Mr. Schmidt has been President & CEO of the Company since its inception, and is a professional engineer with over 30 years of oil and gas experience. Prior to Tamarack, he was a founder of Spearpoint Energy Corp. ("Spearpoint"). While at Spearpoint, Mr. Schmidt orchestrated a 1,000 section farm-in with access to Cardium prospective lands in Garrington, which was a driving component behind NAL Oil & Gas Trust’s acquisition of Spearpoint in 2009. Prior thereto, he was the President of Apache Canada for 3 of his 7-year tenure, growing the company from 17,000 boe/d to over 120,000 boe/d. His career began at Shell Canada, where he spent 19 years prior to joining Apache. Mr. Schmidt sits on the boards of Indian Oil & Gas Co-Management and the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, of which he is the Alberta Executive Policy Group Chairman.