Gord Fritz brings to Accede various strengths in his role of President and CEO. Gord has over 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry with time spent between supply stores, compression, and production management. Gord has been involved in several start-ups in both services and production related. Years of high level operations experience as well as executive management have equipped Gord with the necessary skills to successfully run a growing services firm. Gord’s years of experience in sales and organizational development will continue to serve Accede well.
Kris Fleckenstein brings to Accede strengths in finance and organizational development in his role of Vice President and CFO. Kris has several years of senior management and executive level experience in the realm of finance. Originally starting his career at a national accounting firm, Kris moved on to an executive role within a fast growing international drilling services firm. After achieving high levels of success with the drilling firm, Kris purchased and grew a services firm. Through his experiences and education, Kris is well versed in high growth firms as well as acquisitions and mergers.
Kris has a Degree in Management with a major in Accounting and is currently working on a Master’s of Business Administration.
Jim Todd brings tremendous finance insight onto the Board of Accede as an independent Director. Jim has 30 years of investment industry experience with national firms and early stage companies. He has extensive hands on experience in corporate administration, financing and business development. Jim was a co-founder of a specialty drilling company that went from a start-up to sales of $9M within three years.
Jim is a 5 year veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces, has an Honor's Degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario, and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from St. Mary's University
Brian E. Hiebert
As an independent Director of Accede, Brian Hiebert brings a wealth of experience to the Board. Brian has had extensive experience in managing several private E & P oil and gas companies. He has served as CEO for Leland Energy Ltd, Watford Energy Ltd, Markwest Hydrocarbons Inc. and B & G Energy Ltd. All companies have been successful explorers in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin, adding significant reserves and value to their shareholders. Prior experience includes 14 years at Chevron Canada Resources where he worked as a geophysicist, geologist and several roles in management.
Sheldon Kasper brings to the Board of Accede an outside look as an independent Director. Sheldon has over 32 years’ experience in executive management, Petroleum Engineering, and oil/ gas operations. He currently manages all engineering and operations for Knowledge Energy Inc. In the past, Sheldon has founded and provided complete operational and engineering support for several successful junior E & P firms.