John Jeffrey - BA, MBA
Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Director
Mr. Jeffrey is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan with a MBA majoring in Finance. Mr. Jeffrey was 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 engineering and environmental projects. Mr. Jeffrey was also a founder and CFO for Axiom Group, a geological and engineering consulting company that has drilled over 800 wells within western Canada.
Scott Sanborn - CPA, CA
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Mr. Sanborn brings over 14 years of oil and gas focused finance, capital markets and accounting experience. He most recently served as Corporate Controller of Calgary-based Jupiter Resources from November 2016 until its sale to Tourmaline Oil in December 2020. Prior thereto, Mr. Sanborn held various leadership roles with energy companies including Marquee Energy and Verano Energy, and earlier, worked with KPMG LLP. Mr. Sanborn holds his Chartered Professional Accountant Designation and earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting from the University of Calgary.
Justin Kaufmann - P.Geo
Chief Development Officer (CDO)
Mr. Kaufmann is a graduate from the University of Saskatchewan and a registered Professional Geologists with APEGS. He has had roles of increasing responsibility in management and geology for both private and public companies. Mr. Kaufmann was a founder of Axiom Energy Services, a division of Axiom Group. He brings with him a strong technical background and management experience to his role as Chief Development Officer.
Grant MacKenzie - BA, LLB
Chief Legal Officer (CLO), Director
Mr. MacKenzie joins us from Dentons Canada LLP, where he was closely involved with Saturn during its transformational growth since 2021. Mr. MacKenzie was partner and Corporate co-lead of Dentons’ Calgary office since 2018, and brings the experience of a legal career spanning over two decades. He has extensive experience advising private and public companies in capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, start-ups, public offerings and stock exchange compliance. He has advised numerous boards and management teams on matters concerning shareholder activism, corporate governance and TSX and TSX Venture Exchange listing matters. Mr. MacKenzie was Corporate Secretary for Saturn from February 2022 – September 2022 and has been a member of the Board of Directors since September 2022.
Kevin Smith - MBA
VP Corporate Development
Mr. Smith has over 25 years experience in the energy and financial services industries and most recently held the position of Vice President Business Development for Renaissance Oil Corp., since its inception, building the first independent oil and gas producer in Mexico, in over 80 years. Mr. Smith has held senior investment banking roles with Paradigm Capital Inc., Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd. and HSBC Securities Inc., has a Bachelor of Commerce (Distinction) from the University of Alberta and an MBA (Finance) from Ivey School of Business.