President & Chief Executive Officer
President and CEO of Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. since November 2016. Prior thereto, held the role of Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer since 2012; from December 2004 to January 2012, Vice-President Engineering and Exploitation of Daylight Energy Ltd., from May 2000 to November 2004 Director Northern Alberta of Calpine Canada, from May 1998 to April 2000 Manager Engineering of Ulster Petroleum Ltd. Mr. Eshleman has over 31 years of industry experience and has worked in many capacities of oil and gas companies.
Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer
Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. since June 2017. Most recently, Mr. Lof was the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of geoLOGIC systems ltd. (May 2016 to June 2017). Prior thereto, Mr. Lof was co-founder and CFO of Surge Energy Inc. (April 2010 to June 2015) and Breaker Energy Ltd. (June 2004 to December 2009). Mr. Lof holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation as well as a Master of Business Administration degree from Southern Methodist University and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta.
Executive Vice-President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Mr. Kraus is Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary of Bellatrix Exploration Ltd., and in that capacity is responsible for the legal, corporate secretarial and human resource functions of Bellatrix. Mr. Kraus joined Bellatrix in September 2014 after three years with another Calgary-based oil and gas exploration and development company where he was an executive officer and the general counsel. Prior thereto, Mr. Kraus was in private practice for 10 years, most recently with the Calgary office of Stikeman Elliott LLP, where he focused on cross-border public and private capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. Mr. Kraus is a Canadian and U.S. qualified lawyer and received his law degree (J.D., magna cum laude) from Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota in 2001. Mr. Kraus is admitted to the bars of Alberta, Washington and Minnesota, and is a member of several Canadian and United States legal associations, including the Association of Corporate Counsel, where he is a member of the board of directors of the Alberta Chapter.
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Operating Officer of Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. Prior thereto, held roles of Vice-President, engineering, production engineer, production manager, and manager of exploitation and acquisitions of Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. (formerly True Energy) since January 2008. Mr. Ulmer brings 18 years of engineering experience to his role and a demonstrated leadership capability.
Vice-President, Investor Relations & Corporate Development
Mr. Toth is Vice President, Investor Relations & Corporate Development of Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. and in that capacity is responsible for the investor relations, corporate planning and business development analysis functions of Bellatrix. Mr. Toth joined Bellatrix in October 2014 after four years in a leading global wealth management and investment firm where he held the role of Director, Oil & Gas Equity Research. Prior thereto, Mr. Toth worked for one of Canada's largest and foremost financial institutions, within both the buy-side and sell-side areas of its business. Mr. Toth received a Bachelor of Commerce degree (with Distinction) from the University of Calgary in 2001, and obtained his Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2005.