Douglas Freel joined ARC Financial Corp in 1998 and is focused on the oilfield service sector. With $5.3 billion of committed capital, ARC is the largest private equity firm focused exclusively on energy in Canada. Douglas joined ARC with over two decades of oilfield services industry experience in engineering and investment roles, including nine years with a major multi-national oilfield service company.
Douglas currently represents ARC as Chairman on the boards of Sanjel Energy Services Inc., Citadel Drilling Ltd., Lifting Solutions Energy Services Inc., Wayfinder Corp. and STEP Energy Services Ltd.
He holds an MBA from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Queen’s University. In addition, Mr. Freel sits as the Chairman of the Board for Impact Society.
Jeremy Gackle joined ARC Financial Corp in 2004 and is focused on the oilfield service sector. Over the last 12 years at ARC, Jeremy’s role has transitioned from analytical support to deal origination and structuring, execution, strategic development and investment monitoring.
Jeremy is currently a Director of Sanjel Energy Services Inc., STEP Energy Services Ltd., Citadel Drilling Ltd., and is a Board Observer on Lifting Solutions Energy Services Inc. Jeremy has also been a Board Observer of Global Tubing LLC, a Dayton, Texas based company which was sold in July 2013. Jeremy holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from the University of Calgary, is a CFA charterholder and is an Institute-Certified Director from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Shane Hooker is a Professional Engineer with more than 22 years of energy services experience in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. A member of The Association of Professional Engineers, Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) and Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Shane holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Calgary and an Advanced Executive Certificate in General Management from Queens University. In addition, Shane is currently a director with Wayfinder Group.