Directors

Christopher T. Seaver

Christopher T. Seaver retired as Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hydril Company (“Hydril”), an oil and gas services company specializing in pressure control equipment and premium connections for tubing and casing, when it was sold in 2007.  He joined Hydril in 1985 and held a series of domestic and international management positions after that time.  Prior to joining Hydril, Mr. Seaver was a corporate and securities lawyer and, before that, a U.S. Foreign Service Officer with postings in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Colombia.

He holds JD and MBA degrees from Stanford University, and a BA in economics from Yale University. Mr. Seaver is presently a director of Exterran Corporation (NYSE – EXTN); and Oil States International, Inc. (NYSE – OIS).

Mr. Seaver was appointed as a director of McCoy Corporation in December 2010.

James (Jim) W Rakievich, ICD. DPresident and CEO

Mr. Jim Rakievich was appointed President and CEO of Edmonton based McCoy Global and a member of the Company’s Board of Directors in 2002. With key strategic acquisitions, the launch of McCoy’s innovative product line and expanding operations into the Unites States as well as in the Eastern Hemisphere, Mr. Rakievich has led the Company’s evolution to become a provider of technical solutions and services for the global energy market.

Mr. Rakievich has more than 25 years of senior management experience: prior to his appointment as McCoy’s President and CEO, Mr. Rakievich served as the Company’s Vice President of Service from 1999-2001, and then as its Chief Operating Officer from 2001-2002. Prior to joining McCoy, Mr. Rakievich was Kleysen Transport’s regional manager from 1987 to 1996. Mr. Rakievich completed the J.L. Kellogg Executive Development program at Northwestern University in 2001 and received his Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D) designation from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management in 2009.

T.D. (Terry) Freeman, FCPA FCA ICD.DBoard Chair

Terry Freeman is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta and is head of Investments for ATB Capital, a private equity firm investing in Alberta based businesses as well as a member of the Boards of a number of private real estate, construction and energy services businesses. Mr. Freeman also serves on two public boards, Phoenix Technologies and Verted Resource Group.

Mr. Freeman was appointed as a director of McCoy Corporation in September 2009. He chairs the Audit Committee and is a member of the Human Resources, Compensation and Corporate Governance Committee.

William (John) Walker

Mr. Walker provides extensive industry experience and expertise in key areas such as tubular running services, drilling solutions and digital transformation services. John has worked in large global organizations including in an advisory role to the President of a major drilling company and as an Executive Vice President of Global Operations for an oilfield service company. Mr. Walker has more than 35 years of international business experience in the energy industry primarily focused on well construction and automated digital technologies while at Nabors Industries Ltd. and at Frank’s International N.V., the global oilfield service company where he spent much of his career. With these public companies his roles included Business Development and Sales, Marketing and Commercialization, and Global Operations. He is known for a collaborative working style and has advised Boards of Directors on strategic planning, market development, safety performance and integration of new technologies. Mr. Walker has more recently worked in the Houston area and previously lived in Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East since joining the industry in 1983. He studied Engineering at Aberdeen Technical College in the United Kingdom

Cory Janssen

Mr. Janssen has over 20 years experience in technology and software development. He is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of AltaML Inc. (AltaML), a Canadian artificial intelligence company that designs and implements applied AI solutions. In his current role, Mr. Janssen is responsible for overseeing AltaML’s growth strategy and is actively involved in helping business leaders understand how AI can be used as a horizontal enabler to create competitive advantage. Before AltaML, Mr. Janssen was involved in several successful ventures and is best known for co-founding Investopedia.com which was sold to Forbes Media in 2007. Mr. Janssen is a current Director at Edmonton Global and serves on a number of private company boards. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta.

Alex Ryzhikov, CFA

Mr. Alex Ryzhikov began his investment career at Burgundy Asset Management in 2011 where he worked as an investment analyst on Burgundy’s US Large-Cap team. Mr. Ryzhikov joined Ewing Morris Investment Partners in 2014 and most recently, Mr. Ryzhikov was Partner and Portfolio Manager where he was responsible for the Canadian Small-Cap fund. From January 2019 until August 2020, Alex served as a director of Apteryx Imaging (XRAY.TSX.V), a publicly listed SaaS company providing software technology to the North American dental industry.

Other Officers

Bing DengVice-President, Sales & Marketing

Bing Deng was appointed to the position of the Vice-President, Sales & Marketing for McCoy Global in January, 2018. Mr. Deng holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Alberta and completed the J.L. Kellogg Executive Development Program at Northwestern University. Mr. Deng has held management roles of increasing responsibility since joining McCoy more than 15 years ago.

Lindsay McGillVice President & Chief Financial Officer

Lindsay McGill was appointed to the position of Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for McCoy Global  in September of 2018.  Ms. McGill re-joined McCoy from EPCOR Utilities Inc., where she held a senior management position overseeing corporate tax planning and compliance. Ms. McGill previously held the position of Director of Finance with McCoy Global and was accountable for financial reporting, forecasting, treasury, and global tax planning and compliance.  Ms. McGill was previously employed with KPMG LLP, where she led large public and private company audits, corporate income tax planning and compliance engagements. Ms. McGill graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta and a Masters of Professional Accounting from the University of Saskatchewan. She also holds a Chartered Accountant designation and has completed the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountant’s In-Depth Tax Specialization.