Lane mckay—Executive chairman
Lane is a Canadian Risk Manager (CRM) and an accomplished entrepreneur. Prior to founding Steel Reef with his two partners, Lane co-founded COSCO Capital Canada in 2001. With his partners, Lane built this New York based private equity investment bank into the leading oil and gas private equity focused investment bank in North America, before selling the company to a NY brokerage firm in early 2007. Prior to this, from 1993 to 2001, Lane co-founded Canada Brokerlink Inc. As director and executive vice president of business development, he completed a total of 42 acquisitions, building Brokerlink into the largest independent P&C insurance brokerage in Canada before selling the company to Alliance Insurance in 2000.
Lane's extensive experience in enterprise risk management, growth strategies, acquisitions, investments and capital management has made him an invaluable asset to the inception and growth of Steel Reef Infrastructure Corp.
Lane is a member of the Alberta Metis community with a long history of Metis family roots from the Prince Albert, and Fort Pelly, Sask region. His Metis ancestry includes four generations of William McKay’s having positions of Chief Factor’s and Factors of the Hudson Bay Company. The aboriginal family name being “Little Bear Skin”.
Scott Southward—President & CEO
As co-founder of Steel Reef, Scott has an accomplished background as a developer of both midstream and downstream projects throughout the WCSB. Prior to joining Steel Reef, Scott spent 12 years establishing a diverse set of commercial, financial and business development skills for managing capital in the mid-stream sector as evidenced by his previously held senior development roles at Keyera Corp., BG International LTD., and SemCams. During this time at Scott was responsible for mid-stream growth and commercial investment in central Alberta and North East British Columbia. Throughout his tenure at these top, publicly traded organizations, Scott successfully built, maintained and negotiated a large portfolio of commercial mid-stream deals and developed strategies for mid-stream involvement in emerging plays throughout the WCSB.
Austin Voss—Vice President & COO
Austin Voss holds a Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta, is a professional member of the APEGA and serves as Chief Operating Officer and Vice President at Steel Reef Infrastructure Corp. Over the past 17 years, Austin has established a broad range of experience in the midstream industry including operating major midstream facilities, asset management, pipeline and plant due diligence assessments, and managing all classes of midstream projects in their construction phase. Prior to co-founding Steel Reef, Austin held a senior role at Keyera Corp., as a facilities engineer, managing the construction—and completion—of a number of small to large midstream projects. Austin has also held roles as an asset integrity engineer for Skystone Engineering Inc. and a project engineer at Chevron Canada Resources.
William Champion joined Steel Reef in 2019 and brings over 15 years of energy industry financial management to the leadership team at Steel Reef. Prior to Steel Reef, he served as Vice President, Finance and Treasurer at Meritage Midstream where he managed capitalization strategies, corporate development and M&A processes. He has served in senior financial positions for several private and public energy companies and has broad experience managing acquisition and divestiture processes. William began his career as a corporate lender working at CoBank and Wells Fargo advising energy companies with leverage capitalization, acquisition financings and risk management practices. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Colorado State University with emphases on Finance and Management.
Don Boll—VP Engineering
Mr. Boll graduated with distinction from the University of Calgary's Mechanical Engineering program. His Bachelor's degree has led him thus far through a successful career in the Oil & Gas industry. Don completed his introductory Facility Engineer training at HZ Projects before starting at Keyera Corp. where he held two positions; Facilities Engineer and Business Development Manager. Don worked on capital, operational and infrastructure projects from inception through to commissioning. Don's track record showcases an impressive knowledge of oil and gas infrastructure engineering along with an accomplished track-record of business development projects.
Scott Allen— VP Business Development
Scott Allen has over 15 years of experience in the oil and gas sector. His experience consists of finance, analysis, corporate development, strategy development, management, project management, acquisitions and divestitures and commercial development. He held leadership roles at Keyera from 2011 to 2017 including Director of Gas Gathering and Processing and Director of NGL Infrastructure, Fort Saskatchewan and Edmonton. In December of 2017, Scott accepted the appointment of Manager, Business Development at Steel Reef Corp. Scott holds a Finance degree from the University of Lethbridge as well as a Masters in Business Administration degree from the University of Calgary.
Al Eggum—VP Operations
Al has over 20 years experience in the oil and gas industry and has extensive experience with all aspects of midstream operations. He began his oil and gas career in 1995 with Amoco Canada (which later merged with BP in 1998) and spent the next 19 years in various roles with BP throughout North America. The roles Al held with BP involved operations engineering, engineering supervisor, operations management, project management, strategic planning, and engineering management. Al concluded his tenure with BP, serving as the Engineering Services Manager, leading the team that coordinated the central delivery of all engineering services, including discipline engineering, project engineering and project management, integrity management and inspection, turnaround planning and quality management for all of BP’s Canadian assets (which included several related assets situated in the northern United States).
Lisa MacLeod— Financial Controller
Lisa is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Management (Accounting) from the University of Lethbridge. Lisa has worked in the oil and gas industry since 2011, holding roles with Long Run Exploration Ltd. and WestFire Energy Ltd. Prior to 2011, she was a senior accountant at MNP LLP.