Thomas J. Mullane, Director and President & CEO, joined Rife in 2012 and was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in May 2013. He is a director of Canpar Holdings Ltd. and Freehold Royalties Ltd. He has over 30 years of industry experience and a broad background in exploitation and production engineering gathered from both domestic and international assignments. Prior to joining Rife he spent 12 years with Bonavista Energy Corporation in various roles including Senior Vice President from 2011 to 2012, Senior Vice President, Engineering from 2009 to 2011, and Vice President, Engineering from 2003 to 2009. Mr. Mullane graduated from the University of Alberta in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). In 2019, Mr. Mullane received the designation of ICD.D from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
David W. Hendry, Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, joined Rife in December 2019. Mr. Hendry is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 25 years of finance experience. Prior to joining Rife, Mr. Hendry served as the Chief Financial Officer of Obsidian Energy Ltd. Prior to joining Obsidian in 2015, Mr. Hendry served as a finance Vice President at Talisman Energy Inc. At Talisman, he also worked overseas in the Norway and U.K. North Sea offices. Mr. Hendry started his career working nine years in public accounting, largely at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Hendry has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary.
David M. Spyker, Chief Operating Officer, joined Rife November 2016. Prior to joining Rife, Mr. Spyker held various roles at Anderson Exploration Ltd., Anderson Energy Ltd., and Anderson Energy Inc. with the past eight years in the role of Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Spyker holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).
Lisa N. Farstad, Vice-President, Corporate Services, joined Rife in 2015 as Manager, Human Resources and Information Services. Ms. Farstad was appointed Vice-President, Corporate Services in March 2020. Prior to joining Rife, Ms. Farstad spent 14 years with Bonavista Energy Corporation in various human resources roles including Manager, Human Resources. Ms. Farstad has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Calgary and a Human Resources Management Certificate from the University of Calgary.
Robert (Rob) A. King, Vice-President, Business Development, joined Rife in January 2020. Prior to joining Rife, Mr. King served as a Managing Director of RBC Capital Markets. He has over 20 years’ experience in investment banking where he has spent the entirety of his career progressing through roles of increasing accountability and responsibility. He possesses significant merger, acquisition and divestiture and capital markets experience with a focus on upstream oil and gas. Mr. King has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary.
Robert E. Lamond, Vice-President, Asset Development, joined Rife in September 2017. Prior to joining Rife, Mr. Lamond held various geoscience and managerial roles at Murphy Oil, Shell Canada, and Imperial Oil, with the past three years in the role of General Manager, Geoscience at Murphy Oil. Mr. Lamond holds a B.Sc. in Geology from Queen's University and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).