Sector Expert: Garth Braun
Garth Braun has more than 30 years of diversified business experience in oil and gas, finance and real estate. Over the past several years, he has led Blackbird through the successful acquisitions of Ruger Energy Inc. and Pennant Energy Inc., the divestiture of the Bigstone Montney asset for proceeds of $8.9M, the accumulation of a significant 47 contiguous section Elmworth Montney land position and the drilling of the first two Elmworth Montney wells. In addition, Braun was instrumental in raising over $50M of capital. He was previously chairman and CEO of an international oil and gas company, and a principal of a private real estate development company that completed over $1B in development.
When an energy company has grown its share price more than 400% against strong headwinds in one year, that's an attention-getter. The formula, as always, is to get the right management, after which value will be created and growth will follow. CEO Garth Braun of Blackbird Energy Inc. has made sweet lemonade out of a sour market in fossil fuels. In this interview with The Energy Report, Braun describes his business model and talks about his management and leadership style.