CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Ms. Carol Law joined Renaissance’s team in September 2015 and has been a key contributor to the Company’s evaluation of the Chiapas Blocks and other opportunities in Mexico.
Ms. Law has valued exploration and operational experience in more than 40 countries, and has led teams to major discoveries on four continents. Most recently, she managed the Anadarko exploration and appraisal of the world class Prosperidad Gas discovery in the Rovuma Basin, offshore Mozambique.
Over the course of her 32-year career, Ms. Law has held various senior management roles with Anadarko Petroleum, Kerr McGee Oil & Gas, BP/Amoco, and Conoco Inc.
Ms. Law holds a Master of Science in Geology from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Geology from the University of Montana, Missoula, Montana.
VICE PRESIDENT, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Kevin has 20 years of experience in the financial services industry with the last 14 years focused on energy investment banking in Calgary, Alberta. Professional roles were within both large multinational investment banks and small venture focused boutique banks including Nesbitt Burns Inc., HSBC Securities (Canada) Inc., Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd. and Paradigm Capital Inc. Kevin has advised the start-up, financing and growth of many successful oil and gas ventures with both domestic Canadian and international operations. Kevin has extensive expertise in mergers and acquisitions of oil and gas companies through the successful execution of numerous financial advisory mandates.
Kevin has a Bachelor of Commerce (Distinction) degree from the University of Alberta and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Carlos Escribano was appointed CFO of Renaissance Oil Corp in December 2016 and has over 10 years’ experience in senior level financial management. He has served as CFO for publicly traded multi-national corporations in the resource sector, including leadership roles with Vancouver-based precious metals producers operating in Latin America. He has demonstrated ability in successfully managing key aspects of finance, accounting and administration, including debt and equity financing, financial reporting and compliance, budgeting and treasury.
Mr. Escribano is a Chartered Professional Accountant and graduate of the University of British Columbia.
COUNTRY MANAGER, MEXICO
Mr. Carrillo has 15 years international oil and gas experience working with service companies, including 13 years with Halliburton, where he played a key role in the development and execution of PEMEX’s shale exploration drilling and completion program, from 2009–2012. He held the positions of Country Manager, in Mexico, for Consulting and MultiChem service lines, served as Business Development Manager for Integrated Projects and as Account Leader for PEMEX North Region. His career has covered more than 19 countries worldwide, and has expertise in profit & loss management, sales and negotiations, unconventional oil and gas resource exploration, development, project planning and execution. Over the past 4 years, his primary focus has been on the Mexican Open Bid Rounds, including Mexican oil and gas regulation compliance.
Mr. Carrillo holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from the Mexican National Polytechnic Institute. He also successfully completed management training at the Texas A&M Mays School of Business.
PROJECT MANAGER, MEXICO
Mr. Smyth has 33 years of international oil and gas experience, with UNOCAL and Halliburton, covering more than 15 countries throughout North and South America, Asia, Europe and Africa. His expertise includes unconventional oil and gas resource exploration and development, project planning and execution, mature field optimization and upstream E&P project equity investment evaluations. He was Project Manager for Realm Energy (Craig Steinke, CEO), completing a successful evaluation of shale plays throughout Europe. Most recently, Mr. Smyth’s focus has been solely on the Mexican Open Bid Rounds including Mexican oil and gas regulation compliance and PEMEX JV evaluations.
Mr. Smyth is fluent in Spanish and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Geology from Eastern Connecticut State University and a Master’s Degree in Geophysics from Wright State University.
OPERATIONS MANAGER, NORTHERN MEXICO
Wade Spark has over 30 years experience in the oil & gas industry with previous positions held at international oil companies including Operations Manager, VP Ops/Eng, Asset Manager and GM.
Mr. Spark has worked extensively throughout Central and South America as well as in North America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. He has expertise in project management, operations and asset management.
Mr. Spark is an expert in low productivity and mature field redevelopments, having worked incremental oil projects in Russia, China, Venezuela and Colombia, where he championed the highly successful Dina Tertiary field redevelopment. Mr. Spark has extensive experience with redevelopment projects with state oil companies including negotiating and working in partnership with government entities.
Mr. Spark holds a BSc (Honours) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Calgary.
OPERATIONS MANAGER, SOUTHERN MEXICO
Mr. Willem Veltman has over 30 years of oil and gas operations and senior management experience in Latin America, with the past 26 years focused exclusively on Mexico.
Mr. Veltman began his career with Schlumberger in Brazil, Argentina and Mexico. Subsequently, he has held key roles with local companies and international organizations with petroleum operations in Mexico. Mr. Veltman is experienced with associations and negotiations with PEMEX and has managed the growth of several oil and gas fields in Mexico. As Asset Director for Petrofac Mexico, he was responsible for a USD$ 1.4 billion 30-yr E&P contract for the development of the mature Pánuco-Cacalilao oil field. Previous to this, he oversaw the start-up and served as General Manager for GPA Energy, Grupo Industrial Monclova’s oil and gas company. He was responsible for organizing the group’s 2006 bid for the Pemex tender of the USD$ 433 million Monclova gas field development contract.
Mr. Veltman received his M.Sc. degree in Geophysics at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. He resides in Villahermosa, Mexico, within 65 kilometres of Renaissance’s three awarded petroleum development blocks.
Carmen Etchart has over 20 years experience in senior administration and foreign relations, with a strong background in project and event coordination and execution. During this time, she has gained valuable skills from working in a variety of industries in Canada and internationally. In the last eight years, Ms. Etchart has served as Corporate Secretary for several publicly traded North American junior oil and gas exploration companies; the most recent being Realm Energy International Corporation, from its inception to its merger with San Leon Energy PLC in November 2011.