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Darryl Stackhouse, President

Darryl brings extensive executive experience to the XI management team. As a professional engineer for over 30 years, he has a wealth of practical hands-on knowledge and a solid background in reserve assessment, regulatory proceedings and corporate evaluations. Darryl oversees XI’s corporate growth and the development of products.

As the President of XI since its inception, Darryl has taken the company from a small start-up to an established organization with industry-leading software tools. Previously, Darryl was President, CFO and Director of Labrador Technologies Inc. (formerly Sterne Stackhouse Inc.) for seven years. He has been a key force behind numerous companies as a director.

Although Darryl has been an avid collector of letters (BSc. Eng., MBA, PEng.), he enjoys nothing more than time with friends and family – preferably at the lake or on the links.

Amber Anderson, VP Operations

Amber joined XI’s Client Services department in 2004. She gained valuable, hands-on knowledge about the day-to-day objectives and requirements of XI clients. Armed with this insight, Amber moved into Operations, assuming responsibility for new product development, improvements and quality assurance.

Experienced in Investor Relations and working with databases, Amber’s broad knowledge base and technical savvy allows her to bridge the gap between business and product development. Her diverse educational background includes both a B.Comm (HR and PLM) and B.Ed (Secondary Mathematics).

Amber balances her spare time between globetrotting with her husband and fun with her dogs…not usually at the same time.

Andy Newsome, VP Drilling Services

Andy joined Touch Tone Data in 2000, primarily focused on sales/business development but quickly added client services, support, and marketing responsibilities. Then, Touch Tone was a phone/fax delivery system. By 2001, he took on product development/design responsibilities and migrated these services to an online system.

Andy’s involvement in leading-edge initiatives helped bring Touch Tone and Westcan together to form XI Technologies. XI’s services are now considered critical to pre-drilling workflow for hundreds of clients. In his current roles (VP, Drilling Services and Chairman of the XI Board) Andy is focused on developing practical solutions to help clients leverage data to make better decisions.

Educated at SAIT in both Computer Technology and the Upstream Petroleum Industry, Andy enjoys golfing, biking and boxing. Above all, Andy loves time with family and friends.

Jennifer Baerg, VP Business Development

Jennifer joined Westcan Petroleum Assets Ltd. in 2000, and was an integral part of the merger that created XI Technologies Inc. in 2004. The entrepreneurial spirit at the newly formed XI meant Jennifer was involved in all aspects of the company; from sales and marketing, to client support and training.

As the company grew and client support evolved from a laptop on the kitchen table to a spacious 17th floor Training Centre, Jennifer’s progression into more senior roles (VP, Business Development and Vice Chairman of the XI Board of Directors) has allowed her to focus on the future of the AssetBook. XI clients now account for over 90% of the production in Western Canada.

Educated at the University of Calgary (BComm, PLM), Jennifer was previously a Landman at Gulf Canada Resources. A dancer at heart, she enjoys travel, time with family and friends, and loves to swing a golf club as often as possible.

Doug Miller, VP Information Technology

Doug joined XI in 2008. As XI evolved from a small entrepreneurial start-up into an industry-leading organization, Doug has been focused on building a technically competent and robust environment. He is responsible for the migration of XI’s infrastructure to an enterprise class solution.

Doug’s background includes experience with IT consulting services (Graycon), financial services (Peters & Co.), and technical consulting to several oil & gas clients. Educated at the University of Calgary (B. Kinesiology), Doug discovered his technical inclination after a European adventure.

Doug spends his free time with his young family and attempts to squeeze in cycling, squash, skiing, snowboarding and cooking whenever possible.