valuations, fairness opinions, corporate finance and corporate strategy.  Mr. Royan holds a bachelor of commerce degree from the University of Calgary and he holds both the Chartered Financial Analyst and Chartered Business Valuator designations. 


Wayne Chow Independent Businessman

Mr. Chow is a professional engineer and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta,  and  has over 33 years of oil and gas engineering & evaluation experience.  Mr. Chow is a former Vice President and director of GLJ Petroleum Consultants; and has served as a Director or past-Director of numerous private companies.  Since October 2005 Mr. Chow has been an independent businessman and a consultant to various oil and gas companies.