David M. Spyker, President and Chief Executive Officer, was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2021. Since September 2020, Mr. Spyker has served as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Spyker joined Rife Resources Ltd. in November 2016 as Vice-President, Production and was appointed Chief Operating Officer in March 2019. Prior to, he held various roles at Anderson Exploration Ltd., Anderson Energy Ltd., and Anderson Energy Inc. Mr. Spyker has over 30 years of industry experience. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).
David W. Hendry, Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, joined Rife Resources Ltd. 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.
Lisa N. Farstad, Vice President, Corporate Services, joined Rife Resources Ltd. 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 Alberta and a Human Resources Management Certificate from the University of Calgary.
Ian C. Hantke, Vice President, Diversified Royalties, was appointed Vice President, Diversified Royalties in January 2022. Mr. Hantke joined Rife Resources Ltd. in February 2014, and held various roles within the Business Development group, most recently Director, Acquisitions. Prior to joining Rife, Mr. Hantke spent 2 years working at Devon Energy as a Project Manager and 7 years working at O’Rourke Engineering as a Facilities Engineer. He holds a Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering degree from Carleton University and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientist of Alberta (APEGA).
Robert (Rob) A. King, Vice President, Business Development, joined Rife Resources Ltd. 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.
Brianna E. C. Guenther, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, joined Rife Resources Ltd. on September 6, 2022. Ms. Guenther was called to the Alberta bar in 2013 and began her career at Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP, where she practiced as a corporate commercial lawyer. Prior to joining Rife Resources Ltd., Ms. Guenther practiced as an in-house lawyer at a midstream oil and gas company. Ms. Guenther holds a Masters of International Business and Economic Law (with Distinction) from Georgetown University, a Juris Doctor (Dean's Honours List) from Queen's University and a Bachelor of Health Sciences (First Class Honours) from the University of Calgary. Ms. Guenther is a member of the Law Society of Alberta and serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for Wings of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.