Brad Gardiner

President and Chief Executive Officer

Brad Gardiner is an engineer with over 30 years of heavy oil experience, including being Vice-President of BlackRock Ventures Inc. from 1999 until BlackRock was sold to Shell Canada in 2006. Prior to that, he held various positions over nine years with Koch Exploration Canada Ltd., a privately held integrated oil and gas company.  This included being Vice-President of Production, responsible for Koch’s Canadian operations.


Kennedy Kohlman

Chief Operating Officer

Kennedy Kohlman is a petroleum engineering technologist with more than 20 years of oil and gas experience, primarily in heavy oil.  Prior to joining Prosper, he held the position of Production Foreman with BlackRock Ventures Inc. for eight years.  Mr. Kohlman spent eight years with Koch Exploration Canada Ltd. and has worked for various oil and gas companies that produce from the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin.


Garry Topolnitsky

Chief Financial Officer

Garry Topolnitsky is a Certified Management Accountant with close to 40 years experience in the oil & gas industry.  He has worked for a number of different small to medium-sized oil & gas companies in his career in various senior accounting roles including that of Controller and Chief Financial Officer.