Company Profile

Management

Craig Steinke

Craig Steinke

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Craig Steinke, CEO, is co-founder, major shareholder and Director of Renaissance Oil Corp. Mr. Steinke has over 20 years of extensive experience in the global oil and gas industry, specializing in property acquisitions and resource development. During his career, Mr. Steinke has been instrumental in acquiring in excess of 25 million acres of domestic and international petroleum and natural gas rights, as well as financing and developing these assets. He has initiated and developed several successful unconventional resource companies, with specific focus on shale gas.

Most recently, Mr Steinke was Executive Chairman & CEO of Realm Energy International Corporation, a Canadian domiciled global energy company focused on exploration and development of major shale plays throughout Europe and emerging countries. Realm Energy, formed by Craig Steinke and Ian Telfer in 2009, collaborated with Halliburton (Houston), assembled key shale plays in ten European basins, completed a major joint venture with ConocoPhillips and merged the Company in November 2011 with another European shale player.

Mr. Steinke has been instrumental in acquiring and developing assets in some of North America’s major unconventional plays, such as coalbed methane in the Powder River Basin, shale gas plays in the Fayetteville, Marcellus and Montney. Mr. Steinke, educated in Petroleum Land Management, is certified with the CWC School of Energy (London, England) in World Fiscal Systems for Oil and Gas. He is a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators; an organization  designed to enhance the professionalism of cross-border energy negotiators worldwide.

Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith

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.

Carlos J. Camacho

Carlos J. Camacho

MANAGER OF CORPORATE AFFAIRS

Specializing in corporate affairs, Mr. Camacho joined the Renaissance Management team in December 2017. He also has extensive experience in government and institutional relations, stakeholder and crisis management in many sectors including the oil and gas, mining and infrastructure industries, for more than 18 years.

Mr. Camacho founded, in 2000, the Strategic Affairs Group, a group of firms dedicated to providing consulting services to represent, manage and operate the most strategic issues of an organization and the integration of firms specialized in Political Consulting, Lobbying, Public Policy, Economics, International Relations, Law, and Communications to generate business, political or security intelligence, and to influence in the outcome of major projects and interests.

Mr. Camacho has held several positions in the Mexican government including top political advisor to the Minister of the Interior. Also, he has been an active political commentator on radio and TV for the last decade and an external advisor to a handful of the most important business groups in Mexico.

Carlos Escribano

Carlos Escribano

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.

Wade Spark

Wade Spark

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.

Wade Spark

Sergio Berumen Campos

PROJECT MANAGER

Sergio Berumen is a Senior Reservoir engineer with over 30 years experience, having evaluated several Mexican oil and gas clastic and fractured carbonate reservoirs.

Mr. Berumen’s former roles include Technology Manager for Pemex E&P, Geosciences Manager and Technical Advisor for Diavaz, as well as a number of senior reservoir engineering positions with Pemex E&P and IMP.

He has extended experience in integrated reservoir engineering studies and geomechanical projects focused on design and execution of hydraulic fracturing and microseismic technology field tests. His specialities include developing planning, integration of portfolio of oilfield locations, evaluation of investment opportunities in oil and gas fields, technology strategy in oil field development, oil and gas well testing design and interpretation.

Mr. Berumen has authored numerous industry technical papers. He is an associated Professor of Advanced Geomechanics and Advanced Well Stimulation at the Graduate School of Engineering, at the University of Mexico, since 1996. He has PhD in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.

Anna Tudela

Anna Tudela, Acc. Dir., CCIP

CORPORATE SECRETARY

Anna Tudela has over 30 years of experience working with public companies in the securities and corporate finance areas, both in the United States and Canada.  She was the Vice-President, Diversity, Regulatory Affairs and Corporate Secretary of Goldcorp (2005-2019) and was actively involved in the subsequent acquisitions/mergers with Wheaton River Minerals and Goldcorp Inc.; Placer Dome Canada; Glamis Gold Ltd. and many other post acquisitions and dispositions culminating with the takeover of Goldcorp by Newmont Mining Corporation (April 2019).  In 2010 she founded Creating Choices, a program unique in the global mining industry which recognizes the value in nurturing a culture of diversity and inclusion and promoting the advancement of women. In 2013, Ms. Tudela received the Peter Dey Governance Achievement Award; in 2016, she was named one of the 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining (UK); her work to advance women in leadership has been recognized by the Association of Women in Finance, awarding her the honour of Champion at the 2016 PEAK Awards; by Dalhousie University awarding her the 2016 Scotiabank Ethical Leadership Award; and by Catalyst, awarding her the honour of 2016 Catalyst Canada Honours Champion.  Under her mandate Goldcorp received various recognition for exemplary governance practices including receiving the Governance Professionals of Canada Award for Excellence for Best Practices to Enhance Board Diversity (2018).  In 2019, she received the Women in Mining (BC) Aurora Award which recognizes an exceptional woman in mining who inspire others.

Ms. Tudela is a Director of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion, is a certified Accredited Director – The Chartered Governance Institute since 2016 and a Certified Canadian Inclusion Professional – CCDI since 2018.  Ms. Tudela is a member of the Governance Professionals of Canada, the ICD, and the NACD. Ms. Tudela was the Director, Legal and Assistant Corporate Secretary of Silver Wheaton (Wheaton Precious Metals) (2005-2007), worked in the Securities and Corporate Finance Department of Davis LLP (DLA Piper) (1997-2005) and served as Corporate Secretary of Diamond Fields Resources Inc. (1995-1996).