Saturn’s management team combines over 125 years of experience in oil & gas exploration, discovery & development.
John Jeffrey, BA, MBA
Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Director
Mr. Jeffrey is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan with a degree in economics and a MBA majoring in Finance. Mr. Jeffrey is the area finance manager for a Fortune 500 engineering consulting firm in Canada. Mr. Jeffrey has a strong background in operations and finance that has allowed him to successfully execute large international engineering and environmental projects. Mr. Jeffrey is also the co-founder and CFO for Axiom Exploration Ltd, a geological and engineering consulting company that has drilled over 800 wells within western Canada.
Scott Newman, BSc. Geo
Chief Operations Officer (COO), Director
Mr. Newman is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan (Geology) and was Senior Project Geologist for a rare earth exploration company based in Vancouver and Vice President of a publically traded junior resource company. Mr. Newman has extensive experience in managing junior natural resource exploration companies, with a specific focus on the structuring and financing of early stage projects. Mr. Newman has been involved as an officer or advisor of a number of private and public resources exploration companies. Mr. Newman is also the President and founding partner of Axiom Exploration Ltd., a geological and engineering consulting company that has drilled over 800 wells within western Canada.
Scott Davis, CPA, CGA
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Mr. Davis is a Certified General Accountant and founding partner of Cross Davis & Company LLP, Certified General Accountants. Mr. Davis has over 15 years of experience including positions at Appleby Global, based in the Cayman Islands, as an Assistant Financial Controller. Prior to that he spent two years at Davidson & Company LLP Chartered Accountants as an Auditor, five years with Pacific Opportunity Capital Ltd. as an Accounting Manager and two years at Jacobson Soda and Hosak, Chartered Accountants.
Justin Kaufmann, P. Geo
Vice President (VP) Exploration & Geologist
Mr. Kaufmann is the Vice President and co-founder of Axiom Exploration Ltd., a geological and engineering consulting firm that has drilled over 800 wells within western Canada. Prior, Mr. Kaufmann was the Principal Geologist for Geometric Consulting, a privately held wellsite supervision company. Mr. Kaufmann is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan, his technical and management experience within the sector, Saskatchewan in particular, brings a strong operational background to the team.
Stan Szary, BA
Mr. Szary immigrated to Canada from Poland in 1962 and has over 30 years of business and professional experience. A graduate of the University of Saskatchewan (1978) he has worked for the international accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand (now Price Waterhouse) and as an investment advisor with the investment firms of Midland Walwyn and Prudential Bache Securities in Saskatoon and Calgary (1978 -- 1987). Mr. Szary has consulted to major international investment funds, including sovereign funds, in structuring and administrating ventures involved with public companies and has played an instrumental role in spearheading national and international start up ventures as founder, financier and manager in established and emerging markets working in London, Geneva, Barbados and Poland (1987 -- 2001). Since 2001 he has been based in Vancouver primarily involved in the junior resource sector as investor, director and executive, assisting in the formation, listing, administration and financing of several resource companies. Joining Saturn Minerals in 2007 as a director and VP of Corporate Development, Mr. Szary assumed the role of President in October of 2010.
Stefan Szary, BA
Mr. Szary provides extensive investor relations reports, services and materials for the institutional and retail investment community and the financial media. Mr. Szary also provides experience in mineral rights acquisition & maintenance, joint-venture and option agreement negotiations and community relations. Mr. Szary is a graduate of Bishop's University in Lennoxville, Quebec.
Wayne Slemp has over 43 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and 37 years directly related to drilling operations in Canada and internationally both onshore and offshore. Mr. Slemp has worked extensively in the Canadian oil and gas drilling industry in western Canada as well as internationally in Pakistan, Syria, Chad, Kazakhstan, Libya, Norway, Denmark, Bangladesh, Oman, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Borneo, Indonesia and the West Coast of Africa. In his career Mr. Slemp worked as a (senior) Drilling Supervisor and Superintendent for Aral, BP, Glencore, Petro Canada and Repsol, among others.
Mr. Slemp has worked on vertical, directional and horizontal well operations on submersibles, jack-ups and various land rigs. Mr. Slemp has extensive experience working with mechanical and hydraulic liner hangers, DV tools, perforating guns, stage tools and many other down hole tools commonly utilized in the industry. Mr. Slemp also has experience on running and pulling completions with a demonstrated ability to ensure that safety policies and procedures are kept at the forefront in all operations on location.