Executive Team

A proven team with a Deep Understanding of it's Assets and the Experience Required to Develop Them

John Zahary

Managing Director
Mr. Zahary is an experienced oil and gas executive having played a leadership role with a number of companies with heavy oil and oilsands assets including PanCanadian Petroleum, Petrovera Resources, Viking Energy, Harvest Energy, Osum Oilsands and Sunshine Oilsands. John's has experience in technical engineering and operations roles as well as in financial roles.

John holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Calgary and a M.Phil in Management Studies from the University of Oxford.

John is active in corporate and volunteer activities.


Chris McGinnis, P.Eng, MBA

Vice President Operations & Engineering.
Mr. McGinnis has over 18 years of oil and gas experience including Development and Production Engineering Manager roles at PennWest, and production, facility, and exploitation engineering roles with Husky Energy, Acclaim Energy, and Canetic Resources, all focused on heavy oil

B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan and an MBA from Royal Roads University

Practicing member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA), and the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) .


Andy Kramchynski, P. Geol

Vice President Exploration
Mr. Kramchynski is a professional geologist with 38 years of extensive "oil finding" experience within the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin (WSCB).

Former founder with executive and technical positions with companies engaged in light, medium and heavy oil operations and natural gas production: Richland Petroleum, Chain Energy, Morpheus Energy and Tandem Energy.

Andy holds a B. Sc. in Geological Engineering and a B. Sc in Geology from the University of Saskatchewan.


Cayle Sorge

Bio to follow...


Tara Ruohio

Accounting Manager
Tara Ruohio has 10 years of experience in the oil and gas industry including general, financial, and operational accounting roles with Imperial Oil, Fletcher Challenge, Anadarko Canada and Paramount Resources. Tara has a B. Comm. from the University of Saskatchewan.


Rachelle Barnard

Sr. Executive Assistant & Office Manager
Rachelle Barnard is the Senior Executive Assistant and Office Manager at Kaisen Energy Corp. Bringing over 24 years of executive level administrative experience. Rachelle has held Executive Assistant positions at CNRL, Exshaw Energy, Anadarko Canada, Dundee Securities and Shell Canada Limited. Rachelle has broad expertise in professional office management.