About

Vesta is a privately owned oil and gas company focused on the light oil window of the Joffre Duvernay shale oil play.

Leadership Team

Michael Koy

Chief Financial Officer

Mike joined Vesta Energy in 2019. With over 25 years of oil and gas experience, Mike has a strong background in strategy and planning, budgeting, mergers and acquisitions, midstream, finance and performance management.  Mike has held CFO/CEO and senior leadership roles with BRMR, EdgeMarc Energy, Talisman Energy and BP.

Craig Burton

VP Land & Development

Craig joined Vesta in 2018 and is a Professional Engineer with over 25 years experience in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. He has a strong Business Development and Reservoir Engineering background with his most recent roles at Camcor Partners as VP, NuVista Energy, EOG Resources and Imperial Oil Resources. 

Dermot O’Connor

VP Exploration

Dermot joined Vesta Energy in 2011. As a Geologist with over 28 years of experience in oil and gas plays throughout Western Canada, Dermot has a proven track record of finding and developing unconventional resources. Dermot previously worked at EOG, Renaissance and Equal Energy.

Ryan Crawford

President & CEO

Ryan joined Vesta Energy in 2019, coming from JOG Capital as Managing Partner. He has over 20 years of experience in private equity and energy banking. Prior to JOG Capital, he was formerly with ATB Financial, Bank of America and Credit Lyonnais S.A.

Mark Lansing

Manager, HSE, Water & Compliance

Mark joined Vesta Energy in 2018. A Professional Agrologist with over 15 years of oil and gas industry experience, Mark has significant experience managing compliance and HSE programs focused on resource development activity. Mark previously worked as Manager, Environment, Health and Safety at NuVista Energy.

Michael Hanson

VP Production

Mike is a Professional Engineer with over 15 years experience throughout Western Canada.  He has significant experience managing large resource asset development in unconventional play types.  Mike previously held strong technical and management roles at Storm, Baytex and NuVista Energy.  Mike joined Vesta Energy in 2017.

Chris McDavid

VP Operations

Chris joined Vesta in 2018. A Professional Engineer with over 20 years of industry experience, Chris was previously the VP of Development and Engineering at NuVista Energy and prior to that held senior technical roles at Bonavista and Renaissance Energy.

Leadership Team

Ryan Crawford

Ryan Crawford

President & CEO

Ryan joined Vesta Energy in 2019, coming from JOG Capital as Managing Partner. He has over 20 years of experience in private equity and energy banking. Prior to JOG Capital, he was formerly with ATB Financial, Bank of America and Credit Lyonnais S.A.

Michael Koy

Michael Koy

Chief Financial Officer

Mike joined Vesta Energy in 2019. With over 25 years of oil and gas experience, Mike has a strong background in strategy and planning, budgeting, mergers and acquisitions, midstream, finance and performance management.  Mike has held CFO/CEO and senior leadership roles with BRMR, EdgeMarc Energy, Talisman Energy and BP.

Dermot O’Connor

Dermot O’Connor

VP Exploration

Dermot joined Vesta Energy in 2011. As a Geologist with over 28 years of experience in oil and gas plays throughout Western Canada, Dermot has a proven track record of finding and developing unconventional resources. Dermot previously worked at EOG, Renaissance and Equal Energy.

Chris McDavid

Chris McDavid

VP Operations

Chris joined Vesta in 2018. A Professional Engineer with over 20 years of industry experience, Chris was previously the VP of Development and Engineering at NuVista Energy and prior to that held senior technical roles at Bonavista and Renaissance Energy.

Craig Burton

Craig Burton

VP Land & Development

Craig joined Vesta in 2018 and is a Professional Engineer with over 25 years experience in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. He has a strong Business Development and Reservoir Engineering background with his most recent roles at Camcor Partners as VP, NuVista Energy, EOG Resources and Imperial Oil Resources. 

Michael Hanson

Michael Hanson

VP Production

Mike is a Professional Engineer with over 15 years experience throughout Western Canada.  He has significant experience managing large resource asset development in unconventional play types.  Mike previously held strong technical and management roles at Storm, Baytex and NuVista Energy.  Mike joined Vesta Energy in 2017.

Mark Lansing

Mark Lansing

Manager, HSE, Water & Compliance

Mark joined Vesta Energy in 2018. A Professional Agrologist with over 15 years of oil and gas industry experience, Mark has significant experience managing compliance and HSE programs focused on resource development activity. Mark previously worked as Manager, Environment, Health and Safety at NuVista Energy.

Board of Directors

Craig Golinowski

Craig Golinowski

Chairman

Craig is President at JOG Capital and board member of several JOG portfolio companies. He has over 20 years of experience in private equity and energy banking and was with RBC Capital Markets prior to JOG.

Ryan Crawford

Ryan Crawford

President & CEO

Ryan joined Vesta Energy in 2019, coming from JOG Capital as Managing Partner. He has over 20 years of experience in private equity and energy banking. Prior to JOG Capital, he was formerly with ATB Financial, Bank of America and Credit Lyonnais S.A.

Robert Tichio

Robert Tichio

Director

Robert has over 17 years of experience in private equity and energy banking. He is a Partner at Riverstone Holdings LLC and a board member of several Riverstone portfolio companies. Prior to Riverstone, he was in the Principal Investment Area of Goldman Sachs & Co LLC.

Jesal Shah

Jesal Shah

Director

Jesal is Vice President at Riverstone Holdings LLC and has over 9 years of experience in private equity and energy banking. He is a board member on several Riverstone portfolio companies and was previously in investment banking at Credit Suisse.

John Schissel

John Schissel

Director

John is a former executive in the oil and gas industry having worked with Canadian Hunter Exploration, Eurogas International Inc. and El Paso Merchant-Petroleum Company. John was previously on the board of Exodus Energy Ltd. and Spectra Energy Facilities LP.

Paul Smith

Paul Smith

Director

Paul is currently CFO at Wintershall DEA and was previously CFO at Vesta Energy. He has over 25 years of North American and international E&P experience with BP, TNK-BP and Talisman Energy. Paul has significant resource development experience as EVP North America with Talisman, leading the transition from a conventional producer to leading resource shale operator.

Denzil West

Denzil West

Director

Denzil has over 35 years of oil and gas industry experience with the majority focused in the Permian Basin. Denzil is currently CEO of Admiral Permian Resources LLC and has extensive experience in upstream and midstream oil and gas.