|Black Goose Holdings ||Nexstar Energy |
|Blue Parrot Energy ||Calpine Canada |
|Renaissance Energy ||Camwest Exploration |
|Encal Energy ||Result Energy |
|Infinity Oil and Gas ||Rosetta Energy |
|EcoPetrol ||Virtus Energy |
|Pacific Rubiales Energy ||Hocol S.A |
Board of Directors
NXT’s Board of Directors currently consists of seven members, six of which are non-management, independent directors. The Board members have a diverse business background, and extensive experience with public companies, and with entities involved in oil and gas exploration and production.
NXT’s Board also has four independent Committees whose mandates are to advise the Board on various matters – the Audit, Compensation, Governance, and Disclosure Committees.
Mr. Liszicasz is the inventor of the SFD® technology and has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since the Corporation's inception in 1996. He was born in Hungary where he received his degree in Electronics in 1975, and later attended the University of British Columbia, studying physics and general sciences. Mr. Liszicasz is an inventor of a number of novel technologies, including electronic control systems, medical lasers and geophysical instruments.
Mr. Liszicasz’ primary responsibilities as the President and CEO are to oversee all operations and to further develop the SFD® technology. He joined NXT's Board in 1996.
M.S. (Mickey) Abougoush
Mr. Abougoush is a professional engineer with over 40 years of experience in the petroleum industry, largely in technical and executive positions. He is currently the chairman of Teknica Overseas Ltd., an international consulting company. He previously was chairman of SQFive Intelligent Oilfield Solutions Ltd., and also served as president of Teknica Petroleum Services Ltd., both international consulting and software development companies. He was formerly a director of CCR Technologies Ltd. and WellPoint Systems, Inc., both of which were public companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.
Mr. Abougoush joined NXT's Board in 2007 and is a member of NXT’s Audit and Governance Committees.
Mr. Agee recently retired following a 25+ year career in senior executive positions with various prominent US families, including the Carlson Family in Minneapolis, Minnesota (owners of Radisson, Country Inns and Suites, and TGI Friday's) from 2010 through February 2011, and the Steve Case Family in Washington, DC from 2000 through 2009 (Steve Case is the co-founder of America Online). Mr. Agee also served on numerous private, public, and non-profit Boards, and currently consults part-time in matters related to wealth management and is a CPA (inactive). He is a former director of Maui Land and Pineapple, a New York Stock Exchange listed company
Mr. Agee has a BA in economics and accounting from St. John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota, and a MBA from the University of Minnesota.
Mr. Agee joined NXT's Board in 2011 and is the Chairman of NXT’s Audit Committee, and a member of its Compensation and Governance Committees.
Mr. Selby holds a B. Sc. (Hons) in Chemical Engineering, a J.D. degree and is a registered professional engineer in the Province of Alberta. Mr. Selby is also the Chairman and CEO of Montana Exploration Corp., a TSX-V reporting issuer. He is the president of Caledonian Royalty Corporation and Caledonian Global Corporation, both private entities which are involved in oil & gas exploration and production. He is a former officer (1993 to 2010) of Pengrowth Corporation, which administered Pengrowth Energy Trust, a large North American energy royalty trust.
Mr. Selby has also previously been a director of several other Canadian reporting issuers.
Mr. Selby joined NXT's Board in 2006 is the Chairman of NXT’s Compensation Committee, and a member of its Audit and Disclosure Committees.
Mr. Tilson joined NXT's Board in February 2015.
Mr. Tilson obtained MBA and CFA designations and had a distinguished career as an analyst, portfolio manager, and advisor in the US investment and financial industry with such firms as Sutro & Company and EF Hutton & Company. John joined Roger Engemann and Associates in 1983 when assets under management were roughly US $160 million. During his tenure there, the Pasadena Group of Mutual Funds was started, with Pasadena Capital Corporation formed as the holding company for the mutual funds and investment management business. After working as an analyst and portfolio manager, John later became Executive Vice President & Managing Director of Pasadena Capital Corporation. Assets under management had grown to over US $5 billion by the time the firm was sold to Phoenix Companies in 1997. Mr. Tilson later retired in 2005. Mr. Tilson now resides in Montecito, California, and from 2006-2012 was a member of the Board of Trustees, including three years serving as VP and Chairman of the long-range planning committee, for Lotusland, a Santa Barbara non-profit organization established by Madame Ganna Walska.
Thomas E. Valentine
Mr. Valentine is a Partner with the Calgary office of Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, and has practiced law, both as a Barrister and a Solicitor, since his call to the Bar in 1987. He is a member of the firm’s Global Resources Practice Group and is involved in energy and energy related matters throughout the Middle East, North Africa, the CIS, Asia and South America. He has extensive experience with international law and projects,
Mr. Valentine's work focuses on oil and gas projects, with an expertise in international LNG projects and developments. Mr. Valentine is a member of the Board of Directors of three other Canadian public companies, Calvalley Petroleum Inc., Veraz Petroleum Ltd., and Touchstone Exploration Inc
Mr. Valentine holds a BA from the University of British Columbia, a LLB from Dalhousie University, and a LL.M. from the London School of Economics.
Mr. Valentine joined NXT's Board in 2007 and is the Chairman of NXT’s Governance Committee, and a member of its Compensation Committee.
Mr. Vathyam is an independent businessman, and was previously (to October 2013) the Chairman and CEO of Petrodorado Energy Ltd., a Colombia focused junior oil and gas exploration and production company which he founded in early 2009. He also has extensive experience in international markets; having spent 23 years with Schlumberger, a leading global oilfield services company.
Mr. Vathyam joined NXT's Board in 2013 and is a member of NXT’s Compensation and Governance Committees.