It’s too often that the hard work, dedication and creativity of a young professional working in the energy industry are overshadowed by those established in the industry. The industry is also known to be attached to an intimidation factor which discourages the Millennial Generation to seek a career in our ever changing industry. Well, that’s about to change! The OGM wants to turn the spotlight on young professionals, who make a difference in our industry everyday. Their commitment, endless hours of hard work and passion prove that anyone can attain a career in the energy industry.
We are excited to profile individuals in every issue from various companies that truly deserve the spotlight. We want to show the world that these young professionals mean business as they have each achieved levels of success that are motivating, inspiring and rewarding.
What interests you to
sustain a career in the Energy industry?
"The Energy industry is in a constant state of flux. New opportunities arise everyday making this one of the more exciting industries to be a part of."
Charlie Wohleber joined RunTitle, coined “The eBay for land title reports in the oil and gas industry,” as the Head of Business Development in August 2012. Charlie is a born and raised landman from Oklahoma with roots in New Orleans, Louisiana. During his tenure at the University of Oklahoma, Charlie honed his skills and knowledge […]
Have you had a mentor?
"I’ve had a few. That said, I can’t think of anyone in my life that has been more influential than my father. As a successful surgeon, oil and gas professional, and serial entrepreneur, he has been a great example of what hard work and a positive attitude can create."
Reid Calhoon is an entrepreneur from Oklahoma, and founder of the oil and gas information services company, RunTitle. Reid may be the only person in the oil patch who also has a background in social media-related startups and online sales. That said, he is still a bonafide landman who isn’t afraid of a rural courthouse […]
Describe a challenge
you faced in your career?
"Challenges inspire me! Over the last couple of years, I have been challenged to continuously prove the value of digital marketing to the organization that thinks and acts along very traditional paradigms."
Marina is a global citizen; she is passionate about exploring the world and feels at home wherever life takes her. Born and raised in Moscow, Russia, she spent a third of her life living overseas for study, work and pleasure. When choosing her career path she was naturally drawn to the breeding ground of Russian […]
What do the next five
years look like in your career?
"I have stopped trying to guess what the next 5 years might look like because I never seem to be right. My approach is to do my best at everything and let the rest take care of itself. So far, reality has always exceeded my wildest expectations."
Robin Greschner works at PetroBakken Energy Ltd. in Investor Relations and Communications. She completed her Undergraduate Degree from Queen’s University and later returned to complete her MBA, earning the honour of Class President. Apart from her job at PetroBakken, Robin is on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Association of the World Petroleum Council […]
What impact does technology have on your career?
"Technology is the foundation of my career—trying to find and source the most innovative technology providers in North America that could have a meaningful impact on Cenovus’ operations."
Since completing his business undergrad from Memorial University of Newfoundland, the Certified Management Accountant Designation and Master of Business Administration from Saint Mary’s University in Nova Scotia, Doug has spent his career in the energy sector. Doug’s most recent challenge is working as an Operations Manager responsible for the Canadian East Coast Shared Services Group and taking a Project Manager role in the implementation of a […]
What impact does Technology have on your career?
"My career and business revolves around technology. I personally rely on technology to improve efficiency and reliability, and integrate technology for my customers for the same reasons. "
Jonathan Klein’s career began in 2003 as an instrument and controls engineer specializing in the Oil & Gas industry. Mr. Klein served in lead instrument and automation engineering roles on numerous upstream, offshore projects. After spending a few years in detailed engineering and design, Mr. Klein moved into roles focused on project management, business development, […]
What advice would you give to someone looking for a career in the energy industry?
"Find your passion and find a company that allows you to grow and develop that passion."
Mark joined Cenovus Energy (TSE:CVE) as an advisor within the company’s corporate venture fund in early 2012. Within his role at Cenovus, Mark works closely in scouting new investment opportunities in addition to working with existing portfolio companies and internal operations on assisting with technology transfer. Most recently, Mark worked in the Clean Technology and […]
What impact does technology have on your career?
"In today’s society, technology plays an integral part in any industry—we rely on technology to help us make key business decisions."
Growing up on the Saskatchewan prairies, Sean spent much of his free time as a competitive jazz musician, traveling with various groups throughout Canada, the United States, and overseas. Through taking on a parallel role as manager for one of the groups, he realized his passion for commerce, which subsequently led him to the Paul J. Hill […]
What does success mean to you?
"Success to me is being able to have a balanced lifestyle—the right mix of family, friends, work, and play. And having the freedom to travel a little bit too!"
Christina Penney is a Memorial University of Newfoundland graduate who began her electrical engineering career in Silicon Glen, Scotland. After the dot-com bubble burst in the early 2000s, she made the most of a “redundant” situation and made her way back to St. John’s via South East Asia, Australia, and New Zealand! After numerous years […]
What interests you to sustain a career in the energy industry?
"The diversity of the projects that occur and the ability to apply skills on a worldwide level. "
Amy Sturge was raised in Mount Pearl, NL, and completed an engineering degree in 2009 at Memorial University in ocean and naval architecture. Through work terms, Amy developed an interest in the Arctic and operating in harsh environments, and she chose to follow this path towards graduate studies and a career with INTECSEA Canada. Being […]
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