Jim is an Operating Partner of Azimuth Capital Management. He has over 35 years of experience in the energy sector and over 20 years of executive management and corporate governance experience. Previously, he has held positions at Petromet Resources (CEO), Norcen Energy (Vice President) and Amoco Canada. Highlights at Amoco include establishing the first operating Energy Trust in Canada (Primewest), contributing to the acquisition of Dome Petroleum, and executing one of the largest oil and gas property rationalizations ever completed.
His education includes a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (Honours), the Amoco Corporation executive development program, and the Executive Program at the University of Western Ontario (Ivey) Business School.
Jim represents Azimuth as a Director on the boards of Black Swan Energy Ltd., Corex Resources Ltd., Recover Energy Systems Inc., Monolith Materials, Inc., and he is also a Board Observer for OSUM Oil Sands Corp. Jim also serves as an Chairman on the board of Rifco Inc. Jim has served on the boards of over twenty companies in his career as a corporate director, including both public and private companies, frequently acting as the board chair, and contributing to many governance, reserves, and audit committees.
Jim is an avid tennis player, having competed in senior level tennis tournaments and playing regularly for over 25 years. He is also a dedicated runner having completed a marathon in his youth, and is still competing in several road races every year. Jim is married with three adult children.